My Background

I completed an Advanced Diploma in Fine Art in 1998 in the Dublin Institute of Technology. I began working in the area of Adults with Intellectual Disabilities in 1999, teaching art.  I still work in this area but my role has changed from art Instructor into a community care worker who does art!. I did an introductory course in Art Therapy in Crawford College, Cork in 2002 and decided that Art Therapy was definately for me. I began my training in Queen’s Belfast in their Masters of Science in Art Therapy in 2004 and graduated in 2007.  I’m now a registered member of the Health Professions council ( www.hpc-uk.org.) which ensures I’m providing and will continue to provide an ethical and safe art therapy practice.    

My experience to date as a trainee art therapist have been in three areas;

A counselling centre with a variety of age groups from young teenagers to adults.

A cancer support centre with those bereaved, in treatment or survivors of Cancer ages ranging from 6 years to 86 years!

A hospice working with non curative clients in a day centre with those well enough to come and go and on the ward with those receiving treatment, mostly in the elderly age bracket.

I’m presently working with boys  aged eight to twelve years in a primary school.