Ali Specialises In:
- Child and adolescent mental health
- Parent / child relationships
- Low mood
- Self harm and suicidal ideation
- Adults with childhood trauma
- School related difficulties and refusal
Ali has over 11 years clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults as a therapist, Clinical Coordinator and therapeutic Head of Department in conjunction with key stakeholders from health, education and residential care settings. She has additional training in suicide prevention, child safeguarding, self harm, sexual health, restorative justice and complex trauma including attachment trauma and abuse. Her approach to each client is individual creative and empathic. The majority of her work is with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety & panic disorders, low mood and self esteem difficulties.
Ali says: “I work in conjunction with parents to help the young person build on their own coping capacity & provide a non judgemental safe place for them to share their difficulties, working creatively when the client can’t find the ‘right words.’’
Qualifications & Education
M.A. Creative Arts Therapy, First Class Honours, NUI, Maynooth. 2012.
Ali works with:
- Children (5+)