Our Psychologists

Please contact us if you would like a particular psychologist, type of approach, age, or gender.

Dr Seán O’Connell, C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.
Chartered Psychologist

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About Seán
Seán often works with people who feel stuck, hopeless, worried and stressed. He also specialises in OCD, Eating Disorders, and Burnout. 

Background
Seán has worked in primary care, psychiatric, psycho-oncology, student services, corporate wellness, and residential & out-patient centers for complex trauma & challenging behaviour.

Approach
Seán has a collaborative approach, often focusing on areas that block the client’s quality of life. He uses both practical and neurological approaches that have been researched for over 40 years. Seán’s research focused on how we criticize, blame and judge ourselves.

Qualifications

  • Chartered psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.)
  • Doctorate of Counselling Psychology (D.Couns.Psych)
  • Masters in Psychological Science (M.Psych.Sci)
  • Diploma in Applied Psychology (Dip Psych)

Dr Richard Meacham, C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I. Chartered Psychologist

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About Richard
Richard is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works with people who have a deep desire to change the patterns within their relationships, either with themselves or with others.

Background
Richard has worked with clients from 4 to 94, in a variety of different setting, from primary care public health services, to the hospice service. He has worked with people with present with a number of different issues, from addiction to trauma, which are often interlinked.

Approach
Richard is dedicated to creating a collaborative approach, depending on what you needs and wants for therapy are. he has been trained in a variety of different mediums including psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy, emotion focused therapy and others. It is through open, honest and creative collaboration which each person, that Richard finds that the best approach is found.

Qualifications

  • Chartered psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.)
  • Doctorate of Counselling Psychology (D.Couns.Psych) Trinity College Dublin
  • Masters in Applied Psychological (M.A. App, Psych) Trinity College Dublin
  • Diploma in Drug and Alcohol Studies(Dip D&L Studies) University of Limerick
  • B.A. Psych & Phil (B.A. Psych) University of Limerick

Dr Deirdre Walsh, C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I. Chartered Psychologist

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About Deirdre
Deirdre is a Counselling Psychologist. She holds a Degree in Psychology from University College Dublin, an MSc. in Clinical Child Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, where she graduated from in 2015. Deirdre is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Background
Deirdre has worked in public and private mental health services with both adults and children with mental health, emotional and behavioural concerns. She has particular interest and experience in working therapeutically with child and adolescent clients. Deirdre provides for adult, child and adolescent therapy and also parent sessions.

Approach
Deirdre is a holistic psychologist and yoga instructor. She believes in an integrated approach to human health and wellness and that there’s many ways to help empower people to
better themselves. She is passionately committed to helping people reconnect with the best version of themselves and ignite their true potential. Deirdre has studied and integrated the areas of Self-Compassion and Loving Kindness both into her own life, and in her work with clients. She believes that these are fundamentals along the healing path. A further key is in providing ongoing space for ourselves to truly connect inwards and come home to ourselves. And from there,
nourishing that self-connection over time.

Qualifications

  • Chartered psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.)
  • Doctorate of Counselling Psychology (D.Couns.Psych)
  • Masters in Clinical Child Psychology (MSc)

Dr. Marie Thérèse English, C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.
Chartered Psychologist

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About Marie
Marie is a chartered psychologist with both the Psychological
Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and is registered with HCPC. She has extensive
experience in working with children and adults in psycho-
educational settings. Marie works with adults in her role as a counselling psychologist both therapeutically and psycho-educationally.

Background
Marie has worked with adults in a number of settings. She
has worked in community counselling services and in
counselling services supporting adolescent mental health. Marie is also a lecturer in higher education and she has
experience of teaching psychology to undergraduate and post-graduate students. Marie is a tutor with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

Approach
Marie integrates psychological theory and research in her role
as a psychologist. She has a strong background in carrying
out psychological research and this on-going research forms
the basis of her approach to working with clients. For Marie, the aim is to support each client with their particular
psychological needs in a confidential, professional and caring environment. Marie works with individuals experiencing distress and difficulties associated with transitions and life events, mental health concerns, decision-making, work or career difficulties, and matters concerning family and social
relations.

