I take a Person-Centered approach to working with my clients, whereby I believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important for you to feel secure in therapy and bring about change. I will always actively listen and treat you with respect and empathy while you decide what issues and how deeply you want to talk about them. I also integrate Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) into sessions as this collaborative approach is driven by your own goals and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of common problems such as anxiety and phobias. Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is also very useful if you want to achieve specific short-term goals, where we will build upon your already existing strengths and learn new techniques that you can use in many aspects of your life. By utilising different approaches, I can best meet your individual needs.
It is so important that you are actively involved in the therapy process and come to it with honesty and openness so that you can experience change in any negative thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours you may have.
Originally from Ireland, I relocated to Prague in 2017 to undertake my psychological training. Prior to this I was based in London (UK) pursuing a career in public health working specifically in health policy for those with Epilepsy, neurological conditions and eventually for Emergency Medicine. However, following a career break, where I spent months travelling South, Central and North America, I came to the realisation that my own personal satisfaction and motivation came from working one-on-one with people who were in difficulty. This period of personal growth, enabled me to take the next step and retrain as a therapist.
MY QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
Training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (2021), Beck Institute
Masters in Psychology (MA) (2020), University of New York in Prague (UNYP)
Counsellor (2018-2020), UNYP Counselling Centre
Health policy charity sector UK (5 years)
MSc Public Health (2013)