Helen’s focus is on the creation of a warm safe environment where the relationship between client and counsellor is of paramount importance. She feels that it is within this space true healing begins.
Issues and areas of expertise:
Relationship Issues & Family Conflicts
Separation and Dealing with Relationship Break-Down
Anger Management Issues
Grief & Loss
Adjusting to Life After a Stroke
Parenting Advice & Counselling for Parenting Issues
Therapy for Children & Adolescents
End of Life Concerns
Anxiety, Phobias, Stress Management
Telephone & Skype counselling
Helen’s area of expertise lies in general counselling using a humanistic integrative approach drawing on her vast experience and training.
Much of Helen’s work is influenced by the holistic approach developed during her time spent in Marymount Hospice as a Social Worker, which gave her invaluable experience both in keeping her well informed on Child Protection legislation and in the first-hand experience gained through ground work.
Helen previously worked in Mental Health Services at a Residential Therapeutic setting and is actively involved with child care and welfare acting as a family assessor for a fostering agency. She is passionate about suicide awareness completing her thesis in UCC on ‘Educating Children for Grief as A Way Forward’ based on the Seasons For Growth bereavement program. She is a volunteer with Childline services in Cork and with the HSE Mental Health counselling services in Midleton.
BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy (CIT)
BSW (Hons) in Social Work (UCC), NQSW in Social Work (UCC)
Certificate in Reality / Choice Therapy WG II
Certificate in ASSIST suicide prevention programme
Certificate in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy (Tracht)
Certificate in Bereavement / Grief / Loss and Palliative Care (Marymount Hospice)