Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner, Dublin, Ireland
Bernadette Farrell is a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner and Executive Coaching Psychologist, living and working in Dublin, Ireland. She is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post. She has over seventeen years experience working directly with people who are stressed, anxious, worried and sleep deprived. The people that she sees are referred to her by their General Medical Practitioners or by word of mouth. As a therapist, she uses a Cognitive Behavioral approach that works by helping people to evaluate and change their doing and thinking behaviors.
Bernadette is highly attuned to the needs of her clients and brings a thorough understanding of the nature and causes of anxiety and stress, to her work with individuals. She has a rare ability to get to the heart of the matter and to see very quickly the source of a problem or issue.
Executive Coaching Psychologist
Many of the people that Bernadette works with, as a Coach Psychologist are ‘fast movers’ who are in a hurry to get to the next level – individuals who have set their sights on bigger and better opportunities. She uses Behavioural Analysis in the coaching process. This Analysis delivers ‘heightened awareness’ as the executive gains an understanding of his own strengths and challenges. He then learns how to build on those strengths. In addition, he gains an understanding of his own communication and behavioural style and how it impacts on others. Through a process of self evaluation and personal change, significant improvements are made in his interpersonal relationships, including those with colleagues, customers and those who report to him. He also leans how to overcome and deal with any challenges that he may face. Many of the people that Bernadette sees are high potential executives, who need to develop leadership skills for the future. Others are new managers, often struggling with new responsibilities or roles.
Bernadette holds a Masters (hons.) degree in Psychology from University College Dublin and is a registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is a graduate of the U.S based William Glasser Institute and is a Certified Coach (Quality and Qualifications Ireland). She is a Certified Assessor for the Bar-On EQ-i psychometric tool.
Bernadette has also researched and developed a knowledge/education based program for the treatment of panic attacks and has been involved as a VEC trainer in assertiveness and personal development. She has developed and delivered training in anger management, communication skills, time management, negotiation skills, stress management, problem solving, life skills and decision making. As a psychologist she is involved in ongoing professional development.
She is currently Director at Advance Psychological Services, Templeogue, Dublin 16, Ireland. Her previous experience includes her role as psychologist at The Albany Clinic, Lr. Fitzwilliam St., Dublin 2.
“Help Me sleep: How to Overcome your Sleep Problems” is the title of her most recently published video. In this video, viewers are shown how to tackle and tame those behaviors that get in the way of a good, natural night’s sleep. The video demonstrates techniques, which show the viewer how to enhance the brain’s natural ability to achieve quality sleep. Viewers are shown how to ‘switch off’ at bedtime and how to get to sleep without ‘trying’ or putting in effort.
“How to End the Worry Habit” illustrates the methods and techniques Bernadette has used successfully, in over seventeen years as a psychologist with people who are anxious, worried or fearful of change. Readers are shown how to change how they feel, by changing the way that they think.