I grew up in the South of Ireland. In my 20's I taught English in Paris and Indonesia. In my 30's, I moved to England, where I trained as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
Over the past 25+ years, I have worked as a therapist in a variety of contexts including the private, public and voluntary sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland. I also worked in Hanoi, Vietnam, providing individual and couples counselling within the international and diplomatic communities. My work for the British National Health Service included the provision of individual counselling to staff, students and patients; group work with survivors of sexual abuse, and the provision of group supervision and support for mental health nurses. I worked in primary care and as a school counsellor in Ireland.
I hold an MA in Counselling from The University of Reading, UK, (1992), and an MSc and Clinical Diploma in Psychotherapy from Middlesex University/Metanoia Institute, London (2000). I am a trained mindfulness teacher, and also a yoga instructor. My approach to therapy is therefore an embodied one, integrating mind, body and spirit. I am committed to my own path of spiritual and psychological growth, and have a long time interest in the teachings of Buddhism and Yoga.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a Clinical Member of Ontario Society of Psychotherapists (OSP). Previous professional memberships include Registered Member of The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and Accredited Member of The Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).