ABOUT US

Like most people I have experienced life’s ups and downs. I’m fortunate to be able to combine my business & counselling experience, to support Clients with the challenges we face daily. My fees are based on the client’s ability to pay, and determined at the first meeting.

I was a business owner and fashion consultant for 30 years, familiar with the needs of retailers and retailing markets both Irish & International. I understand and have experienced the challenges of staffing, competition; working with family, social media, marketing, consumer needs and demands.

I came to Counselling while training as a fashion stylist we looked at the psychological aspects of body image/dismorphia as well as the psychological affects of dress on self-esteem and confidence. During my time in the Fashion Industry I became more and more interested in the relationship people have with appearance, self-confidence, social anxiety and struggles with self-esteem, which prompted me to embark on the years of training it takes to become a qualified psychotherapist.

I am, and I suspect always will be, very passionate about my work.

I embrace the challenge of change in our lives. Take the first step in supporting your future today, make an appointment, during the initial 60 minute consultancy, we will each determine if we would like to work together on the challenges you are currently facing. This is a no obligation meeting; you can decide not to continue at any time.

Qualifications:

I am a qualified, experienced and down to earth psychotherapist and life/business consultant, included on the IACP Register of Counselors and Psychotherapists. I have been working as a counsellor in the Galway area since 2008 in private practice and with Pieta House West more recently.

I am a member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). As a Member of IACP - its Ethical Framework binds me for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and subject to the Professional Conduct Procedure therein. I also adhere to their recommendations for regular supervision.

Couples - (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy) ICEEFT

Special Interest:

I'm particularly interested in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and incorporate CBT and Mindfulness in my practice. My goal is to facilitate Clients to get back to living a happy, successful, profitable and fulfilled life as quickly as possible, deeper work can be done if needed over an extended period..

Education:

  • Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy, GCS
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, The Tivoli Institute
  • Professional Certificate in Couples Counselling, PCI

Further training:

  • Emotion Focused Therapy ICEEFT
  • Children First Training Tusla
  • Assist (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training)
  • Assertiveness and Stress Reduction
  • Mindfullness (MBSR Kabat-Zinn)
  • Fetac Group Skills & Train the Trainer Fusion Training & Development
  • MISP Trained to teach Mindfulness in Education
  • 2012 On-line Counselling through Skype HSS (Helplink Social Services)
  • 2013 Suicide & Self-harm Pieta House Training