I have always been someone who is interested and cared about people. As a child I was eager to help people in need. I had some early challenges such as being unpopular at school which led me to wonder why people chose to do the things they did.
I worked in the Criminal Justice Service for over 6 years, initially in a female bail hostel & then as a probation officer, spending 3 years in a juvenile prison in Dublin. It is here that I discovered the potential impact that a supportive one to one relationship could have on a person ready to make changes to their life.
In 2004 I was awarded a first class Masters degree in Counselling from University College Cork. I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). My membership number is 572426. I work within the BACP’s Ethical Code of Conduct. I have an enhanced DBS check and Professional Liability Insurance.
- I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers at an Immigration Removal Centre
- I have worked in a Barnardos school for children with emotional and behavioural difficulties.
- I work with a number of employee assistance programmes, using Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
- I am a Critical Incident Psychological First Aider, providing on site debriefing after traumatic incidents
Finding the right therapist can be daunting. The kind of therapy that I practice is dependent on the relationship that is created between myself and the client. I believe that one-size does not fit all when it comes to therapy, and aim to offer a bespoke service for each client.
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