Counsellors Directory


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

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.
Contact Chris directly on: 086 7833644

Deb Farrell PicDebbie Farrell MIACP

BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy

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

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist holding a BA Honors Degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling from Dublin Business School, and I am accredited with the IACP – Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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.  

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

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Fionnuala Darcy MIAHIP

BA (Hons) Psych, Chartered MCIPD, QMIGC, GMPSI, MIAHIP,  CBT, Master Practitioner in Eating Disorders

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

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:

Low Cost Counselling Service

We provide a low cost counselling service on Saturdays and selected weekdays.  This service is provided by Counsellors in Training, who are fully supervised by Emma Murphy MIACP, owner of Sandyford Wellness Centre, and Debbie Farrell MIACP.

The Low Cost Service is available to all but is subject to assessment to ensure the presenting issue is suitable for a Counsellor in Training.  For example, active Addiction, Couples Therapy or an Eating Disorder would not be suitable issues.

Your first appointment is with Debbie Farrell MIACP who is an experienced, Accredited Counsellor, and the cost of the assessment is €60. If suitable, you will be assigned to your Counsellor and the cost per session thereafter is €25. Progress will be reviewed every 6 weeks between you and your Counsellor, and during our in-house supervision.  Please contact us by email or phone and enquire about booking an assessment for this service.

Oonagh Peters  

Naturopathic Nutritional Therapist and Wellness Consultant

Dip Nut, CNM, mBANT, mNTOI, mANP

I am a registered and qualified nutritional therapist, and wellness consultant.   I have a diploma in Naturopathic Nutritional Therapy from The College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. I am a member of ‘Nutritional Therapists of Ireland’, ‘British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy’ and ‘Association of Naturopathic Practitioners’.

I focus my work in the fascinating area of women’s health and have a special interest in menstrual conditions, optimising fertility naturally, IVF support and pre-conception care.

I recognise that many women suffer needlessly with health conditions that are not always externally visible. We often just “get on with it”. There is so much that can be improved with good nutritional support and lifestyle improvements.

I have successfully helped clients with PCOS, endometriosis, PMS, heavy / painful / irregular periods, thyroid conditions, low libido, acne, rheumatoid arthritis, hashimotos, psoriasis, digestive issues, IBS, reflux, perimenopause / menopause symptoms, weight gain, weight loss, type 2 diabetes, blood sugar dysregulation, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, mood changes, emotional eating, depression, anxiety, chronic fatigue, recurrent infections, gut conditions (infections, food poisoning, parasites, candida), low energy and more…

To me, being ‘healthy’, means being happy and having the energy and confidence to enjoy your life.

We are all biochemically individual and there is not a “One Size Fits All” prescription when it comes to finding true health.

I work with clients to find the root cause(s) to their health complications. Identifying the triggers and drivers, and then working closely with them to improve over time, to re-establish health and vitality. My approach is very personal and supportive. During the consultations, we discuss everything from birth up to the current day, as well gathering details about your family history and their health.

A typical plan includes:

Foods to increase, food swaps, handouts / fact sheets, shopping advice, tips for reading labels, meal preparation tips and recipes, meal ideas, exercise suggestions, relaxation techniques, sleep advice, environmental tips, resources: books / websites / videos, tests to request from your doctor e.g. blood tests, items to discuss with your doctor, private test recommendations e.g. hormone, genetics, nutrient profile, supplements.

Before becoming a Nutritional Therapist, I worked in IT Services for 15 years. For the majority of my career, I worked as a Service Manager for a team of IT customer service agents. That role enabled me to become skilled many areas that are relevant to me today; goal setting, working with different personalities, finding solutions to challenging circumstances, understanding stressors, understanding corporate demands, being supportive and conducting productive one-to-one meetings.

I strongly believe in evidence based nutritional therapy.  As part of my Continuing Professional Development, I regularly participate in webinars, attend conferences and seminars.

To book an appointment or to learn more, contact me directly: or 085 1915 073

FaceBook: @lifechangingnutritionandwellness

Personal Development Coaching & Career Coaching

Fabio Loyola BA(Hons) Psych, Dip Coaching, Dip Career Coaching

Fabio is a fully qualified Career, Executive and Personal Coach, Associate Member of the Association for Coaching (AC), Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD-HR). Fabio has a BA (Hons) in Psychology, a Post-Graduate in Business Management, a Diploma in Business, Executive and Personal Coaching (Coach Institute of Ireland), and also a Diploma in Career Coaching (Dublin Institute of Technology – DIT, in partnership with Career Decisions Ireland).

With over 20 years experience working in both private and public sectors, including 8 years as a HR Generalist and 4 years as a Senior Business Consultant for a number of blue-chip companies, such as PwC and Credit Suisse Investment Bank. He has proven expertise in organisational effectiveness, learning and development, change management and performance improvement projects across multiple business areas and industries, combining business consulting skills, project management, coaching and psychology disciplines in his approach.


Fabio’s coaching style is flexible and tailored to meet his clients’ needs. He has a keen interest in developing people towards fulfilling their potential in both their personal and professional lives.

He is also passionate about the challenges people face in the workplace, such as career management, work life balance, interpersonal and communication skills, leadership styles, time management, decision making, performance and change management. Moreover, he has an interest in the area of emotional intelligence and its application in the workplace.

Fabio provides one-to-one coaching interventions in 4 main lines of services:

o Career Coaching

o Executive Coaching

o Personal Development Coaching

o Career & Psychometric Assessments

To contact Fabio and arrange an initial consultation, please call 087-1604111