Most people are expected to experience anxiety more than once in their lives.
Having good coping mechanisms, tools & techniques in place to deal with anxiety can set you up well for life, and all the curve balls that can be thrown at you!
That is why cognitive behavioural therapy, with its toolkit of validated tools and techniques, is considered the best therapy you can get to help with anxiety.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Social Phobia
- Panic Attacks
- Generalised Anxiety Disorders
- Exam Stress
- Occupation / Workplace related
Trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy or counselling that aims at addressing the needs of children and adults with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other difficulties related to traumatic life events.
The goal of TF-CBT is to provide psychoeducation and help them to identify and cope with emotions, thoughts and behaviors.
Research has shown TF-CBT to be effective in treating Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and children who have experienced traumatic events
- Self Esteem
- Childhood Trauma
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
CBT focuses on thinking and behaviour and has been shown to be an effective intervention for mild to moderate depression and/or anxiety.
When a person is dealing with very stressful issues or beginning to develop symptoms of depression they are more vulnerable to filtering out positive experiences and focusing on unhelpful thoughts.
This negative bias informs a person’s behaviour and can start to influence their decision making process at work, at home, or in relationships in an unhelpful way.
- Mild / Major
- Post Natal
Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Friendly, professional and experienced.
Over the past fourteen years Martina has worked extensively as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist in several community-based clinics and educational settings as well as inpatient settings in mental health
Specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy developed by Aaron T Beck and I have trained at the Trauma and Transformation Centre in Omagh, Co Tyrone with trauma specialist Dr Kate Gillespie
Working with adolescents from 14 years and adults, specialising in disorders such as Stress, Depression, Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Work Place Stress, Examination Distress and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder using Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Meditation
I also provides medical legal reports for those who have experienced Trauma and provides coaching regarding workplace issues.
I have participated as an expert on a number of radio and television shows on anxiety-related conditions such as
The Afternoon Show - RTE
Seoige - TV3
Ryan Tubridy - RTE Radio 1
I am currently Adjunct Professor at Trinity College Dublin, researching, teaching and supervising on the MSc diploma and foundation CBT course