Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre, 2000
Diploma in Supervision, Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre, 2006
MA in Applied Theology, Berkeley California 1999
Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PCI College 2008
Accredited with IAHIP (The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) and EAP (European Association of Psychotherapists). This accreditation is reviewed every five years and is dependent on the therapist partaking in supervision and ongoing professional development.
My training background is in Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapy, which “believes that people are fundamentally responsible for themselves” IAHIP members have many broad and creative approaches of working with clients
I believe in working with the whole person and facilitating clients to see how their present crisis can actually be a time of great potential and growth. I believe that each person has within them the answers to their own questions; my role is to facilitate them in that search.
I am a great believer in the wisdom of the body. Our heads can take us in lots of different directions and leave us confused. To that end, I access the wisdom of the body using the skill of Focusing which was developed by Eugene Gendlin.
I also use several approaches, depending on the needs of the client, including use of art materials, Process-Oriented psychotherapy (Arnold Mindell), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dream Analysis and Breath work.