I’m an Associate Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI memb. no. 087638). I am also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS memb. no M4479C). Within the BPS I am a Senior Practitioner on their ‘Register of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy’. In 2018 the PSI formed a similar register to that of the BPS - the ‘Division of Psychotherapy’ (for Irish Psychologists with an expertise in the Psychological Therapies) to which I am a Full Member.
Following Chartered status I continued with further professional development and obtained Registration as Psychotherapist both in the UK and in Ireland. The organisations to which I was fully accredited include; The Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP memb. no. 577), The United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP memb. no. 4156466), and The United Kingdom Association of Humanistic Psychology Practitioners (UKAHPP memb. no. 148).
In a career spanning thirty plus years I’ve qualified in three distinct professional capacities. I initially trained as a Social Worker with the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (memb. no. 44129). It was during these undergraduate studies my fascination with psychology became increasingly apparent, ultimately inspiring future aspirations.
For several years I worked in London both as a Social Worker with Social Services and as a Primary Care Psychologist with the NHS. Since returning to Ireland twenty plus years ago I have worked in private practice solely specialising in the ‘Psychological Therapies’.