In 2001 when I was 9 years old, a family member who was a huge part of our families lives died by Suicide. This completely turned my world upside down & changed life as we knew it, forever. I learned then that you never quite get over someone being taken from you in such tragic circumstances, you just learn to cope & that is my aim as a mental health professional, to get people to a place where you feel you are able to cope with any difficulties life sends your way. At the age of 16, I experienced another traumatic series of events and again I had to learn how to cope, which took some time and support. From then I became disillusioned with the number of people I could see struggling with issues, unable to resolve them. I felt at this point I could contribute to delivering an easily accessible service in our community (which at the time was not available, hence the online therapy grew), where people could be helped and supported through difficulties they were experiencing, without the run of the mill mental health road, in a way that worked for them, leading to a happier lives.
I am a fully accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Tutor and Trainer, practising in Tipperary and offering services online, registered & licensed to practice by my professional body. I specialise in short term CBT Counselling - cognitive behaviour therapy and Online counselling so can work with anyone, anywhere. I am also a trained and certified EMDR therapist to treat trauma along with having completed Critical Incident Stress Management Training, I have also completed certification in GTEP -(Group Traumatic Episode Protocol) under the direction of Ama Goméz - Agate Institute.
I hold a 1st class honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and gained my specialisation by completing a Masters (MA) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and in my time working with Spectrum Health/LAYA Healthcare delivering assessments and short term Counselling to employees for various companies.
My training and experience span almost 10 years, setting up the Counselling service and working as the Student Counsellor for over 5 years with SCHM, a school of NUI Galway, along with various other tutoring and Counselling roles with the companies and organisations listed below. Just click on any logo to check them out.