Kathy graduated from PCI College and the University of Middlesex in 2014 with a BSc (Honors) and Diploma in Counselling/ Psychotherapy and Colour Therapies.
She also holds a Level 6 in both Adlerian Psychology and Jungian Psychology with Art therapy.
Kathy’s work experience to date and further training consists of Certificates in the following courses and areas:
- Youth leadership (Foroige and Edge Diversion Programmes)
- Affect Script Psychology
- Colour Therapy (Diploma)
- Life Skills
- Strengthening Families and Communities
- Child Care and Parenting
- Family Mediation
- Parent-Teenager Dynamics
- Managing your stress
- Holistic Healthcare
- Suicide Assist and Self Harm programmes
Kathy completed a thesis on “Challenging Teenagers” in 2014.
She is currently a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Kathy’s therapeutic approach offers her client, first and foremost a non judgemental, safe space, whereupon she hopes the client will learn to feel secure enough to be their most vulnerable self. Kathy offers a holistic, person centred, encouraging and integrative model of treatment.
Kathy firmly believes in the quote “There go I, but for the grace of God”
Kathy combines her knowledge, wisdom, experience and training to date to provide a helpful, supportive, kind and compassionate listening ear, treating everyone as wholly individual in their own right. Within this environment the client may find the courage, resolve and strength within to change what they can, accept what they can’t and learn to live more creatively with what they cannot change.
She assists her clients through the mind field of issues that arise from living life which may be Addiction, Illness, Bereavement, Divorce/Separation, Parenting, Teenagers, LGBT, Career paths/difficulties and the myriad of other issues that stem from the situations and circumstances we find ourselves in throughout our lives.
Kathy uses a wide range of integrative therapies in correlation with the client’s issues and needs such as CBT, SFBT, Motivational Interviewing, Gestalt, Psycho Education, Art/Colour therapies, the art of Mindfulness, Visualisation, Meditation, Spirituality, Biodynamics with self care and stress relief strategies included.