A little about me…

Here at FitBod, I believe exercise, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices – benefit mental health.

I am a passionately, contemplative person with a huge curiosity for life and how we think, my daily mindfulness practise allows me space to have such a curious mind.

For over 15 years I have worked in the area of health and wellness, working with clients of all ages, and in all areas of life, supporting those looking for ways to feel better. My work now as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist  is between Dublin and Sligo.

Health is all encompassing, it is a body and mind approach. I have studied and qualified in many aspects of health and wellbeing. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist as well as a qualified Exercise Health and Personal Training Coach. Being certified in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Sports Psychology & Mindfulness, Fitness and Pilates, I have been successfully teaching my learnt experiences and techniques to clients all over Ireland for many years now. Techniques such as breathing, movement, Pilates and Counselling all help in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety, low self esteem, grief, body regulation and more.

On a personal note, I am a mother, I practise Mindfulness daily and try to stay away from unhealthy foods, by sticking to plant based foods instead. I love my morning coffee after meditation, running in the mountains, walking barefoot in the snow, swimming in the cold Irish seas all year round and taking time to watch the stars.

I have endured sadness and loss in my life losing my parents at a young age and later, my baby. Through these losses, I have learnt there is much hope and enjoyment to be found in life, in the small things – through darkness there is always a glimpse of light. I worked for ten years in Australia, as a Veterinary Nurse, and observed  loss, the bond between human and animal – grief comes in many forms, not just the human kind. We humans are ‘perfectly imperfect’ with an innate need and desire for connection, I believe healing takes place when we are ready.

I’m now living in Sligo and practising as a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Feel free to drop me an email if you would like to know more about how I work, and what I offer, I look forward to hearing from you!

Alannah