Counsellor/ Psychotherapist

Allan Clarke Bsc (H) MIACP

Allan Clarke - Owner/ PsychotherapistMy name is Allan Clarke BSc (H) and I am the proprietor of Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling.

I hold a Honours Degree (BSc H) in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Middlesex, London; a Diploma from PCI College and a Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.

I am also currently completing a Masters (MSc) in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

I have also completed extensive further training related to the psychotherapy field. Most recently I have completed The Science of Happiness course, the first of its kind, through the University of California, Berkeley.

I have been a mindfulness practitioner for a number of years, maintaining a daily practice, I also teach group and one to one classes in Meditation & Mindfulness. I am a fully accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I also undertake additional further training every year as is required as part of IACP’s Continuing Professional Development framework.

My Approach

I believe no two clients are the same, and thus as a counsellor I utilise an integrative approach, which  is how I believe I can be of the most assistance. My 2 main approaches are:

  • Humanistic (Person Centred) & Psychodynamic.

I also utilise:

  • Art Therapy
  • Buddhist Psychology
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Choice Theory
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Existentialism
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • MBCT (Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy)
  • Mindfulness
  • REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy)
  • Sandplay Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy

Additional Training

On top of my Bachelor of Science Honor degree, and completing a Master of Science, I also undertake additional training every year. Below is just so of the additional training I have undertaken:

  • Anxiety in Childhood and Adolescence
  • Art Therapy Workshop

  • Attachment & Enactment in Psychotherapy (with Dr. David Wallin)

  • Certificate in Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness.

  • Exploring & Owning Your Own Power & Authority

  • Freedom, Choice, Death & Meaning: Exploring Existentialism

  • Intensive Gestalt Training

  • Know Your Mind – A Buddhist Approach

  • Master Class. Dreams in Counselling & Psychotherapy: A Person Centred Approach.

  • Positive Psychology, University of North Carolina.

  • Sexuality, The Body & Body Image

  • The Science of Happiness, University of California – Berkeley.

  • Transforming Anger: A Buddhist Approach.

  • Working With The Fragmented Selves Of Trauma Survivors: Overcoming Self-Alienation (With Dr Janina Fisher)

Allan Clarke CounsellorI understand counselling can be a daunting experience but I believe it is my responsibility to help you feel as much at ease as possible. As a fully qualified and insured counsellor/ psychotherapist I believe in practicing ethically and being transparent, therefore if I can answer any questions you may have, please feel free to contact me. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.