• Member Outings
  • Information Evenings
  • Emotional Support

Support and Help is Available

Brainwaves NI gives those going though their journey and their carers the opportunity to come together, support each other and cut through the isolation of a diagnosis. All of these are financed by the charity.

Member Outings

At Brainwaves NI we facilitate outings for our members to various locations across Northern Ireland. Activates range from bowling and historical tours to dinners events offering respite and a change of pace to those affected by brain tumours.

Information Evenings

These events offer insight into the research Brainwaves NI actively supports including our work with the Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research at Queen’s University. We enjoy an enhanced level of engagement with our research partners allowing us to present our members with up to date and relevant information from the frontier of medical science.

Emotional Support

Meet Michelle

Professional Experience

I have worked for four decades with children and adults who have experienced grief, loss and trauma as a result of all sorts of circumstances and situations.

For the past 20 years, my particular focus has been on promoting positive mental health, preventing suicide and supporting trauma recovery. I have worked with hundreds of individuals, small groups, teams and organisations during this time, representing numerous backgrounds and all sectors.

Every individual, group and situation presents unique challenges, so my approach is eclectic and draws from extensive training in a wide range of relevant topics. I help people recover in their own way and at their own pace within the context of a safe, supportive, trusted and professional relationship. This approach reflects the core principles of Kintsugi Healing.

What happens next?

We will Pass your details (which will remain strictly confidential), to Michelle who will contact you to discuss what support will suit you best. Her support is available in person, by phone and online.

Kintsugi Healing

Kintsugi Healing offers a practical, step-by-step guide for compassionate healing and lasting change, helping people make sense of difficult or challenging experiences so they can move through them to create stronger and more confident futures.

Kintsugi Healing is inspired by the ancient Japanese Art of Kintsugi, literally translated ‘golden joinery’, which repairs precious broken pottery using a unique golden lacquer, highlighting breaks and honouring their history instead of hiding them.

Kintsugi repair respects the origins of the pieces and their meaning for the owner. The process is thoughtful and patient, combining both art and science. The finished pieces are stronger than the original and have their own unique appearance as a result of the golden repair.

Academic and Professional qualifications

Professional Social Work (MBASW), Social Research Methods (MRes), Health & Social Care (BSc (Hons)) , Social & Behavioural Sciences (DCSBS), Motivational Coaching

Clinical and Practitioner Accredited Training (ICF/CCE/CTAA)

Certified Applied Neuroscience Practitioner with Brain & Behaviour Change, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (with EMDR, CBT and Somatic-Based Intervention), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness based CBT, Neuro Linguistic Master Practitioner, Professional Psychotherapy, Motivational and Life Coaching Diplomas