Seoige Therapy

Briedge Joyce

Psychologist | Psychotherapist

"Just when the caterpillar thought its life had ended...It turned into a butterfly!"

Seoige Therapy

Seoige Therapy offers Counselling and Psychotherapy to clients on a wide range of psychological and emotional issues. Counselling is generally a shorter term therapy for identifiable participating issues, whereas Psychotherapy generally involves longer therapy to identify and resolve deeper core inherent issues. Seoige Therapy provides face to face and on-line counselling and psychotherapy. Based in Galway City with easy access to parking.Counselling and Psychotherapy can be for anyone seeking support during difficult or challenging periods in their life. The challenges maybe due to a recent experience or maybe due to an experience from the past which is impacting present functioning in everyday life. Or there may be no apparent reason for feeling lost in one’s own life’s journey, alone and unable to cope. Whatever brings you to therapy Seoige Therapy provides a safe, non-judgemental space and meets you where you are currently at. It is within this space the individual feels safe to explore, understand and change negative/limiting thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours and become more self aware and develops resilience and self-belief. True happiness is an inside job!!

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Counselling & Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Briedge McCarneyJoyce completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychological Studies and Sociology, followed by a Higher Diploma in Psychology from NUIG. Briedge gained her clinical training while completing a BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy at the International College of Personal & Professional Development (ICPPD), Athlone. Briedge has completed Professional Diploma, Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, The Greenane Centre and holds a Certificate in Couples Therapy awarded by Institute of Couples Therapy. Within her clinical training Briedge studied a variety of therapeutic approaches and theoretical inputs such as Gestalt, Person Centred Approach, Holistic Approach, Family and Systemic Processes, Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy, Loss and Bereavement, Psychodynamic Perspectives, Abnormal Psychology & Mental Health Issues and CBT. Briedge is committed to continuous personal and professional development and attends relevant training and workshops and regular supervision.Briedge is a graduate member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and accredited member of Irish Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP). IACP is the primary regulating body and was established in 1981 to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland. Briedge is QQI qualified and Garda Vetted.

Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest

Briedge has a broad range and diverse working experience within the mental health field for over 20 years. She has worked as a Holistic Counsellor and Psychotherapist for a number of years in General Counselling supporting adults and students in various Counselling Charity Organizations, NUIG Counselling & Wellbeing Service, along with her own private practice.Briedge’s holistic practice utilizes an integrated approach that provides a compassionate, non- judgmental space that is unique and suited to each individual’s presenting need depending on the issues/challenges a client presents with. Carl Rodgers, the American Psychologist states,“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet, listening, of this special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” It is from this space a therapeutic alliance develops on trust and safety and empowers the client to look inward for the answers they seek as they are the true experts on themselves. “Your vision becomes clear only when you look into your heart, who looks outside; dreams, who looks inside; awakens”... Carl Jung.Briedge’s special area of interest is working with individuals experiencing difficulties in addiction and trauma and its impact on the family system


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Briedge McCarneyJoyce



(085) 822 6680


The Granary Hall Centre
58 Dominic Street
Galway City


I use the butterfly as my logo because the butterfly has to go through a transformation process to reach its true expression and 'the butterfly effect' where a flapping wing represents small changes can have big impact.

“We delight, in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty” - Maya Angelou