Psychotherapist in Private Practice
Naas Counselling and Psychotherapy
I have worked as a psychotherapist for the past 16 years. My theoretical orientation is psychodynamic/ analytical. I am influenced by object relation theorists and Jung. I work with adults and young people. My areas of work include:
Relationship difficulties, stress & anxiety, bullying, self-esteem, depression, suicidal ideation, post-natal depression, sexuality, sexual trauma, loss & bereavement, fertility, parenting difficulties.
Trinity Comprehensive Secondary School, Ballymun
Since July 2010 I have run a psychologically based programme that uses therapeutic interventions to help the psychological well- being of students and staff in second level education. The programme provides services that include counselling, staff support, staff training, management consultancy, group project intervention, policy/system input and applications to meet the need to think, learn and work in a safe environment.
Trinity College Dublin- Guest Lecturer
I teach part time as part of the MPhil in Psychoanalytic studies course.
Dublin Institute of Technology ,Community Links Programme,Pathways Through Education Programme
For 9 years I ran a self-esteem and motivation programme for young people in schools. The programme ran in 2 inner city Dublin schools with DEIS status. I developed and ran programmes through the SPHE curriculum, using therapeutic interventions to classes that allowed greater understanding of our emotional world to increase resolve, resilience and resourcefulness. I also set up and developed counselling services within the Pathways Programme.
Whilst in London for 11 years I worked in various voluntary organisations. I worked for 9 years in mental health and homeless agencies, and towards the end of my time there in the MIA centre working with mothers and the Camden Irish Centre and ICAP as a psychotherapist.