As an integrative therapist, I use a range of counselling approaches and methods to help clients explore and address issues in their lives. I primarily 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.
I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques when required. CBT enables clients to see how their thoughts and actions can affect the way they feel. Other techniques used include mindfulness, creative therapies, and lifestyle and dietary interventions.
Clients will come away from therapy with insights, skills, and tools to enable them to continue their personal growth going forward.
I see adults and older adolescents for one-to-one counselling in Ennis or Limerick. Online sessions are also available. If you have any queries or would like to book a session, you can contact me by phone or email.
Training and Accreditation
Having completed a four-year training with PCI College in general counselling and psychotherapy, I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IACP).
I have also undertaken a two-year training with the Rape Crisis Network Ireland (RCNI), specialising in trauma therapy and sexual violence, and 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. At present, I am completing a Masters in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
In addition to 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 availing of 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.
I have previously facilitated a support group for people with depression, bipolar disorder, and other mood-related disorders, and I am a fully trained psychological support worker with the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) in Limerick City. I am a former member of the Board of Directors at Rape Crisis Midwest.
With 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.