My journey began in the country in Ireland where I grew up. There was a strong emphasis on the community and we went on unannounced visits to each otherís houses, told stories, danced and shared a world of intrigue which changed my perspective as new information was added. Farm work would be postponed while somebody listened to you and gave you a helping hand, if needed. I believe that is where the seed for healing was sown for me.

Later on my journey has been diverse, rich and not without its intricacies. In my twenties, it took me from my native Ireland to Cameroon for four years as a volunteer teacher, with an interruption to take care of my mother at home when she was dying of cancer.

I worked as a carer in New York and came to France over twenty years ago. In Paris, I was a language trainer to adults in the corporate world and with various organisations for the unemployed, before leaving to do an MA in counselling at the University of East Anglia (UEA), Norwich. I was a student and staff counsellor at the University when I lived in the UK. I now have a private counselling practice in Paris, still do some teaching, and lead various workshops (see ref). I also love to write and some of my work has been published.
Because of my experience and training, I work effectively with people of different cultures, ages, race, sexual orientation and gender.

I bring to counselling: compassion, commitment and, I hope, an ever-increasing amount of wisdom. I have strong intuition, a good sense of humour and great confidence in others and their capacity for growth.

My professional qualifications include:

  • MA Counselling, BSc (Hons.) Psychology

  • BA, H.Dip.Ed., RSA Dip. (TEFOL)

I am a member of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) www.bacp.co.uk and I abide by their Code of Ethics. I also have life-long supervision and I am committed to continuing professional development in order to enhance my work.

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