Who Am I ?
I am a Chartered Psychologist registered with both the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society (No:43021). I am also a registered Psychotherapist. Additionally, I supervise mental health professionals having trained as a Clinical Supervisor at DCU. I hold the European Certificate of Psychotherapy from the European Association of Psychotherapy and the Clinical Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from Metanoia Institute London. I am employed as a Psychologist and Supervisor in the public sector. In a recognition of my years of experience and contributions to psychology I have been awarded the title of Associate Fellow by the British Psychological Society.
I have written for the Irish publication 'Maternity & Infant' in print and online for the parenting website 'Rollercoaster'. I led on one of the first infant parent mental health programmes in Ireland in 2008 together with The Drugs Task Force and Barnardos. In recent years I have led on the development and delivery of a cutting edge mental health programme called 'Changing Minds' to support both students and staff in the education sector.
I love working with people on making significant change happen in their lives, and watch them leave so much better than when they began therapy . It is so important to know that no matter how difficult or dark life can be, there can be hope, and sometimes therapy can be what makes the difference.
I work with clients with a wide range of difficulties including;
Anxiety and stress
Food and body issues
Depression and other mood and emotional problems
In sessions, I support you, the client, to develop self-understanding so as to highlight patterns that are causing problems and distress.
This helps us to then adopt new and healthy ways of living. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: it is a process that both therapist and client need to fully participate and invest in.
In the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior, and learning to cope with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results.