My name is Sarah McDermott and I am the founder of SMD Therapy. I am a professionally qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.
My approach to Psychotherapy is primarily Humanistic and Integrative. This means that I view each individual as unique with endless potential and I believe that under the appropriate conditions, that everyone has the capability of becoming the best version of themselves.
I use a range of techniques and interventions from a variety of therapeutic models including CBT and other evidence based approaches which are tailor-made to suit your own unique needs and circumstances.
I have experience working with a variety of issues including but not limited to anxiety, panic, depression, suicidal ideation, anger management, work-related stress, low self-esteem and confidence, bereavement and grief, childhood related issues and relationship issues.
I regularly engage in Continuous Professional Development courses and I am also a member of the Psychologists Protection Society.
I adhere to the Professional Code of Ethics as upheld by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and I am an accredited member of the organisation.