My approach as a counsellor and psychotherapist is underpinned by the values of person centred and humanistic counselling. This means that I hold a deep respect for your individuality, I am committed to listening with empathy, acceptance and without judgement. I believe in establishing a relationship in which you can feel accepted and understood. I wish to allow for the growth of trust which will help you feel safe to explore your experience. I believe that you are the expert on yourself, you know where it hurts and that within you are the resources you need to make the best decisions for yourself. My role as a counsellor is to facilitate your search for inner resources and to empower you to live your life more fully.
In my work as a therapist I integrate use of psychodynamic, relational, person-centred and trauma informed approaches.
I regularly attend workshops and seminars in the interest of continuous professional development (CPD) in support of my love of learning and fascination with advances in the field of psychotherapy. In recent years my work and interest has drawn me towards the areas of attachment, trauma and the mind/body connection.
Qualification, Professional Accreditation and Supervision
I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and an accredited member of the IACP. I am a graduate of PCI College and Middlesex University and I hold a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am currently completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy with Cork Institute of Technology.
As an accredited member of the IACP I adhere to the Ethical Code outlined by this organisation. I also attend regular clinical supervision in observation of my ethical duties.
I provide one to one counselling to adults (18+)