I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). In April 2017 I received accreditation as Supervisor with the IACP. I work within the IACP code of ethics and practice - for information on the IACP their website is www.iacp.ie.
I hold an honors degree in counselling and psychotherapy from PCI College in Dublin (www.pcicollege.ie), which is accredited with Middlesex University in the UK and is recognised and accredited with the IACP. I hold an MA degree in Women’s Studies with UCD (www.ucd.ie/socialjustice/womensstudies). The learning from this postgraduate degree informs my counselling work, including work around sexuality and relationship issues, gender, and recognition of personal responsibility and possibility for change in social justice and equality issues. In October 2017, I registered with DCU as a postgraduate research student on their PhD-track.
I also have a Diploma in Suicide Studies, a Diploma in Group Therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision and Reflective Practice.
I have experience in working with a wide range of issues and I follow a practice of continuous professional development (CPD) and personal development to expand my resources and enrich my work.
In addition to my therapy practice I worked with The RISE Foundation in 2013 and 2014, as group facilitator with their 10-week Family Programmes for people who have been affected by addiction in their family or other relationships. For more information on the work of the RISE Foundation and the Family Programme, their website is www.therisefoundation.ie.
In 2013, I continued a partnership with Serenity Counselling to design and deliver Personal Development workshops for community groups, and Professional Development workshops for fellow therapists.
In addition, my CPD workshops, training and development included: The IACP Annual Conference 21st October 2017 on the theme 'Transforming the Pain'; December 2015-December 2016 I completed the year-long Professional Training Course in Supervision, including 50 supervision practice hours, run by Super.Vision Training; Soul Seminar event - celebration of the Summer Solstice 21 June 2016; The IACP Annual Conference 17th October 2015 based on the theme of Strengthening Therapeutic Relationships; 'Horses Helping People' - a demonstration of Equine Assisted Psychotherapy & Personal Development, with EAGALA Ireland Network Coordinator Philippe d'Helft 4th August 2015; Certified Havening Techniques Training, 14th - 15th March 2015; The Headless Way - Seeing Who You Really Are, with Richard Lang, 7th March 2015; The Soul of Counselling 28th September 2014; Earth, Sea and Sky Woman, facilitated by Annette Peard and Cait Brannigan 23rd - 25th May 2014.
In November 2014 I moved my therapy practice to The Healing House in Phibsborough, no longer working part of the week in the Dubh Linn Institute in Glasnevin.