Nice to have you here. I want to share a little about myself before we meet..
I grew up in Ireland and as a teenager, I worked in a healing centre in Ireland. There I was introduced to all modalities of healing from aromatherapy, homeopathy, astrology, energy healing, naturopathy, crystals and it opened my eyes to a world of possibilities other than western medicine. I started to use these for my own ailments and so I began on my path.
After school, I headed off to university to study a BA in Law and Politics, my post-graduate in Public Relations and my Marketing professional exams. By 27, I was General Manager of a leading design and marketing agency. I had all of the material things that an executive has. I drove a Jaguar. I had a personal trainer twice a week. My then boyfriend planned our leisure time as I was always working. I shopped as a Sunday pastime, as I’d lost touch with my closest friends. I had lost touch with myself.
I wasn’t happy. My work was consuming me. My relationship came to a grinding halt and when a close friend died I was barely able to cope. I saw a counsellor out of desperation, but didn’t connect with her. I was at the end of my tether when my Dad suggested I pack it all in and go travelling. Just like that, I quit my job and set off for South East Asia. When I reached Australia six months later I realised I missed having somewhere to belong. So I applied for a role in a branding agency and almost seven years later I call here home.
In 2013, I made the brave, but remarkably easy, decision to leave my career as a corporate creative and to follow my heart to study holistic counselling and set up withgrace. I wanted more for my life and I want to help people get more from theirs.
My days consist of exercise, self reiki, reading, hanging out with friends, eating a wheat and dairy free diet, writing, reading and watching telly before going to sleep beside my wonderful partner.
And yes, I’m happier than I have ever been, because I’m actually being me.
- BA in Law and Politics National University of Ireland
- H Dip in Public Relations Fitzwilliam Institute, Ireland
- Marketing Professionals, Marketing Institute Ireland
- Reiki 1 and 2
- Diploma in Holistic Counselling, Natural Energies College
- currently studying certificate in Herbalism