About Gina Dermody
Clinical Director of AdolEssence
Adolescent, Young Adult & Family Psychotherapist
Starting life as a qualified social worker Gina spent over 15 years working within the many areas of community and hospital social work before training as a psychotherapist. Gina has a very good understanding of the many complex challenges which face parents, teenagers and individuals in navigating development and young adulthood. Gina's extensive qualifications in the area of bereavement, family therapy, yoga, mindfulness trauma and adolescent psychotherapy means that her approach is authentic and grounded in both experience and learning.
Gina is understanding and passionate about her work with adolescents, families and young adults. She brings a caring and mindful approach which is focused on supporting people to become who they really need to be. Her approach is safe and yet creative offering everyone the opportunity to explore, learn and develop that wonderful sense of self.
Adolescents are amazing human beings. Parents and caregivers are eager to be supportive in this period of development. These two facts do not always work together. Finding your identity can feel risky and exhausting, while supporting an adolescent can feel frustrating and unrewarding. Therapy with adolescents and their families is designed to give greater understanding about this important life stage. Together we support the adolescent in navigating their future adult life
At AdolEssence and Beyond, Gina strives to create a safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment where you and your family can explore and understand issues. Her goal is to help you and your family to identify and learn new coping strategies, to build on your strengths and to make lasting changes.
Gina's work is influenced and supported by her role as a mum, a believer in all things love and her overall enthusiasm for adventure and fun. Gina's belief is that life while amazing can also be complex and confusing. Her work is to figure stuff out and to try and find the love and connection that makes it all worthwhile.
Family / Parent Therapy
School Space Programme