I have a nursing background and am trained in both general and paediatric nursing. I have worked extensively in hospital and community nursing in Belfast, Sheffield, Fremantle (Aus), and London.
I began my osteopathy degree in the British College of Osteopathic Medicine, London in 1992, qualifying in 1996. Since qualifying, I worked for a short time as a locum in both England and Scotland and since 1997, I have run my own practice, first in Co. Down and subsequently in Wexford.
I am registered with the Osteopathic Council of Ireland and previously worked voluntarily as their treasurer for 2 years.
It is a requirement that all osteopaths undertake regular training as part of their professional development.
My interest lies in biodynamic cranial work and I have been on a rolling programme of training in this field for more than 10 years.
I am also a foster parent and because of this, I have had the opportunity to avail of many courses on parenting and attachment. It is an intention of mine that I will be able to use my skills as an osteopath to help the many fostered or adopted children who are suffering emotionally because of attachment difficulties.
At Somas, rest assured you are in safe, experienced hands.(Osteopathic practitioners have a minimum of 4 years training at degree level with most practitioners having considerable post-graduate training following their special interest).