Types of Therapy

People who value their mental health need an individualised approach to their concerns. Dermot tailors a variety of therapies to fit each person's unique personality, needs, and goals so that every person can experience growth and healing. Some of the approaches Dermot uses include CBT, Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, among others. He works with clients using Talk Therapy, Play Therapy and Online Therapy or a combination of all in order to find the most suitable and effective course of therapy.

  • Adult Therapy

    This is exactly what it sounds like. It is the traditional method of therapy where a client (or couple) comes to a therapist's office and they spend time talking over any issues they are facing, trauma they might need to work through or challenges they need to face. It is a very effective form of therapy for a wide variety of concerns. 

  • TEENage THERAPY (13 years of age to 17 years of age)

    It's not easy been a teenager. It's even harder when there are difficulties in one or multiple areas. A teenager can find it hard finding their feet growing into adults, particularly if there are harmful experiences during this time. 

    Teenage therapy helps teens explore their experiences, express this in a healthy way, learn and begin to use coping skills, and lead a better life for their future selves.

    This is accomplished in a variety of ways from talking, sand play therapy or creative arts. One shoe doesn't fit all and the best approach will be determined when therapy begins.

  • Child therapy (5 years of age to 12 years of age)

    There is currently an approximate two month waiting list, but feel free to contact me and I can put your Childs name on the list and give you an approximate time, and also let you know of any cancelations*

    Every child is unique and needs a different approach – I utilise various modalities, such as play therapy, art therapy, DBT etc, to get to the root of their struggles and build them up from there.

    During our therapy sessions, your child will be taught ways to understand their emotions and take back their control. They’ll learn to ask for their needs in a way that you can understand, and they’ll be more equipped to respond positively to your requests as their caregiver. They’ll also learn how to better express their feelings and boundaries with others – creating room for healthy relationships.

    A session is required with the parents/guardian before I meet with the child. This allows me to asses and the background information needed and the child’s environment outside of the therapy room. It gives the parents/guardian the opportunity to ask questions and for realistic expectations to be discussed. 

  • online therapy

    Online therapy is a great option for those with a busy schedule. It is especially helpful for those who have difficulty getting out of the house because of health concerns or demanding home responsibilities, such as children or medical dependants. It is also helpful for people who might have breaks at work, but not the time to travel.

    Online therapy can be done from wherever you have internet access using familiar platforms such as Zoom, Skype, or others.  

  • Couples therapy

    Couples therapy is a form of psychotherapy that can help you and your partner improve your relationship. If you are having relationship difficulties, you can seek couples therapy to help rebuild your relationship.

    Couples therapy can give you and your partner the opportunity to discuss and resolve issues related to several aspects of your relationship, which can include, but are not limited to:

    • Roles in the relationship: Couples therapy can help you examine the roles you and your partner play in the relationship and identify unhealthy dynamics. It can also help address differences in expectations.
    • Beliefs and values: Couples therapy can help you and your partner discuss your beliefs, values, and religious sentiments and the implications of these aspects on your daily lives.
    • Finances: Money can be a major source of conflict in relationships. Couples therapy can help promote open dialogue and transparency around income and spending habits.
    • Time spent together: You and your partner can address issues that have been sabotaging your time together. You can discuss activities that you enjoy doing together and how to make time spent together more enjoyable.
    • Children: If you and your partner are not on the same page about whether or not you want to have children or how you would like to raise them, couples therapy can help you communicate these concerns. It can also help with stressors like difficulty conceiving or adopting children.
    • Familial relationships: Couples therapy can help you and your partner work out issues stemming from conflicts with other family members, like parents, children, and siblings.
    • Sex and intimacy: If you and your partner are having issues related to sex and intimacy, or infidelity, couples therapy can offer a safe space for you to share your feelings and needs.
    • Health issues: Physical or mental health illnesses can be hard on you and your partner. Couples therapy can help you deal with the stress it puts on your relationship.
    • External stressors: Therapy can also help you and your partner deal with conflicts caused by external factors, like work for instance, that can put stress on your relationship.
    Dermot is a fully qualified couples therapist and has facilitated couples to work towards their goals.