I am a professionally trained Addiction Counsellor with many years of experience dealing with Alcohol, drugs and Gambling. I have specialised in Adolescent Addiction and have worked in The Aislinn Centre in Kilkenny, which supports young adults and their Families.
I am an Accredited member of the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and abide by their code of practise for Counsellors.
I have also managed the Rutland Aftercare program, facilitating clients that have completed residential treatment.
I am currently a member of the National Health and Wellbeing Committee for the GAA recently set up by Croke Park. The new Committee was set up to assist all elements of the GAA at national, provincial, and county level in identifying and responding to the health and wellbeing needs of all GAA members. I am also the Health and Wellbeing representative for Connacht .
I played Hurling for Galway at all codes from underage to Senior level. I have recognised that people who play sport can also have many personal issues that interferes or interupts their sporting careers. I work closely with GAA/GPA Counselling services.
I work in a number of areas at present. Athlone, Roscommon and Galway.
Counselling can help by offering you a safe and confidential place to talk, face to face, with someone you can trust. A chance to be listened to without being judged. A place where you can feel free to express your true feelings, know that you will be accepted, and that your perspective will be understood, maybe for the first time.
5 years Specialising in Teenage and young Adults Addiction Issues and Working Closely with Family members.
2 years in Residential Treatment centre, working with Adults both male and female.
Assessment manager in the Aislinn Centre Kilkenny, the only residential centre in Ireland for teenagers aged between 15-21.
- Qualified Addiction Consellor From Trinity College Dublin. ( TCD ) Accreditied Member of Addiction Counsellors. of Ireland ( ACI )
- Qualified in Personal & Executive Coaching. (Kingstown College, Dublin)
- Courses Completed
- STORM Course
- ASSIST Course
- Safe Talk Course
- Trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy ( CBT)
- Cert in Basic Counselling skills.
- CRAFT Training ( Community Reinforcement & Family Training )
- Train the Trainer
Areas of expertise
- Adolescent Issues
- Behavior Problems
- Addiction, Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, ( on line ).
- Anger Management
- Personal Coaching for sports people
- Grief & Loss
- Suicide Counselling,
- Self Confidence/ Self Esteem.
- Family problems.