Welcome to the Relationship Centre
Relationships are at the heart of all that happens in our lives.
The most important relationship you have is the relationship with yourself
The nature of your relationship with yourself is reflected in how you treat yourself emotionally, physically, socially, sexually, behaviourally, intellectually and spiritually.
Relationship counselling is about realising again what you know deep down: that what another person says or does tells you only about them and what you say or do reveals only how you feel about yourself.
When we get our feelings hurt as children we bury that knowledge quite unconsciously because to speak it might cause more upset. Consequently as adults we are not always conscious of what is going on within us so we project out our feelings onto another in the hope that someone mature will notice our distress and helps us make sense of it.
When you become conscious of who you really are, you feel full rather than empty and life feels different.Your relationships become easy becasue youre at ease with yourself. All the parts of yourself that you hid away begin to emerge e.g. your passion, your voice, your assertiveness, your courage, your motivation, your ability to relax, your belief in yourself, your intelligence in all areas and you begin to realsie that the things you find attractive in another were within you all along.
Your sense of self deepens and becomes more solid; your relationships with others deepens; you begin to bring your fullness, rather than your emptyness, to yourself and to all your other relationships.
Our belief is that human beings are too powerful and intelligent to get damaged or develop disorders; what makes more sense is that we find solutions to coping with hurt by by creating responses to threats from the defences of those we are in relationship with. That response may involve creating a way of hiding your voice or your power or your ability to love but it is always a wise creation and it is always done to enable us to survive.
The same intelligence and creativty that created our protective behaviours will enable us to allow the real us to emerge as we get to know ourselves.
We tend not to give advice, because as you will find, your own intelligence will give you your own answers when you give yourself the space and safety to become conscious.
We will share our own experiences and information on psychology with you but our key role is to provide psychological holding.
Post Gradute Cert. Education, Higher Dip. Relationship Mentoring; Dip. Parent Mentoring, Dip. NLP, Cert. Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Masters Degree, Nursing & Midwifery, Dip. Adv. Study Health Care,
Cathy has a private practice in Psychotherapy and Parent & Relationship Mentoring in Belfast. She is also a lecturer with UCC on the Interpersonal Communication Course.
Cathy began her career in Nursing and after working for a period in The Middle East became a Sister in Cardiac Surgery in the RVH Belfast. She then moved to work in Practice Deveopment and Research, focusing on Person Centred Care; her Master’s research focussed on facilitating change in Leaders. After completing her MSc. Cathy took up a post as lecturer in Nursing at Queen’s University Belfast.
She began her Counselling and Psychotherapy training in Manchester in 2000, opening a practice in Belfast in 2003. In 2010 she studied for four years in the Co-creative approach with University College Cork completing diplomas in Parent and Relationship Mentoring. Her practice is validated by The Irish Association of Relationship Mentors.
Parent and relationship Mentor – I also practice as a Solicitor, I have expertise and knowledge of Family Law
My Private Practice is based in the Sandymount area of Dublin . My psychology training was with Dr. Tony Humphreys through University College Cork.
I have a law degree from University College Dublin, a Diploma in Parent Mentoring, and a Higher Diploma in Relationship Mentoring. My psychology training is accredited by University College Cork and my practice is validated by The Irish Association of Relationship Mentors
What we offer:
We offer a range of services
One of the most important things you can do to become happier is to realise what is going on within yourself . Counselling and Psychotherapy are about facilitating this consciousness about realising what the nature of your relationship with yourself is like.