Sheila works as an integrative humanistic counsellor and psychotherapist and holds a B.A.(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School. She has an added interest in sexuality issues and to further interest in this area she is currently undertaking a M.A. in Sexuality Studies in Dublin City University. She holds a postgraduate certificate in Integrative Bodywork from the Irish Psychotherapy Practice (I.P.P.). To further her professional development, she undertook courses in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and Train the Trainer from the Child Protection Unit of the National Youth Council of Ireland. Sheila attended a Court Accompaniment Skills Training Course with La Touche Training and also holds a certificate in Motivational Skills Training Levels 1 and 2 facilitated by the East Coast Area Drugs Task Force. Previous experience as a youth worker for 25 years helping to support young people and adolescents allows her to support younger clients. In addition to this experience Sheila has also worked in the Rape Crisis Centre employed as an educational facilitator delivering the Learning for Living programme to Secondary Schools, Youth Groups, LGBT support groups, the Travellers Community and Outreach Groups in the Southeast. For two years she worked as a therapist in One in Four in Dublin, whose service users are men and women who have experienced sexual abuse. As a volunteer counsellor Sheila worked for over two years in Living Life Counselling Centre Ltd. in Bray, Co. Wicklow. She works as a volunteer counsellor/psychotherapist in the Gorey Family Resource Centre, Gorey, Co. Wexford. Her private practice is within walking distance of the town of Gorey. She also holds a certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness from IICP. Sheila has also attended training in the Hakomi Method of Mindfulness - based Assisted Self-Discovery with the Hakomi Education Network.