Coming from a clinical background, working as a family midwife for many years, my approach to counselling and psychotherapy is holistic and goal-oriented.
I am practicing from an integrative humanistic perspective to work with you finding your own solutions, heal your wounds and become friends with who you are. While drawing from a variety of therapy forms such as Solution Focussed Psychotherapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and Psychodrama my main go to is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Always taking a collaborative approach in working with you allows you to explore and heal in your own pace and rhythm while the influences of the approaches I use allow me to tailor the approach to your needs.
Through my interest in Aspergers and ADD and studies of the Autism Spectrum at UCC, I became more aware of how much our experience of being in the world and our emotional reactions are based on our neurologic setup additional to the experiences in life that shaped us. This in turn shape the habits that form our lives and by becoming knowledgeable and mindful of who we are we can become masters of our own life, whatever the circumstances.
I am aware that hardship is a fact of life. We are in fact the only part in our life we can govern and review in order to react differently to our own individual hardship. Life changing experiences and traumatising events, sudden such as an assault or longterm such as being exposed to a constantly criticising Other, are especially difficult integrate or make sense of and some of our resulting behaviour may become self-defeating. Finding that through psychotherapy one can address issues practical or allow space to explore the emotional side and body expression of our experiences I found my way in to assisting others to find their personal and ingenious solutions, creating a clear path for personal goal setting and building the foundation for a more content daily life. The work I do in my counselling/psychotherapy practice reminds me of my previous profession of midwifery in which I equally assisted women finding their own ways in the handling and decision-making of their pregnancy, finding their own way when giving birth and assisting the young family, men and women, to adjust to the massive changes that come with the birth of a child.
When becoming mindful of your own habitual reactions, your life's experience can change, and it can allow you to master what lies ahead as well as making peace of whatever previously happened in your life.
BA Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc Psychotherapy Studies
Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I+II
Complex Trauma Cert 1+2
Diploma Couple and Family Counselling
Midwife registered with the Irish Nurses & Midwife Organisation
Homeopath registered with the Irish Society of Homeopaths
accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, our Code of Ethics can be found here: https://iacp.ie/iacp-code-of-ethics