The team at Oscailt is a talented community of practitioners committed to your mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. We value our roles as health and wellbeing providers for a wide range of people living and working in the Dublin 4 area, and also those further afield. We support each other in our various disciplines. Doing so empowers us to offer a warm and welcoming service to anyone who passes through our front door.
Mary O’Callaghan, MA, EAP, is the founder-director of Oscailt. Mary is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor and has also been exploring meditation practices for nearly 40 years. During that time, she spent eight years living as a Buddhist nun and underwent intensive training in Eastern psychology and meditation. She has led meditation retreats in Europe and Asia and is passionate about integrating mindfulness into everyday life.
Francess Kenny-Denneny: Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor. MIACP, SIACP, MIAHIP, SIAHIP, MBACP, ICP Reg.
Francess who has nearly 30 years experience as a psychotherapist, practises within a holistic framework so therefore all aspects of the human condition are engaged with therapeutically and thus the nature of the presenting concern by the client can be wide and varied. Her theoretical approach incorporates many modalities including gestalt, existential, person-centred and psychodynamic psychotherapy along with inner child work. However the over-riding lens which informs Francess throughout all these approaches is John Bowlbys attachment theory and the lasting implications of early childhood traumatisation on the individual into adulthood. An area of specialty in their practice is the Highly Sensitive Person in which they have carried out research.
Cert C NUI, Dip Couns TCD, BA Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy, Adv Dip Supervision, MSc Psychotherapy.
Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy — Tivoli Institute
Marcus began his foundation training in Psychotherapy in 2006, continuing on to completing his professional diploma in 2013 from the Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
Marcus works with a wide range of client issues and has a strong interest in working with people presenting with low self-esteem, depression, self-criticism or feelings of anxiety or panic.
He firmly believes that becoming aware of negative and destructive habits and behaviours, developing assertiveness and self-confidence are all key to leading a happier and healthier life.
Marcus is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Sometimes life can be difficult. We resist our pain and try to push it away. When we accept our difficulties and understand what is going on, we struggle less and become more empathetic towards ourselves and the world. I feel very passionately about helping my clients reconnect to their own strengths and resources. I aim to offer a safe and non-judgemental space where they feel supported in sharing their difficulty and understand what is happening. Person-centred and humanistic at its core, my work combines different modalities, including Mindfulness, Psychodynamics and CBT. Originally from Italy, I work through English and Italian.
I am an Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapist, accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. My professional portfolio is extremely eclectic, combining work in private practice, acute mental health services and student counselling.
Some of my skills come from my previous experience in a multinational company where I developed a strong interest in multicultural and multifaceted relational dynamics in the workplace. A great passion for personal and professional development informed my decision to retrain as a psychotherapist. I believe we never stop learning and being curious about ourselves and the world.
I am a Dramatherapist MIACAT, performer and Assistant Lecturer at Maynooth University. I have clinical experience working with adults suffering from depression, mothers struggling with stress and anxiety and children with special and emotional needs. I am especially interested in women’s mental health issues, parenting and difficult life transitions. I offer individual and group dramatherapy, depending on your needs.
Dramatherapy has been very helpful in order to get to know myself a bit better, also it has thought me to find a better place in my mind and more importantly, in my heart.
Dramatherapy is a creative arts therapy that integrates the person as a whole ? body, mind and imagination as part of its practice.
Sometimes moving away from discussing something just verbally can help us to understand ourselves, our feelings and relationships better. Getting in touch with our creativity can also strengthen our confidence, self esteem and sense of well-being, as well as providing us with new insight and building up our resilience.
Dramatherapy may involve: working with stories and poetry; exploring feelings through conscious movement; ritual structures and mask-making; guided meditation and breath work; creating images with objects or art.
Jean Barrett: MSc Mindfulness, Dip in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Dip in Supervision, MIAHIP/ MIACP.
Jean has been working as a Psychotherapist for over 20 years in private practice while also offering supervision to individuals and groups. She works with corporate programmes in both the private and public sector. She delivers mindfulness sessions in corporate environments and is a member and facilitator of the ‘drop in mindfulness’ group at Oscailt.
