About Me

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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 vey 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

@fertilitywellbeingireland. 

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 

Certificate in Mindfulness for Professionals 

Currently undertaking a;

Diploma in Grief & Bereavement Counselling 

NLP Practitioner Course 

 

I work as a Therapeutic Coaching Practitioner and Healing and Growth 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

  • Anxiety

  • Fertility Grief and Loss 

  • Reproductive Trauma

  • Emotional Wellbeing 

  • Mental Wellbeing 

  • Confidence 

  • Relationships

  • 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

  • Perinatal Trauma

  • Perinatal Anxiety 

  • Support rediscovering you while navigating being mum

 

I CURRENTLY OFFER 1:1 SUPPORT (IN PERSON AND VIA ZOOM).