Trained by the Jesuits in Manresa House, Dublin and with an MA in Pastoral theology and a Certificate in Counselling from QUB, Breige has worked in spiritual direction and adult faith development for nearly twenty years. She is based in Belfast, where she helped establish well.com, a Christian Centre for Psychological and Spiritual wellbeing, with Rev Alan Lorimer, a Methodist minister and CBT therapist.
Breige also offers one-to-one sessions, group programmes and retreats for adult Christians in various locations in UK/Ireland. She is committed to her ongoing professional development and is supervised according to BACP standards.
Breige is author of two books, The Nearness of God: Rediscovering God’s Love and Longing (Shanway Press 2011) and Whole Parish Catechesis: Faith development for the Faint Hearted (Columba Press, 2005). Her research into the patterns of growth in relationship with God is used internationally in the training of spiritual directors. Breige is currently co-facilitating, Threshold formation in Spiritual Direction, an interdenominational (Ignatian) spiritual direction training programme, delivered in partnership with Edgehill Theological College, Belfast.
Breige is married and has two daughters.