Deborah has worked in the mental health profession for over 18 years. She holds a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy along with specialised qualifications in Couple’s Therapy. She has also completed Level 3 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and is a “Gottman Relationship Checkup” verified member. For more information on the Gottman Method see: https://www.gottman.com/about/the-gottman-method/
Deborah has particular experience and expertise in treating Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Couple’s Relationship issues, Trauma and Chronic illness, espcially Endometriosis and other women’s health issues. She is a certified TRTP (The Richards Trauma Process) Practitioner, a dynamic step by step process involving gulded self-reflection and deep imagining that is safe, quick and effective at helping to resolve past distressing events, trauma and their related symptoms. For more information on TRTP see: https://therichardstraumaprocess.com/what-is-trtp/
Deborah is a Professional Clinical Member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and a member of the College of Counselling and the College of Relationship Counselling.
She also has a wealth of experience and expertise in the corporate environment, having worked as an Assistant Vice President of Human Resources with an international financial solutions company and as Office & Personnel Manager with Ireland’s leading business newspaper.
In 2003 Deborah moved from Dublin, Ireland to Melbourne, Australia and in 2006 she established Inner Health Solutions, along with fellow health professional Gerard O’Riley.
Her skills include Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couple’s Therapy, Groupwork, Mindfulness and Meditation. Through her warm, supportive and professional approach, Deborah has helped many men and women with a broad range of presenting issues including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Trauma, Relationships, Marriage Counselling, Chronic Illness, Career Guidance, Personal Growth and Life Transitions.
Deborah also has a special interest in Women’s Health issues including Endometriosis, PMS, Chronic Pain, Infertility, Pregnancy, Miscarriage, Adoption, Post-Natal Depression & Menopause and has particular expertise in helping women to navigate these health issues and enhance their emotional and physical wellbeing. She co-founded the Endometriosis Assoc of Ireland and wrote the first ever Irish study on the psychological impact of the disorder. She was also an active committee member of the Endometriosis Assoc of Victoria and worked for the Melbourne Endometriosis Clinic as a Counsellor. She has helped to raise awareness of Endometriosis by giving presentations to companies, health care workers and secondary schools on the nature and impact of the disorder on women’s lives.
For more information and booking details, please telephone us on 9505 6274.