Cornelia holds an MSc in Applied Forensic Psychology from the University of Leicester, and a BA in Psychology from the Dublin Business School. Following the completion of her Masters she worked for four years with Forensic Psychological Services in Dublin where she gained experience working with forensic and non-forensic clients. In March 2014 Cornelia founded Aistear Forensic and Psychological Services who provide therapeutic services to individuals and groups, and conducts personality, risk, cognitive, parenting capacity and psychosexual assessments. She has worked on a wide range of cases, such as sexual offences (including child abuse), drug offences, non-accidental injury offences, fatal and non-fatal injury offences and property offences. She has also provided professional witness testimonies to Courts. If required, she can provide assessment and therapy services in German and Greek.
Cornelia is also trained in a number of attachment based Family Therapies such as Theraplay, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) and Attachment-based Family Therapy that help parent understand their children’s behaviour and guides parents in repairing the relationship with their children.
Cornelia is currently completing Reflective Functioning Training on the Parent Development Interview at the Anne Freud Institute in London.
- Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
- Full Member of the Division of Forensic Psychologists with the BPS
- Registered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
- Associate Member of the Division of Forensic Psychologists with the PSI
- BPS Directory of Expert Witnesses