Avril Ivory (M.Psych.Sc. M.PSI. IACP (pre-accredited). Dip. Ac. Dip. Nat.)
Avril is a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist and is the owner of Vico Health. She has a Psychology degree from Trinity and a Masters Degree in Health Psychology from NUIG, she is also a Wellness coach. She combines her knowledge of Psychology with natural medicine modalities, Acupuncture, Craniosacral therapy, Wellness coaching, Nutrition and Lifestyle change. She also offers mental health and wellness training to organisations and is a Corporate Wellness coach.
Avril is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (pre accredited) (IACP) and the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI). She has lectured in Trinity on Psychoneuroimmunology, Psychophysiology, Stress management, The Biopsychosocial model of Health and general Psychology. She is the former Academic Director of the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Ireland. She is currently based in The Calm Rooms in Monkstown. She is a strong advocate of Natural Therapies and Lifestyle Medicine. She combines her Psychology background with Complementary medicine to help work with each person with the aim of restoring each person to a level of Wholeness and Wellness. She has a keen interest in Psychophysiology.
Avril uses a combination of therapies to prevent, stabilize and help with many health conditions and to promote general health and wellbeing. She has twenty years experience in natural medicine and Psychology.
With a Psychology degree from Trinity and a Masters degree in Health Psychology from UCG, Avril went on to study natural medicine. She has written articles for press, done interviews for radio and presented numerous seminars on natural medicine.
She uses a combination of Psychological approaches and Biological approaches (Acupuncture, Craniosacral Therapy, Nutrition & Exercise).
She has studied in the USA, Ireland and Sri Lanka as well as completing an advanced postgraduate course in acupuncture at the internationally recognised Traditional Medicine Hospital in Hanoi.
What our clients say
‘I have always suffered from anxiety and have done a course of CBT as an outpatient. Last year I attended Vicohealth for a combination of psychotherapy and acupuncture. Under Avril’s guidance I also did a free online mindfulness based stress reduction program (MBSR). The combination has helped me so much, i am far less anxious and feel much more in control of my life’