Therapists & Counsellors

Ann O’Hanlon

Psychologist, Counsellor and Psychotherapist
BA, MBS, ECP, MIACP

Ann O’Hanlon graduated from UCD with a degree in Psychology, following which she completed a Masters in Business Studies at the Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, specialising in Organisational Behaviour. She is a professionally qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, holding a Graduate Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, from DCU. She also holds a Certificate in Advanced Clinical Skills from Turning Point. She has previously worked as a psychotherapist at Turning Point and at the Student Health Centre, UCD.

 

Ann is a firm believer in the essential nature of human beings as a composite of mind, body, spirit and emotion. We are always ‘more than’ simply one dimension. We all have vast inner resources to manage our own lives and have the answers within. Her person-centred approach endeavours to assist clients to tap into their inner being and thus find the solution they are seeking which may be blocked through a myriad of hurts or trauma, e.g. denial, anger, sadness, grief. Being fully present to another without prejudice or conditions, sitting with their pain, travelling on the same road, and completing the journey are vitally important. Clients are empowered by the witness of another (the therapist), who is not giving advice, not fixing, not pontificating.

Sinead Lynch

 

Psychotherapist
B.A (Hons) Psychology
H. Dip Integrative Counselling
Member of Psychology Society of Ireland:
Pre accredited IAHIP

I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist working in South Dublin. I currently work with the psycho-oncology team at St Vincent’s University Hospital helping clients deal with cancer diagnosis and terminal illness. In this work I focus on Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and CBT. This is crucial in helping clients deal with anxiety and stress. I also work with clients on a range of other issues including grief and loss, stress and anxiety, trauma, bullying and depression. Counselling gives you a space to explore any issue that is of concern to you.

 

In a supportive, non-judgmental environment you will have the time and space to engage in self-reflection with a focus on your wellbeing and personal growth. I believe you have taken the first step on what could be an very rewarding journey!

 

I studied a B.A in Psychology as University College Dublin (U.C.D) and then completed an M.Sc in Advertising at the Dublin Institute of Technology (D.I.T) which fulfilled all my creative ambition and paved the way to a 10 year career in television. My ambition is to continue highlighting mental health issues by creating awareness. With this passion for positive mental health I returned to my psychology roots and qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist after completing a H.Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Dublin City University (D.C.U).

Ivan Molloy

 

Psychotherapist
APPI

 

I have extensive experience working in both mental health and addiction treatment.

 

My training and professional background encompass social work, person-centred counselling and psychoanalyticpsychotherapy. I am fully accredited by both the National Social Work Qualification Board and The Association for Psychoanalysts and Psychotherapists of Ireland (APPI).

 

My experience of working therapeutically with people living with emotional distress, such as anxiety and depression, often manifesting in addiction, relationship failure or other patterns of self-destructive behaviour, has taught me that these very normal human experiences are neither random nor untreatable. Rather, the full range of human emotions has an intelligible source, rooted in our personal history. I see the therapist’s role as working with individuals or couples to uncover the roots of their difficulties with a view to enhancing a sense of reality, control and well-being.

 

To facilitate this work there must be a relationship of trust and respect between therapist and client. Accordingly, my approach is informed both by the humanistic principles of empathy and respect and by a Freudian understanding of the unconscious, a combination, which I find lends itself to an experience of therapy that is supportive and emotionally rewarding.

Anne Marie Taylor

 

Relationship Coach
HG Dip (P), Psych BA (hons),MHGI, MBPsS

 

I offer a one to one service for people -whether in a relationship or not, male or female, who would like to improve their relationships ( all types of relationship-not just romantic ones). My work draws on my training in psychology & as a Human Givens Psychotherapist & 40 years of relationship research by The Gottman Institute in Seattle.

 

For Individuals in a Relationship Are in a long-term relationship and struggling to make it work? I know how exhausting it can be to feel worn down by life or exhausted by conflict & to just wish that it could all be easier. Let me help you understand the difficulties in your relationship better and what you can do to escape from this cycle of disappointment & pain. I will give you the knowledge & skills you need to maximize your chances of restoring the closeness & friendship you desire. Right from the very first session, I will help you to focus on clearly defined goals. In a matter of a few short weeks or months, we will work on: Talking to your partner about difficulties in a way that makes it easier for them to hear you, managing your own emotions so that you can handle challenging situations well, even under pressure, identifying & modifying any of your own behaviours that are damaging your relationship, understanding what actions you need to take to make it work in the long-term and, building (or repairing ) the foundations essential to a close & supportive relationship.

