About Me

Coming from a clinical background as family midwife for many years, my approach to counselling and psychotherapy encompasses thought, emotion and body in equal measures.

Equally, through my interest in Asperger’s, ADD and my studies of the Autism Spectrum at UCC, I became more aware of how much our experience of the world and our emotional reactions are based on both our neurologic setup and the experiences that shaped us. The strong underlying foundation of my work is Neurobiology and I have found again and again that by becoming knowledgeable and mindful of who we are, we can become masters of our own life, whatever the circumstances. Becoming friends with who we are will lead the way to heal trauma and relational imprints.

Being trained in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy my approach to psychotherapy and counselling is pluralistic and integrative, drawing from integrative humanistic1, existential and trauma-informed foundations, which allows me to help you find your own solutions. 

Drawing from several traditional talking based approaches as well as Dialectical Behavioural (DBT) tools (close to CBT), I am also focussing on the somatic experience and use my training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy2 and Janina Fisher’s3 teachings on PTSD, dissociation and complex trauma to approach the work from opposite sides, the mindful, the mentalising and logic side and the wisdom of the body. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (short introduction: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG7ZmVW83R8) is focussed to address trauma, both longstanding and recent. This collaborative approach allows you to explore and heal at your own pace and rhythm while allowing me to tailor my approach to your needs. Apart from this the work of Dr David Grand’s Brainspotting (short introduction:https://www.loom.com/share/27b5a1b8385c4307933656d28c4498ab), which was developed on the foundations of EMDR, equally supports my work

My Qualifications

I am fully accreditated with the IACP, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, to which Code of Ethics I abide. To read more please click here: https://iacp.ie/iacp-code-of-ethics

  • BA Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc Psychotherapy Studies
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Level I+II, SP Institute
  • Diploma Autism Studies Cork University
  • Diploma Couple and Family Counselling
  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1&2
  • Brainspotting Phase I&II
  • Retired Midwife registered with the Irish Nurses & Midwife Organisation
  • Registered Homeopath with the Irish Association for Homeopathy ISH: https://irishhomeopathy.ie

  1. Psychology Today – Integrative Therapy
  2. Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (SP) is method of somatic psychotherapy and is a body-oriented talk therapy. In this method the current findings in Neuropsychology are incorporated. Learn More
  3. https://janinafisher.com
  4. https://brainspotting.com

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