Qualifications
-Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and Psychotherapy
(DCPsych) (Middlesex University, UK)
-PhD (University of Birmingham, UK).
-M.Phil (University of Warwick, UK).
-M.Ed. (University of Birmingham, UK). Educational and Child
Psychology.
-H.Dip Psych (Open University)
-B.Ed (hons) (University of Surrey, UK) English, Philosophy
and Education

Dr. Renata Fernandes de Oliveira, C.Psychol., Ps.S.I., Ph.D. Chartered Psychologist

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About Renata
Renata is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She works with patients diagnosed (and with comorbidities) with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, depression disorders, anxiety disorders, and drug abuse. Her areas of expertise include mental health, analytical psychology, expressive arts therapy, group therapy, psychiatric and addiction-related intervention.

Background
Renata has started her career in mental health, researching forensic psychiatric patients both in her Master’s and PhD. She has conducted two post-doctoral investigations at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. In the first (Institute of Psychology) she has researched about criminology and mental health; during the second (Institute of Psychiatry), she has researched the stigma of madness and dangerousness. During both periods she has taught seven courses about psychology, criminology and mental health for undergraduate and post-graduate students, apart from assisting psychiatric patients in the activities developed at the day hospital of that Institute, as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Approach
Renata dedicated to the analytical psychology developed by Carl Gustav Jung, which comprises dream analysis and expressive arts therapy as tools in the therapeutical process.

Qualifications
-Chartered psychologist of The Psychological Society of Ireland (C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I.)
-Post-doctorate in Psychology Federal University University of Rio de Janeiro
-Post doctorate in Psychiatry and Mental Health (ongoing) Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
-Doctorate of Psychology University of Minho
-Masters in Criminal Sciences University of Coimbra
-Bachelor in -Psychology University of Saint Ursula
-Bachelor in Law University Gama Filho

Dr. Diana Bast, C.Psychol., Ps.S.I. Ph.D

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About Diana
Diana is an Assistant Professor of MSc Applied Behaviour Analysis at Trinity College, licensed clinical psychologist and board-certified behaviour analyst (BCBA-D). She has over ten years of experience as a clinical psychologist, having worked in one of the main hospitals of Latin America, Hospital das Clínicas de São Paulo in the Anxiety Clinic and private practice.

Background
Diana has been working in clinical psychology and counselling for several years. Diana’s areas of treatment experience include mood disorders (e.g., bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder), anxiety disorders (e.g., panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress, generalized anxiety, specific phobia, social phobia), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), relationship problems, existential crisis, self-esteem problems, concentration difficulties, quality of life and balanced life style, dependence and parental guidance.

Approach
Diana offers empirically based-therapy with a primarily clinical behaviour analytic approach, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA). Diana values therapeutic relationships and working on having a meaningful life, working towards taking effective actions guided by your deepest values and in which you are fully present and engaged. This is by working on psychological barriers, in the form of unpleasant and unwanted “private experiences” (thoughts, images, feelings, sensations, urges, and memories) so that you can achieve what is important.

Qualifications
-Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
-Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA-D)
-Psychology PHD, Maynooth University
-Clinical Psychology, Catholic University, São Paulo, Brazil.

Dr Albert Osthoff, C.Psychol., BPsS
Chartered Psychologist

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About Albert
Albert is a counselling psychologist with a background in human resource management. As a psychologist, most of his work concerns the provision of counselling and psychotherapy,
that is, helping people, including children and adolescents from secondary school age upwards, with issues that are troubling or distressing them, for example, stress and anxiety, depression, or low mood, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, bullying, anger,
substance abuse and addiction and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). He has found his business and human resources background to be very useful in cases where the person’s distress is connected with, or spills into, their world of work. Using this background, he also provides business, life and job-seeker coaching to help people with any personal or career development objectives. Depending on the severity and complexity of the issue and the work that the person would like to do, he can provide short-term intensive
counselling and coaching sessions or deep, longer-term psychotherapy sessions.

Background
Albert’s main qualification is a Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD) and he completed this in the University of East London. He has trained in a variety of therapies, including person-centred therapy and psychodynamic therapies, EMDR therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), to suit either
longer- or shorter-term work. He has also trained in mindfulness. Prior to his career in psychology, he worked in business as a human resource manager.

Qualifications
-Chartered psychologist of The British Psychological Society
-Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (PsychD)
-Diploma in Psychology
-BA (Hons, Industrial Relations & Personnel Management)
-Graduate Member, Psychological Society of Ireland