Sophie came to Ireland in 2005 to work for Google. As she had a keen interest in psychology, she decided while in Google to undertake Counselling & Psychotherapy studies at Dublin Business School. Seven years later, after working in Sales and HR, she decided to make a leap of faith and quit her corporate job to set up her private practice as a psychotherapist. She is now fully accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Including coaching as part of her services was a natural progression. As she was helping others to explore and make sense of their past through psychotherapy in order for them to heal and move on, she discovered that she also wanted to help people reach their full potential through coaching. This led her to qualify as a Life & Executive Coach with the Positive Success Group in 2017. Since then, she has been coaching people privately. She is particularly interested in career coaching, as she went through more than one career change herself and knows the challenges and struggles it can bring. She also experienced the power of coaching for herself and knows how effective it is, whether it is working on a particular project or trying to make sense of a current work/life situation and find creative ways to move forward.
Sophie is constantly looking for new ways to grow and develop so you can be sure that she will help you do that too! In her free time she enjoys the outdoors very much, in particular sports like skiing and surfing. She goes on mindfulness and meditation retreats on a regular basis, a lifestyle that grounds her and influences her coaching style too.
Mari has over a decade of experience as a leadership consultant, women’s coach, yoga and mindfulness teacher in Ireland and internationally. She has a warm and playful approach to her work which weaves ancient wisdom practices with contemporary developmental psychology, neuroscience and Integral Theory.
You can contact Mari via the contact form on her personal site:
Katarina has worked as a therapist since 2011, practicing a pluralistic approach to therapeutic relationship. Her theoretical approach incorporates theories of gestalt, CBT, person centered and psychodynamic therapy with emphasis on individual strengths and limitations as well as environment and culture.
Katarina qualified as a child and adolescent therapist concentrating on art and play therapy as a vessel leading towards uncovering and managing individual difficulties. Her beliefs derive from conviction that every person is different at different times of their life journey, therefore the choice of their treatment cannot be reduced into limitations of an individual therapeutic approach.
Katarina holds BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from DBS, MA in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy from IICP, Diploma in Child and Adolescent Counselling from IICP and attended numerous courses including couples Counselling training, Anger management training and Reality therapy training.
Esther Mas is a fully qualified Reiki Master, Teacher and Member of the Reiki Federation Ireland. She offers Reiki Treatments, Aura Clearings and Healing Attunements. Having graduated and worked as a Psychologist more than 10 years ago, she soon realized that we are much more than only our body with a conscious mind.
After years of studying and practising Reiki, Esther founded the Sunrise Reiki Centre. There is nothing more gratifying for Esther than welcoming her clients and seeing their evolution. Her clients and students have found balance, harmony and a deep sense of well-being after working with Esther.
When you find yourself at a crossroads, would you like guidance and support with any big decisions that need to be made?
Or more clarity on your next steps forward?
Do you ever feel fed up and stuck in life?
I offer healing sessions that combine the following, (tailored to individual needs):
- Kundalini Reiki
- Tera Mai Reiki
- Pranic Healing
- Sound Healing Therapy
- Aromatherapy and Massage
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- Mindful intuitive and energetic coaching
Included with each session is follow up support and after-care.
I have explored and experienced many different energy work modalities and areas of meditation for over 20 years. Having started my journey studying Counselling and Mediation, I gradually came to the conclusion that we need to do more than talk. Talking is necessary but after a period of time we need to find ways to energetically release our past, our feelings and our emotions which hold us back from moving forward in an emotionally healthy and positive way.
My healing sessions can help and facilitate to release these emotional blockages.
- Ease Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Grief, Insomnia and Pain
- Increase Confidence, Relaxation, Well-being, Peace, Joy and Health
Carmel O’Hara M. Med Sc/Psychotherapist, MSc Mindfulness (UCD), Dip Counselling (Reading University), RN, RCN
Carmel holds an MSc in Mindfulness and is a registered systemic family psychotherapist and addiction counsellor for 30 years. She also has a background in nursing and has worked as a therapist with those with a cancer diagnosis and their families over many years. Carmel facilitates the weekly drop-in Mindfulness Hour at ARC House Cancer Support Centre in Dublin as well as running an eight-week Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy programme at Oscailt at different intervals throughout the year, and she facilitates the drop in weekly mindfulness session at Oscailt together with other mindfulness practitioners. Carmel has been practicing mindfulness for over 15 years.
