“I’ve been working with Catriona for two decades and the effect she has had on my life is immeasurable. Early in our work together Catriona pointed out that I disassociate. She said she could tell that I leave my body as a defensive strategy whenever I feel afraid, which at that point was nearly all the time. For my whole life, I had suffered with the feeling that I was somehow quietly disappearing no matter how hard I tried to show up. Having someone name this for me, and help me understand why it was happening, was a gift that I never expected to receive. What is even better is that she was able to teach me how to stop leaving my body— she understood the wounds that had initiated my fears and offered me strategies for how to heal them. Without Catriona's help, I would be significantly less able to enjoy life.”
—Khaela, New York City
"During the Covid pandemic, when we were pressed to find an available therapist for our teenage daughter, we found Catriona, a ray of light in what was a dark and challenging time. Caitriona’s holistic approach to counseling and relationship building helped our daughter deal with her anxieties and allow her to reach a much better place in life!"
—N + G, Parents, Dublin
"I started therapy with my dad and three sisters shortly after the death of my Mum. We all dealt with our grief very differently... We started sessions as a family and it was quite astonishing how different our perspectives were and how much we were bottling up. Bob and Catriona explained how we were feeling, with and about each other with such ease that we always came out that little bit lighter. Catriona broke the obstacles down and helped me to mend the broken pieces. The hour with her flew, and after several sessions, I felt more myself. I now drop into Catriona’s zoom whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed. I now feel I have control over my own life and l thank Catriona and Bob for all their support. I really appreciate everything they’ve done for my family."
“Catriona doesn’t resolve your issues for you—she helps you clear essential paths that have been obstructed, by others and by you, and gives you the space to make your individual and spiritual progress. She is totally present and intuitive when working and is able to ‘cut to the chase,’ even when you might want to ‘take the long way home.’ My life is richer and fuller and healthier from my work with Catriona.”
“Catriona came into my life when I was most desperate for help. Through her women's circle and retreats, I found the courage to start my life anew at the age of 60. By participating in her group work I not only healed my emotional body but also found relief from my physical pain. I am forever grateful for Catriona’s insight and wisdom.”
“I was a client of Catriona’s in Seattle circa 1998 when an event triggered a deep depression. I was in unbearable emotional pain, not knowing how to go on with my life, sheltered and afraid. From my first session with Catriona, I felt an immediate comfort, as if she had already known me for some time. I found she really understood me, in a way nobody had before. Catriona gave me real physical tools to create the change I desperately needed, and at the pace I needed. Through Catriona’s guidance in individual and women’s group sessions, I became a person much more tolerant of myself, confident, grounded, and engaged in my life. Over time, I felt healed from this event. Actually, I felt more than healed; I was stronger than I had ever been. Several years passed, and in 2007 I sought Catriona’s guidance again. Over the last 2 years, I have attended Catriona’s women’s group retreats and have found even more ways to evolve and continually create the life I want to live. I cannot imagine anyone else being able to guide me through these life changes with such elegance and wisdom. Simply put, Catriona has saved my life in many ways.”
—Jennifer , O.T., Seattle
“I would have no hesitation in recommending Catriona. Post pandemic our teenager was going through a very difficult and stressful time. Catriona was instrumental in teaching him how to manage his anxiety”
—Mother of a 15-year-old in County Wicklow
“I discovered Catriona in a holistic directory in Seattle and little did I know when I made that first phone call, I was about to embark on an amazing journey of self-transformation and healing that would lead to the awakening of my heart and truest Self. To this day, she continues to inspire me on my life path and her insights from 20 years ago still carry teachings. Catriona has helped me to liberate myself and for that, I am eternally grateful! In the words of John O’Donohue: If you could imagine the most incredible story ever, it would be less incredible than the story of being here… It takes us so long to see where we are. It takes us even longer to see who we are. This is why the greatest gift you could ever dream is a gift that you can only receive from one person. And that person is you yourself. Therefore, the most subversive invitation you could ever accept is the invitation to awaken to who you are and where you have landed.”
—Shawna, Portland, OR
“Catriona approaches her practice in a grounded, collaborative and honest manner. I’ve had the privilege of knowing and working with her for 20 years now and have been known to travel significant distances to take part in her wonderful women’s retreats! I’ve always known Catriona to pursue her own “personal work” which is integral to the work we’ve done together. This creates a powerful sense of trust and compassion that is hard to come by in a therapist. Catriona has left an indelible mark on my life.”