Meet the Team

Aisling McMahon (B.A., M.A., M.Psych.Sc., D.Psych, Adv.Dip.Sup) is a chartered clinical psychologist (Psychological Society of Ireland), integrative psychotherapist (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) and clinical supervisor with 30 years' clinical experience.

She has been working as an Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy in DCU since 2015, where she enjoys teaching on the psychotherapy and clinical supervision training programmes. In the HLC, Aisling is conducting a once-weekly Analytic Psychotherapy Group, where group members work and learn together to develop healthier ways to manage their lives, relationships and personal concerns - for further information about the therapy group, please contact the HLC office or aisling.mcmahon@dcu.ie  

Ann-Marie Coen is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for an MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU. Ann-Marie started her career as a registered general nurse. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from University College Dublin and a Master of Arts in Health Promotion from National College of Ireland, Galway. For the last ten years Ann-Marie has been mainly involved in the area of dementia; working with people with dementia and their families through one-to-one support, developing dementia training resources, as well as practice development, research, consultation and facilitation work.

 

Ciara Burns is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for an MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU. Ciara graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology in 2010, completed an 18 month training in MBSR/MBCT in 2016 and a Diploma in Counselling Skills since 1997.

Ciara has many years experience on a number of national support helplines. She also worked for a number of years as a resettlement and support worker under Ireland’s refugee resettlement programme. 

 

I am an integrative psychotherapist, which means I can use many different types of therapy including psychoanalytic, cognitive behavioral therapy, systemic/family therapy, psychosexual therapy, and others. I have experience in working with a variety of presentations and difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, trauma, sexual issues, low mood or self-esteem, and more. I believe that the approach to therapy should be as unique to the people who come to seek therapy, and so I will work with you to create therapeutic goals and a style that works best for you.

 

Erica Delaney BSc. (Hons) Psychology applied to IT, Msc. Applied Psychology, Dip. Counselling Psychology, Msc. Integrative Psychotherapy. Having recently graduated with first class honours from the MSc programme in Integrative Psychotherapy in DCU, Erica is currently a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Erica has undertaken clinical placements’ in DIT’s Student Counselling Services; the National Counselling Service which caters for individuals who experienced childhood abuse; and has been working within the HLC for the past two years. In working within these organisations, Erica has gained clinical experience working with a broad spectrum of issues, such as stress, depression, anxiety and trauma.

MIACP Accredited, B.Sc. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Evelyn is an experienced Psychotherapist, accredited through the IACP and follows the IACP code of ethics for best practice. Evelyn is a qualified Level 1 practitioner of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and currently doing Level 2. This practice method integrates the body and mind to help accelerate the person’s healing process. Evelyn has a Level 8 Certificate in Crisis Pregnancy Counselling through NUI Maynooth. Evelyn also has diplomas in teaching mindfulness, positive psychology and meditation practice, general nursing, and a range of body therapy and complementary therapies. Evelyn integrates different skills and methods in a person-centred non-judgemental approach. As well as working as a therapist with HLC, Evelyn also works in her own private practice.

Evelyn provides a mindful, compassionate, warm, safe, and confidential environment for clients at all stages of life who wish to explore, manage and move forward through personal life experiences. 

Languages: English and Spanish

 

Dr Gerard Moore RPN., RGN.,  BA., (Psychoanalytic Studies), MSc (Psychotherapy),PhD is a registered practitioner member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). He has worked clinically in the mental health field since the late 1970’s and in Dublin City University's School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health since 2002. He teaches on the Masters and Doctorate in Psychotherapy in DCU and works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor.

 

Jan Cremmins NMC (UK), MIACP (Accred.), Counsellor/Psychotherapist trained in NUI Maynooth and the Tivoli Institute.  Jan has a nursing background and is an experienced therapist who has been with the HLC since it was established.  She has worked in different organisations including the voluntary sector as well as in private practice.  She works in a compassionate and non-judgemental way, and is trained in various therapies including integrative, psychodynamic, client-centred and humanistic.  Jan connects with clients who present with a broad spectrum of issues, such as anxiety, bereavement, relationships, depression and self-esteem.  She also has experience in the areas of pre- and post-natal depression.

 

Joanne is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for an MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU. Joanne works with clients in an integrative way in particular she incorporates humanistic and psychodynamic models of working. Joanne believes in creating a warm, safe and unconditional space for clients to allow empowerment, healing and growth for the individual. 

