Patrick is a practicing therapist and mental health nurse since 1999. He works for the HSE and is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) with a private practice.
Patrick has diploma in psychiatric nursing (UCC) higher diploma in acute & enduring mental issues (UCC) diploma in integrative humanistic counselling (cork counselling centre), Critical incident stress management officer (university of Maryland & HSE).
He runs mental health workshops on all aspects of mental health and is an accredited suicide prevention trainer with QPR Institute. He runs suicide prevention workshops all over Cork City & County.
He helped establish a local suicide prevention charity six years ago and it continues to grow every year by helping people in mental health crisis.
Patrick works from an integrative humanistic approach which considers the whole person. This helps empower clients to view themselves through an approach that best suits the individual client and their needs. Patrick has worked extensively with all aspects of mental health for the past twenty years. He believes that growth is capable when clients feel met and understood by normalising and finding a balance in one’s life.
Patrick is also a search & rescue volunteer & boat coxswain for the Irish Coast Guard. Patrick sees this as an extension of helping people who are in distress.