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
Lack of meaning in life
THE FIRST SESSION
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, Attachment Theory and trauma processing.
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 and have worked in addiction and domestic abuse settings. I also have a BA in Fine Art, and an MA in Journalism, which helps me have a wide perspective in my counselling work.
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:
WORKSHOPS & BOOKS
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.
Exploring Somatic Boundaries
Mindful Cognitive Behavioural Skills
'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
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
Oscailt, 8 Pembroke Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4
"It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, face marred with dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without shortcoming, but who actually strives to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly." Theodore Roosevelt