Our Team

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 (IACP) and the Acupuncture Council of Ireland (ACI).  She has lectured in Trinity in Health Psychology/Stress management/Coping skills/ Resilience/ Coping with Shiftwork/ The Biopsychosocial approach to Healthcare.  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 also works with Corporate Wellness teams giving talks on various aspects of Physical and Psychological wellbing.  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.

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.

11051964_945031008865072_6178678405260812289_nWith an Honors degree in Psychology 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).

Having studied in the USA, Ireland and Sri Lanka, Avril has recently completed an advanced postgraduate course in acupuncture at the internationally recognised Traditional Medicine Hospital in Hanoi.

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