I am a professionally qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and supervisor, and a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (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. I also have a Diploma in Suicide Studies, a Diploma in Group Therapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Supervision and Reflective Practice. In October 2017, I registered with DCU as a postgraduate research student on their PhD-track.
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 attending IACP workshops and meetings for counsellors and supervisors, in 2017 and 2018 I worked on preparing a premises in Santry to open as a holistic therapy centre and finally moved my therapy practice into the new centre in June 2019. Since then a number of therapists have come to work here - see the webpage 256swordsroadholistic.ie for information on therapies available. At the moment I am holding my psychotherapy client practice, managing the holistic therapy centre 256 Swords Road, and progressing in my PhD-track research into working with adult clients with a history of sexual abuse in their childhood.