Other areas of interest to Carmel
Carmel is also interested in working with those who are in recovery from various addictions, and with their families and she runs mindfulness groups to support those in addiction recovery. She is also a registered supervisor with FTAI and she is available to supervise clinicians work as well as consult with relevant organisations as her working approach is working with people within their relational, work and environmental contexts.
Creating a safe space for those whom she works with is central to Carmel’s work as a therapist and mindfulness practitioner.
Carmel is also available to run days of mindfulness with groups, and having one to one mindfulness sessions for interested persons.
Registrations FTAI (Family Therapy Association of Ireland), ACI Addiction Counsellors of Ireland, ICP (Irish Council of Psychotherapy,) EAP (European Assoc. Psychotherapy)
Tel: 087 678 9412
Eilis Cullen, MIAHIP, MEAP
I have been practising meditation for over 25 years and value the experience and benefits of a daily practice in both my personal and professional life.
As an experienced Psychotherapist, I was increasingly finding the value of integrating mindfulness into my work and so I began studying mindfulness-based approaches at the Centre for Mindfulness, Research and Practice (CMRP), Bangor University, Wales.
I completed the Teacher Training and Certification with the Centre for Mindfulness (CFM), University of Massachusetts Medical School.
I offer mindfulness programmes to individuals and groups both online and in person, and, as a trained supervisor, I offer this resource to support mindfulness teachers in their work.
I am very drawn to the practice of Mindful Self-Compassion as a powerful resource for the challenges of daily life while also fostering a more compassionate society.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family and the very mindful pursuits of gardening and horse-riding.
Grandmasters Lee’s education in the martial arts started at the age of 6 in Hong Kong with Wu style Tai Chi, followed by Hung Gar (Kung Fu) then Hung Sing Choy Li Fut (Buddha style, Kung Fu) . He is head of the Tai Chi /Kung Fu section of IMAC (Irish Martial Arts Commission) and has been granted 9th Dan status by the Chin Wu Traditional Martial Arts Association, China. He was granted ‘Grandmaster’ status, by the International Kenpo Karate Association. Grandmaster Lee is a level 3 coach under the Sports Councils National Development Programme and holds the advanced certificate of Sports Tutor awarded by the University of Limerick. He is particularly interested in the self healing aspects of Tai Chi and Qigong.
Alexander’s work is often associated with posture, but how we identify posture is often limiting. Posture in its truest sense is not limited to sitting or standing straight, it is the shape of your body in any action you do. How you hold muscle tension determines your shape, and also your efficiency. Understanding this allows you manage your whole self in new ways. Alexander taught us to find our own power in how we choose to use our bodies.
My job is to teach and support people in understanding what holds them back and how they can free themselves for easier use and efficient management of their movement.
I’ve been teaching Alexander for 13 years, having run into trouble with pain and posture myself. It has helped me solve so many problems that it continues to amaze me. Currently I’m blonde and 5 foot 8 and a half, having gained an inch by freeing myself of muscle tension that held me down.
I am fascinated by human beings and how they work, inside and out, individually and in groups. This Alexander journey is learning about life for life. We are here to work and play together, to communicate and support each other. If we are to be kind and take care of others we must start with being kind to ourselves, our muscles and our mind.
I love my work!
Originally, I worked in the corporate sector and through my own challenges, when I developed chronic fatigue, I became interested in the whole area of personal development.
This led me on a journey to eventually discover Emotional Freedom Technique, or tapping as it is more commonly known. I have been working in this area for over 7 years, and find it the most effective way of getting to the root of the issue.
At the moment, a lot of my work is about bringing people back to the joy in their life.
Emotional Freedom Technique/tapping, is a system where you tap on acupuncture points as a way of releasing anxiety,negative beliefs and behaviours.
The aim is to get to the core reason that you feel unease, and tap on points around the body to release this feeling.
Between sessions, you may be given some tapping to do for yourself.
