I started 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.
My career then 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.
I decided in 2008 to undertake a 5 year training course as a psychotherapist with the Irish Gestalt Centre www.irishgestaltcentre.com During that time I worked for as a trainee psychotherapist in the Student Counselling Service at 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 I worked for 2 years as an Intern with Oakwood Psychotherapy & Counselling Service dealing with a range psychological issues.
I have since been working in Stonehaven Psycotherapy practice, receiving the European Certificate of Psychotherapy in 2018 and in 2020 graduated with an MA in Psychotherapy from the Institute of Technology Carlow.
I am also a member of Irish Council for Psychotherapy
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