One of the most important elements of the counselling process is the therapeutic relationship between the client and the therapist. When we are struggling positive change can begin when we feel listened to, heard and understood.
I trained with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP), being awarded a BA (Hons) Degree in 2015. I continued on to complete the Masters in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have been working as a therapist since 2014. Clients have presented with difficulties including stress, anxiety, depression, bereavement, grief and loss, relationships, separation, anger, addiction, self-harm, suicide ideation, abuse, childhood issues, low self-esteem, sexuality, personal development and coping mechanisms.
Most importantly, I aim to ensure clients feel listened to, heard and understood. My approach to therapy is underpinned by Person-Centred Counselling and Choice Theory, incorporating many other theories, including psychodynamic, gestalt, cognitive behavioural and existential therapies. I use a collaborative approach, working together with clients to explore what will work best for each individual.
I work as a teaching assistant with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Prior to my counselling and psychotherapy training I qualified in social work and have worked supporting families, young people and children since 2000.
I am a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and work under their Code of Ethics.