You may have decided to go for therapy and the next decision is who to choose. For me it’s important that you know something about me so that your decision is an informed one.
I have a BA(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from CIT. My training was both theoretical and experiential. I had the opportunity during this time to study various approaches to use in practice, which means I am an integrative, humanistic therapist, drawing on different theories depending on the needs of the client. As a humanistic therapist, my belief is that you, the client, have all the answers in you already. It is my job to give you the space to uncover the strengths and resilience within, which can help bring about the desired change.
During my training, I experienced my own personal growth, faced many lost parts of myself that I learned to love again and came to understand a new, freer way to live. Throughout, I attended therapy myself and found great support and healing there.
I have spent time working in the HSE mental health services as a trainee therapist. The work there was rich and varied and the learning was immense. I also spent time with Breaking the Silence, Cobh, supporting clients impacted by suicide in some way.
Currently I work with ARC house as a therapist in a voluntary capacity, providing support to those with cancer or a family member going through cancer. I see clients privately in Midleton. I feel privileged to do the work that I do and that clients allow me to meet them in the way that they do.
I am a fully accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and adhere to their high standard of practice and work to their code of ethics. You can read more about that HERE.