Working as a psychologist has allowed me to help many adults, adolescents and couples deal with challenges and difficult periods in life which affect physical, mental and emotional health. I qualified as a counselling psychologist from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland. Initially I worked with secondary school and university students, before joining the Health Service Executive (HSE) helping young people addicted to drugs and also adult survivors of childhood trauma. After this I worked for over six years for the NHS in London treating adults with various mental health difficulties. I have a keen interest in Aviation Psychology and am a member of The European Association for Aviation Psychology, working with crew of major international airlines.
I consult and comment on psychological matters for magazines and also on radio and television. My work with my clients is collaborative and I believe in treating every patient as an individual. I treat adults and also adolescents (age 13 and above with parental consent).
Some of the psychological approaches I use in my client work include:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)
- Interpersonal Therapy for Adolescents (IPT-A)
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Person Centred Therapy
I am affiliated with the following governing organisations and work by their code of practice and ethics:
- Chartered Psychologist – BPS (British Psychological Society)
- Associate Fellow – BPS.
- Registered Counselling Psychologist – HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
- Member – EAAP (European Association for Aviation Psychology)