As a passionate advocate for adolescent mental health, I have developed a strategy for parents who wish to prepare their children to manage well on social media. How does the strategy work? It focuses on their mental fitness. My book is available to buy on Amazon.
I am a Systemic Psychotherapist and a Section 47 and Section 32 assessor for the Family Courts. I am accredited with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). I work in private practice in Skerries and Rush, North Co Dublin. I work with adults, adolescents and children who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, post-traumatic stress or suicidal ideation. I work with couples and adults in relation to sexual difficulties and porn addiction.
I am strongly influenced by ideas relating to Narrative Therapy and Social Constructionism. Because of this, my basic beliefs are that all people are experts on their own lives and while I have expertise in the area of my work, clients are the most expert in relation to their own life. With that in mind, therapy is very much a job myself and clients embark on together when we start to resolve whatever they wish to resolve. Beginning Psychotherapy is not necessarily easy but neither at times, for any of us, is life.Psychotherapy can really make a massive difference in so many ways. You do not need to be hopeful of success in order to begin the therapeutic journey. You only need to be ready to begin. As the esteemed and brilliant poet, Brendan Kennelly has said… “In a world that dreams of ending, that always seems about to give in, something that will not acknowledge conclusion, insists that we forever begin.’ Begin or not………..It’s always a choice