My name is Sean Lonergan, I am originally from Cahir, Co. Tipperary. I am a British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist (BABCP) accredited CBT therapist with significant academic and clinical experience:
Bsc Hons Human Psychology
Msc Psychoanalytic Developmental Psychology
Msc in Psychological Counselling
Post Graduate Diploma in CBT
I am a fully Accredited Member with the BABCP which can be confirmed here: http://www.cbtregisteruk.com/. I work in accordance with the BABCP ethical guidelines.
I lived and worked in London for fourteen years before returning to live in Co. Louth in 2015. I began my training as a CBT therapist in 2008. I have experience of working in primary care, specialist addiction, prison and hospital outpatient services.
My Clinical experience
I am an experienced CBT therapist with 9 years experience treating adults presenting with mild to severe mental health difficulties in primary care including the NHS in England. I have received training to assess and formulate an understanding of specific mental health difficulties including: Depression, Generalised Anxiety (excessive uncontrollable worrying), Social Anxiety, Panic with and without agoraphobia (fear of experiencing a panic attack in specific situations), Health Anxiety (prolonged uncontrollable worry of getting and potentially having a terminal illness), specific phobias including Emetophobia (fear of vomiting or witnessing others vomit), OCD, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), single incident PTSD separate from long term abuse involving multiple traumatic incidents, Addiction Counselling, Performance Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
I have worked in mental health services for 15 years in the UK and have experience of helping clients towards recovery, empowering and enabling clients to enhance and develop their coping skills and make positive changes to overcome their distress. I aim to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment to allow clients to express their personal difficulties, fears, expectations and hopes. I encourage feedback to help me better understand how I can help you most effectively.
CBT is a recommended and approved evidence based treatment for treating mental health difficulties. I have completed training as a Counselling Psychologist and CBT Therapist. The aim of treatment is to collaboratively work together with clients to help them overcome the cognitive (thinking), behavioural (actions) and emotional difficulties that maintain their ongoing difficulties. I have also received training in and practice mindfulness meditation, a practice proven to effectively reduce the number and frequency of chronic depression relapses. Through the course of therapy the aim of treatment is to help clients to become more aware of their thoughts and feelings, to understand and change their actions in order to develop improved resources to effectively deal and cope with their problems.
I work as both an addiction counsellor and private CBT Therapist in Dublin and Drogheda. I would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your concerns to help identify and provide a helpful treatment option for you or to signpost you to a more appropriate service if required.