I became a psychologist because I ‘m fascinated by people. Curiosity fuels this passion. I love to hear other people’s perspectives and narratives, particularly unique life journeys different from mine. Part of this is that I like knowing things. I have been fortunate to live in a number of different countries. When you speak other languages, you’re immersed not just in the vocabulary of a language and of a people, but you learn a culture’s history embedded in the expressions, in the use of words which often have echoes of other ancient languages , remnants of distant occupiers. This layering of human experience brings me joy.
As an I/O psychologist I have a firm belief in the transformative power of psychology on personal and professional growth, particularly as it pertains to mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. With a strong academic background, including undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in psychology from University College Dublin, and more recently a Level 9 Certificate in CBT, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to my practice.
During 15 years working with blue-chip companies in Europe and Asia, I specialised in professional development and life skills, running fast-track mentoring programmes, and providing psychological support for executive-level roles. I consulted to companies including: NHS England, Hong Kong Shanghai Bank, Dell Corporation Malaysia, Hang Seng Bank, Mass Transit Railway Company, Central Bank of Ireland, S.W.I.F.T. Corporation, Nokia Telecommunications and Canterbury University UK. Today my approach prioritises personalised interventions, whether through 1:1 coaching sessions using CBT techniques to targeting workplace challenges, or dynamic workshops addressing topics like cognitive reframing, resilience, stress management, productivity, the menopause or as a keynote speaker promoting physical and mental wellbeing at work as a way to unlock full potential.
As the founder of Cosmikos, my mission is to promote mental wellbeing in professional and personal settings. Through engaging keynote talks and workshops, I empower businesses and charities to cultivate resilient and motivated teams, bridging the gap between personal and professional fulfilment. I am dedicated to equipping individuals with the tools and mindset needed to thrive in both their professional and personal lives.
I speak English, French and Spanish and have a working knowledge of Norwegian.