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  3. Killian Grogan (MBACP)
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Therapists Information
Therapist Member Level:
  • Level 2
Counselling / therapy models / approaches:

I take an integrative approach, incorporating elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Above all, I believe in a compassion focused approach to ourselves and our feelings and behaviours.

Special Interests:

Low self-worth or self-esteem, difficult interpersonal relationships, childhood trauma - including bullying, emotional or physical abuse, divorce, attachment trauma, LGBTQIA+, personal development.

Face to face training:

My clinical training (BSc in Short-term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and CBT) was completed at the University of London (Birkbeck College) over the course of 5 years in total.

My training emphasised the importance of key areas:

  • Therapist self-development in ongoing personal therapy, which I continue to this day.
  • Researched and up-to-date treatment models, backed up with evidence.
  • The role of group dynamics and social issues on our mental health, at a personal and existential level.
  • The importance of diversity and inclusion at every level of our global societies, including the counselling professions, and the need to acknowledge our own prejudices.
  • At all times the clients best interests are preserved.
Online training:

Australian Online Therapy Training (AOTT)

Professional organisation memberships :

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

Code of Ethics adhered to:

BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions https://www.bacp.co.uk/events-and-resources/ethics-and-standards/ethical-framework-for-the-counselling-professions/

ACTO Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics

Professional Conduct & Code of Ethics

Description of my therapy services: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis.
Experience of working online:

I have been working online for approximately 5 years and am supervised by a BACP and ACTO senior level supervisor. I am experienced in working with clients from diverse backgrounds, all around the globe. I can work with clients worldwide in the English language, excluding the US and Canada.

Media:

Real time media (live in person) - Video calling, audio calling (telephone or equivalent) - 50 minute sessions. Sessions are usually once per week.

Delayed response or asynchronous media - Email therapy, Text or chat based therapy - you can expect, for example, 3 emails per week on this basis, in response to yours (there is no limit on the number of emails you send me).

Fees:

My standard fee is £90 per 50 minute session (video or audio), or per agreed email or chat responses. Fees operate on a sliding scale depending on your income.

Concession fees are available for those on lower incomes but are limited, please get on touch to check availability.

Additional Information
Membership Number: 1109
Description:

Hello and welcome.

Life can be hard, especially so in recent times -  that’s probably why you’re here, everything has gotten tougher - if you have suffered with low self-esteem, anxiety, depression or the effects of emotional or physical abuse, you may have felt worse during this time and maybe it seemed like there was no help available. I specialise in helping those with low self-esteem, for whatever reason, those harmed by emotional or physical abuse, either in childhood or more recently, and clients suffering with trauma.

I have undergone long-term therapy myself and know what it feels like, and what it brings up - you will not be alone in this process. I know it’s not easy, opening up about your troubles, but you should expect to be treated with compassion and respect, you will not be judged here. I continue to attend weekly therapy - I do not believe I can ask you to do something I am not doing myself. Short-term and long-term or open-ended treatment options available.

I specialise in people who experience low self-worth, this is usually due to trauma of some kind, and my passion is to watch clients grow from fearful, scared and self-loathing behaviours and relationships - to confident, capable, decisive and content individuals.

I can help with bereavement, bullying, career change, crisis, breakdown and depression, anxiety, negative thinking, problems of motivation, low self confidence, difficulty making decisions, anger, addiction, emotional abuse, existential anxiety, health issues, HIV and advanced HIV, family relationship problems, life changes, identity issues, LGBT issues, sexuality and sexual identity, migration/diaspora issues, retirement, serious illness, self-sabotage, sexual abuse, substance misuse, trauma and psychosis.

I use elements of psychoanalysis, cognitive behaviour therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, compassion focused psychotherapy to best way to help each client, everyone is different and needs something different from therapy.

I was born and raised in Ireland before moving to the UK in my early 20s. I worked for the British Civil Service prior to changing career and training in psychotherapy.

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