I have run a private practice in Elm Medical Centre, Ennis, since 2011.
I hold a B.Sc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Coventry University) which supports me to avail of a variety of approaches in the best interest of each client. I'm trained to help people to cope with issues of anxiety, depression, bereavement, trauma and stress.
I also have plenty of experience in crisis support and with assisting people when they have negative thoughts and behaviours that they want to change. I most often use elements of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Focus Brief Therapy which are clinically proven to work effectively to bring about satisfactory outcomes in a relatively short amount of time for many emotional and mental health issues.
On average, 6-8 sessions can bring about some meaningful change. What matters most is that you get the right help for your specific needs so the number of sessions varies from person to person.
Anxiety & Panic
Did you know that understanding anxiety is the first step to getting it under control?
For some people anxiety becomes a habit that feels out of control and affects their ability to handle the stresses and pressures of everyday living. Severe anxiety causes panic attacks. If you recognise that it’s a problem for you, it can be a great relief to share your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings and helps you reach a satisfactory solution.
I can help you with effective ways to respond to anxious thoughts and panic attacks that will reduce the severity of your symptoms and let you back to living life more fully.
Would you like to have a confidential space where you can talk about anything that’s on your mind?
Depression and low mood are common reasons that people seek my help.
If you are depressed or recognise symptoms of depression in a family member or friend, you can contact me or gently encourage the person you care about to contact me.
This will be the first step towards things getting better. To cope with depression alone is one of the hardest things and it delays your recovery.
“ I look at the sky and try
to see you among the stars”
Is it normal to feel like this? This is a question I’ve been asked many times. When someone close to you has died, it can be a real challenge to cope with their absence.
Life can seem empty and pointless. If you are grieving the loss of a loved one, one of the best things to do is to talk to a counsellor.
When you tell your story, you will be met with compassionate understanding. You don’t have to face your grief alone.