Psychologist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
BA, MBS, ECP, MIACP
Ann O’Hanlon graduated from UCD with a degree in Psychology, following which she completed a Masters in Business Studies at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, specialising in Organisational Behaviour. She is a professionally qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, holding a Graduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, from DCU. She also holds a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills from Turning Point. She has previously worked as a psychotherapist at Turning Point and at the Student Health Centre,UCD.
Ann is a firm believer in the essential nature of human beings as a composite of mind, body, spirit and emotion. We are always ‘more than’ simply one dimension. We all have vast inner resources to manage our own lives and have the answers within. Her person-centred approach endeavours to assist clients to tap into their inner being and thus find the solution they are seeking which may be blocked through a myriad of hurts or trauma, e.g. denial, anger, sadness, grief. Being fully present to another without prejudice or conditions, sitting with their pain, travelling on the same road, and completing the journey are vitally important. Clients are empowered by the witness of another (the therapist), who is not giving advice, not fixing, not pontificating.”