Iwork in Roundwood, a village in County Wicklow. Here, in a comfortable room, we will meet, and see if there is a good "fit" between us, the culmination of aspects that create a good therapeutic alliance. It can be an anxious time at first, and there may be a hundred things you want to know, or just as possible; your mind may go blank. I encourage you to write down anything you may want to ask, or say, so that you have a reminder if you need it. I will do my best to put you at your ease. There is absolutely no pressure to decide at that point, sometimes assessment may happen over a few weeks, and you are always encouraged to express any uncertainty or difficulty. The work is often informed by the feelings that arise between the therapist and client, and can be extremely useful in facilitating deeper exploration of earlier relationships.
Some people may feel able to connect fully with their body straight away, others take a few weeks, still others never want to work that way. Body work is simply the practice of bringing the attention inwards and allowing the body to tune in on what it's feeling, and allowing the process to emerge. When the person feels safe enough to trust the process, the sensations and awareness in the present can lead back to earlier experiences. Encouragement to follow that thread, and support and guidance in the process, enables the expression of previously repressed emotions that can be the cause of many somatic symptoms, and behaviours that are not wanted.
This is really just a very brief overview of the approach you can expect from me when we meet. I have worked with many symptoms, such as depression, brain fog, depersonalisation, anxiety, phobia, sleeplessness, and relationship problems. Less defined, are the crises that occur without any apparent outside factors. Many times people come saying their life is very good, good job, great family, nice house etc., yet inside they feel empty, or in pain, and they feel bad, as though they "should" be grateful for all that they have. My perception is that sometimes, life has to be secure enough, for us to go through the crisis, and be open to transformation as a result.
If you have any questions, or would like to find out more, you can email, telephone or, when restrictions lift, arrange a session for face to face work. Zoom is available, and as well as weekly sessions, intensives (a group of sessions held over 2 to 5 days) can also be arranged, where accommodation can be found in a local hotel or B+B, and a group of sessions can be organised according individual requirements.
What can I expect to pay?
Current charges are €75.00 per hour, and are revised annually. Paypal or Revolut is available. In exceptional circumstances, it may be possible to negotiate a reduced rate.