Patricia Bourke D'Souza
I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP, MIAHIP) since 2001 and an accredited Supervisor (MIACP) and am currently the only accredited Somatic Trauma Therapist, Supervisor and trainer in Ireland. I assisted Babette Rothschild on her training tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore and co-trained on her tours of Australia in 2016-2017. I have also completed extensive training in areas including music and sound healing.
I currently work as a Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant and co-ordinate /manage the implementation of the National Music in Mind programme and the Music in Mind and Mind Your Mental Health Mental Health Promotion initiatives for programme refugee populations on behalf of Mental Health Ireland.
I have worked for over 20 years in the corporate, statutory, voluntary , educational, community and voluntary sectors in Ireland and abroad and have considerable experience working in the homeless and mental health sectors where I led out on the development and implementation of a number of mental health and social care national training programmes and workshops.
'I am passionate about my work and enthused working with groups from diverse backgrounds. This includes ethnic minority groups, faith based groups, refugees and vulnerable/marginalised populations'.
I regularly present at conferences, public events and facilitate mental health workshops in statutory, education, community/ voluntary and workplace settings. In 2017 I was invited to address the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs on the topic ‘Caring for the Elderly and Disadvantaged in Rural Ireland’.
Patricia Bourke D'Souza: Dublin, Ireland. Tel: (+353) 86 8925754. Email: