I am originally from Ireland and have lived in Finland since 2011.
My training as an integrative psychotherapist allows me to interact therapeutically in the way which best fits your unique narrative while establishing an authentic and empathic alliance. I work with persons who present with phase of life issues, grief, loss, relationship, anxiety, sexuality, depression, compulsions, addictions, trauma, abuse, acculturation and spiritual or existential issues in addition to couples therapy. Due to specific Finnish requirements, I am not a VALVIRA approved psychotherapist and therefore am unable to provide KELA reimbursements. I trained and qualified as a psychotherapist in Loyola University Chicago and practiced in Ireland becoming an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists in 2008.
Andy helped me to hear not only my own voice but also to befriend my self critical voice and to reason with it.
As a couple Andy facilitated our togetherness in a way that we had not known for a long time and both of us discovered new spaces from which we could start to think about the possibility of a future together again.
KEY WORK EXPERIENCE
2018 – Pastoral Psychotherapy provider at the International Evangelical Church, Helsinki and Espoo
2016 – Pastoral Psychotherapy provider at the Catholic Church Helsinki
2013 – 2015 Project Coordinator consultant Rinnekoti Säätiö
2004 -2011 Clinical case therapist, individual and couples therapy Wicklow Community addiction Services Ireland
1996 – 2002 Justice and Peace Coordinator, Padres de San Columbano, Alto Hospicio Chile
1994 -1996 Facilitator Irish Immigrant Center, London, UK
Pontifical Diploma Philosophy & Arts, 2 year full time course.
BA Degree Theol and Phil. 4 year full time course.
MA Degree Pastoral Counseling. (developmental psychology & Psychotherapy) 2 year full time course, Loyola University Chicago
Accreditation: Irish Association of Counseling & Psychotherapy, 2008
Irish Association of Alcohol & Addiction Counseling, 2008