Following my 5 year psychotherapy training with the Irish Gestalt Centre and graduation in 2008, I took a placement with the Student Counselling Centre in U.L. Student counselling is a primary care service with clients self referring in the main with the full range of clinical disorders. I followed this with an internship in ‘Oakwood’ (a private mental health service) run by Dr. Declan Aherne gaining experience with wider range of clients and general disorders. Subsequently, I moved to South Tipperary where I became part of the team to establish ‘Clonmel Counselling Centre’ and currently practises there in a private capacity. While Gestalt therapy is my main therapeutic practice I also employ C.B.T. techniques, developed while training in MBCT at the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University, Wales. During my practice as a psychotherapist I became aware of patterns of stress in individual people’s lives and became interested in the beneficial effects of meditation on mental and physical health. This interest is rooted in my own practice & meditation background which has contributed to an increased capacity to being ‘present’ in the ‘now’ with clients. I also teach mindfulness courses and workshops in Clonmel, Cahir and Athlone.