Experience and Ethics

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I have a strong commitment to ethical practice. I am fully accredited by UKCP in the UK, and since recently moving to Ireland I am supervised by an IACP accredited therapist and working towards accreditation in this country. I undergo supervision to ensure the efficacy and unbiased focus of my practice and I attend CPD sessions whenever possible both to keep up to date and to learn new skills.

My therapy experience includes:

  • Long term psychotherapy and short term counselling (3000+ hours)
  • Solution Focused therapy (8-18 weeks) for the UK National Health Service with English, Spanish and Portuguese speakers
  • Skype Sessions with regular clients
  • 3 months working with patients in 2 West African (Togolese) hospitals as part of the Psychology & Psychiatry team
  • 1 month of counselling overseas prisoners in Lome Central Prison
  • 100+ hours of psychiatric observation and input in the UK
  • Couples workshops using Imago Relationship Therapy
  • NLP and CBT focused coaching/therapy sessions i.e., PTSD following car accidents, or coaching for career direction etc
  • 4 day CPD certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Currently part of core accredited team of counsellors at Let’s Get Talking Galway, conducting assessments, inputting into centre decisions and mentoring new trainees
  • Currently co-directing a small start up not-for-profit to offer improved mental health resources to ex prisoners in Ireland and prisoners in the West of Africa

With regard to non-talking therapies, I am trained, qualified and insured to conduct reiki healing, aromatherapy massage and reflexology sessions and can make tailored products for individuals under the guidance provided by my aromatherapy diploma.

Counselling/Psychotherapy qualifications

4 year Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy

Diploma in Imago Relationship Therapy and trained to deliver Imago Weekend Workshops

NLP Master Practitioner with Timeline Therapy

Criminology Diploma with City Colleges

Recent CPD:

  • Brilliant at the Basics (Imago) and Awakening Eros (Imago)
  • CPD in Creative Counselling Techniques
  • CPD in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (4 day course)
  • CPD in Mindfulness (8 week course)

 

Healing and non-talk therapies

Level 3 Diploma in Aromatherapy

Level 3 Diploma in Reflexology

Reiki Master and Teacher

Sufi Healing Trainee

 

Other Qualifications

Creedons College:  Dog Training Instructor Trainee!

University of Sheffield:  MSc in Chinese Language, Business and International Relations

University of Sheffield:  BA Hons degree in Spanish and Business Studies

 

Languages spoken for therapy

English, Spanish, Portuguese, French

Intermediate knowledge of Russian & Persian