About Marie

My Story

Clients Are My Heroes

For several years I have been helping people as a trained listener. This isn’t just a job for me. It’s my passion.

I know what it’s like to feel anxious and stressed, doubting yourself, wondering why life isn’t working out the way you thought it would.

Therapy provided me with the support I needed to heal my pain and suffering. When I found the courage to reach out for help, and started to believe in myself, my life changed for the better.

At 45, I walked the Camino de Santiago in the hope of discovering what I was really meant to be doing with my life, wondering if it was too late to train as a psychotherapist. While enjoying working as a pharmacist for over 30 years, I always suspected my true purpose lay elsewhere.

I realised a life-long dream when I qualified as a psychotherapist, completing a 4-year Professional Training in Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation.

Today I’m a fully accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. Together we will work through your issues, helping you transform your life and relationships, feeling happier and at peace with yourself.

“Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.”

How I work

My aim here is to explain how I work without falling into the jargon trap.

Very simply, I’m a talk therapist. I’m also trained as a body psychotherapist. And I’m qualified in Internal Family Systems Therapy. My qualifications and training are listed below. Special interests and training include working with anxiety, stress, trauma, addiction, sexuality, and young people over 16.

One of the most important aspects of successful therapy is the connection between you and your therapist. My warm yet challenging style creates a safe and trusting environment to support your growth and wellbeing. My experience as a therapist is that feeling heard and understood facilitates healing.

Each trade has its toolbag. Counselling and psychotherapy is no different. I believe that therapy works when the therapist helps the client find tools and techniques to help themselves. I’m a direct and engaged therapist who will support you to find a way forward. To make changes in your life, if that’s what you want.

Qualifications

As an accredited member of IACP (Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and  IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy) I follow their Professional Code of Ethics and Good Practice. I undertake Continuous Professional Development.

Certificate Internal Family Systems Therapy 2017- 2019
Certificate IFS, Trauma & Neuroscience 2019
Certificate Sexual Trauma & Abuse 2018-2019
Counsellor NUIG Student Counselling 2018-2019
Postgraduate Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy (4 year Professional Training Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation) 2014-2018
Certificate Hakomi Mindfulness Psychotherapy 2017
Certificate Addiction & Motivational Interviewing 2017
Certified Stress Control Trainer 2016
Volunteer Counsellor Samaritans 2014 – 2015
Masters of Science Pharmacy 2006
Bachelor of Science (Honours) Pharmacy 1988

What My Clients Say

You listen. You don’t force me to talk about my problems. You wait until I’m ready.

Female, 34

You help me notice what’s going on in my body. I feel lighter after our sessions.

You help me notice what’s going on in my body. I feel lighter after our sessions.

You care about me. You help me to notice what’s really going on in my life.

Male, 21

Marie used a technique called Internal Family Systems, "IFS", which I found to be incredibly powerful.

Male, 34

Marie was very patient, calm, and present. Marie held space for me, helped me discern my inner critics and judges, and validated my emotions every step of the way.

Female, 27

For what seems like my entire life I have dealt with a great deal of anxiety and depression. Marie enabled me to make peace with the traumas I experienced in my past, and as a result, many of the emotions I experience now.

Female, 27

I honestly wish that I had had this type of intervention as a child. It could have saved me many years of self-doubt, insecurity, isolation, fear, sadness, depression and anxiety.

Female, 27

I would strongly recommend anyone dealing with deep seated issues, self worth problems, or depression to contact Marie and engage her therapeutic technique. It is much more effective than talk therapy alone, and really can help resolve childhood trauma.

Female, 27

Therapy is never an easy process, but Marie and her use of IFS have given me the insight and tools to mend some of my past traumas and make peace with my decisions.

Female, 27