Of all the money that I have spent on myself over the years, I have to say that you top them all. I felt such a sense of relief from the emotional pain that I carried for so many years.
I have been working as a hypnotherapist for over ten years. I have an advance Diploma in hypnotherapy/psychotherapy and am a member of the Clinical Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy Association – one of the biggest and most regulated hypnotherapy organizations in Ireland. The only recognised registration body in Ireland for the European Association of Hypnotherapy [EAHP]. Also Garda vetted.
I really believe we all have the ability for great change, to overcome even the most difficult obstacles.
Hypnosis helps you to identify negative and self-sabotaging programs and replace them with new positive and effective habits. Accessing your own mind’s medicine. My aim is to help you reach your full natural potential, by overcoming any unwanted habits, beliefs or emotions that stand in your way.
I find hypnosis most useful for helping clients change their emotional state. From anxiety to calm, from upset to feeling free, from feeling depressed to feeling happy. Directing positive suggestions deep into the subconscious. It gives me great satisfaction seeing the transformational healing power being released within a client sitting four feet in front of me. Using integrating techniques from classical hypnosis, CBT, Hypno-analysis, Kinetic shift, Mindfulness, NLP, EFT and solution focused hypnotherapy.
My area of experience includes Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Stress, Bi-Polar Depression, PTSD, IBS, Low self-esteem, Weight loss, Stop smoking, Fussy eating, IVF, all major fears and phobia.
Always available to arrange a phone consultation, with no obligation to book
Tel:(086) 731 0053
Martin is a Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist, and enables people to make positive changes to their lives.
His approach is based on the following Concepts:
People are perfect. It’s their thoughts, feelings and behaviour that need adjustment.
Each person has within them the solution to their problem or challenge. They just need help in discovering the solution.
Each person has a unique set of resources. By recovering and applying those resources leads to a happier, more fulfilling life.
His areas of focus include:
Stopping Smoking, Losing Weight, getting rid of Phobias and Panic Attacks, Dealing with Trauma, Stress Management, Increasing Confidence, Public Speaking, Exam Success and Improved Sports Performance.
Martin has worked in the Health and Wellbeing field for over 22 years.
His qualifications include: Practitioners Diploma in Clinical and Therapeutic Hypnosis, Diploma in Psychotherapy, Diploma in Holistic Medicine.
He is a Fully Registered Member of: The Irish Hypnotists Register, The Hypnotherapists Register, The British Institute of Hypnotherapy and NLP.
Tel:(087) 345 5710
Sinéad De Hora
Soul-Path Coaching is an holistic approach to life coaching that works on the premise that we are an interwoven fabric of body, mind, spirit, emotions, energy fields – deeply interconnected with each other. To achieve true lasting transformative change, one must explore this inner fabric, to rightly choose a path ahead that is sovereign to your inner truth and aligned to your best potential. Soul-Path Coaching offers the guidance, tools & support for this vital exploration.
Crystal healing – an ancient healing modality that works through our vast network of energy fields, energy centres & etheric blueprints. With a uniquely tailored gemstone layout on the body & applied energy techniques for a multi-dimensional healing. See website below for more details.
Sinéad works as a natural empath and intent listener, with heart-centeredness governing all aspects of her work. Over the past 20+ years, she has supported a broad spectrum of clients & students through the most challenging times in their inner & outer lives; guiding them towards deepest healing, love for themselves, empowerment & lasting transformation. Present as a trusted confidant, equipped with clear perspective and practical advice, she guides all whom she works with in the most compassionate, supportive & professional manner, working with each individual at their own pace.
Areas of expertise – life cycle challenges, work-life balance issues, depression, heartbreak/loss, negative relationship with self/others, systemic stress/fear, inner conflicts, psycho spiritual stagnation, recovery from shock/trauma, self-care & self-management, Divine guidance & perspective, unclear life direction or soul purpose.
Sinéad holds diplomas & certificates in Professional Life Coaching, several Complimentary Health Therapies, healing modalities and in Crystal Healing.
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Derval Chambers Petit
Derval Chambers Petit is a Life and Career coach and Trainer.
She works with people who are looking to make positive and lasting changes in their lives both personally and professionally.
