The solutions to emotional problems are already within you, I can help you discover them using a combination of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy to release blocked emotions, resolve relationships and heal low self-esteem. Hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind reaching deeply into the problem’s source, creating healing release. Blocked emotional energy causes many stress related illnesses. Setting these free affects mental, emotional and physical health in a very positive way. With 30 years experience, I have developed many techniques to enhance your whole approach to life.
As a younger woman, I received over three years’ psychotherapy to help my own development and self-awareness. This gave me invaluable insight and understanding into the challenging process of striving to overcome resistance, uncovering buried anger and facing our fears. This direct experience gives me a depth of compassion and empathy far greater than can be gained from books alone.
The client/therapist relationship is essentially about two people coming together to bring about healing and empowerment. I always “tune into” my clients’ highest intentions and ask for inspiration and guidance. This creates trust and openness – my clients report feeling safe, heard and understood.
My intuition has always served me well – some years ago I was able to further develop my psychic skills of observation during a three-year course on Quantum Psychology. From a point of highly focused concentration, (the Observer), I work to clear the energetic field of trapped emotional blockages within and around my client’s body. This technique (which is equally effective when practiced long range), is invaluable because it opens the way to work on healing deep areas of trauma. After these sessions, many clients speak of their greater depth of clarity and a capacity to understand their own process more completely. So while my practice is based in Duleek, County Meath this technique also works at a distance.
This combination of skills: the many psychotherapeutic approaches, the subtle uses of hypnosis, the healing aspect of Reiki and the invaluable skill of Quantum Psychology, allow me great flexibility in working with my clients.
I can then adapt the session to support them in whatever way seems most appropriate. And of course to work with them at a rate and pace that feels safe for them.
Many of our fears and stresses stem from the simple truth that on a deep inner level, we’re divided against ourselves. We’re unable to simply allow ourselves to be as we truly are
Long before I started my professional training I was fascinated by the nature of the mind – why it is that past conditioning can have such an influence on our present lives, and how it is that mental and emotional states can fluctuate so widely.
In 1986, after much research, I began an excellent 4-year course in London, with the UK Training College of Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy which provided a very solid grounding in the skills of hypnotherapy and psychotherapy. During this period I benefitted from many distinguished guest lecturers, learning from their special skills in particular forms of therapy such as imagery, gestalt, transactional analysis and of course the many applications of hypnosis. I started my own private practice during this time.
I went on to study for a further 2 years with Norman Vaughton, specific forms of hypnotherapy relating to sexual abuse, drug abuse, and alcoholism, grief counseling, and stress related disorders. We focused in depth on Dave Grove’s Wounded Child Within techniques and Ernest Rossi’s Metaphor of Movement techniques.
One of the College’s requirements was that we receive psychotherapy for ourselves because, of course, one cannot effectively treat the fear, pain and anger in others when it remains unresolved and unhealed within ourselves.
I had the good fortune to meet a highly skilled therapist, Christopher Sullivan, whose background in spiritual psychotherapy – Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy differed in many ways from my own. This provided me with the dual benefit of not only resolving my own emotional issues and also in gaining valuable insights at first hand into other approaches to healing.
In subsequent years I attended many advanced therapy workshops specifically relating to working in greater depth with the symptoms of an abusive family; with adults who have been sexually abused or who suffered a traumatic childhood.
In 2004 I took a course in Spiritual Peacemaking – led by James Twyman. The essence of this course is that we can only spread peace in the world when we are at peace within ourselves. This excellent 2-year course guided us to work dynamically on ourselves, to recognize and release all the fears and distractions that separate us from our own inner peace. We then worked in many ways to bring this wisdom and insight to the world around us by creating our own peace initiative. My project was to create and publish 6 CDs on self-awareness.
This course deepened my love of Life and my fellow humans. It strengthened my resolve to maintain a high level of self-awareness that continues to serve me today in numerous ways.
Several years ago I used to focus a lot on working with the past – exploring the traumatic experiences of my clients’ childhood. Over the years, however, my horizon has changed to working deeply with what surfaces in the present moment – to transforming what is occurring within the mind and body right NOW. This change of focus is the result of a 3 year course in Quantum Psychology where we were taught to work from the “observer” or the “Zero point field” a place of dynamic focus and detachment where we work through several layers of consciousness to reach the core problem, because it is only by removing this core problem that lasting change can occur. While past trauma certainly influences our present lives, the reason for my shift of focus is that I believe much can be accomplished through a deeper awareness of our present reality rather than an endless journey into the labyrinth of the past.
I attended a 2-year Certificate Course in Jungian studies led by Jasbinder Garnermann – one of Ireland’s leading Jungian Psychologists. The Certificate course was a study of Jung’s psychology as a way of exploring the unconscious and the reality beyond the personal. In addition to a thorough grounding in Jungian psychology, the course also facilitated our inner growth and spiritual awareness. We explored the concepts of the Unconscious, the Archetypes: the Ego, Shadow, Persona, Anima/Animus and the Self. A key role in our studies was Dream Therapy, the study of complexes, typology, and myth. This course greatly assisted my own journey of spiritual growth and self-awareness.
There is no such thing as a “one fix fits all” approach to therapy – individual healing needs are most dynamically met by therapy that is intuitively structured to that person’s needs. Therefore I use many different approaches and styles of therapy.
With increasing experience, my work has become more and more focused on spiritual empowerment which, I believe, opens the way for people to gain deeper insights into the wisdom of their own soul. In the field of therapy one never stops learning. I have been growing in knowledge, understanding, and compassion for the past 25 years and have had my own successful practice now for the past 27 years which offers the community a Meath-based therapist.