Having done a degree in counselling & Psychotherapy and having the opportunity to work with children aged 5-18, as well as teachers and parents, I enjoy counselling individuals of all ages, backgrounds and have gained a wide range of experiences from the work I have carried out. Not only to support individuals throughout their journey but also to create a safe space for them to feel comfortable in & seek help/advise around mental health & wellbeing.
Throughout my time at university I completed over 350 voluntary hours and continued to explore and gain more knowledge by completing courses alongside my degree. My skill sets include, empathy, understanding and a non-judgmental attitude. I am confident, emotionally intelligent with resilience & active listening skills, in order to respond & reflect with individuals. Being a part of a personal development group & attending supervision has improved my skills in areas such as, communication, building rapports, teamwork, and crisis intervention with safeguarding.
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A. I always knew that nursing was what I wanted to pursue a career in. I chose mental health nursing over the other branches due to the interest I always had with how the brain works and a desire to learn about the many types of mental illness. Helping people, reducing stigma and making a difference to people’s live is something I knew I had the ability to do.
A. Eating disorders are one of the most complex mental illnesses and where I trained in Ireland there was little to no resources available for people with an eating disorder. I gained an interest early on in my training and felt that it was the area I was drawn to more. Helping people with eating disorders requires a passion and commitment due to its complexity and I have the skills to ensure I deliver the care that they need.
A. When someone is being treated for an eating disorder, their loved ones can easily feel put to the side and feel confused about what is happening and what the future may have in store. I feel very strongly about ensuring the treatment helps include parents or loved ones from beginning to end. Educating parents/carers and partners is just as important as educating the patient due to the long term effects of eating disorders.