RICHARD HEWITT, BSc., Dip Counselling
COUNSELLOR / EMDR THERAPIST
I am a qualified Humanistic and Integrative counsellor since 2007, having completed my training in the highly regarded Cork Counselling Centre Training Institute. I am accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). As part of the Association’s ethical guidelines, I continue to update my skills through Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and I am required to regularly attend professional supervision.
I became involved in counselling through 20 years of practice as an Employee Assistance Provider in a State Agency. During this time I was involved in teaching stress management techniques such as deep muscle relaxation, visualisation and autogenics. I continue to practice mindfulness meditation. These trainings and experience gained over this period have shown me the interconnectedness of mind and body and this influences my work as a counsellor where I take a holistic view of a particular issue.
I have trained as a Critical Incident Stress Management Facilitator.
I am a qualified EMDR therapist. I am a member of the EMDR UK and Ireland Association.