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.

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.

 Please feel free to contact John directly on Tel: 086 8162473. 


Daniel Raburski, Physiotherapist

Areas of speciality:  Sports massage, myoskeletal alignment and bodywork therapist.             

Daniel has been running his massage business Raburski Massage in South Dublin for several years. He has built up a successful practice with many loyal clients before his recent move to Wexford during the COVID-19 pandemic. He now divides his time between clinics in Gorey, Enniscorthy and South Dublin.

Qualified since 2005, Daniel holds the internationally recognised ITEC (International Therapy Examination Council) qualifications in Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Myofascial Release (level 3), Orthopaedic and Sports Massage (level 4), and Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) and Sports Massage (level 5). In addition to this, Daniel is qualified in dry
needling and the use of therapeutic tools such as cupping, scraping (gua sha), and Kinesiology-taping.

Daniel has also qualified in advanced Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques (MAT) certified by the “Freedom From Pain Institute”, Oklahoma. He is working towards his Master Myoskeletal Therapist (MMT) certification.

Daniel continues to update his skills and takes pride in his continuous professional development. He is a member of the Irish Massage Therapy Association (IMTA), the
Massage Matters Professional Therapists Group, and Dry Needling Ireland. Daniel’s membership of IMTA can enable you to make claims back from your health insurance provider.

To enquire please contact: daniel(at) , 087 0912089