Hi, My name is Christine Louis de Canonville
I have been working with the human condition for over 40 years. My globe trotting started in earnest when I was 23, and it has been both a painful and magnificent adventure through both Western and Eastern paradigm of thought. However, for the past 25 years I have dedicated my life to working in the Psychotherapy and Counselling field, and hope to continue on that journey for a great many years to come.
My philosophy of life is that every great artist uses a palate of many colours to bring their canvas to life, and this is also true of any effective therapist. My palate is made up of many disciplines, from Psychology, Medical Anthropology, Philosophy, Sociology, Metaphysics, Spirituality, Theology, Criminology, Criminal Psychology, Forensic Psychology, and more. All these disciplines are wonderfully compatible to the life of a Psychotherapist.
Since graduating with a B.A. (Hons) Degree in Psychology and Theology from All Hallows College in 1994, I have continued to engage in continuous on-going Professional Development in order to bring a vast resource of learning to my work. I work in a Humanistic and Integrative way, incorporating a Person Centered approach, and utilizing a range of modalities (Western & Eastern) where appropriate. I am now a qualified accredited Psychotherapist, Master NLP Practitioner, Master of Clinical Hypnosis, Life & Business Coach, Supervisor, Shamanic Counsellor, Curandera Practitioner, and Transpersonal Therapist.
Since qualifying I have been accredited with the following Bodies:-
Member of the Irish Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
Member of the Life Business & Coaching Association of Ireland
Member of the European Association of Supervisors
Member of the United Kingdom Guild of Hypnotist Examiners
Member of the Association for Transpersonal Hypnotherapy
Member of The Teacher Council of Ireland
Member of the Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors
Member of the National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy
Member of the International Academy of Alternative Psychology & Therapy
Member of the American Board of Hypnotherapy
I am also a Trained and Accredited Psycho-Spiritual Psychotherapist:
Throughout the years I was also going through Spiritual development. True to form, my quest for “truth” was to take me to many places. I did my fieldwork study (when studying for my Masters Degree in Medical Anthropology) with indigenous Shamans from Native American Sioux Indians, to Peruvian, Bolivian, European, Celtic, and Mexican shamans. I also studied comparative religions, and to my own surprise, I became a Theologian. For many years I worked with Emaho, an American Indian from New Mexico, who challenged me to see life through “Life’s Eyes” rather than through the eyes of the personality. My journey also saw me apprenticed to Eloxochitl, a Curandera Teacher in the Medicina Mexihka Tradition (Mexican Shaman). In 2006 she honoured me as being a Curandera and a Warrior Woman when she bestowed upon me the Indian name of “Cihuatequiani”, which means, “Woman Who Works”.
It has been part of my life’s work to integrate these two ways of knowing (Western Behavioural Psychology with Eastern Consciousness Psychology) into an Integral Transpersonal Therapy that is seamless for working with the whole person, not just on a mental, emotional, and physical, but also at a soul level of the self.