Best bit of advice I got was to realise that I am a business, to use my own name and DO what I do best.
Setting up my day involves an Epsom salts bath, breakfast and being taken for a walk to the river by my canine pal.
I’m a committed single-tasker, so pacing, spacing and facing is best for me. I take my own time and never overfill the diary with client visits.
Proudest moments happen when I get news of a pregnancy or a birth, a client’s successful job interview, the end of panic attacks, or their first orgasm. Being asked to work with the then-President of Ireland in Áras an Uachtarán was pretty wonderful, too. I got to fit out my therapy room!
Funniest mistake was made for me – receptionist booked in 5 men from Saudi who expected a very different kind therapy.
I’d tell a younger me to have the courage of her avant-garde convictions.
My song is Sound of Silence – only sung by David Dreyman (Disturbed) on Conan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bk7RVw3I8eg #Testosterone
My why’’ of working is to help people lose the fear and find hope. The rest follows
Other jobs I’ve loved include – a summer as a hospital kitchen skivvy, nurse (much the same really) midwife, medical sales, mastectomy prosthetics fitter, reflexologist & aromatherapist, natural healthcare clinic owner, mother, hypnotherapist/ psychotherapist, and fertility coach.
I’m a lifelong learner and now I’m doing an MA in Ethics (2018). Assisted human reproduction is a rapidly evolving landscape and my clients face extraordinary pressures and decisions about family building and fertility treatment.
Bioethics examines issues such as anonymous egg and sperm donation and 3-parent children (mitochondrial transfer).
I’m lucky to have a nursing and midwifery background so all the information and advice I share is medically accurate. I can explain all the infertility investigations and treatment my clients face. As a qualified therapist I can help with anxiety and sex problems caused by infertility. I am experienced in counseling clients after failed IVF cycles, miscarriage, fatal fetal abnormalities termination of pregnancy, stillbirth, neo-natal death, traumatic birth and rape. My medical hypnosis focuses the mind, and reduces anxiety quickly, so that fewer sessions are required. I use EMDR to dissolve trauma and to create a positive mindset.
I want to equip people to enhance their natural fertility both physically and mentally, and to make their best reproductive decisions confidently, with full and free information. I’d like to see ethical regulation of fertility clinics and standardization of treatment for individuals.
My advice to a young person is to get professionally educated, trained and experienced in your field.
Three interesting facts about me? Really? Pass…
Should I receive €1000 it would come in handy to get a decent headshot with Lucie and some website updating. That’s if it didn’t go to pay the car tax…
Lisdoonvarna Festival, at the ripe old age of 19, with a divine Swiss boyfriend.