As an integrative counsellor in Ennis and Limerick, I use a range of counselling approaches and methods to help clients explore and address issues in their lives. Examples include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapy, creative techniques, and lifestyle and dietary changes.
I take a person-centred and gently directive approach to therapy. This means that I support clients in a non-judgmental and empathetic manner to become more self-aware and to change their thoughts and behaviours.
Clients will come away from therapy with insights, skills, and tools to enable them to continue their personal growth going forward.
Issues I Can Help With
I see adults and teenagers over 16 for one-to-one counselling in Ennis or Limerick. Online sessions are also available.
Some of the most common client issues I work with include:
– low self-esteem
To see other issues I can help with, click here.
If you have any queries or would like to book a session, you can contact me by phone or email. Please note that all sessions are taking place online, via Zoom, during COVID-19.
Training and Accreditation
I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP). I completed four years of training with PCI College in counselling and psychotherapy. At present, I am completing a Masters in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have also undertaken a two-year training with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), specialising in trauma therapy and sexual violence. I am an accredited counsellor with the RCNI.
Other areas in which I have received further training include art therapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), and responding to domestic abuse.
As well as psychotherapy training, I am a qualified Nutritional Therapist and a full member of the Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners (FNTP), Europe’s largest body of nutritional therapists (MFNTP: 104822856).
At Vive Counselling and Psychotherapy, clients have the option of getting mental-health focused nutritional therapy along with counselling therapies. Even small dietary changes can have a huge impact on a person’s mood and overall sense of wellbeing – learn more about diet for mental health.
Support Group Facilitator. I have previously facilitated support groups for people with depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood-related disorders.
Psychological Support Worker. I am a fully trained psychological support worker with the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in Limerick City.
Health Writer. I have several years’ experience as a health and wellness writer. I regularly contribute to websites such as Medical News Today, where I have covered topics like anxiety, panic, depression, and bipolar disorder.
Other. I am a former member of the Board of Directors at Rape Crisis Midwest.