About Me

I am one those people who can only offer to others what I truly believe works myself. Some of the ways that I found most resourcing as I face challenges include understanding my nervous system, somatic movement, establishing a rhythm for myself and aligning more with nature. This has now become the basis of my offering to others. In order to align more with nature, one of my offerings is one-to-one sessions in a yurt perched up on hill overlooking the ocean, allowing people to drop out of the busyness of life (still only 20 minutes from Dublin). It gives me such joy bring people there, to light the little stove and feel the elements wrap around the place.
What I believe in and what I offer
What I believe in and what I offer
Coming Home
Coming Home
I am at my happiest when I see people coming home a little more to who they truly are. I see there is a paradox at play for many of us, we can become over-committed to what we care about and over-give, in the process we often let go of what sustains us and gives us energy. This can lead to feeling overwhelmed and exhaustion, possessing no time to get back to what our soul is yearning for. We can feel lost. Celtic mythology says we are meant to feel lost and the journey is often a spiral back to ourselves. I believe we all have an innate wisdom about what serves us best, we are just going so fast sometimes we forget

I focus on helping people remember their resources to face life’s challenges by doing one-to-one sessions and bringing people together in circles

Life Changing Experience
Life Changing Experience
A couple of years ago I had a life changing experience. I came out of my wonderful neurosurgeon’s office after being told that I needed brain surgery. I knew there and then that life would never been the same again. I was numb, full of fear about the uncertainty I was facing and at the same time my mind was filled with the questions- Well, what matters most? What do I really want to do? As Mary Oliver says “So what is your plan for to do with this one wild precious life?” Sitting with these questions, I got a lot of clarity, if I didn’t have much time left, (as well as cherishing my family and friends) I wanted to focus on helping people remember their resources as they face into life’s challenges by doing one to one sessions and bringing people together in circles.

I consider myself lucky, as thanks to my 20 year career as a Chartered Psychologist and the many other modalities I have studied such as yoga and Celtic shamanism, I have become aware of lots of resources that we can bring to bear in the face of challenge. Thankfully, the decision about brain surgery was changed and instead life for me is punctuated by regular brain scans. This has kept the reminder of the fragility of life close and the impetus to make the most of it front of mind.

My Experience

brain-1710293_640Chartered Psychologist

I am a Charted Psychologist with the British Psychological Society and I have been working in the area of coaching, training and self-care for 20 years.

spirituality-303281_640Commercial Work Experience Internationally

I have considerable commercial experience working internationally with the pioneering Energy Project, delivering a cutting-edge, culture change projects with clients including Schneider Electric in Italy and France and Maersk Oil in the Middle East. Recently, I was one of four facilitators with the Flourish Initiative who delivered a self-care training programme for 1,600 of Virgin Atlantic’s worldwide staff. In Ireland I have also worked extensively with Ibec, AIB, Deloitte (as part of the SEVEN Psychology team) and I have coached on several IMI development programmes.

psyche-5007917_640In-depth Occupational Psychology Experience

I have gained in-depth understanding of organisational challenges through my broader work in Occupational Psychology, including working with Dr Mike Smith to design and roll out an assessment process to hire 500 staff for Bristol-Myers Squibb in Ireland.

medical-5047582_640Worked extensively with Healthcare and Charities 

I have also worked extensively in healthcare, facilitated several country-wide self-care training courses for nurses, obstetrics staff and surgeons. I have also delivered a programme in the Royal College of Surgeons for trainee doctors. In addition, I have worked extensively in the charity sector with organisations such as Plan Ireland and the ILCU Foundation.

community-150125_640Accomplished Group Facilitator and Coach

I have stayed close to thought leaders in the area of personal development, I trained in coaching in Australia with Anthony Grant when coaching was in it’s infancy, in the States with late Doug Silsbee and in the UK with Nancy Kline. I am currently deepening my training in Celtic Mythology and feel that this offers such a rich framework for us to draw upon (that we know in our bones).

I am an accomplished group facilitator and coach. I have sat on several coaching panels in both the UK and Ireland. I am currently part of the coaching faculty at the IMI and I worked with Liz Norris of the IMI to train several hundred managers in coaching skills.

exercise-2029428_640Body Wisdom

I am a yoga teacher and I have studied many diverse modalities including somatic coaching, shamanic healing, kinesiology, Watsu, nervous system regulation and somatic movement practices. I am also an accidental long distance sea swimmer (well, 5 kilometers, I am not talking the English Channel here), the sea has taught me so much about overcoming fear, over-efforting and paradox of how bringing more ease brings more strength.