The places we are seen and heard are holy places.They remind us of our value as human beings. They give us the strength to go on. Eventually they may even help us transform pain into wisdom.
- Rachel Naomi Remen
Qualified and experienced Psychotherapist, Mindfulness Teacher, Group Facilitator, and Cross-Professional Supervisor, The Circle Way and The Healing Circle Facilitator.
BSc (Hons) Psychology; PGDip Psychology; BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy; Cert in Transpersonal Psychology; MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions - Mindfulness Teacher (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Finding Peace in a Frantic World); Professional Diploma in Cross-Professional Supervision; on-going training in trauma senstive mindfulness; training in Compassion Focused Therapy; training in Neurofeedback therapy, training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT); CAMS training (managing suicidal risk).
Fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP) - listed in the 'Find a Therapist' section of the IACP website. Graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (MPsSI). Also a fully accredited member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association Ireland (MTAI).
Psychotherapeutic approach includes Rogerian client-centred; Psychodynamic; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; Solution Focused Brief Therapy; Mindfulness based Interventions; Compassion Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behvioural Therapy. The over-arching approach to all my work is Mindfulness.
Over the years I have worked with a wide range of clients on issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, self-esteem, grief/loss, relationship issues, transitions, shock/trauma; and psychiatric diagnoses in conjunction with the client's psychiatrist. Since my student counselling internship in 2013 I have been working as part-time student counsellor; previously I worked in the student counselling service of UCD, IADT, and TUD Tallaght. Currently and for the last number of years I have been working in the National College of Art and Design student counselling service.
Alongside teaching MBSR, and 'Finding Peace in a Frantic World' programme, I have the privilege of guiding daily morning meditations throughout the academic year for the staff and students of the National College of Art and Design.
As a psychotherapist and as a mindfulness teacher it is my privilege to hold a safe, nurturing space for the individual or group, allowing each person to come home to the self, free to acknowledge and explore the issues that are calling for attention.