When I look at the world, I am pessimistic, but when I look at people, I am optimistic. – Carl Rogers
About The Psychotherapist (John Searson Dip. Psych., M.I.A.C.P.)
John Searson Dip. Psych., M.I.A.C.P., has long had an interest in people and relationships. He was curious about the dynamics between people and what each of us bring to a relationship. He trained as a psychotherapist from the Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dun Laoghaire. The institute is one of the longest established training organization for Psychotherapy and Counselling. It is fully accredited with the IAHIP, IACP and EAIP. John has also furthered his studies in working with adolescents, child safety, self-harm behaviours and suicidology.
John works in his own private practice, meeting clients with a wide range of challenges. He also works with Pieta House as a psychotherapist working predominately with adolescents and is also head of training within the organisation. Pieta House is a non-profit organization which provides a specialized treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideas or who participate in self-harming behaviours.
He has a specific interest in the journey and challenges faced by adolescents.
John Searson’s Approach for Psychotherapy
John Searson is a psychotherapist who values the individuality of each client. He believes that relationship is the fundamental purpose of being. In therapy, the relationship is the catalyst that facilitates change, understanding and growth.
His experience and training includes working with a wide range of approaches and strategies. Yet, it is always in the relationship that the work is grounded. The approaches used in counselling and psychotherapy are always informed by the relationship.
Qualifications, training and experience
- Diploma in psychotherapy and Counselling (ICCP).
- ASSIST Certificate (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).
- Children First Certificate. (HSE).
- Crossing the Threshold (Specific CPD training regarding working psycho therapeutically with adolescents).
- Fully accredited member of Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.