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Susi Lodola - Counselling Psychotherapist

Susi Lodola

Cognitive Behaviour Therapist/Counselling Psychotherapist in Dublin, Ireland

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Meet Susi Lodola

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I help my clients explore and understand what they are experiencing and how it is impacting their emotional, physical and mental wellbeing. During therapy, I will help them to develop the skills and behaviours to find a way to cope with their challenges and find direction in life.

I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and a graduate member of the Irish Psychological Society. My extensive studies in psychology, psychotherapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) enable me to approach each client holistically and tailor the counselling style to their individual needs and circumstances.

I apply an integrative approach to therapy that acknowledges the unique nature of the individual and use different elements of specific psychological therapies to meet their specific needs.

Founder of the “Mind over Body weight loss programme” which is an 8-week course based on CBT for weight loss.

Some more Background Information

In addition to my psychotherapy clinic, I also give talks in companies on wellbeing in the workplace, delivering workshops and seminars. Some of the topics and services I offer are dealing with anxiety and stress and teaching mindfulness.

My workshops include coaching employees through my “Self-help life skills” programme, which empowers individuals to take action and make positive changes in their life. I also give talks in colleges  helping students deal with exam stress.

I have worked as I volunteer for AWARE for a number of years as a supporter for their “Life Skills Online programme”. This programme provides a free CBT course helping people through anxiety and depression. As part of the AWARE team, I was invited to meet president Higgins to celebrate AWARE’s 30th anniversary.

In 2018 I organised a charity event “Jumping for Health” which raised over €17000 for the Irish Cancer Society and we were invited to Minister Simon Harris’s office to hand over the cheque the Irish Cancer Society.

I am a regular contributor to articles in the Irish Times on various mental health issues and have also featured in the Irish Independent, Irish Daily Mail and Irish Daily Star, as well as on Matt Cooper, Today FM and Dublin City FM, and have been a contributor on “Ireland AM” on various topics around mental health.

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I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you!

  • Individual client approach

  • Safe and non-judgemental environment
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Cantered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy

  • Confidential

My approach

I create a safe and non-judgemental environment in line with the ethics and standards of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). My treatment style is very collaborative and I work with my clients to help them get the most out of therapy. I draw on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Person Centered Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. This enables me to tailor make therapy to my client’s specific needs, which will allow them to make lasting, significant changes in their life.

Education

I hold a Master of Science in Cognitve Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing, a Higher Diploma in Psychology (level 8) and a BA (hons) in Linguistics, from UCD, a BA (First Class Honours) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from IICP College (Dublin), a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and a Professional Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling. I continuously update my skills in light of expanding knowledge about human development and change. It is important to me to keep abreast of relevant research findings into the processes and outcomes of counselling.

During my training I worked with a broad range of clients including adults, children and teens on a wide range of issues. I also worked with AWARE as a volunteer from 2012 until 2016 as a supporter for the Life Skills Online Program. This programme used Cognitive Behaviour Therapy to help people with depression and anxiety.

Articles I have contributed to in the media:

What happens when fathers suffer with PND?

by Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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Need for swift response to post-natal depression

by Geraldine Walsh Irish Examiner

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How we view stay-at-home dads needs to change

By Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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Coping with the after school meltdown

By Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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Pulling Generation Z back from the online world

by Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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Teach girls to box. Send boys to gymnastics

by Jen Hogan Irish Times

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Why obesity is not a choice

By Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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Ink to make you think

by Geraldine Walsh Irish Examiner

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Imposter Syndrome

By Geraldine Walsh Irish Times

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