About me / Luisa Nastasa-Paun, MIACP
I am an experienced psychologist and psychotherapist based in Dublin City Centre.
I have had the privilege of working with a wide variety of clients, and issues such as: low self-esteem, low self-confidence, relationship difficulties, anxiety, panic attacks, chronic blushing, low mood, stress, depression, mood swings, bereavement, grief, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia), bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, substance abuse and addiction, sexual disorders, borderline personality disorder, anger, LGBT issues, workplace issues (bullying, low job satisfaction, interpersonal problems), life transitions, trauma and abuse.
My therapeutic approach integrates theoretical background and techniques from Person-Centered Counselling, Choice Theory and Reality Therapy, Existential Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Multicultural Counselling. In other words, my approach to psychotherapy is not the rigid, "one size fits all" kind, but a more creative, personalised approach, constantly redesigned, restructured and improved in order to perfectly suit your individual needs. In the spirit of tailoring psychotherapy to the individual, please note that my services are available in the following languages: English, Romanian, and Portuguese.
I started my training with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Psychology at the Al. I. Cuza University in Iasi, Romania. After graduating in 2012 and working in a psychiatric setting I decided to further my education by embarking on a B.A. Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the IICP, in Dublin. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and a fully accredited member of the IACP, working in accordance to the IACP Code of Ethics.
Your first session
At various stages in your life, you might find that you need a bit of help addressing the problems that are causing you emotional distress. Attending psychotherapy sessions can help with:
- Relationship difficulties
- Anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, low self-confidence
- Career, job stress and bullying
- Grief, bereavement and loss
- Social and emotional difficulties
- Addiction problems
- Sexual abuse and domestic violence
- Eating disorders
Chances are that you might have a lot of questions about psychotherapy and don't really know what to expect. The focus of our initial session will be just that: addressing your questions, your concerns and your expectations from psychotherapy.
In order to arrange your first appointment please get in touch and advise what your availability is, so I can endeavour to facilitate you.
Benefits of psychotherapy
An increased self-awareness
Gaining a deeper understanding of yourself, your personal goals and values
An increased awareness and insight into negative patterns of behaviour and learning to replace these old patterns with healthier, more effective ones
Developing new sets of skills that will help you make the changes you desire, solve the problems that brought you in, and better cope with whatever challenges might arise in the future
Discovering your resilience and your personal strengths
Living a healthier, happier, more productive life
Cost of sessions
We would meet on a weekly basis for a 50 minute session. The cost of each session is €70.
* Please note that there are no credit card facilities on the premises.
Address: My office is located in the heart of Dublin's administrative and cultural centre, a short stroll from Stephen's Green, Lesson Street, Fitzwilliam Square and Merrion Square.