I have been in private practice for over 8 years. I first came to counselling many years ago when I suffered a personal crisis. 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.
Certificate in Counselling, Ulster University, Belfast
Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Institute of Psychosynthesis, London
Master of Science Degree, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh
Member of BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
I have 10 years experience volunteering with community groups and charities and I have 25 years experience working in the private sector, including 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.