Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor.
Hello and thanks for visiting! I am a Counselling Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Supervisor living and practicing in Cork, Ireland. I have almost twenty years' professional experience, most of which has been in private practice as a counselling psychologist and psychotherapist. As a supervisor, I supervise other therapists, counsellors and social workers.
I receive referrals from GP's, psychiatrists, Tusla and various organisations through EAPs - although at this point referral are mostly on a word-of-mouth basis.
I have specialised experience in bereavement and trauma work having trained and worked part time for Barnardos for over six years.
I have a particular interest in working with adolescents and developed and delivered a substance misuse and personal development module to transition year students for seventeen years which I enjoyed immensely. I am a constant advocate for improved critical thinking, sex education and communication with this age group. I also work with parents of this age group around parenting skills and sex education including social media use and consent issues.
I very much enjoy writing and have my own blog as well as Two Wise Chicks which I co-author with a colleague and friend. I contribute to other sites, particularly, but not exclusively around parenting and teenage issues. I am honoured to be feature writer at Voiceboks ) a US based parenting website and also at FamilyFriendlyHQ, an Irish parenting website . More recently I started writing for The Good Men Project I write a fortnightly mental health column in The East Cork Journal and enjoy a fortnightly slot on CRYfm.
For now I am concentrating on and very much enjoying a busy full time private practice. I am open to all consultation and research opportunities and am more than happy to connect with like minded professionals! Feel free to connect with me on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn - although I rarely use the latter!