I am a passionate and empathetic Health Psychologist from Cork, Ireland.
I am a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologist Board.
I am trained in a number of treatment modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills (DBT). I tailor my intervention and approach based on the individual person's needs.
What is Health Psychology?
Health psychology focuses on how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness. Health Psychologists provide support for the mental health impact of living with an illness, as well as promoting health and wellness. Health psychologists work together with an individual to explore how they react to, cope with, and recover from illness.
Experience and Expertise
I specialise in working with people with long term health conditions.
I place a strong focus on empowerment, what someone 'can do’, instead of only focusing on the burden of a diagnosis.
I have experience working with people living with Physical Health Conditions such as Gut Issues (IBD, IBS etc.), Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Skin Conditions, Fertility Issues, Cancer and more.
I am skilled at identifying and supporting mental health difficulties that may result from and impact physical health such as anxiety and low mood.
I also have experience working with people with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, Adult ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and more. I have worked with both adults and teenagers (12+), from diverse backgrounds.
I have a particular interest in holistic psychology, and the deep connection between our body and mind. My passion lies in helping others to understand themselves as a whole, and learn tools to navigate their way through life's ups and downs.
I attend regular supervision and engage in continual professional development courses to further expand my knowledge and psychological skills.
Outside of Psychology
I am passionate about travelling, nature and the outdoors, and I spend as much time as I can outside. I love sea swimming (well, dipping!), hiking and camping. I adore sitting watching the sunrise, and sunset.
I also enjoy relaxing with a good book at home and cooking delicious meals for family and friends.
My motto in life is “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf!”.
Want to know more?
To read more about my education and experience, please visit my LinkedIn