I am tess Reilly-Browne...
I hold a Masters degree of Counselling and an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education, along with numerous other qualifications and certificates that underpin my family relationship counselling practice. However, it’s my passion for the counselling relationship that sets me aside. My ability to quickly develop a strong nurturing therapeutic relationship with my clients, is what best defines me as a counsellor.
Research informs how I mindfully employ therapies to engage the wonderful neuro-plasticity of the brain. We really can rewire our brain, to change how we think, feel and act in differing situations. Counselling can help you take charge of your life, rather than your life or others controlling you, your thoughts, feelings and responses.
Whilst strong academic qualifications and research support my therapeutic approach, it is the richness and diversity of my own life that brings empathic wisdom to my counselling. I maintain a holistic, relational and humanistic-existential focus. We all navigate relationships the entirety of our lives - focusing on the relational dynamics within counselling, provides a leverage for change that bypasses blame, guilt and shame.
I delight in integrating and creatively tailoring a variety of cognitive, systemic and emotional theories and therapies to support clients to identify and acknowledge stuck feelings, rigid thought patterns and entrenched behaviours that sabotage their dreams and goals. Counselling and the therapeutic relationship become the safety net and the springboard from which clients can let go of old belief systems, to create fulfilling relationships and lives.
My greatest professional delight and achievement has been the development of a trauma informed relationship therapy protocol called Tapping into Relationships - eft2 - which I now teach to other therapists and present at conferences. I love being able to support change in others, especially those who haven’t had safe, nurturing and happy relationships in their earlier life. Everyone deserves to feel valued and loved.