About my practice

Sandra Barry
Psychotherapist and Counsellor

I am an existential humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor. My practice is based in Kinsale, Co.Cork.

Sandra Barry - Psychotherapist & Counsellor

Through compassion, empathy, understanding and acceptance I listen to and help you explore your concerns.
In our work together I place particular focus on positive growth, freedom, responsibility and choice.

At its’ core, my approach to psychotherapy and counselling allows you the space to develop your innate potential to grow, nurture and maintain strong and healthy relationships, first and foremost with yourself and flowing naturally from that, with others.

This practice base enables me to provide each client a personalised therapeutic experience.

Professional qualifications and membership

  • B.A (Hons) Pyschotherapy and Counselling, MIACP
  • EMDR Practitioner (Member EMDR UK and Ireland)
  • ICISF Certificate in Group Crisis Intervention
  • Registered General Nurse

Being a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) confirms my qualification to work within an agreed ethical framework and code of practice.

Along with my private practice, my professional experience encompasses previous experience as a Student Counsellor in UCC and a number of years as a Cancer Support and Bereavement Counsellor at Cork ARC Cancer Support House.

I also run mindfulness based wellbeing programs both in community and workplace organisation settings. The aim of these programs is to enhance self-care and wellbeing, promoting a reduction in symptoms of stress and anxiety.  

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I worked as a Registered General Nurse. Within nursing I have experience across palliative care, paediatric and general practice.