I am a fully qualified Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist trained in the Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire, Co Dublin. I completed a post grad year in 2016 to further my studies for the purposes of accreditation with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists. (IAHIP).
I believe that people have the ability within themselves to face their difficulties and work through them when in a supported and non-judgemental setting. I stand by the idea that the confidential and trusting relationship between therapist and client is a focal point of the healing process in which self-worth, confidence and a healthy attitude to life can be learned / re-learned. I see with my clients that witnessing someone’s life in listening to their story and validating their experiences can be empowering for them.
I bring to my counselling work my experience as a Yoga and Pre Natal Yoga teacher (“Yoga Alliance” certified), which allows me to be deeply aware of how the body and mind are linked. I feel that we may hold some of our past traumas, issues and hurts we have experienced in our lives and that these can become “locked” in our bodies. For this reason I integrate my body work knowledge in my approach to assist my clients and provide them with tools of self- healing techniques.
In addition to the above I also work Part-time as a Volunteer with Sure Steps Counselling Service (Dublin Simon Community). I work with Clients in residential and non- residential settings.