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.
I have been a practicing Psychotherapist /Art therapist / in Dublin since 1985. I am an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am a State Registered Art psychotherapist with the U.K. Health and Care Professions Council, a founding member of the Irish Association of Creative Arts Therapists.
I am also a Gestalt Therapist and accredited Counselling Supervisor. I supervise a wide range of therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists.
I work with individuals in private practice and with groups attending Cluain Mhuire Mental Health Services (St. John of God Services).
I am an integrative therapist, which means I use a variety of approaches in my work which I discuss with clients so that they may choose a therapy process which is best suited to them. I practice mindfulness myself and I integrate mindfulness into my therapy work.
The first consultation is free of charge.
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.
Dee is a Senior Counselling Psychologist (C. Psychol., Ps.S.I) with over 10 years’ experience working in Adult Mental Health. Specialising for 3 years in cancer care & Psycho-oncology in St. Vincent’s Hospital, she also works as a Psychology lecturer in TCD, UCD and DCU and the Irish Cancer Society.
Dee is trained in Humanistic, Psycho-dynamic, CBT, Existential and Mindfulness therapeutic approaches. She focuses on establishing a warm, safe, non-judgemental, confidential space for clients. This allows them to explore difficult issues at their own pace and discover what changes they can make in order to move forward in their lives.
Dee is a Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a Clinical Supervisor of other Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Health Care Professionals. She abides by the PSI and IACP code of professional ethics in her work and is committed to continuing professional development and engaging in regular clinical supervision.
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:
Simone holds a M. Sc. in Psychology from the Justus-Liebig University (JLU) in Giessen, Germany with a specialisation in clinical, educational and developmental psychology and is a registered member of the PSI. Her professional background is in Social-Pedagogy and she has been working in the field of special needs education and in mental health settings with adolescents for years. Simone?s therapeutic approach is integrative and holistic, drawing from concepts of Body Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy depending on the presented needs. Moreover, Simone is trained in Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), Mediation and Non-Violent Communication (NVC).
Simone has lived in Ireland for a decade and is an experienced psychologist who sees personal development as a journey, in which every human being thinks about and perceives the world according to their existing beliefs. These beliefs determine the individual behavioural patterns and can bring about a feeling of disconnection. Through the exploration in a warm-hearted, empathic, safe and non-judgemental environment a new sense of self and hence beneficial choices of behaving and connecting to the world will arise naturally.
Simone is available for short and long term therapy. She welcomes adolescents and adults for therapy in English and German. Her areas of clinical experience include:
- Depression / Low Mood
- Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviour
- Stress/ PTSD
- Loss/ Complicated Grief
- Eating Disorder
- Issues with Self-Esteem, Assertiveness and Relationship Issues.
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.
Róisín Whelan BA (Hons) is a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist.
With a particular interest in Person-Centred Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Róisín works from an integrative framework drawing on different approaches tailoring therapy to the needs of each client. As a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), Róisín works with clients struggling with various types of issues including:
- Low Mood
- Work Issues
- Family & Relationship Issues
- Grief & Loss
- Self Esteem Issues
- Personal Development
Róisín’s approach aims to help you understand your issues clearly, and enable you to work through them. Whatever you are currently going through past or present you are given the space to tell your story in a safe, supportive and confidential environment.
Aside from working with clients, Róisín regularly facilitates a range of workshops, training and support groups. Her other roles to date involve working with healthcare teams, coordinating services, supervising, training and supporting staff.
She often gives talks on patients’ experiences of cancer, and for the last number of years, she has been added to the curriculum as a guest lecturer on patient care to the students of Radiation Therapy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.
As an advocate of positive mental health, Róisín believes everyone should have the chance to live a better, happier and more fulfilled life.
Maria offers a confidential and non-judgemental service rooted in a deep respect for each client and their individual circumstances. Maria has a First Class honours degree from Middlesex University and has worked with clients in private practice, homeless agency, primary school and Family Resource Centre settings since qualifying as a therapist in 2007. Maria often works creatively with clients and is particularly interested in play therapy and poetry therapy and uses it in her work if the client is open to the experience. Some of the life problems Maria can help you with include loss and bereavement, work problems, relationship/family problems, bullying, stress and isolation among others.
Tel:087 237 7105
David is an accredited CORU registered mental health social worker and an accredited ACI addiction therapist. David has worked for the Renaissance Institute in Florida and The Order of St. John of God in Dublin. At present he works for a HSE community mental heath team and at Oscailt. David has 14 years of group and individual therapeutic experience in the areas of addiction, dual diagnosis, psychiatry, family therapy,and trauma. David has trained in Psychodynamic Therapy, EMDR and Rapid Resolution Therapy, and Behavioural Family Therapy and Decider CBT and DBT skills for mental health recovery.
