I first came to counselling when I suffered a personal crisis a number of years ago. I found it really beneficial to talk to someone and I felt called to become a counsellor myself so I could guide and help others in times of need.
I have a Certificate in Counselling from Ulster University in Belfast, a Diploma in Counselling from the Institute of Psychosynthesis in London and a Master of Science degree from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I have many years experience volunteering with community groups and charities and I also have experience working in the private sector, including over 10 years as a manager, mentor and team leader with a global professional services company.
I’m interested in mindfulness based interventions as part of the therapeutic process and how these can improve awareness of physical, emotional and mental patterns. I have attended a teacher training retreat with the Oxford Mindfulness Centre.
I sit on the Board of Directors of a NI charity giving support and advice to male victims of domestic abuse.