I work with each client in a way that suits them best. I love to work creatively, and a session with me might include images, metaphors, sandtray, symbols, grounding, working with the breath, and attending to what our bodies are telling us.
I am passionate about personal development and find gestalt therapy to be an excellent way to become more aware of our strengths, qualities, resources, creativity and capacity for autonomy, making choices that support us in our growth and development.
I have been working therapeutically with people for over 30 years. My starting point was in complementary therapies, qualifying in both reflexology and aura-soma colour therapy. I have worked extensively in cancer care, initially as a reflexologist and then as a psychotherapist.
In 2009 I undertook a Post Graduate Diploma in Social, Personal and Health Education (SPHE). It was on this training that I found Gestalt Psychotherapy for the first time – and I felt like I had somehow come home! I embarked on my own gestalt therapy journey as a client - a journey which continues to this day.
I began to facilitate personal development and wellbeing groups and then brought my work to the education sector, working therapeutically with children and teenagers who were struggling in the education system for various reasons, and with their parents. I also worked with young people and adults with disabilities, both physical and intellectual disability, with their families and with the social care workers that support them.
I trained with the Gestalt Institute of Ireland, qualifying as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in 2020. I then took on further studies and research into anxiety, trauma and embodiment, achieving a Masters in Gestalt Psychotherapy in 2023.