Media Services

Based on my clinical work with children and their parents, my ethos is to reflect on commonalities in child/parent and mental health issues in an accessible way to a wider audience.

With this in mind, I offer the services listed below.

If you require a clinical psychologist to provide any of the below services please contact me.

 

Television

TV - On Camera Expert Opinion

Featured in a two part documentary 'Stressed' which aired on RTE1 in May 2018.
Regular guest on RTE Today with Maura and Daithi. See Broadcast section for clips.
Appeared on Vogue Williams' documentary ‘My Anxious Life’ which aired on RTE2 in October 2017.
 

TV - Psychology Consultant

I was the Psychology Consultant for the Firebrand Productions / Stop Watch TV Stressed documentary, which received the highest ratings of any science show made for RTE.
My role involved off camera psychological assessments for all volunteers ascertaining their psychological wellbeing, their likelihood to benefit and their suitability for filming.
I provided a therapeutic intervention using the principles of Compassion-Focused Therapy for one of the volunteers, with very positive results. I also had the honour of presenting our "Building a  Happy Baby" Poster campaign on camera as well as explaining the early origins of stress.
I have worked with several production companies on creating inspiring and relevant TV content as well as providing in-depth input into applications for the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI).
I welcome future opportunities for creative input into TV productions and would be happy to discuss ideas with you and bring them to fruition.
 

TV - Screening of Participants

I have provided expert opinion for several TV production companies (Firebrand Productions / Stop Watch TV / WAKA TV) on potential TV participants, including mental health screenings to ensure they are suitable candidates for the filming process.
This has included interviewing participants (both children and adults), watching relevant footage and psychological evaluations, which is then summarized in a psychology report with my expert opinion and recommendations.

 

Radio

My radio career began as 'parenting expert' on Clare FM in 2015. I have since made guest appearances on Today FM, 2FM, Newstalk, IRadio, Spin, Cork 96FM and Galway Bay FM. I am a regular contributor on Kildare FM.

I hosted my own radio series on Dublin City FM in 2016 called ‘Mental Health Laid Bare’, which consisted of 17 shows featuring personal experience guests and professionals sharing their stories and tools for wellbeing.

I co-presented the closing show for ‘Walk In My Shoes’ radio in 2017, which is a voluntary led pop-up radio station live during World Mental Health Week to raise awareness of the issues we all face in modern Ireland.

I am hosting a podcast series linked to a new Irish journal called Clinical Psychology Today, where I will be interviewing key figures of relevance to Clinical Psychology in Ireland.

 

Print / online media

I regularly write and provide the 'expert opinion' in articles for the The Irish Independent, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post and Irish Examiner on topics relating to child development, parenting and mental wellbeing.

I am also a regular contributor for RTE Brainstorm and A Lust For Life.

I am happy to write or provide consultation on future articles to feature in newspapers and books.