Gavin is a qualified Neuromuscular/Physical therapist with over 17 years experience treating muscular pain and injury. He worked in clinical practice before setting up New Energy Therapy in 2013.
It was here he started to notice people presenting with physical pain whilst also carrying emotional stress and anxiety in their body. And so, he entered college once more in
2016 with a thirst for knowledge but this time his interest was in the psychology of the mind and how our environment impacts both mind & body, what Gabor Maté describes as 'the mind/body unity'.
His interest is in how repressed emotions & trauma in many ways manifest as physical pain.
“Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies”
(Bessel Van der Kolk, 2014)
He is currently on the panel of lecturers in PCI College as part of their certificate and BSc programmes in counselling & psychotherapy.
He see clients for both neuromuscular therapy and psychotherapy, but as separate modalities in their own right. He is a qualified and accredited EMDR practitioner.
I hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in counseling and psychotherapy and a Diploma in Trauma & PTSD. I am a fully accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am an accredited EMDR trained practitioner with EMDR All-Ireland and use this modality as my approach when with clients.
I work from a humanistic and integrative perspective. I place importance on the therapeutic relationship and view this as the foundation of creating a safe and confidential space where people can talk without fear of judgement.
I have trained in the HSE's Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST) and have certification in CBT.
I have experience working with:
work related difficulties.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and the therapist. It is an in-depth approach that is appropriate for longer-term problems and difficulties that are repetitive in nature. In psychotherapy, the focus is both on addressing immediate difficulties, but also on uncovering background issues that tend to lead the person to persistently encounter problems in their life.
What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
On our first meeting my aim is to get a better understanding of your presenting struggles or concerns. After getting a better understanding of you, we will talk about our plan moving forward. Following this I will go through our contract of confidentiality. You should feel safe, accepted, respected, and relatively comfortable.
Dry Needling Therapy
I am a qualified Neuromuscular Physical therapist since 2006 . I provide a space to treat muscular pain & injury. My focus is to release trigger points in the injured muscle tissue. I have trained extensively in Dry Needling in both 2011 and again in 2023 to offer my clients the very up to date pain management, with health & safety as my focus and utilising up to date neurophysiological ideas to effectively aid in improving a wide range of injuries for my clients. I am member of the Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (Ireland).
Focusing primarily on trigger points I have experience treating the following physical pain and injury.
Neck and shoulder pain
Hip & groin pain
Sports injuries inc. hamstring, quad & calf strains
My treatments are covered by Aviva, Laya and Irish Life Health insurers (check your policy) and receipts available on request.