**During the coronavirus pandemic online counselling is available at a discounted rate of €50. A sliding scale is available for those who have lost their income due to it. 

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


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, Gestalt 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 but are not limited to: 


Anxiety / Stress




Narcissistic abuse

Relationship issues



Lack of meaning in life

Entering into therapy is a brave step. Wherever you are on your journey, I can meet you there.



In your first session we'll get to know each other a little and have a look at 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 50 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.

Rates are €60 per session. I operate a sliding scale - if sustaining the fee is a concern for you, we can talk about it in your first session. Please note there is a 48 hour cancellation charge. 

Online counselling at a discounted rate of €50 is available during the Cornonavirus pandemic. A sliding scale available for those who have lost their income due to it. 


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


I have a diploma in Psychology from DBS, a diploma and a BA in Integrative Psychotherapy, both from IICP. I have further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dissociation, Mindful Self-Compassion, trauma processing, EMDR therapy and narcissistic abuse.


I completed the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre’s therapist training course in sexual trauma in 2015, and the 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 lives beyond trauma is a great privilege for me. 





Daring Greatly offers 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.

Upcoming Workshops

Coming up:

Sunday 19th April 2020



9.30am - 4.30 pm

Oscailt Centre, 8 Pembroke Rd, D4

“Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation” - Audre Lorde

- Integrate the tools of CBT and Non Violent Communication into your boundary setting to better enable you to negotiate challenging thoughts, feelings and sensations. 

- Integrate mindful self compassion into your every day life to help you disconnect from co-dependency. 

- Explore & develop your boundary style

- Tune into the wisdom of our bodies in raising awareness of our boundaries.


Past Workshops

Exploring Boundaries

Somatic Boundaries

Resourcing & Resilience 

Christmas Self Care

Self Care 


Workshop Testimonies:

"Lovely, relaxing, and a safe space to spend the day learning." - A

"The tools and handouts were excellent." - M

"I loved the relaxing way the workshop was run, I felt free to talk openly and honestly." - S

"I loved that you had a choice to participate as much as you wanted to." - G

"Very prepared, very fluid." -S

"The chance to experience what boundaries actually are was eyeopening" - N





Located at:  

Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Tel: 083-414-2451. 

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