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Ms Leonie Hehir

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Ms Leonie Hehir

Consultant Psychologist

BSc BA(Hons) GradDipOccHyg DipClinHyp MAppSc MAPS MASH AACH

My interests are in the area of management of trauma, medical conditions, eating disorders, anxiety, pain, self esteem, sexual and body perception issues.

I take a very practical and compassionate approach to my work. I draw upon emotion focused and psychodynamic therapies, along with cognitive behavioural thought strategies to help my clients develop immediate management plans, whilst also helping them gain deeper insights into the nature and origin of their current circumstances and beliefs. I am a supportive counselor who can help you explore spiritual or issues which give your life meaning.

I use a variety of techniques including talking therapies and psycheducation (learning how the brain works and what is happening inside our body), as well as biofeedback, visualisation and hypnosis to help assist in understanding and removing issues causing discomfort, impeding our independence or ability to be who we really want to be.

I believe everyone is different in how they have learned to manage their experiences, and the forms of assistance, I think, therefore need to be tailored and flexible to the individual.

I have consulted to schools, assisting students, teachers and families at a personal and curriculum level, and I have assessed hundreds of students for learning and intellectual difficulties, as well as giftedness. I provide guidance and support to gifted, talented and learning disabled children, and for musical and theatre performance issues. I also have an interest in the area of memory and learning, particularly gifted students with dyslexia, and I have written and published a resource book on spelling and provide seminars on topics such as dyslexia.

I have been a Psychologist for around 20 years and I am a mother of two teenage girls.