Counsellors Directory

Counselling Sandyford South Dublin   



Providing Counselling in Sandyford South Dublin, our professional team of Counsellors are fully qualified and unless stated, are accredited by a national accrediting body.

Counsellors are listed here in alphabetical order by surname and all are fully qualified to work with common issues. To find a specific speciality please hover your mouse over ‘Counselling’ in the Header Menu for a drop down list of all specialist areas we deal with.

Mark Burke, Pre-accredited Therapist   

BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety, depression, grief and loss, stress, conflict, trauma and working with adolescents.

Available Online and in person? YES

I am a pre-accredited Counsellor using an Integrative approach in working with clients. I believe working from person-centred, psychodynamic and CBT modalities offers the client significant insight and enhances the chance of resolution of presenting issues .

I aim to create an environment in which the client feels fully heard and understood providing a safe space to explore and process distressing feelings and emotions. Through gaining an increased awareness of current or historical distresses the hope is to promote understanding, personal growth and develop healthier relationships.

To contact Mark directly email markb(at) , tel: 086 3824794 

Rosaria Chiappone MIACP

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety, Trauma.

Rosaria is also one of our Specialist Eating Freely Therapists and a native Italian speaker.

Available Online and in person? Yes. 

Rosaria Chiappone is a qualified Integrative Counsellor and accredited with the IACP.  Rosaria offers a dedicated space on a weekly basis which is safe and confidential. Using an integrative approach which includes person-centred, psychoanalytic and CBT methods Rosaria works empathically and collaboratively with clients to explore and reflect on the thoughts and feelings that they bring to counselling. In this way clients can gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their past and their current situational difficulties and, through Rosaria’s facilitation, be able to work through them. Rosaria has worked with a range of clients of different ages, ethnicities and genders who have been experiencing difficulties in their lives such as bullying, life-stage changes, stress, relationship difficulties, health issues, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss.

To contact Rosaria and make an appointment, please email rosariachiappone.counsellor(at) .

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

Area of speciality: Coping with Chronic or Long Term Illness and Acquired Injury for both patient and family members.

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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. 

Contact Geraldine directly on southdublinpsychotherapy(at) or tel: 086 8566464.

Debbie Farrell MIACP, BA (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety, Depression, Suicide and Loss, Trauma.   Debbie is also one of our Specialist Eating Freely Therapists.   

Available Online and in person? Yes.  Online Group Work? YES

 I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist 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, and also offering group support for clients who wish to work in a group dynamic. 

Some of the issues I help clients 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. 


 Jennifer Good MIACP                                                                         

Area of Speciality: Anxiety & Panic, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress and Workplace Issues.  Jennifer is also one of our Specialist Eating Freely Therapists.

Available Online and in person? YES.

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(at)

Rachel Griffin Donnelly – BA Counselling & Psychotherapy.                                         

Areas of speciality: Anxiety, depression, relationship issues, co-dependency, grief and loss, stress, trauma, and conflict resolution.

I’m Rachel Griffin and I hold a degree in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working in a collaborative manner with my clients I provide a safe space in which they can explore and process their issues.  My background in Yoga, nutrition and Reiki provides an holistic complement to my practice.  I use creative and experiential interventions to help each client tune into the wisdom of their body and develop a ‘felt sense’ harmonising their mind, body, and spirit.

My methodology combines a wide range of therapies including CBT and Psychodynamic as well as Schema Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Inner Child Work, Mindfulness and  NLP.  Together we unfold the truth of who you are, what is meaningful to you, and how best to take the steps on a life path that resonates with truth.

Identifying and resolving an underlying trauma which may be the root of anxiety and depression is my primary focus.  A  principal part this process is the evolution of self-compassion within you and we work on this using a combination of some of the above modalities.  High levels of self-compassion form a nourishing base from which to build more connected and authentic relationships not only with yourself but also with significant others….. and this I believe is cornerstone of living a more fulfilling life.

Available Online and in Person?  YES

As a Pre-Accredited Therapist, the fee is €45 per 50 minute session.

To contact Rachel directly and make an appointment: Email:  rachelgriffin.counselling(at), Tel: 086 8107215.


Riadhna Holahan – BA Counselling & Psychotherapy, BA(Hons) Social Care, CRA & ACRA Supervisor & Practitioner, SMART Recovery Facilitator.   

Areas of Speciality: Problematic Substance Use/ Addiction, General Counselling. Riadhna also works with adolescents and is a Family Systems Therapist.

Available Online and in Person?  YES

I am an experienced, competent and professional Psychotherapist with a passion for working collaboratively with her clients, empowering them to enhance their quality of life.

