Originally from Ireland, I have travelled extensively and have lived in the UK for the past 22 years and in Cornwall for the past decade.
In my youth, I did volunteer work for Victim Support and ChildLine. I was then given the opportunity to attend an 'Introduction for Counselling Course via the police force.
This course inspired me to continue with further studies particularly in counselling.
Whilst studying, I worked in various originations mainly relating to adults and young people with mental health issues such as social services, CMHT (Community Mental Health Teams), Low secure units (treating people with mental health issues that need to be kept safe), Residential Homes, Out- Reach work and in school and colleges.
I am presently working as an IAPT therapist, on the IAPT programme (Improving Access to Psychological Therapies) that is offered throughout Cornwall.
This programme is to provide faster access for people with depression and anxiety disorders to talking therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Counselling.
I am skilled in working with Mood disorders, Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, Grief, loss, divorce, separation, anger issues, eating issues, Personality Disorders, Family Dynamics and Couple work.
Training & Qualifications
I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Currently I work as an IAPT Therapist on the IAPT programme offered throughout Cornwall.
I also attend Workshops and Seminars as part of my Continued Professional Development which ensure that I am current and relevant in my role as a Counsellor, Mentor and Supervisor.