Hi! Nice to meet you. I'm Dara.
I went through and came out the other side of my own Fertility Journey
Over 60 Cycles of hope, longing, fear, loss, grief, anger, sadness and feeling left behind.
A further 2 year IVF journey
Followed by high anxiety in pregnancy and postpartum.
In looking for support I was shocked and saddened to find very little or indeed any appropriate support. To find space to feel seen, heard, held, acknowledged and like someone really understood.
I went on a journey of my own then in training to become able to support others in a way that was and still is so badly needed.
In doing so I subsequently went on my own healing journey. I look at this as what I have previously referred to as 'A You First Approach'. It is so important for me to have taken this approach and embraced my own internal healing journey. It means I bring with me a different energy when supporting others. I am able to know when I am being triggered and have a supervision space to bring this to. Having done my own healing it enables me to hold space for others. To go on a journey with no limits as to what I can explore with others as I have done the work on myself.
I am an open, authentic, transparent book. I really enjoy connecting with others.. I am passionate about supporting others in fertility, otherhood, pregnancy and preparing for and navigating motherhood. I love to read, go for walks, music, dancing and a glass of vino and natter with my girlfriends. I also very much love and enjoy time to myself. I am so grateful for the patience and love from my husband and daughter, family and friends. I am very excited for where this next chapter bring me.
Any questions please feel free to get in touch or indeed follow my journey on Instagram and Facebook
Qualifications and Training
BA in Psychology
Diploma in Coaching with Neuroscience
Training and experience in Counselling and Psychotherapy
Certified Healing and Growth Coach - Emotional Processing
Certified Freedom Fertility Formula Specialist
Certified Freedom Family Formula Specialist
Certificate in Advocacy
Certified to Support Pregnancy and Baby Loss
Certified BTR 3 step rewind practitioner and to Support Perinatal and Birth Trauma
Post Partum Doula Training
Level 2 Reiki Practitioner
EFT Tapping Practitioner
Certificate in Mindfulness for Professionals
Currently undertaking and embarking on in 2024
Diploma in Grief & Bereavement Counselling
NLP Practitioner Course
Journal Therapy Diploma
Certified Womb Healing Practitioner Course
Solution based Counselling Certificate
I work as a Specialist Fertility and Women's Therapeutic Coach.
I combine Psychology, Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching, Neuroscience and Mind body Connection modalities to enable my clients to have a person centred, approach. One that encompasses emotion, compassion and solution focused support.
I support women to heal from the grief, loss & trauma carried from their journey to (m)otherhood so they regain confidence & enjoy life fully again.
Fully Insured (BGI)
Attend regular supervision
Participate in regular CPD
QQI Certificate in professional and ethical practice
Continued reading and learning in my specialist areas.
I OFFER SUPPORT WITH THE FOLLOWING:
Emotional Empowerment and Wellbeing
Healing and growth
TTC after Loss
Fertility Grief and Loss
Emotional Support exploring Assisted treatment
Emotional Support for women navigating Childless not by choice and life without baby
Pregnancy after Loss
Pregnancy after infertility
Motherhood after loss
Motherhood after infertility
Miscarriage and Baby Loss
Anxiety in pregnancy
Preparing practically, emotionally and mentally for motherhood after your fertility journey
Support rediscovering you while navigating being mum
I CURRENTLY OFFER 1:1 SUPPORT (IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM), ALONG WITH
GROUP SUPPORT AND INPERSON WORKSHOPS.