 

I work in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University as an Associate Professor in mental health practice and a community activist. I have been working as a systemic family constellations facilitator for several years having completed my initial training with Barbara Morgan and the Coming Home Foundation. Family Constellations unfolds what is and what has been in family systems in such a clear and uncomplicated way for people experiencing serious physical, emotional and systemic problems in life. Deep immediate understanding and healing with clear impact on our family systems is the hall mark of this work and the reason why I embrace it wholeheartedly. In addition to individual family constellations work, much of my facilitation is in the areas of nature, organisational and community constellations and I am part of the organising collective that offer a family constellations healing camp each summer in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. www.constellationscampireland.ie

Michelle Fowler is a 4th year psychotherapist in training on the M.Sc. in psychotherapy at DCU. She is an empathetic, non judgemental, therapist whose emphasis is on building a trusting therapeutic relationship through which clients can explore their issues, learn about themselves and grow in confidence. 

 

Orla Stafford is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for an MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU.  Orla carries out her work with a deep sense of empathy in an integrative approach in which the needs of the client guide the therapy process. Orla strives to offer clients a meaningful therapeutic relationship in which awareness and self understanding can occur.

 

Sarah Jennings BSc. (Hons) Psychology, MSc. in Psychotherapy. Sarah is a graduate of the MSc programme in Psychotherapy in DCU and is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Sarah is an integrative psychotherapist which means she uses a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the client’s goals and needs and has worked as part of the HLC team since 2018. Sarah provides short to longer term therapy and has experience working with adults who present with issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, childhood sexual abuse, bereavement and loss, trauma, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties.

 

Siobhan McKeon BA (Hons), Dip. Prior to working in the area of Counselling and Psychotherapy , Siobhan held a variety of positions, mostly accounts based in the construction industry. Siobhan’s introduction to Counselling and Psychotherapy commenced in 2010 when she completed a foundation course at PCI College, Dublin, moving on to complete a diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2014 and has also just completed a  degree is Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Siobhan is now a fully accredited member of IACP, working as a volunteer counsellor at St. Catherine’s Low - Cost Counselling Services in Tallaght since 2012. Siobhan has been a member of the HLC team since April 2016, she is also a Core Group Member and facilitator with Dublin North Mental Health Trialogue Group which meets once a month in the Healthy Living Centre at DCU. The Trialogue meeting is a community based forum which encourages open discussion between mental health service users, carers, family members and professionals with an interest in mental health.   Siobhan works with a diverse range of individuals including adults who are experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and relationship difficulties in a person centred non - judgemental, congruent way. Siobhan is also and experienced couples therapist.

RITA GLOVER M.Ed., D.A.S.E., Dip PST. Cert CC As an integrative psychotherapist, Rita Glover provides brief to longer term therapy to clients who present with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Rita is a highly experienced psychotherapist who specialises in working with individuals and couples experiencing marriage, relationship and sexual problems. Rita is an accredited therapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Rita is also an accredited psychotherapy supervisor and is a lecturer on the M.Sc. and Doctorate in Psychotherapy programme, in Dublin City University.

Robert O'Malley is an IACP fully accredited Psychotherapist-Counsellor  working in the field of Psychotherapy for over ten years. He believes passionately in the power of attentive, acceptant, active, compassionate, patient and 'non-judgemental' listening to facilitate change, through the relationship between the therapist and client.

Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist Tomás had a varied career as a telecommunications manager. He served as an electronics engineer and lecturer in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and on UN service. Upon leaving the Army he worked with US multinationals, Irish and UK firms as a service manager in leadership roles. He also lectured at night in mathematics and microelectronics for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Since qualifying as a psychotherapist he has provided counselling and long term psychotherapy for clients in North Dublin, many of whom are overcoming addiction.

Dr. Tracey Harrington is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for an MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU. Her background in is nursing and lectures across programmes in School of Nursing, Psychotherapy, and Community Health, Dublin City University. She is focusing on becoming an integrative therapist, with a special interest in trauma-focused care for helping clients.

 

Wendy Quinn is a psychotherapist in training, currently studying for a MSc. in Psychotherapy in DCU. Wendy holds a BA (Hons) Psychology and has 17 year’s experience working with clients in her private practice as a Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner.   With experience in clinical placements at Kilbarrack Coast Community Programme and Lois Bridges, Wendy aims to provide a comfortable, confidential, non-judgemental space for facilitating positive change.

 

Dr. Ray O’Neill is Assistant Professor in Psychotherapy with DCU's School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health and a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist in private practice working mainly, but not exclusively within the LGBTQ community. As one of Ireland’s few resident male Agony Aunts, a regular contributor to The Ray Darcy Show, and co-fronting RTE’s Then Comes Marriage Ray works significantly (and sometimes with significance) with the media in discoursing love, relationships, and desire in the twenty-first century. Current research explores relationships between desire and contemporary modern technologies; and the individual and collective transmission of trauma across generations, with particular emphasis on the Irish Famine experiences.