Josephine is a qualified, registered Systemic Psychotherapist whose professional competence is in psychotherapeutic interventions with individuals, couples and families. She qualified in Systemic Family Therapy from a professional therapeutic centre at Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin, Republic of Ireland in 1999.
In May 2016 she completed a Masters Degree in Family Support Studies at NUI Galway, Ireland attaining first class honours in her thesis on co-parenting. She is a fully registered and founding member of PAP (Pancyprian Association for Psychotherapists) as well as holding an ECP (European Certificate for Psychotherapy) and is a fully registered member of FTAI (Family Therapy Association of Ireland) and ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy). She also has a background in Personnel and Human Resource Management along with Youth Work and Specific Learning Difficulties with young people and adults.
Recently Josephine has completed training in developing her coaching skills and has been working on various programs for men, women and parents, along with providing support for young people (both 1:1 and group work). A large portion of her programs involve working with mindfulness and attachment.
She has worked in Ireland, Scotland and Cyprus and most of her work to date has involved providing family and relationship therapy interventions using a systems theory framework. Josephine has a tremendous interest in how the brain works and is an avid neuroscience follower. She has worked with clients in excess of 20 years. Her professional experience includes the following: parent-child difficulties, teenager issues, relationships, suicide ideation, self-esteem, self-confidence, exam related stress, teacher-student-parent relationships, emotional disorders mainly relating to anxiety issues, various forms of depression including post natal etc.; couple/marital problems, grief and infant loss.
In terms of her clinical practice, Josephine has provided family support using a systemic approach and works from an ethos of healthy relationships being essential for the wellbeing of children, families and communities. In her private practice she provides both face to face and online therapy with individuals, couples and families (www.joapower.com)