I am originally from Ireland and I am delighted to be joining BIS Abu Dhabi as a school counsellor. I am an experienced Social Care Worker and Youth Worker, with a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Applied Social Studies.
I have spent my entire professional career working with children and young people in a supportive role with Ireland's leading youth organisation. Over my ten years with this organisation I have coordinated youth projects all over Ireland’s capital. Much of my experience has been centered on providing support for young people in times of need often in extremely concerning situations. It's through this experience that I have discovered my skill to build professional meaningful relationships with young people. Thankfully this has led to young people finding me approachable and easy to talk to, I pride myself on this.
In addition to offering support during times of crisis, I have also facilitated personal development programmes which covered many different issues experienced by young people today including mental health and wellbeing, bullying, relationships and stress management to name a few. I look forward to becoming part of the school's supportive environment and hope to provide a safe space for the students of BIS Abu Dhabi to come to in times of need as well as a resource to parents and caregivers alike.