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.
Therese offers healing sessions that combine Kundalini Reiki, Tera Mai Reiki, Sound healing Therapy and Aromatouch oil application technique with Intuitive and Energetic Guidance and follow up after-care. She has explored and experienced many different energy work modalities and areas of meditation for over 15 years. Having started her journey studying Counselling and Mediation, she gradually came to the conclusion that we need to do more than talk.
These healing sessions can help to:
- Ease Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Grief, Insomnia and Pain
- Increase Confidence, Relaxation, Well-being, Peace, Joy and Health
Talking is the beginning, it 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. These healing sessions can help us and facilitate us to release these emotional blockages.
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.
Fidelma Farley: M.A., PhD Mindfulness Teacher and Life Coach. My motivation is to help people live meaningful and happy lives – this is what fuels my mindfulness and loving kindness work with groups and individuals, and my work as a Life Coach. I have a particular interest in mindfulness for health conditions; loving-kindness; mindful eating; and coaching for living a more meaningful and harmonious life.
Yasia is a voice movement coach and facilitator. Her passion is to empower others to find their voice — the instinctive and intuitive voice as well as the literal. She offers one-to-one voice work sessions and group sessions to connect to and open the voice, (excellent for self confidence), to provide access to more power and autonomy, and for transforming difficulty through sound.
Yasia leads Kirtan, a call-and-response chanting performed in India’s Bhakti devotional traditions, in Ireland, the UK and Thailand. She has over twenty years of dance experience in multiple disciplines including ballet, movement as meditation, shamanic dance and whirling Dervish training.
- A safe, non-judgemental and celebratory space to express through sound.
- Opportunities to discover and explore your own voice, both the intuitive inner voice and the literal sound of your own resonance.
- A place to voice your deepest and most powerful wish for your life.
- Specific coaching tools and support for allowing those deep heart intentions to become manifest realities in the material world.
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.
Derek is an advanced Theta healing Practitioner based in Dublin City. Derek has been interested in Energy healing & personal development since 2010 when he began his own transformational journey starting with — EFT Emotional Freedom technique. He discovered the magic of the Theta Healing technique in 2014 and has not looked back ever since. He is so passionate about helping people to release the limiting beliefs and patterns in their lives preventing them from being truly happy and living the life they truly desire.
Having experienced quite a few different healing modalities, I find the Theta healing technique to be the fastest transformational tool I’ve ever used!
Derek specialises in healing people with Anxiety disorder, Panic attacks, Depression, Unhealthy Boundaries, Childhood Trauma, and Self worth issues.
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.
Anthony has been teaching over 20 years. He initially studied Asthanga and Iyengar yoga, and is a certified teacher in a number of disciplines including bodywork. From the very beginning, Anthony fell in love with the practice of yoga and meditation having been captured by the flowing techniques along with the mental and physical benefits it provides. He completed an extensive yoga teacher training programme with senior teachers Graeme and Leonie Northfield in Australia. Anthony has a strong background in meditation, having trained in and number of Buddhist monasteries around the world. Anthony is dedicated to the practice and teaching of traditional Yoga. He is enthusiastic to share his accumulated experience with you, encouraging you to practice with patience and discipline, to be individual and non-competitive and to practice in a joyful way.
During his two decade yoga journey, John has practiced Hatha, Ashtanga, Vinyasa and more recently, Shadow Yoga with a number of inspirational teachers including Dave Curtis, Anthony Kearney, Yvonne Treacy and Karen Watson.
In 2013, he decided to participate in a three-year Teacher Training Programme under the guidance of Dave Curtis and was delighted to become a certified teacher in 2016.
Tel:087 255 1723
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
Crystal Healing & Intuitive guidance | Wellness Consultant & Life Coach
With over 20 years experience as a therapist, consultant and tutor in the Complimentary Health field, Sinéad has brought healing to and taught countless clients and students on an individual basis and within academies and organizations.
Sinéads treatments are very thorough; a healing space within which all aspects of the client’s health & well-being; physical, mental, emotional & spiritual, may be brought to Light. Through intuitive guidance and practical coaching methods, she aims to bring compassionate support & constructive advice for her client’s greatest healing and growth, for the shorterm and longterm.
Qualified in healing modalities Crystal Healing, IET, Rahanni, Sekhem, she uses a vast array of energy healing techniques, each treatment being uniquely tailored for her client’s greatest needs and deepest healing.
Her treatments conclude with a further healing and support program and on request the verbal part of the treatment may be audio recorded for further reflection.
Sinéad works from a place of deep understanding and insight. Her heart-centeredness governs all aspects of her work and she holds space for all her clients in the most empathetic and professional manner. She welcomes all clients whom are ready to take the next step on their healing journey to lasting transformation in their inner and outer lives.
