Carl Rogers who developed person-centred therapy, trusted in people and believed that if they had the correct environment that they could achieve greater awareness and fulfil their potential.

At A Tranquil Heart, Eileen works principally in a person-centred way and also includes Cognitive Behavioural Coping Skills (CBCs) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) in her work with clients who are affected by addiction.

Sessions normally take between 6 – 8 sessions.

CBCs – is an effective treatment approach aimed at improving clients cognitive and behavioural coping skills thereby creating positive change in their lives.

MI – a way of working in a more directive way with clients exploring their ambivalence around their substance misuse.

When does person-centred therapy help?
This type of therapy has been shown to help with many different types of problems. These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic
  • Phobias (including agoraphobia and social phobia)
  • Stress
  • Insomnia
  • Low self-esteem
  • Bulimia
  • Uncontrolled anger
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Bipolar disorder



  • Why do I need counselling?

    We all experience difficulties and challenges in our lives at some time or other. Some experiences may be too difficult to deal with on your own. It is not always easy or possible, to talk with family or friends and they may not be able to give you the help you need. Counsellors are professionally trained to provide support and assistance to their clients in a confidential and non-judgemental way thus helping clients move towards a more peaceful life.
  • What is counselling?

    Counselling is a one-to-one relationship. Its purpose is to enable a person to talk about the issue/s that are causing them difficulties in their life. The counsellor’s role is to provide a safe and confidential space to explore this and help the person gain insight into what they need to move past the block and experience healing.
  • How does counselling help?

    Counselling helps by providing a person with time and space (which is often taken up with the busyness of life, family, work etc) to focus on what is causing them concern. It can be of enormous relief for someone to be able to talk and to be listened to. Often it may be the first time that they have been able to express their feelings in relation to a particular issue. This in itself can lead to healing. It can be a way of gaining insights, releasing past wounds and gaining acceptance of what is. We cannot change our past but we can change how we respond to it. Through counselling, we can resolve the unfinished business of the past and live more in the now.
  • Is counselling confidential?

    Counselling is confidential. This issue is discussed in detail with each client during the first therapy session. The client is treated with dignity and respect at all times during the counselling sessions.

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