Attended NUI Galway and completed a joint honours degree in psychology B.A. (Hons) in 1986. Then went on to the postgraduate research programme there and completed an M.A. (Hons) in Psychology in 1988.
Dedicated to applying studies to help people with emotional and psychological difficulties and to work as a Clinical Psychologist so then went to the UK and qualified as a Clinical Psychologist in the University of Surrey in Guildford. Completed an M.Sc. in 1990 and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (Psych.D.) in 1995.
Specialised in Clinical Psychology within a forensic setting (maximum secure hospitals) in both England and Scotland.
Returned to Ireland in 1996 and worked in a range of settings: private, university and public services.
Currently, and for past fifteen years, Director of Counselling in HSE National Counselling Service (NCS). Managing a dedicated counselling & psychotherapy service for adults who have experienced childhood abuse and more recently the Counselling in Primary Care (CiPC) service across Cork & Kerry.
Completed a H.Dip. in Integrative Psychotherapy Studies, UCC (2002)
Psyche & Soma, Certificate in use of Drama and Movement Therapy, Sesame Institute, London (2014)
Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy, LIT (2015)
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
A Registered Clinical Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland (Reg. Clin. Psychol. Ps. S.I.) and a full member of both the clinical and forensic divisions of PSI. Practice within the PSI Code of Ethics.
CURRENT PRIVATE PRACTICE & CONSULTANCY SERVICE
Psychology & Psychotherapy Centre created to invite those who are feeling they are not at their best into a transformative and healing space.
is the Irish word for “Treasures” and I believe that we all have an inner resource that is full of all kinds of treasures! There are times in our lives, however, when we find these personal treasures hard to see, reach, touch, feel. Life experiences may have taken us away from ourselves onto other paths and we may need some help (a map) to find our way back home to our true nature and the treasures within.
As a Psychologist and Psychotherapist I am committed to accompanying people to new frontiers… on their road of self discovery….connecting and cherishing their own inner treasures….letting soul sing and shine!