While Derval offers coaching across a wide range of areas, with her background in Human Resources, she specialises in working with clients to help them get clarity on what they want to do in their work life and focusing on how to enhance interview performance by reducing any stress or fear that may be associated with interviews.
Sarah originally trained with the Reflexology School of Ireland in 1985 and has undertaken a number of postgraduate courses including Reflexology for Maternity, Fertility, Babies and Children, Special Needs, Menopause, Cancer and Palliative Care as well as the Metamorphic Technique. She is also a qualified Craniosacral Therapist (BCST), specialising in the biodynamic approach and welcomes the possibility of combining reflexology and craniosacral therapy in the same treatment. She is a member of the Institute of Reflexology of Ireland, IRIL.
N.B., the cost of Reflexology is covered by all the major health insurers in Ireland.
Sarah originally trained with the Upledger Institute of Craniosacral Therapy in 2002 and subsequently qualified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Body Intelligence.
She is particularly drawn to the gentle, listening, fluid quality of the biodynamic approach, which encourages a profound rebalancing, relaxation and revitalising of the whole system.
Sarah is also a qualified reflexologist, (MIRIL), and welcomes the possibility of combining both therapies in her work.
I first learned about meditation in 2007, the year I qualified as a solicitor. I suffered badly from anxiety and work-related stress at the time and I found meditation extremely helpful. Initially, I saw it as something which helped alleviate stress however over time I came to see it as a way of life. I formally trained as a mindfulness teacher and a yoga instructor and began to teach in my spare time. In 2014 I took a one year sabbatical from work in order to travel and go on a number of longer meditation retreats. In 2017 after ten years of working as a lawyer, I took a leap of faith and quit my job in order to do this work full time.
I am a trained MBSR teacher and yoga instructor, (Certified Experienced Yoga Teacher – Yoga Alliance), and over the years I have also trained to teach a number of other mindfulness-based interventions. I am a director and member of the Mindfulness Teachers Association of Ireland, (www.mtai.ie).
I currently work with a variety of different groups including organisations in the corporate sector, universities, (staff and students), not for profit organisations and schools. In 2016 I co-founded Nature In Mind, (www.natureinmind.ie), an educational organisation which aims to help people improve their health and well-being through mindfully connecting with the natural world. In 2017 I founded Mindfulness For Law, (www.mindfulnessforlaw.ie), which delivers mindfulness training for people working in the legal industry. I am a director of Mindful Nation Ireland, (www.mindfulnationireland.ie), a charity whose mission is to help cultivate a more mindful and compassionate Ireland.
Regan O’Brien offers embodied voice and breath work sessions.
I hold a Masters degree in Applied Drama and Performance and in Creative Process Facilitation and have 25 years of experience coaching voice, breath and movement work across a broad range of fields spanning corporate and artistic performance to health and wellness practices.
I have undertaken extensive practical research into the physiology of sound making, breathing techniques, traditional song and therapeutic practices relating to voicework.
My practice is distilled from deep, practical investigation into creative embodied voice and movement as relational, healing and creative process.
My clients develop the use of their breath and body-voice as a powerful tool in their communication, creativity, healing and self-expression.
I offer tailored sessions to meet the needs of clients who wish to:
- support their authentic singing and speaking voices
- negotiate anxiety
- express their trauma
- support respiratory issues
- develop creative compositions
- deepen their connection with their inner landscape
My work is about listening for the body-voice balance and providing technique to support a clear, honest vocal expression.
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I worked as an Adult Psychiatrist for 15 years caring for people with various mental illnesses including significant anxiety, depression, psychosis and bipolar and related conditions. As a way of supporting my own mental well-being during this time I learnt to meditate. This was of enormous benefit to me. This had a profound impact on the way I viewed mental health and I found myself increasingly wondering if this could also benefit younger people suffering from mental health issues.
My child suffered from anxiety, and I could see first hand the value of mindfulness to help her navigate a challenging period of her own life. This led me to train as a mindfulness teacher for children and young adults. I completed the training and was passionate about teaching this on a professional level to children and young adults experiencing various mental health conditions including anxiety, depression, ADHD and children on the autistic spectrum. I saw that not only was mindfulness helpful in handling the various challenging emotions, it also helped children and young adults to build resilience, to aid concentration and to experience a greater sense of ease and well-being.