 

For Singles Are you currently single but desire a close, supportive, long-term relationship? Would you like to have a happier private life to develop a long-term relationship that is close & affectionate? Right from the very first session, I will help you to clarify the barriers that have been standing in your way & start giving you the tools & knowledge you need to maximize your chances of successfully overcoming them.

 

I Can Help You: Feel confident in your ability to attract a positive, supportive partner, understand how to make a relationship work in the long-term, and recognize & change the internal barriers that are standing in your way. If you are confident & capable in your professional life, but find, like many people, that your private life is not as you would like it to be, this service is for you!

 

My Background I studied Psychology at Bangor University (University College of North Wales) before gaining a distinction in HG Psychotherapy in 2002. I hold a BA (hons) in Psychology and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Human Givens Psychotherapy. I have worked with people under pressure & in distress for more than 25 years & am married with children and live in County Wicklow.

Andrew Maher

 

Psychotherapist, Counsellor
B.Sc Science., H.Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy., B.A (Hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 

Andrew is a qualified Psychotherapist that provides professional, confidential Counselling and Psychotherapy that combines warmth and compassion with understanding. A solid ethical foundation that values integrity, honesty and openness guides his work. He has a strong business background with over 15 years senior management experience. He holds a B.A (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is currently studying for a M.A in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 

Andrew’s work is characterised by an understanding that no one single approach works for every presenting client issue. Therefore, he works with people in a relational fashion. His therapeutic approach is described as ‘Pluralistic’, as he draws on a range of creative approaches when working collaboratively with clients.

 

He is of the opinion that Counselling and Psychotherapy is for anybody. Where he believes it can be of great support in times of crisis or change as well as for personal growth and resolving past issues.

 

Whether you need just a few sessions to deal with an immediate problem or would like to work more long-term on a deeper issue. Andrew works closely with each client identifying and helping them personalise their own therapy goals.

Ivan Lentijo

 

Hypnotherapist and Life Coach
HPTI, HMI

 

I practice life coaching, NLP, CBT, Mindfulness, ACT, Regression/Parts Therapy, Guided Meditation, Visualization Technique, Medical/Dental Hypnosis and Self-Hypnosis.

 

As a Certified Hypnosis Therapist and Behavioural Modification Specialist, I have done my training in the USA and Ireland. I am a graduated Therapist of Hypnosis by HPTI (Hypnosis Practitioner Training Institute) in California and trained with other Hypnosis Schools like HMI (Hypnosis Motivation Institute) and Irish Clinical Hypnosis.

 

I hold a Certificate in Coaching by Synergy Group in The Netherlands and have studies in Sport Psychology by IADT Dun Laoghaire. I am a Strengthscope Accredited User (Psychometric Stregths Testing) and currently collaborating with ICF (International Coaching Federation) as a Board Member of the Irish Chapter.

 

Hypnotherapy is a proven method to create positive and lasting change through hypnosis, which is a natural state of enhancing learning and creativity. My services have helped a number of people to overcome:

  • Insomnia – A Sleep Program which uses hypnosis as a safe, non-habit forming alternative to over-the-counter and prescription sleep aids, which are often addictive.
  • Stop Smoking – Utilizing a comprehensive 1-3 session plan to help you stop smoking, avoid relapse and help you quit with confidence.
  • Back Pain and Lower Back Pain Control – The person suffering from on-going pain is taught to alter the brain’s perception of the pain message, to turn down its intensity or even eliminate it in some cases.
  • Weight Management – Hypnosis is helpful in reinforcing changes in attitudes and behaviours to enhance motivation for physical activity and healthier food habits.

Catherine Keers

 

Centre Director, Psychotherapist, Counsellor
MIACP, MIAHIP, MICP

 

I graduated from the Tivoli Institute in Dublin with a Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have 14 years of experience and am an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy and abide by their codes of ethics.

 

I have been running the centre since 2002 and have been working with clients on issues relating to both their personal lives and their working lives. I regularly contribute to articles in the Irish press on psychotherapy and related issues.

 

My approach is “integrative” which means I draw on a background of Psychodynamic, Person-centered, Gestalt and Cognitive Training. While there are various approaches to psychotherapy, I believe what most successful therapies have in common is the quality of the relationship of mutual respect and trust between client and therapist. Particular areas of interest to me are self-esteem, confidence and self-perception.

 

I have a background in business and have undergone additional training in Stress Management, Assertiveness Skills and Negotiation Skills.