about me

My Mission Statement is that ‘People connect to their inner Shaman or Healer’.  I see the work that I do as as exploration for others to see & realise their full potential in self-healing.

My one-to-one work can be anything from one, to a combination of the various methods that I have trained & explored.

The main methods I work with include:  Acupuncture & Chinese medicine, Breathwork, Reiki & Yoga & Somatic Experiencing.  Somatic Experiencing works to release Trauma with a safe & gentle approach.

My favourite definition of a healer is:  ‘Someone who reminds us of our song & sings it back to us.’  Sometimes we just need to be reminded of our Wholeness.

Main Trainings & Explorations:

I trained in Active Breathwork Meditation with my teacher David who I am continuing to learn from. This has been a transformational part of my daily practice & healing. Presently I facilitate these classes in person & online.

I am currently studying a 3 year training in ‘Somatic Experiencing’ which is the work of Peter Levine in gently resolving trauma.  I have been on this explorative journey for the past few years & bring elements of it into my work when appropriate.

I graduated as an Acupuncturist in 2009 having studied & trained for 3 years in Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine at the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland in Dublin.  I trained with doctors including Dr Wu Jidong of Middlesex University and Dr Fanyi Meng & Dr Lao Jin Huide of Lincoln University.

In 2009 I undertook a postgraduate training programme at Nanjing University’s International Acupuncture Training Centre at the TCM hospital of Jian Su Province in China.

With a keen interest in local plant medicine I completed a 2 year herbal apprenticeship in Herbal and Botanical Medicine with Nikki Darrell & her team at Veriditas Hibernica .

With a deeper curiosity in the plant world spent 2 years on & off in Peru learning from the Shipibo people & gaining an insight into their ancient knowledge of plants, this was a huge & invaluable part of my own health & healing.   With immense gratitude to the plants I am privileged to be able to continue this work which allows me to assist others in their healing & always learning more about myself & my own healing as part of this process.

I was one of the 12 founding member of Acupuncture Childbirth Team (ACT) Dublin.  The ACT team (now AFPI) are a group of estab­lished and reg­is­tered acupunc­tur­ists who pro­vide treat­ments for fer­til­ity, preg­nancy and child­birth in the Dublin area who work in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the fer­til­ity, mater­nity and pae­di­atric ser­vices pro­vided within Dublin & have all under­gone post-graduate train­ing in the areas of fer­til­ity, preg­nancy and childbirth.  A.C.T. Dublin cov­ers Dublin city cen­tre and sur­round­ing areas north, south, east, west and Bray.

I continue to train under experienced & inspiring teachers.

My initial Yoga training was as a certified Iyengar yoga teacher with Aisling Guirke in Dublin 2010-2012.  I am dedicated student to my practice and continue to regularly attend training courses.  I am drawn to yoga of all traditions, believing that ‘the essence of yoga practice comes from within & in order to understand & learn we simply have to look with an open mind within ourselves at life all around us’.

I have worked with the Acupuncture Foundation college as clinical supervisor for third year student clinics & exams.

I have also worked as an Acupuncturist & Yoga teacher with Dublin Simon Community on a volunteer basis & have assisted in programmes to help spread awareness of Complimentary therapies to its residents.

I am a registered member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association & a Teacher Member of the Iyengar Yoga Association.