Wexford Counselling Service was set up by Ramesh Kieron Ramsahoye in 2013 and offers affordable, high quality and confidential counselling at the heart of Wexford Town.
Clients are often interested to know what my qualifications are:
BA (Hons) Art History and Theory
MA History of Art
PGCE Art and Design
BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (FIRST CLASS HONOURS)
As a Fully Accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), I am committed to working in accordance with the Code of Ethics of this professional body. In addition to working in private practice, I lecture at degree level in Counselling and Psychotherapy and enjoy researching a wide range of areas in the field. If you would like to know more about my approach to counselling, you can download my free ebook from the BOOKS section of this website. To arrange a consultation call 083 4328329. To see the counselling room click HERE.
Many people feel anxious about making that first telephone call to enquire about counselling. Sometimes, it's something they have put off for a long time. People are often feeling vulnerable, uncertain and unsure about what to expect. So, I do all I can to make my approach to counselling as user-friendly as possible. I try to make each session a helpful discussion in which we explore a problem and find ways forward together. I definitely won't label you as having this or that 'disorder'. I am far more interested in how you define yourself. I trained as a counsellor at the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin, where I learned to draw on a range of theoretical approaches. I don’t apply any particular model of counselling exclusively, as I believe that every person who comes to see me is unique and I work by striving to develop a meaningful relationship with each client, bringing in whatever ideas might be helpful to them in their individual situation. That said, I am very much influenced by Carl Rogers in my belief in every person’s ability to access untapped potential and transform their own life. I also use Dr William Glasser’s Choice Theory, which offers extremely effective and easy-to-learn tools that can help people to take greater control over their behaviour and associated feelings and thereby improve their relationships and coping skills. Overall, my way of working is a humanistic and person-centred, encompassing the larger existential problems affecting us all, as delineated by Irvin Yalom. I also draw upon the optimistic vision of Viktor Frankl, who teaches us how we may transcend even the most difficult of circumstances.
Among the issues people come to see me for help with are:
Difficulties faced by men/women in society
Sexuality and identity issues
Difficulties experienced by ethnic and social minorities