Intrigued for many years in his youth by the intersection of Buddhism and psychotherapy, Andrew trained in Core Process Psychotherapy – a Buddhist psychotherapy practice – at the Karuna Institute in Devon, England, in the 1990s.
Since then, alongside his private practice, he has played sax and percussion in funk bands, facilitated drum circles and samba bands in schools and the local community and currently plays in a New Orleans-style brass band. He lives with his wife and teenage daughters in the west of Ireland.
Andrew has a daily sitting practice which he regards as indispensable for both his personal well-being and his professional practice.
In his one-to-one and group work, Andrew draws upon a deep trust in the power of attuned presence, laughter and the embodied wisdom of the organism. There is an invitation for connection and coherence to arise as a precondition for the processing of discomfort and disregulation; a dance of attunement between persons and organisms.
Andrew feels deeply privileged and fortunate to be engaged in this work.