I qualified with a PG Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) in 2012 and spent the following 9 years working in GP Surgeries and Community Mental Health organisations. I am an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and operate fully within their ethical guidelines.
My true passion however lies in helping people overcome their Food, Weight and Body image issues.
I spent most of my teens and early childhood struggling with low self-esteem and poor body image. What started off as a diet to lose some weight and gain confidence progressed quickly to restrictive eating and over exercising and within a few months I was in the grips of a bingeing and purging. This cycle continued for a number of years until my recovery.
From my own personal experience, I knew that I wanted to specialise and set about gaining more knowledge in this area. This led me to train as a Nutrition Coach with the Institute of Health Sciences in Dublin, which provided great insight into the relationship between Nutrition and Mental Health.
To deepen my understanding of Weight Management Psychology I undertook further training with the National Centre for Eating Disorders and am now a Certified Eating Disorder and Obesity Practitioner.
Although my core training is in CBT, as my experience and knowledge has broadened, I love to integrate more alternative treatment techniques such as EFT (Tapping) and RTT (Transformational Hypnotherapy) to my practice.