I am a qualified Neuromuscular/Physical therapist with over 16 years experience treating muscular pain and injury. I worked in clinical practice before setting up New Energy Therapy in 2013.
It was here I started to notice people presenting with physical pain whilst also carrying emotional stress and anxiety in their body. And so, I entered college once more in
2016 with a thirst for knowledge but this time my interest was in the psychology of the mind and how our environment impacts both mind & body, what Gabor Maté describes as 'the mind/body unity'.
My interest is in how repressed emotions & trauma in many ways manifest as physical pain.
“Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies”
(Bessel Van der Kolk, 2014)
I am currently on the panel of lecturers in PCI College as part of their certificate and BSc programmes in counselling & psychotherapy.
I see clients for both physical therapy and psychotherapy, but as separate modalities in their own right. I am a qualified EMDR practitioner.
I hold a BSc (Hons) Degree in counseling and psychotherapy and a Diploma in Trauma & PTSD. I am a fully accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I am an accredited EMDR trained practitioner with EMDR All-Ireland.
I work in private practice in Clondalkin, Dublin 22.
I work from a humanistic and integrative perspective. I place importance on the therapeutic relationship and view this as the foundation of creating a safe and confidential space where people can talk without fear of judgement.
I have trained in the HSE's Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST)and have certification in CBT.
I have experience working with,
work related difficulties.
What is Psychotherapy?
Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and the therapist. It is an in-depth approach that is appropriate for longer-term problems and difficulties that are repetitive in nature. In psychotherapy, the focus is both on addressing immediate difficulties, but also on uncovering background issues that tend to lead the person to persistently encounter problems in their life.
What is EMDR therapy and how does it work?
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a mental health treatment technique. This method involves moving your eyes a specific way while you process traumatic memories. EMDR's goal is to help you heal from trauma or other distressing life experiences.
First Psychotherapy Session
On our first meeting my aim is to get a better understanding of your presenting struggles or concerns. After getting a better understanding of you, we will talk about our plan moving forward. Following this I will go through our contract of confidentiality. You should feel safe, accepted, respected, and relatively comfortable.
I am a qualified Neuromuscular Physical therapist since 2006 and work from a dedicated private therapy room at the side of my home in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. Here I provide a space to treat muscular pain & injury. I use both dry needling and sports massage modalities to see reduction in pain symptoms. My concentration and focus is to release trigger points in the injured muscle tissue. I am member of the Association of Neuromuscular Physical Therapists (Ireland).
Focusing primarily on trigger points I have experience treating the following physical pain and injury.
Neck and shoulder pain
Hip & groin pain
Sports injuries inc. hamstring, quad & calf strains
So what are trigger points? Trigger points are discrete, focal, hyperirritable spots located in a taut band of skeletal muscle. They produce pain locally and in a referred pattern and often accompany chronic musculoskeletal disorders. Acute trauma or repetitive microtrauma may lead to the development of stress on muscle fibers and the formation of trigger points. Trigger Points can refer pain from one area to another, so where you experience pain may not be the root cause.
The response to Trigger Point Therapy treatment varies from person to person. Generally, for recent injuries or current conditions, only a few Trigger Point Therapy treatments are needed in a short space of time.
My treatments are covered by Aviva, Laya and Irish Life Health insurers (check your policy) and receipts available on request.