Donal  Carmody

Donal Carmody

Therapist
Donal is a fully qualified integrative counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists. He works as Head of Counselling at a charity that supports victims/survivors of rape and sexual abuse based in Bristol (www.kinergy.org.uk). Donal also works as a counsellor within a primary school (children 5yrs -10yrs old), facilitating groups and one-to-one sessions (http://butterflycreativetherapy.co.uk). He uses a relational approach, believing that our relationships are important in the development of oneself, especially those relationships we form in early childhood. 

There are times when we all need help with life's challenges. Offering individuals a space to reflect and think may lead to better understanding, self-awareness and change. A lot of individuals have feelings of getting stuck or going around in circles, often immersed in difficult feelings including anxiety, stress, anger or depression. Counselling can be that space where concerns, difficulties and fears can be explored and shared; an opportunity to unpick, uncover and repair issues or concerns.
 
Donal is originally from Ireland and has been living here in the UK for the last 10 years. He has travelled a lot in past and lived in different cultures, which has given him a huge perspective on life. He comes from an arts background, studying graphic design and illustration. This creative edge sometimes enters the counselling room, where clients/children might not be able to describe traumas/distress/anxieties in words.
 
Some of the areas Donal works in are:
  • Anger Management/Conflicts            
  • Bereavement and Loss                           
  • Depression                                           
  • Relationship Difficulties                        
  • Employee Assistance Programmes     
  • Physical abuse  
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Post Traumatic Stress
  • Personal Growth/Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Suicide/Self-Harm
  • Problem Solving/Conflict Management
  • Rape and Sexual Abuse

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