I have a genuine passion for promoting healing, personal growth, self-discovery and recovery from within. At the heart of my work is the professional yet friendly relationship I build with my clients - a relationship of mutual trust, based on a strong sense of compassion, warmth and empathy towards each individual client, whatever their background, issues or experience.
I aim to provide a compassion focused trauma informed therapeutic approach, an approach, which seeks to understand and respond to the impact of trauma on people’s lives. This approach emphasises physical, psychological, and emotional safety for everyone and aims to empower individuals to re-establish control of their lives, reestablishing safety connection. I continue to expand my knowledge in the study of trauma, keeping up to date with trauma recovery research and various healing modalities.
I am a published writer, writing regular mental health blogs and articles for local and national publications, such as Mindsum.org, Belfast Live Psychology Net, and RSVP Magazine.
I have recently founded Newtownabbey's first infrared sauna studio - Elements Wellness Studio. Due to my work in the community I recognised the further need for holistic therapies, aiming to work with both mind and body. Elements Wellness offers heat, light and salt therapy, offering a unique approach to holistic healing and wellness. Elements has recently won most innovative business award in wellbeing 2022.
I personally, as well as professionally have discovered the benefits of each of the therapies I offer, each one having deeply enhanced and improved positive changes within my own life and the lives of many clients. Thank you for taking the time to read, I look forward to hearing from you.
Code of ethics & professional body.
Professionally registered with the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy, adhering to the BACP Ethical Framework for good practice and code of ethics. I continue to develop myself professionally and personally by regularly up keeping professional development and engaging in regular Supervision and training https://www.bacp.co.uk/
Qualifications and training.
Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Counselling
Level 4 in therapeutic counselling (Diploma)
Gestalt Psychology (Diploma)
Mindfulness and Meditation(Diploma)
Advanced Shadow Mastery Jungian psychology (Diploma)
Inner Child Healing (Diploma)
Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)
Solution focused (Brief Therapy)
Working with addictions.
Working with trauma.
Suicide prevention training.
Safe place domestic violence awareness.
Dealing with distress - working with suicide and self harm (CS training)
Working with Shame (CS training)
Working with relational trauma
Dealing with disorganised attachment.
Introduction to Somatic Experiencing
BACP Certificate of Proficiency
Certificate in Nutrition & Weight Management
Certified Wellbeing & Life Coach.
Attendee Trauma Summit 2021
Compassionate Inquiry Introduction- Gabor Mate
Certificate in Compassionate Inquiry;Healing deep traumatic wounds GABOR MATE
Certificate in the biology of loss; how to foster resilience when attachments are impaired
Introduction to Brainspotting
Reiki Level One, Two & Master Degree