I started out my professional life working in neurosurgery as a general nurse in Dublin and progressed from there to the field of mental health nursing in London. Following my interest in therapy I then trained as a counsellor with the Central School of Counselling & Therapy in England. My first job as a counsellor was with Dementia Care Trust in Bristol establishing a counselling service for people with family members suffering from dementia.
Then my career moved in the direction of education and training. For a number of years I designed & delivered courses for health care professionals in RehabCare on topics like bereavement, suicide ideation, depression, anxiety, & psychosis.
In 2008 I decided to undertake a 5 year training course as a psychotherapist with the Irish Gestalt Centre www.irishgestaltcentre.com During that time I worked for 2 years as a trainee psychotherapist in the Student Counselling Service @ the University of Limerick where I helped students address a range of problems from depression & anxiety to sexual abuse & eating disorders .
After graduating as a psychotherapist in 2013 I worked for 2 years as an Intern with Oakwood Psychotherapy & Counselling Service. Whilst there I worked with adults across the age spectrum on issues like: depression, anxiety, anger issues, suicidal ideation, relationship difficulties, sexual abuse, poor self-esteem, sexual difficulties, domestic abuse, various forms of trauma, bereavement & loss, & existential issues.
I am now working in private practice & operate under the code of ethics of IAHIP www.iahip.org.
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