Accredited member of Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy Member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy
Honours degree in Social Science, Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Group Therapy, Certificate in working with the Gestalt Process , and Certificate in Integrative Bodywork.
12 years experience as a therapist, including working as Clinical Director in a residential psychotherapy centre, maintaining a private practice, designing and delivering many personal development group programmes. I recently spent 3 years in New Zealand where I tutored on the psychotherapy degree training in EIT, Hawkes Bay. I designed and delivered the creative therapies module as well as facilitating humanistics and self development groups. I have also been cited in health articles, national papers, and local radio in Ireland and in a provincial newspaper in New Zealand.
My core training covered many modalities including, cognitive behavioural, jungian, and person centred therapies.
My training in many models pre and post qualification enables me to suit the work to the client. where the client can use “talk therapy” to express and make sense of their issues and/or make use of creative or somatic ways of accessing resources. I often describe therapy as “facilitating people to get out of their own way”.
My style of work is humanistic integrative with an emphasis on gestalt, psychodynamic, process oriented, mindfulness, cognitive behavioural, creative and somatic therapies.