Having completed my training with Connected Kids™, I subsequently trained to teach parents to work with their own children. I also teach people who are interested in becoming professional Connected Kids Tutors.
I feel so grateful to be doing this work as the overwhelming demands on children and young adults can be so debilitating, and I take real joy in watching young people connect more deeply with their own needs and negotiate the challenges that creating an independent life requires.
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Pilates is a wonderful form of exercise that can be adapted to suit anyone. As a physiotherapist, I have found Pilates to be extremely useful in rehabilitation, and in helping those with long term conditions or in persistent pain. My Pilates classes will be focusing on building your strength and flexibility through low impact movements, and a mixture of poses. I can adapt the exercises to suit people who would like to take their practice further and make it more challenging also.
Currently I work as a specialist musculoskeletal physiotherapist in private practice. I have vast experience in this area, and I have a special interest in persistent pain and conditions such as hypermobility spectrum disorders and hypermobile Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. I run classes specifically for these populations, as well as general beginners and mixed level classes. I also have an online membership for those who prefer to exercise in their own home.
I became an accredited Pilates teacher with the APPI in 2020, and I have completed extra Pilates teacher training in Pilates for hypermobility, Pilates for osteoporosis and Pilates for runners.
Stasys specialises in Holistic, Deep tissue, advanced sports and orthopaedic massage, nutrition, human performance and longevity. Received training and certification with some of the industry’s greatest minds – James Waslaski.
Greatly influenced by Paul Chek- a world-renowned expert in the fields of corrective and high-performance exercise kinesiology, stress management and holistic wellness.
Through his own path of resolving sport-related injuries, Stasys understands the importance of integrating the body, mind, and spirit as a means to foster high performance for the long term.
As a professional advanced sports and orthopaedic massage therapist, my mission is to deliver the highest level of information and treatment based on over 10 years of actual experience. A holistic approach to overall health and high performance always begins from inside-out. When you manage the foundations of health first – encompassing your thoughts, breathing, hydration, nourishment, sleep and movement, only then you will be in a state of pure potential. An accompanying deep tissue, advanced sports and orthopaedic massage will strive to get recovery and state of rest going via the realignment of muscle layers, loosening of connective tissues, myofascial release, combined with non painful passive joint mobilisation and relief of physical tension. This is a unique approach to optimising health, performance and longevity.
As an experienced Psychotherapist and supervisor, Monica enjoys working with those seeking to become aware of how they can clear blocks and limiting beliefs to create more of the life they desire and take more agency of their lives. She sees psychotherapy as a tool to help people live more fully in alignment with themselves and their heart’s desires. As society evolves and structures collapse, she recognises the importance of this healing for ourselves, nature and the planet. Her work with therapists as a supervisor involves support for the clinical aspect of their work and helping them shape their practice in a way that ensures value, growth and challenge. In addition, she runs ongoing groups for psychotherapists seeking to connect with other psychotherapists who wish to grow and evolve their practice in their unique way.
She has spent a lifetime working in the area of mental health as a Mental Health Social Worker, psychotherapist, EAP provider and wellbeing trainer for the corporate world.
The issues she works with include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, work related issues and general mental health issues. She especially enjoys working with creatives wanting support in bringing their creative ideas and projects to fruition and supporting them to overcome their fears and limiting beliefs.
She provides supervision for psychotherapists which address both the clinical aspects of their work but also the growth and development of their practice. She provides one to one supervision and has a waiting list for her next in person group supervision forum in Oscailt.
Fidelma is an accredited Breathworks Mindfulness teacher (since 2008) and an accredited Life Coach (since 2016). My mindfulness and compassion practice, as well as my Buddhist practice, have sustained and nurtured me through life’s ups and downs, including family life and periods of mental and physical health difficulties. As a coach, I am regularly coached myself and find the process invaluable in keeping my life and work in tune with my values. No matter what your circumstances, I believe strongly that living a life that is meaningful to you is the foundation of wellbeing. In my mindfulness, compassion and coaching work, I help people to become more self-aware and kinder to themselves, and to grow, develop, thrive and flourish in their own unique way. I run courses and workshops (online and in person) in mindfulness; mindfulness for chronic pain and long-term health conditions; mindful eating; one-to-one mindfulness; one-to-one coaching and coaching in nature.
