I have always had an interest in human behaviour and how our thoughts and feelings influence how we act and behave.
My background is in nursing, with over 20 years experience working as a nurse with the HSE.
In 2000 I returned to study and was awarded a BA Hon’s Degree in Psychology.
This was followed by a Masters Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at DCU, Dublin.
Since then I have worked as a therapist, gaining experience in working with individuals and couples.
From 2007 until 2017, I was employed as a couple and individuals psychotherapist with Relationships Ireland (formerly MRCS)
In 2009 I completed training in the Teen-Between Service.
I opened my own practice in 2011 and currently see clients privately in Ashbourne Co Meath.
Since then I completed training and became an accredited IACP and SAI Clinical Supervisor.
I believe that we are all uniquely different and so we make our own individual reality. How we see the world depends on who we think we are, and also on the relationship we have with ourselves.
We are all influenced by what past experiences have taught us. It determines how we think, feel and behave in our everyday lives and how we interact with others.
I truely believe we can only accept others to the degree that we can actually accept ourselves.
People usually come to counselling because they are having difficulties or are unhappy with some aspect of their lives and want to explore how to go about changing things.
Personal growth and change happens when we have the courage to look inwards and evaluate our thought processes, emotions, personality traits and past experiences.
This may involve gently questioning and changing old beliefs and ways of doing things.
If we can do this there is the potential for real change, personal growth and self acceptance. We come to a better appreciation, understanding and acceptance of the unique person that we are.
Published articles related to my research on couple relationships.
I am located in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, however, thanks to the internet, I can provide my services anywhere in Ireland or the world via video call platforms like Zoom, Skype, and Whatsapp (English language only available). Please feel to contact me with any enquiries or questions you may have.