Counsellors Directory

COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTITIONERS

All of our Counsellors are fully qualified and unless stated, are accredited by a national accrediting body.

Chris McConnell MAPCP, MBACP

Chris photoMSc Psychotherapy, Dip. CBT. 

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Contact Chris directly on: 086 7833644
I am a fully trained, qualified and accredited counsellor and therapist. I have 15 years experience working with people to overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, panic, mental health problems and addictions. I originally trained in psychotherapy through University College Dublin, based at St. Vincent’s University Hospital. I have also trained for two years in London in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at Goldsmiths University.
I have extensively trained in and use mindfulness based CBT therapies, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
Empowering people to free themselves from unhelpful and limiting thinking and beliefs, become more self-compassionate and move towards living richer and more meaningful lives is a central value of mine.

Deb Farrell PicDebbie Farrell

BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy                      

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Loss, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (MCBT)

 Please feel free to contact me directly on Tel: 086 3936610. 

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist holding a BA Honors Degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling from Dublin Business School. I work from a humanistic & psychodynamic framework, bringing in elements of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. Working in general practice providing one to one therapy sessions for adults.

Some of the issues dealt with include:

Anxiety, Stress, Bereavement & Loss, Commitment issues, Depression, Addiction Recovery, Abuse, Panic Attacks, Bullying,  Stress, Trauma.  Having worked for many years with Pieta House, I also have experience and work with clients who are suffering with Suicidal Thoughts and who Self Harm.  

Eithne Bacuzzi  MCOSRT      

Eithne Bacuzzi

Area of Speciality: Couples/Relationships and Psychosexual Therapy

To make an appointment with Eithne call: 087 9029606. 

Eithne Bacuzzi has twenty years counselling experience with both individuals and couples. She specialises in Relationship/Marriage Counselling and Psychosexual Therapy.  Eithne is an accredited member of C.O.S.R.T (college of sexual and relationship Therapy). She is a member of the team in Relationships Ireland, as well as in Sandyford Wellness Centre.

Specialist subject – Psychosexual Therapy

Because it appears sexual problems carry a certain stigma- this results in clients finding it extremely difficult to seek help. Eithne believes that sex is an important ingredient to satisfy fulfilling relationships. She works with individuals and couples from 18 years upwards where this area is affecting the all-encompassing relationships. ‘Fear’ is often the reason people delay in seeking help, but do not suffer in silence, get the help you need from a trained and experienced professional, today.

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Fionnuala Darcy MIAHIP

BA (Hons) Psych, Chartered MCIPD, QMIGC, GMPSI, MIAHIP

Prof. Cert CBT, Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders

Areas of Speciality: CBT, Eating Disorders, Career Coaching, Solution Focused Therapy

Contact Fionnuala directly on: 086 6064111

I have been working as a Psychotherapist since 2007 and am fully accredited with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy)

I hold an Honours Degree in Psychology from Trinity College and a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I’ve also completed specialist training in Eating Disorders, Nutrition and Obesity. I also hold a professional certification in CBT.

I work with adults on a one to one basis helping them deal with in a wide range of issues. My expertise is particularly in the areas of eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating), obesity, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, personal identity and personal growth and development.

Core to my approach is working collaboratively with clients in a gentle way and meeting them where they are at. I believe this helps to bring about change in their own personal lives allowing them to reach their full potential. Fundamental to achieving this is a safe environment where there is no fear of being judged or criticised.

Before undertaking a career in psychotherapy, I worked for many years in Human Resources. My experience of working with people who had issues in their work and personal lives greatly helped me develop in the field of psychotherapy. Combining my experience as a HR specialist and Psychotherapist, I draw on a variety of different practical life experiences and therapeutic approaches.

If you wish to book an appointment with Fionnuala, please call: 086 6064111.

Geraldine Dunne MIACPGealdine Dunne Pic

BA(Hons) Psychology, MA Counselling & Psychotherapy, CBT, Mindfulness.

Since 2001 I have worked with people who have acquired a long term illness and their families, providing emotional support and counselling on a wide range of issues such as coping with a diagnosis of a serious illness, dealing with the onset of disability and the changes involved for an individual/family.

I have also worked individually with adults on issues such as management of stress, anxiety, depression, significant life changes, loneliness and bereavement.  My passion is for empowering people to overcome the obstacles and challenges that they may experience in their lives, and to live the life of their choice to their fullest potential.

I graduated from Dublin City University in 2001 with a BA (Hons) in Psychology.  In 2012 I completed a Master of Arts degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, for which I did a research study on the Psychological Experiences of Losing Weight. I also hold a Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). IN 2013 I trained in the use of Mindfulness for Therapists and this has greatly influenced me in my work with clients as well as in my own personal life.

My aim is to create a safe, confidential space for my clients and my approach is Person-Centred, although I also use CBT, Solution-Focused Therapy and Mindfulness.  I am also a qualified, experienced Holistic Therapist, and I have a particular interest in stress management, and facilitating people to find their own individual way of dealing with stress in their lives.

I can be contacted on 086 8566464 for an appointment.

Jennifer Good Profile Pic Jennifer Good MIACP

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist who is accredited with the IACP with 7 years’    experience working with clients. I offer help in addressing many situations that cause  emotional distress, including but not limited to; Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression,  Bereavement & Loss, Commitment issues, Stress, Abuse, Loss of Direction, Bullying,  Relationship/ Family Difficulties, Trauma, Difficulties in the Workplace, Self- Image /  Low Self-Esteem.

I offer expert assistance that can help you find the best ways to cope with whatever is going on in your life.  I believe that a supportive and caring environment, free from judgement, is necessary for an individual to move forward and achieve their goals.

Please contact me directly on Tel: 087 1247604, email: jennifergood123@gmail.com

 

  Sinead Waldron – Health and Wellbeing Coach  Sinead photo

  QQI Level 6 Certificate in Dietary Counselling: Nutrition and Health.  

  BA (Hons) Social Care 

  Areas of specialty: Weight loss, blood sugar balancing, increasing energy and    improving mood through nutrition and lifestyle.

Sinéad qualified as a Dietary Counsellor in 2015 after completing Dietary Counselling now equivalent to Nutrition and Lifestyle Coaching, QQI Level 6 with The Institute of Health Sciences and is registered with The FNTP (The Federation of Nutritional Therapy Practitioners).

Sinéad works with adults in a one to one setting who want to make long term positive changes to their health and well-being through diet and lifestyle changes.  As part of this process current health is reviewed through questionnaires and discussion.   Action steps are then established in order to work towards achieving health goals, using meal plans, nutritional analysis software – Nutritics and together, Sinéad and the client develop strategies to successfully achieve the client’s goals.

Through diet and lifestyle coaching, the client receives advice on how to support overall health and well-being and address possible nutritional deficiencies or imbalances identified during nutritional analysis or by another healthcare professional.

Sinéad’s background is in Social Care working  and she has always tried to include health promotion in her day to day work through cookery skills, nutrition education and exercise.  She has always been passionate about food.  She loves trying new recipes, trying out different flavours and attempting to combine her love of food with a desire to be healthy. Sinéad has also been on her own health journey and tried different weight loss approaches and groups but through education and a passion for learning about health has learned to appreciate food, movement and a balanced lifestyle for the benefits it can bring to the mind and body.

Contact Sinéad on 0876562513 and see packages available on www.nourishvitality.ie