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I began my early working life in finance, but soon realised that I was more interested in the figures in humanity than the ones on paper.
I then focused upon serving and working for the benefit of others:
Aiding in the development, promotion and delivery of a charity devoted to the education of young people from diverse cultural backgrounds, prior to mainstream education acknowledging the changing landscape of urban schools.
I gained my experience working in: local communities, youth work, drug awareness, outward bound activities, sporting activities.
When I began my own family I became a registered childminder, predominately working with families and children referred by Social Services
Following a move to Ireland, I expanded my interest in the therapeutic elements of the creative arts, which led to achieving a Masters Degree in Dramatherapy. I work with the young to the young at heart, and those whose time on this planet is almost over, working with intellectual, multi sensory & physical disability, gaining experience in a variety of settings.
I am passionate about my work facilitating youth drama sessions creating original theatre pieces for production. Encouraging young people to explore their realities within the safety of the creative arts.
Continued professional development has seen me gain diplomas in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Management, becoming a trainer in Mental Health First Aid (Armed Forces). Completing certified practitioner courses in Life Coaching, NLP (Neuro Linguistic Progarmming) & Mindfulness. I am currently continuing and deepening my understanding of mindfulness , meditation & NLP through further study and practice. I am a certified meditation teacher.
I began working with the Armed Forces community, with injured service personnel, their families and veterans in 2009.
At the core of my professional and personal development has been the knowledge that humans are wonderful beings, who at times need not only to be reminded of this but may also need some support.
Holistic healing remains my primary focus, healing of mind, body and soul, to enable us to live authentic lives.
I understand that sometimes before we can move forward we must heal past hurts & traumas. I have long believed that to 'be in therapy' for many years may not be the most beneficial way to live a life. Hence my passion in creating a space that can both explore and the past and move you forward aiding you to create your future in alignment with your core value and vision.
Alongside academic development continuous study in Reiki (Master III), Angel Reiki & Crystal Healing and the pursuit of deepening my intuitive abilities.
I value being able to give back and offers my services pro bono where possible.
Whilst living in the UK I was honoured to be able to volunteer at Pause, the youth mental health drop in centre, run by the Children s Society.
I volunteer for the Healing Hands Network offering a Debriefing & support service for therapists returning from working with survivors of war in Sarajevo.
Authentic discovery does, when necessary, work with first class associated professionals from a variety of applicable disciplines to ensure that you receive the very best service.
Although, as yet unpublished I have written stories for children & plays for theatre, I have also performed on stage in the Dublin Fringe Festival and in the UK.
Further information about my professional work and endorsements can be found by clicking my LinkedIn icon at the bottom of each page. I am a fully accredited member of the 'Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapist' more information can be found http://www.iacat.ie/page/therapists/6463
I am married with four children and two grandchildren. I believe in embracing and enjoying life with all its possibilities.
Thank you for taking your time to find out more about me. Please contact me if I can be of benefit.
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