I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I completed my certificate qualification with PCI College and gained my Dip. in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I then decided to complete the B.Sc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy in IICP. This incorporated additional approaches such as
- Group Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Child and Adolescent Therapy
- Integrative and Pluralistic Approaches
Prior to working full time as a therapist I worked for 14 years in the community and voluntary sector. I managed an outreach programme for men moving on from emergency homeless accommodation in Dublin. This gave me a deep understanding of addiction and mental health issues. I also managed outreach, mentoring and peer support programmes in the disability sector.
Working as a consultant trainer I developed and delivered bespoke training for organisations working with vulnerable adults including St Vincent de Paul, Merchants Quay Ireland, Ana Liffey Drugs Project, The Probation Service, Alone, Special Olympics Ireland, Citizens Information Service & Dublin Simon Community.
Drug use among young people is an issue that is close to my heart and I worked on education programmes for parents who are concerned about the impact of drugs on their children.
Before moving into the caring profession I worked for IBM as Software Group Sales Trainer in Europe, Middle East and Africa.
As you can see my life experience is very varied allowing me to connect easily with people from all walks of life.
Engage Counselling offers short term support with present day issues that are troubling you. Counselling enables you to find a better way of coping, find a new direction and make more positive choices for your life.
Engage Psychotherapy is generally a longer more in-depth process, which involves exploring many parts of your past, present and future. It is potentially a highly rewarding process in which you can develop personally and make lasting positive changes.
I offer a secure professional relationship through which difficulties are identified and clarified. By engaging in therapy you will work through challenges, hurts or conflicts and consider moving forward towards a more positive future. Engaging with your own personal power will give new insight into the choices open to you and help you make changes in your life.
The exciting process of self-exploration helps to identify and change the patterns that are having a negative effect on your life. You will gain a greater sense of control through understanding your emotions and making changes to your thinking and behaviour patterns.
Experience working with Anxiety, Depression, Anger Management, Relationship & Family Difficulties, Self Harm, Suicidal Ideation, Trauma, Addiction, Stress, Low Self Esteem and more…