Counsellors Directory

Counselling Sandyford South Dublin   



Counselling and Psychotherapy in Sandyford South Dublin.  Our professional team of Counsellors are fully qualified and unless stated, are accredited by a national accrediting body. We have specialist counsellors in the following areas:

Anxiety, Addiction, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder, Coping with a Chronic Illness Diagnosis, Depression, Eating Disorders, Emotional Eating, Gambling Addiction, Stress, Trauma, Workplace Issues.

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, or browse the directory below for the specialist counsellor you need.

Mark Burke

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 model of person-centred, CBT and psychodynamic counselling.  My goal is to work with you to bring about insight into what is holding you back, and remove the barriers and obstacles you have to experiencing life more fully, joyfully and with deep presence.

Counselling creates a safe, confidential space in which you feel fully heard and understood. This safe space will allow you to explore and process distressing feelings and emotions. By developing awareness of current or past distresses, together we’ll find understanding, and develop healthier ways of coping.

Mark is Pre-Accredited with the IACP.  To contact Mark directly email markb(at) , tel: 086 3824794 

Rosaria Chiappone MIACP

Areas of Speciality: Anxiety, Bereavement, Trauma, Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder – Eating Freely Practitioner

Rosaria is also a native Italian speaker.

Available Online and in person? Yes. 

I will work with you collaboratively to explore and reflect on the thoughts and feelings you experience, and how they impact you.  As you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your past and your current difficulties. we will work through these challenges and find healthy solutions.  Using self-compassion as the basis of all our work together, you can finally learn how to love yourself enough to let go of what no longer serves you.

I have worked with a range of clients of different ages, ethnicities and genders who have experienced difficulties in their lives such as bullying,  emotional & binge eating 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.

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, Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder – Eating Freely Practitioner.    

Available Online? 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 have worked for many years with trauma, suicide and self-harm, and for the past four years have been an Eating Freely Practitioner, supporting women and men to finally find true freedom around food, forever through the Eating Freely Program.

I am also an experienced therapy group facilitator, and am passionate about the power of group work. Please feel free to contact me if you wish to work with me either 1-1 or as part of a therapy group.

Contact Debbie directly on Tel: 086 3936610. 


 Jennifer Good MIACP                                                                         

Area of Speciality: Anxiety & Panic, Depression, Relationship Issues, Stress and Workplace Issues, Emotional Eating & Binge Eating Disorder – Eating Freely Practitioner.

Available Online and in person? YES.

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist who is accredited with the IACP.   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 create a safe, confidential space that will allow us 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 everyone 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 have  a degree in integrative counselling and psychotherapy. Working in a collaborative way with my clients I provide a safe space in which they can explore and resolve 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.

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 the truth of who you truly are.

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.  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 will help you to let go of unhelpful and unhealthy behaviours and coping strategies by developing true self-compassion, understanding and awareness.  With awareness and understanding comes freedom as you learn how to respond appropriately, not react unconsciously, to the triggers and stressors of life.

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

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? Yes     In person? Yes.

I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and I am pre-accredited with the IAHIP – Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy.  I will help you to learn better self-awareness, empower you to identify harmful stressors in your life, and develop self-care and self-safety practices.  Together we will bring a sense of balance and harmony to your day to day functioning, and ensure you are aware when you are being triggered into negative thoughts, feelings or behaviours, so you can choose to respond healthily, instead of reacting unhelpfully.

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 have deep 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.