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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (C.B.T. )

Maria Heffernan is a fully accredited member of Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (Ireland) CBTI, a member of The Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP), an individual member of The International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy, a registrant on the BACP Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists and an associate member of Early Childhood Ireland. 


Maria Heffernan

Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist.

B. A. (Hons) Psychology

P.G. Diploma Cognitive Therapy

O.A. Diploma Child and Adolescent Counselling

O.A. Diploma Forensic Science and Profiling



Qualified General Nurse

Maria qualified as a General Nurse from St. Vincent's University Hospital, Dublin, with a particular interest in Neurosurgery, worked in St. Paul's Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, as an Assistant Matron with The Brabazon Trust, and as an Army Nursing Sister with the Irish Defence Forces.  

Trained in the Montessori Method, Maria opened the first Creche in North County Dublin in 1983. 

Maria has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the National University of Ireland Maynooth, (NUIM), and worked as a Research Psychologist in The Department of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, (TCD).  

The results of a study she conducted on Attitudes towards Age and Aging was published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science and presented at the 60th Annual and Scientific Meeting of the Irish Gerontological Society in University College Cork (UCC).

With a Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents and a Diploma in Forensic Science and Profiling, Maria also completed a further 2-year Post Graduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with the Belfast Cognitive Therapy Centre (BCTC) and also completed ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training). 

Maria is a fully accredited member of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Ireland) (CBTI) which is the Accreditation body for Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy in Ireland ,she is an individual Member of The International Association of Cognitive Psychotherapy and an Associate member of Early Childhood Ireland, her work is directed towards helping clients who are experiencing difficulties in the following areas;

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic attacks / Panic Disorder
  • Phobia
  • OCD
  • Health Anxiety (Hypochondria)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Agorophobia
  • Depression
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Anorexia
  • Bulemia & Binge Eating
  • Emetephobia (Fear of vomiting)
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sexual issues
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress (Work/School/ Exams)
  • Anger
  • Low Self Esteem/ Lack of Self confidence
  • Retirement (adjustment and enjoyment)

Contact Maria directly on 0868055013 to arrange an appointment.


Eimear Maguire

Clinical Psychotherapist, CBT, CBT-E & DBT  

(Dialectical Behaviour Therapist), RO-DBT (Radical Open DBT).


Clinical Psychotherapy Supervisor and Cross Professional Supervisor.

Member of IACP

(Works with Adults and Young Adults 16 years old.)

Eimear is an accredited Psychotherapist with Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP); she holds a First Class honours Degree from Middlesex University.

Eimear has additional qualifications on CBT, CBT –E, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), RO- DBT (Radical Open, DBT for Emotional over Control) Motivational Interviewing; Compassion focused therapy, Clinical Structured Management (SCM( (Emotional Regulation Therapy)) and Mindfulness.

Therapy is delivered availing of an integrative perceptive, which is client focused.

She is also a qualified General Nurse and Midwife, with a Diploma in Psychology.

Eimear worked as a Clinical Midwifery Manager in the Coombe Women’s and Infants University Hospital until 2007. Since then, she has worked as a Mental Health Practitioner on a number of specialized Mental Health Teams and organisations.

Eimear works ​with adults and young people from 16 years upwards with a range of issues from depression, Anxiety, Emotional Dsyregulation, Emotional Over -regulation, Perfectionism, Self-Harm, Suicide, trauma, Grief, Eating disorders, OCD, Self Esteem issues, and general mental health issues.

“As a psychotherapist, I address mental health issues form the perceptive of emotional regulation, emotional processing, while focusing on core psychopathologies, societal and Family influences ".

Eimear believes that emotional/mental health issues and life interfering behaviours are as result of emotional distress and/or poor emotional processing.

A non-judgemental and compassionate environment is fundamental in supporting a person in their journey, along with therapies which are effective, competent and evidence based.

Eimear has extensive training and experience in emotional Dsyregulation, Emotional Over- Regulation, Eating Disorders and self-esteem issues.

Eimear is also a qualified and accredited Supervisor. She supervises both student and qualified Psychotherapists. She also supervises clients from a cross professional perceptive, which aims to support staff in their working environment.

Supervision is reflexive and transformative.

Contact the clinic or Eimear at or 086 3301390


Sarah O'Connor


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

(works with adults , couples and teenagers over 13 yrs)

Sarah is a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist with IACP. She holds a Masters in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) from the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP).

Sarah initially having completed her BA in Social Studies worked for 8 years with teenagers in a residential setting, providing care for vulnerable, at risk young people.


Sarah is also trained in Brief Solution Focused Therapy and has completed the ASSIST training.

Sarah is an Integrative Psychotherapist working one on one with adults, couples and teenagers. She has practiced psychotherapy with adults and teenagers for over ten years and provides support to teenagers above the age of 13.

Sarah believes that each client is the expert of their own thoughts, feelings and behaviours and with the use of an Integrative psychotherapy approach she can help her clients gain awareness, acceptance and make positive changes in their lives to bring them to a place where they feel they want to be.

Sarah supports people presenting with concerns such as:





Low self esteem

Relationship difficulties

Parenting difficulties


Sarah is Child protection trained and has updated Garda Clearance.

Contact the clinic or Sarah O'Connor directly on (087) 9562908 to make an appointment or email Sarah @


Rachel Gibson

Clinical Psychotherapist

Since the completion of my Clinical Masters Degree with UCD Mater school of Medicine in 2008. I have been working as a Clinical Psychotherapist in a number of specialist mental health clinics treating Depression, Anxiety, relationship issues, Eating Disorders & general mental health disorders.

I also possess a Degree in Psychology and have extensive training in CBT and CBT -E with a particular interest in Eating Disorders.

My qualifications, experience and training enable me to treat individuals, couples and families across a wide range of Mental Health disorders.

"As a Clinical Psychotherapist, I work with people in the context of their lives and what makes sense to them, prioritising what is most important at that time"  Rachel Gibson.

Please contact Rachel @ (086) 8513263or the clinic @ (086) 8055013 to arrange an appointment.

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