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Qualifications

Professional qualifications, experience and accreditation

I am a Person Centred Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I gained my professional qualifications from Trinity College Dublin. I hold accreditation with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and The Irish Fertility Counsellors Association (IFCA).

I originally trained as a couples Counsellor with RELATE UK and worked for ten years in Marriage and Relationship Counselling Services (MRCS) Dublin.

I came to the area of Fertility in 2003 having trained with The British Infertility Counselling Association (BICA) and I have been the attending counsellor with the Merrion Fertility Clinic in Dublin since then. I also have a private practice in Dublin City North.

I was a founding member of The Irish Fertility Counsellors Association (IFCA)
and am an active member to date.

Qualifications

  • Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy – Trinity College Dublin
  • Cert in Couples Counselling  -  RELATE UK
  • Fertility training with the British Infertility Counselling  Association (BICA)
  • B.A. English Literature and Human Development – DCU
  • Training in Supervision – IACP accredited

The area is constantly changing and developing and to stay in touch with both the latest and best practice. I retain membership of the following organisations.


Professional memberships

  • Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists – IACP
  • Irish Fertility Counsellors  Association – IFCA
  • Irish Fertility Society – IFS
  • European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology – ESHRA
  • Donor Conception Network – DCN


Supervision and Continued Professional Development

My work is regularly supervised in accordance with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)  guidelines. I am committed to my ongoing personal and professional development in accordance with the IACP.