I offer general, integrative therapeutic support for anyone experiencing issues affecting their quality of life in 1:1, family and group settings using Reality Therapy and Person Centred Counselling as my primary therapeutic models. I support clients with varying issues and needs, and also facilitate Therapeutic Workshops and Personal Development Programmes covering Emotional Management, Relationships, Communication, Life and Coping Skills.

I specialise in Problematic Substance Use/ Addiction and related issues in both adults and adolescents and their families and also work in Community Mental Health in this area.   I facilitate clients in building self-compassion, understanding and awareness to improve their situations.

To contact me directly and arrange an appointment, please email me at riadhnaholahan(at)

Peter Mahony, Pre-accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist

 BA Hons Counselling and Psychotherapy

 Areas of Speciality – Grief, Anxiety, Relationships, Loss by Suicide and Adolescents

Does anxiety rule your life?

Do you feel suicidal, or have you lost someone to suicide?

Would you like to understand yourself and some of your life experiences more?

Are you experiencing any relationship difficulties either within a marriage, a family system or the workplace?

If so, I am a pre-accredited counsellor and I believe that working from person centred, psychodynamic and CBT modalities, that you can gain a greater understanding of self and ultimately achieve personal growth and a more wholesome fulfilled life.

I also specialise in loss and grief due to suicide or death by misadventure.

My aim is to create a professional, safe and confidential space where you can be heard, understood and acquire the skills and coping mechanisms to live a full life.

I understand the courageous and sometimes nerve racking experience it can be talk to somebody, but I encourage you to take that first step in having that space to talk, so that the quality of your life, in whatever sphere, may be improved. Don’t be afraid to take that step today.

Contact me @ 083 423 1023, or email Mahonycounselling1(a)


Aneta Maliszewska-Billingham, Clinical Psychologist and EMDR Practitioner   

Areas of Speciality: EMDR, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, CBT, Mindfulness and Workplace Stress

Available Online and in person? YES

Aneta has over 15 years of experience as a clinical psychologist at Our Lady’s Children Hospital, Crumlin. Since gaining validation from the Irish Psychological Association in 2004 she has worked with many trauma survivors and has contributed to several psychological publications.

Aneta is trained in the use of Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for adults and children, having noted research on its effectiveness in treating trauma, depression, post-traumatic stress symptoms, panic attacks, eating disorders, addiction and anxiety. She also uses EMDR for well-functioning people seeking to decrease fear and stress to help boost their confidence and self-esteem. She is a member of the EMDR Ireland Regional Group and is actively involved in developing the use of this popular new evidence-based treatment in Ireland.

Aneta offers EMDR therapy to enable people to heal from emotional distress and psychological difficulties – whether these present a major life challenge or simply prevent people from achieving maximum performance in work or other spheres of life.

Aneta’s training as a clinical psychologist and many years of clinical work has provided her with a broad understanding of human behaviour and emotions across their lifespan. She is also trained in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and trauma-focused CBT.

To contact Aneta directly please call: 087 132 3843 or email: aneta(at)


John Sheridan MIAHIP, MSc Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of Speciality: Self-harm, Suicide, Stress/Anxiety management, Depression, Relationship issues, Grief/ Loss, Trauma, Self-esteem. 

Available Online? No  In person? Yes.

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and I am pre-accredited with the IAHIP – Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.  I work utilising a “stress model” from a humanistic & relational framework. This promotes self-awareness for clients and empowers them to identify the causes of harmful stressors, while developing self-care and self-safety practices so as to bring a sense of balance and harmony to their day to day functioning. Working in general practice providing one to one therapy sessions for individuals (aged 16 and over) from all backgrounds, gender and sexual orientation.

Some of the issues that I empower clients to cope with and manage include:

Self-harm/injury, Stress/Anxiety, Bereavement & Loss, Relationship issues, Lack of Motivation, Abuse, Panic Attacks, Bullying,  Stress, Trauma.  Having worked for many years with Samaritans and Living Life Counselling, I also have experience of clients who experience suicidal ideation, and who self-harm/injure.

Fee: €45 per 50 minute session.  Please feel free to contact John directly on Tel: 086 8162473. 

Low Cost Counselling Service – Now Available Online

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 Debbie Farrell MIACP and Jennifer Good MIACP.

Available Online?  YES

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 either Debbie Farrell MIACP or Jennifer Good MIACP, both of whom are experienced, Accredited Counsellors, and the cost of the assessment is €60. If suitable, you will be assigned to your Trainee 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 and enquire about booking an assessment for this service: Low Cost Counselling Enquiry