Faye McGarry has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years & fell in love with the practice immediately! Hailing from Southern California, living in Central America & now Dublin since 2016, she has an open mind to the different ways that Yoga can be shared & translated in our world. Faye has been been teaching since 2011 with over 500 hours of Yoga Teacher Training under the guidance of wise teachers like Nischala Joy Devi, Rolf Sovik, Kat Greene, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and her master teacher Danielle Fowler. Her goal is to blend the many branches of Yoga to create a version of Yoga that can be applied to & enjoyed by anyone that walks into the room….to view Yoga as a healing modality, a work in instead of a work out. But, that doesn’t mean you won’t be challenged in her classes! She’s happy to offer active Vinyasa Flow, Yin Yoga, Therapeutic Yoga & Restorative Yoga, as well as Meditation, Pranayama (breath work), Yoga Nidra & Reiki Healings.
Her greatest joy as a teacher is firstly to share the gift of Yoga but also to show that Yoga is for everyone! We all deserve to feel at ease in our body, mind, heart & spirit. Namaste.
Margherita La Gioia
I am a professionally qualified Art Therapist and hold a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Crawford College, Cork Institute of Technology. I am fully registered with the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists, (I.A.C.A.T.) and have successfully completed the Garda Vetting Clearance, as well as the Children First Training.
Previous to this, I hold a professional Certificate in Psychology, a Certificate in Special Needs Assisting, a Certificate in Neurolinguistic Programming and a Degree in Artistic Studies. I work as an art therapist in Dublin with children, teenagers and adults in educational settings and in mental health services, using art to support individuals though their challenges, fostering self-agency and empowerment. My clinical experience includes also art therapy in acute psychiatry.
Art Therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses the medium of art to enable people of all ages to access feelings and thoughts that may be difficult to be expressed verbally. I adopt a person-centred approach in which I value the uniqueness of each individual, their difficulties and strengths, in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. I recognise the importance for all individuals to be able to integrate mind and body in their life experiences.
Art therapy can address issues such as: anxiety, depression, autism, behavioural and emotional difficulties, trauma, bullying, grief and loss. In my art therapy practice, I use a holistic approach and include mindfulness, meditation and gentle movement into the sessions. I am originally from Italy and can provide individual art therapy sessions both in English and Italian.
If you’d like to reach out and book an appointment, I would be very glad to hear from you.
Eva is an Energy Healer, Integrative Psychotherapist, Play Therapist & Creative Art Therapist fully accredited by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) follows its code of ethics and attends regular supervision. For her is very important her self-care, personal and professional self-growth as a parallel process to help others.
Eva’s humanistic-integrative approach has the aim to help in the spiritual, emotional, physical and cognitive levels, and for that she uses a wide range of techniques and methods that enable to work with all dimensions of the client, where all difficulties are placed within a larger context of growth, and deeply trusting in the client’s resilience and inner strength. In Oscailt, she mainly works with her holistic energy and ancestral healing toolkit integrated in the psychotherapy processes or as a one-time session: Reiki master and Seichem energy healing, EMF (Electro Magnetic Field) balancing technique, Psych-K advanced (reprogramming limiting core believes), Pellowah energy healing (shift of consciousness), Pineal Gland Activation and Quantum Biology protocols, and Family Constellations.
She will help you to identify the psychological issue to be treated during the psychotherapy session, taking care to have sufficient time to use these techniques. Be aware that using energy psychotherapy techniques certain changes can be so fast that they require specific psychotherapeutic times and spaces to be integrated in a constructive and harmonious way in a coherent path. The sessions with Eva will help you discover a better way, one that can lead to a life of happiness and fulfilment, helping you to improve your quality of life by promoting high self-confidence, to be more inspired, motivated and empowered, help you to develop successful relationships, to recover from traumatic events, to boost your immune system and energy levels, reduce your stress & anxiety, and help you to transition if you are experiencing important life changes.
