I offer a non-judgemental, collaborative and confidential space in which to unpack what is happening for you. Everything in therapy happens in your own time, and there is no issue too big or too small to bring. 


I work from an integrative perspective, which means that I draw from several theories of psychotherapy to tailor our work to your needs and goals. The theories I draw most from include Person Centred therapy, Attachment Theory, Compassion - Focused Therapy, Choice Theory, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Somatic Therapy and Poly-Vagal Theory. All of my work is trauma informed, as I have extensive training in trauma processing, particularly sexual trauma. 


Issues I have worked with include: 


Sexual and domestic abuse 

Child sexual abuse

Post traumatic stress 

Complex trauma / developmental trauma (childhood traumas)

Anxiety / Stress



Narcissistic abuse

Relationship issues


Lack of meaning in life




In your first session we'll get to know each other and discuss what you want to get out of our work together. We will also go through any questions or concerns you might have. Sessions run for 55 minutes. 


The most important aspect of therapy is the relationship you have with your therapist and that you click with them, so take your time to find the right therapist for you.

The fee is €65. Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation charge.

Appointments are available online or in person Monday - Wednesday 10am up to 8pm. 





I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist in private practice in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. 


I have a diploma and a BA in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from IICP, and a diploma in Psychology from DBS. I have further certificates and trainings in Compassion Focused Therapy,  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dissociation, Mindful Self-Compassion, trauma processing, EMDR therapy, narcissistic abuse, sensorimotor/somatic therapy, and poly-vagal theory. 


I completed the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s therapist training course in sexual trauma in 2015, and Womens' Aid's training in domestic abuse in 2013. I have worked in addiction and domestic abuse settings. I work in accordance with the IACP code of ethics.  I also have a BA in Fine Art, and an MA in Journalism, which helps me have a wide perspective in my counselling work.


I have a special interest in trauma processing and recovery, namely sexual violence and domestic abuse. Helping people become better friends to themselves and live expansive and compassionate lives beyond trauma is a privilege for me. 

I am an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy: www.iacp.ie



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I offer a range of psycho-educational workshops relating to mental health and emotional well being. All workshops are invitational, non-intrusive and trauma informed. If you are interested in a workshop please contact me for more information.

Past Workshops

Exploring Boundaries 

Exploring Somatic Boundaries


Christmas Self-Care 

Mindful Cognitive Behavioural Skills

Workshop Testimonies:

'I loved how everything was an invitation, not something I had to do' - L

'It was really good to reflect on what my boundaries are like and if they are helpful or not' - A

'You had a really clear way of explaining everything and gave enough time for us to think and to talk about it ourselves' - P

Reading Suggestions

The Body Keeps the Score - Bessel Van Der Kolk

Waking the Tiger - Peter Levine

In an Unspoken Voice - Peter Levine

Healing Trauma - Peter Levine

Trauma & Recovery - Judith Hermann


When Things Falls Apart - Pema Chodron

The Places that Scare you - Pema Chodron

Man's Search for Meaning - Viktor Frankl

The Choice - Edith Eger


The Gift of Therapy - Irvin Yalom

Love's Executioner - Irvin Yalom


An Unquiet Mind - Dr Kay Redfield Jamison


A Grief Observed - C.S Lewis


The Drama of Being a Child - Alice Miller 

How He Gets Into Her Head - Don Hennessy

Steps to Freedom - Don Hennessy




Please email me to arrange an appointment:



Located at:  

Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

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