Training and Accreditation
Our Founder and Clinical Director Seamus Sheedy studied Counselling and Psychotherapy in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and has been working full time in the profession since 1999. Seamus specialises in the area of Addiction, Anger Management, Stress Management, Relationship Difficulties, Mindfulness, Mental Health Issues and Supervision.
Seamus Sheedy has also done extensive further training in many areas including Addictions, Relationship Difficulties , Anger Management, Mental Health Issues, Mindfulness , Group Facilitation, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) ,Trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Supervision.
He has a Masters in Supervisory Practice (MA) from the Dublin City University ( DCU) and is an accredited counsellor / psychotherapist and supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Seamus is also an Accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI).
He has been an Associate Lecturer on the Degree in Addiction studies and The Counselling Degree in Athlone Institute of Technology( AIT ) and a Tutor with the Merchants Quay / University College Dublin (UCD) Diploma in Addiction Studies and Intervention Skills .
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Séamus works with a wide range of issues that can arise for individuals both within the workplace and in personal life. Many of these issues can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem, confusion, relationship difficulties, or negative behavioral and thought patterns. Seamus is particularly interested in working on issues around addictions, anger ,relationships, self-esteem He also works with couples and with therapy groups.
Our Clinical Directors Counselling / Psychotherapy Experience and Areas of Interest
Seamus has worked with Merchants Quay Ireland, Ballymun Youth Action Project and Rehab and run a private practice since 1999. Previous roles include working as Project Worker, Senior Aftercare Counsellor, Team Leader and Rehabilitation Counsellor, group supervisor and facilitator. He regularly runs a number of workshops for Schools, Community and the Workplace.
Laura has almost ten years’ experience working within the health care field. Her professional background began with Laura studying Social Care Practice for four years in Athlone Institute of Technology. Graduating in 2010 following this she completed a Masters in Child and Child and Youth Care. Laura moved to Boston in 2011 and developed an eclectic set of skills working with people with addiction and varying mental health difficulties. While working in Boston, Laura experienced working with a resident clinical team.
Laura has completed two years of study in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in Trinity. During this period of training, Laura provided compassionate, professional and effective Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with a variety of clients.
Laura has worked collaboratively with her clients on a variety of areas, such as Obsessive Compulsive Disorder/OCD, Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, Generalised Anxiety/GAD, Health Anxiety and Depression.
Leona Monaghan is a trained Integrative Psychotherapist. Leona trained in the University of Limerick to achieve her Graduate Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and also holds a BA in Psychology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Leona has also worked as a Social Care Worker with vulnerable youths and adults and continues to do so.
Leona takes into account many different approaches to offer a safe place to explore private personal issues and worries in order to assist with positive growth, and the opportunity to change how one feels and live in a full and meaningful way. Her main areas of expertise are in integrative psychotherapy, adult counselling, adolescent counselling and vulnerable adult counselling.
Leona has worked with clients who are experiencing anger management issues, anxiety, bereavement, bullying, caring for family diagnosed with debilitating illness. She also works with those who experience crisis pregnancy and fatal foetal abnormalities, depression, discovering sexuality/ LGBT, domestic abuse, eating disorders and emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Leona has experience with those experiencing homelessness, low self-esteem, relationship conflict, stress, suicide ideation/bereavement and trauma and crisis.
Paul Daniels studied Counselling and Psychotherapy through Middlesex University and has been working in the profession since 2009.
Paul specialises in The area of Adolescence, Addiction, Stress, Anxiety , Personal Development and Relationship Difficulties . He has also done extensive further training in many areas such as Addiction and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and is a fully accredited MIACP integrative Psychotherapist holding qualifications in CBT and Addiction studies. Paul works with couples and relationship issues.