She offers sessions in Spanish, Italian and English.
Alison has completed her core training in body psychotherapy. She works as an academic in UCD and has a background of working as a nurse. She is a holistic practitioner and a yoga teacher and attempts to bring all aspects of her numerous trainings into the therapy room.
Body Psychotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that works specifically with the body. The underlying assumption is that the body is an expression of our psyche, our emotions and our spirituality. Various techniques are used, but the primary focus is on connecting to our essential self with the aim to access our intrinsic health and by doing so understanding the interconnectedness of being. Body psychotherapy is about dissolving the illusion of separation – within and with our environment and thereby uncovering meaning. If we can track how we feel in our bodies and notice what is truly happening in the moment, we can dissolve old patterns and move towards a position of more choice and joy. Body Psychotherapy essentially creates space for you to connect back to your body and to maybe feel if for the first time in a long while. Since people’s needs differ body psychotherapy employs a wide range of different techniques, ranging from talking, working with imagery, fantasy, breath, movement and the arts. Body awareness exercises and meditation can also be part of the session.
Fiona has been working as a Massage Therapist and Reiki master for over 20 years. She believes in an holistic approach to treatment and over the years, she has learned a great deal about combining treatments to achieve maximum wellbeing and lasting results.
Fiona has a special interest in:
- Anxiety and stress
- Bereavement and Loss
- Care during and after cancer treatment
Fiona is qualified to practice in Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), Complete Decongestive Therapy (CDT), Reflexology, Holistic Massage, Reiki, AromaTouch Massage, and Seated Acupressure Massage and is a registered member of MLD Ireland and ARCTI.
Kate is an experienced acupuncture practitioner who also offers naturopathic advice to complement her treatments. Kate qualified as an acupuncturist in 2014 from the College of Naturopathic Medicine after 4 years of study and the completion of 450 supervised clinic hours. She is a member of the Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association.
Acupuncture is a complementary therapy that can work well either on its own or alongside Western Medicine. Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine and through consultation with her clients, Kate makes a Chinese Medicine diagnosis to ascertain what has gone out of balance in the body to cause the symptoms being experienced. Acupuncture points are then selected to give the best possible treatment and results.
Kate uses a number of methods in her treatment including acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, electro acupuncture, moxa and heat lamp. She also offers cosmetic acupuncture. Kate is empathic in her approach and places great value on putting her clients at ease.
Kate has had excellent results treating a variety of conditions including fertility, gynaecological issues and pregnancy, emotional issues such as stress, anxiety and depression, conditions such as fatigue, tiredness, low mood and insomnia, digestive issues such as bloating, IBS and reflux, respiratory issues such as sinus pain, hay fever and asthma and pain such as headaches and migraines, musculoskeletal pain and injury, nerve pain and arthritis.
Please note that many health insurance plans cover the partial or full cost of acupuncture treatments and Kate can provide the receipt detail required for this.
I am a certified Yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
I started my Yoga journey soon after I moved from Italy to Ireland in 2018, as a way to deepen my relationship with myself and relieve day-to-day stress and anxiety. Since I stepped into my first Yoga class, I felt I had the power to access a special place in my mind, body and heart. That place of peace, ease and calm that can at times be difficult to find, especially as we go through the constant challenges and changes in our busy lives. My breath felt so much more expanded as I left the class with an overall sense of calm and wellbeing.
Since then, I have spent the last four years practising with many inspiring teachers in the Dublin city centre and Dun Laoghaire area, exploring different styles including Hatha, Vinyasa, Forrest, Yin and Restorative Yoga.
Yoga is an ancient group of practices which encompasses different styles, as we know them today, and I believe the key for every person is to try and see what works for their body and mind, to find what gives them that “Oh yes!” kind of feeling.
One way I would describe the practice of Yoga is as a wonderful tool to keep in your box, to be used whenever you need to connect to yourself and your body by engaging in restful, playful, energising and rejuvenating time. In my classes I use a combination of meditation, pranayama (breathwork) and mindful movement, and I am committed to creating a safe and inclusive space for anyone wishing to explore Yoga, no matter if it’s for the first time or if they are a regular student.
I am looking forward to seeing you on the mat!