Maeve Peoples

Psychotherapist MIAHIP


Maeve Peoples is a psychotherapist working on-line on Zoom as well as in person in Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

Psychotherapy can be either short or long term. Sometimes people move in and out of therapy as life situations change, when additional support is needed or we simply want a little space to explore an aspect of our life. At the early stages of therapy, space is given over to discuss the frequency of reviews, how therapy is progressing, as well as confidentiality and the codes of practice governing the same.

A persons reasons for entering therapy depend, very much, on their circumstances. Sometimes something ‘big’ happens, the loss of a loved one through bereavement, or the end of a significant relationship. At other times specific symptoms may need to be explored in a safe space. These could include social anxiety, eating issues or compulsive behaviour. Sometimes we are confronted by big life questions that we need to explore in a confidential and non-judgmental environment. For some, there may be nothing specific.

Psychotherapy shouldn’t ever dictate the solutions to your circumstances. Since it takes individuals on such a personal basis, it never could, as there is no ‘one size fits all’ solution. Each person’s situation is considered only in the light of his or her own history. This allows us to work in unique and meaningful ways. For example, some opportunities might be found in practices such as art therapy, journaling or exploring mindfulness. Through the therapeutic relationship, psychotherapy allows the client to listen to himself or herself from a new and more productive perspective.

How we work together?

The duration of each session is one hour. The frequency of sessions will depend upon your particular circumstances, but a minimum of one per week is advised. Sessions take place at the same time and in the same place each week.

What Now?

If you would like to meet and talk about the possibility of working together, you can contact me to set up an initial meeting. The details are below. This is simply a chance to talk a bit about your decision to seek psychotherapy, and to discuss any questions and goals you may have. This allows us to address the volume of work that needs to be done as well as confirming that this is the right place to do that work.
Maeve has worked with CARI, an organisation that works with child abuse, as well as with Pieta House, working with teenagers and adults affected by suicide. In addition to being a therapist Maeve also runs art workshops for small groups by appointment. She has completed a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre. Maeve is also a member of IAHIP.

The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy is an association formed to represent Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapists in Ireland. All the therapists who carry the MIAHIP qualification are fully qualified and experienced practitioners. In order to be accredited, therapists must have completed a comprehensive course of training as well as a minimum of 600 hours of supervised practice. In addition our members have signed up to and are bound by the Code of Ethics and Practice of IAHIP and are subject to the IAHIP complaints procedure. They set and maintain the standards of relevant psychotherapy training and practice in Ireland.