The Cognitive Solutions Clinic aims to work with individual adults who may experience a range of mental health difficulties such as an anxiety disorder, depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), eating disorder, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. An approach based on relatively short-term cognitive behaviour therapy is used to help people recognise how their thinking processes (cognitions) impact mood and behaviour. Learning how to change negative patterns of thinking and behaviour in a structured manner can help many to lead more fulfilled lives. Referral for therapy to this clinic is only accepted through a GP or mental health professional, such as a psychiatrist or psychologist.
Gerard J. Butcher,MSc., Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapist, works in private practice in Dublin city centre. Gerard has worked in clinical practice as a therapist for many years, previously on the staff of St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services, and St. John of God Hospital, Dublin. Gerard is Adjunct Assistant Professor and supervisor on the Foundation, Higher Diploma and Masters level training courses in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin. In addition, he contributes as a lecturer to the Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy at University College Dublin. Gerard gained his qualifications in Cognitive-Behavioural Psychotherapy at the Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals in London and holds a Master of Science degree from the University of Surrey, England. Gerard has research publications in areas such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Eating Disorders and has been a contributor to academic textbooks in the field of Eating Disorders and psychotherapy.