At Independent Psychotherapy we have a core team of therapists:
Emma Philbin Bowman (biographies below).
We endeavour to continually deepen our practice in order to work more effectively. We are happy to refer clients on to other therapists or services at the times when this would be more appropriate.
BSS, Dip. Counselling, MSc Psychotherapy
Ann is a
psychotherapist with a background in social work. Having trained as a counsellor, she subsequently qualified as a clinical psychotherapist in the psychoanalytic tradition in St Vincent's University Hospital.
Ann has completed specialist trauma trainings in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy,
and her Masters from UCD focused on trauma and the body. In her practice, Ann see adults with a wide
variety of issues such as anxiety, depression (including postnatal depression),
sexuality, bereavement, stress and trauma.
She holds the philosophy that people have the potential to be more than
their difficulties. Ann initiated and
developed modules on Stress, Psychotherapy and the Body and Attachment Theory
in DBS School of Arts graduate and post-graduate trainings in Counselling and
Psychotherapy and was subject leader in these fields for many years.
Locations: 20 Molesworth St, Dublin 2 and Artane, Dublin 5
Contact: 086 807 5207
Emma Philbin Bowman
BA, Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
Emma attempts to respond to the unique issues, concerns, gifts and hopes that each client brings to therapy. She has worked with clients facing problems such as loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties, sexual anxiety, depression, shyness, loss of meaning, sadness and despair, and seeks to understand these experiences in the context of the client's life and person as a whole.
She has found that though psychotherapy often appears concerned with areas of suffering, a client's willingness and ability to face his or her difficulties can be deeply supportive of overall wellbeing. Because of this, psychotherapy can really support our growth and capacity for happiness, as well as helping to respond to the particular problems that are of concern.
In her work, Emma balances a strong foundation in psychodynamic theory and practice alongside an interest in somatic (body-based) approaches to well-being, and extensive experience of zen and mindfulness meditation.
Emma completed a four year professional training at the Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy(IAHIP).
Location: 20 Molesworth St, Dublin 2
Fee: €70 per session