*Regional Coordinator for Net of Light Ireland www.netoflight.org – meetings held once monthly & Net of Light empowerments freely given.
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.
Louise Nevin is an experienced Career & Leadership Coach with over 20 years’ career strategy experience. She creates a coaching environment of high performance, change and learning for her clients, helping them to think differently and take control of their professional and personal direction.
Louise provides coaching in the areas of Career Confidence and Transition, Leadership and Management Development, Career Direction, Self-Marketing areas such as Job Seeking, CV Review, Interview Preparation, Networking, Starting a Business and Work-Life Balance. Her coaching programs will help you think more creatively, identify and overcome limitations, become more resourceful and fulfil your potential.
Áine works as a depth psychotherapist since 1992 working to the roots of suffering or anywhere in between including brief intervention work providing clarity and insight. Bearing witness to deep transformation and healing ensures she continues to love her work. Each human life will at times be deeply challenged and she strongly believes in the natural process of being accompanied by someone who will bear witness and provide a safe relational space within which to find the inner ground previously lost. She is also in practice as a Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist since 1994.
Sarah originally trained with the Upledger Institute of Craniosacral Therapy in 2002 and subsequently qualified in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy with Body Intelligence in 2012.
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, (Reflexology School of Ireland 1985), and welcomes the possibility of combining both therapies in her work.
Margaret Gray, MSW, B.A. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certified Family and Workplace Mediator, Diploma in Psychological Astrology, Reiki Master. Pre-accredited member of IACP.
Margaret’s background is in clinical social work and counselling with individuals, children and families in Ireland, the UK and the USA. Margaret is also a mediator and a psychological astrologer.
With a special interest in relationships, attachment and intimacy, Margaret integrates a Humanistic and Person centered approach with Psycho dynamic, Systems and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
Her primary areas of work include: relationship issues with couples and individuals, family dynamics, stress and anxiety, gender identity, sexuality, life changes, sexual abuse, bereavement and loss, self-esteem, career issues and life/work balance.
Margaret works extensively with couples, as well as individuals.
As a Life Coach my passion is to help people understand who they are and discover how they can live a fulfilled and happy life. I work with people to help them progress in all areas of their lives, (Career, Health & Wellbeing, Relationships, Finances, Personal Development). We work together where I help the client gain clarity on where they are now, help support and encourage focus of their goals and work through steps to bring them there.
Lauren Mac Millan-Shulver
- MA, BA (Hons), Dip in Psychotherapy & Counselling
- Shamanic Energy Training
- Qualified, Experienced and Accredited
Shamanic Energy Training Integrative, Holistic Psychotherapist; Spiritual Sensitive and Intuitive; Empath and Shamanic Energy Practitioner
Utilizing approaches and techniques to match individual client needs — ranging from different psychotherapeutic and holistic methods such as Person-Centred, Psycho-dynamic, CBT, Transpersonal, Gestalt, Jungian etc, to Meditation, Energy work and Yogic stretches & exercises for Body, Mind, Soul, Spirit.
Decades of travel and living in many countries rich with diverse multi ethnicity, socioeconomic lifestyles, cultures, religions and languages have witnessed a resilience, compassion and humility of the human spirit that lifts the everyday experience into a sacred expression of the soul. Sharing this learning, helping others find their voices, discover who they are and follow their dreams, brings a depth of “peace, that surpasses all understanding“.
Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Elizabeth holds a Higher Diploma in Counselling, from N.U.I. Maynooth, and a post graduate Diploma in Supervision. She is an individual and couple’s counsellor/supervisor and is accredited with the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Her continuing professional development includes: The Gottman Method, Imago Relationship training and Emotional Focused Therapy workshops.
Elizabeth offers a person centred, non-directive, non- judgemental, warm and supportive approach to couples and individuals, who are experiencing difficulties in their lives and relationships. She is a trained mindfulness self-compassion teacher and uses this approach to compliment her therapeutic skills together with her experience in meditation practice.
Elizabeth has over 10 years of clinical experience working with both individuals and couples, having previously worked at Accord Dublin. Prior to training as a counsellor, she worked as a holistic therapist and teacher, and is very interested in the body/mind connection and uses her knowledge and skills to work with clients in an integrative and creative way. She works with a wide variety of issues such as communication, intimacy, sexual issues, infidelity, conflict, fear, domestic abuse, finances, grief, separation, adoption and adult children of alcoholics.
She has a particular interest in supporting couples and individuals move out of the difficulties of interactions in relationships and into positive ones that foster love, safety and emotional connection.
Elizabeth is very open to continued learning in the area of counselling/supervision and regularly attends workshops.
It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth, until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving caring human being…
John Joseph Powell
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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