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Tina Bennett, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt Psychotherapy

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: M10438

Location: Sligo, Sligo

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353877014335

Email: sligogestaltcounselling@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Adults abused as children ,   Depression ,   Anxiety

I have worked as a psychotherapist for 21 years and have particular expertise with trauma. My work is underpinned by the belief that we all have the capacity to move towards health and well being.

Kear Brain, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Regulatory Body: The Psychological Society of Ireland PSI

Membership ID/No: Chartered Clinical Psychologist M10610C

Location: Lahinch, Clare

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: 0863842616

Email: kear@psychology-ireland.ie

Website: Click here

Experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist & SEP

Josephine Conlon, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Somatic Experiencing, Physiotherapy, HypnoBirthing

Primary Regulatory Body: HCPC (Health Care Professional Council)

Membership ID/No: PH45948

Location: Armagh, Armagh

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +447743580987

Email: conlonjosephine@hotmail.com

Specialisms: Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia ,   Anxiety ,   Pre-/peri-natal trauma

I offer body-oriented, compassion focused trauma therapy, integrating education about the physiology of trauma and meeting clients where they are at.

Stephen Cooke, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Somatic Experiencing , Somatic Movement , NARM

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: M11037

Location: Carrick on Shannon , Leitrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 0857747279

Email: Info@stephencooke.ie

Website: Click here

Provides Counselling and Somatic Movement Education ( in the tradition of Thomas Hanna)

Bairbre Crowley, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Acupuncturist/Yoga & Breathwork facilitator

Primary Regulatory Body: Acupuncture Foundation Professional Association

Membership ID/No: 8283

Location: Clonakilty, Cork

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 00 353 87 6410414

Email: bairbre@bairbrecrowley.ie

Website: Click here

I practice: Acupuncture, Breathwork & Yoga in Clonakilty, West Cork. I work online as a breathwork facilitator & I offer complimentary intro consults.

Aisling Davis, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Intergrative

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP

Membership ID/No: 700092

Location: Malin, Donegal

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 00353863630875

Email: aisling.athru@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Offering appointments in person in Inishowen and Derry and online across Ireland and the UK

Terry Deehan, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt Psychotherapy , SE

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP

Membership ID/No: 026997

Location: Belfast, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 07780774622

Email: terrydeehan@gmail.com

Specialisms: Medical trauma ,   PTSD ,   Relationship difficulties

I have been practising for over 10 years currently in Private Practice and with SE Health Trust

Ruth Dixon, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Somatic Experiencing Therapy, EMDR, Couples Therapy

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: MIACP 12354

Location: Dublin City Centre , Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353860141513

Email: rdixonpsychotherapy@outlook.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Eating disorders ,   Sexual trauma ,   Developmental trauma

I provide a safe space to explore ways of working through the debilitating effects of trauma. Using techniques such as Somatic Experiencing Therapy and EMDR, together we help the body & mind heal.

Katie Donovan, SEP

Primary Training Modality: SE with touch therapy

Primary Regulatory Body: Amatsu Association of Ireland

Membership ID/No: E101

Location: Dalkey, Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 353872910546

Email: katsdonovan@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Relationship difficulties ,   Adults abused as children ,   Grief and Loss

I work on trauma as it lodges in the body, my background is in Amatsu physical therapy, which focuses on ligaments and joints. Both Amatsu and SE work with regulating the Nervous System

Anna Edwards, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Face to face and online available

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: M11530

Location: Letterkenny and Derry, Donegal

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 00353894666884

Email: annaredwards3@gmail.com

SE practitioner, original training in humanistic integrative counselling and psychology, accredited counsellor with IACP since 2011

Linda Fenesova, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Psychotherapy, Somatic Coaching

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP

Membership ID/No: 01002158

Location: Crossmolina, Mayo

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353896102411

Email: linda@lindafenesova.ie

Website: Click here

Specialisms: ADHD ,   PTSD ,   Developmental trauma

My practice is focused on reconnection to life, playfulness. I am particularly interested in early developmental trauma, post-traumatic growth, life-transitions, mid-life crises, loss and bereavement.

Martina Fitzpatrick, Intermediate Trainee

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: M5660

Location: Dowdstown Counselling, Navan, Meath

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353(0)876755354

Email: martinafitzpatrick@hotmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Developmental trauma ,   Victims of Domestic Violence

Level 1 student in SE

Mairead Flynn, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Yoga, Mindfulness, Stress Management

Primary Regulatory Body: FHT

Membership ID/No: 170561

Location: Clones, Monaghan

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353868120332

Email: maireadflynn8@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Mairead Flynn is a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Gestalt Practitioner and Stress Management Therapist; she teaches Yoga, Mindfulness and Sacred Dance

Joëlle Gartner, SEP, Senior Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP

Membership ID/No: 568014

Location: Belfast, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +44(0)7803169174

Email: j_gartner@yahoo.com

Website: Click here

Gestalt therapist since 1998, supervisor and trainer. SEP Assistant since 2015. With a background in education and politics, I am passionate about the link between health and social justice.

Karen Garvin, Beginner Trainee

Primary Regulatory Body: IACP

Membership ID/No: M14746

Location: Kinsale, Cork

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: +353(0)872378338

Email: karen.garvin@gmail.com

Providing General Counselling & Psychotherapy, with a focus on Nervous system Regulation.

Joanne Hanrahan, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Humanistic & Integrative

Primary Regulatory Body: IAHIP

Membership ID/No: 1273

Location: Liscannor, Clare

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: +353877133737

Email: joannepsychotherapy@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Depression ,   Anxiety ,   Developmental trauma

While theory informs my practice, I truly believe that it is through the therapeutic relationship that real change can occur. I have a special interest in Trauma Informed Nature/Eco Therapy.

David Healy, SEP, Primary Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Integrative Counsellor

Primary Regulatory Body: National Counselling Society (NCS)

Membership ID/No: NCS20-00349

Location: Belfast, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +447398339287

Email: djh180@hotmail.co.uk

Specialisms: Adults abused as children ,   PTSD ,   Physical injury

I qualified as an SEP in 2017 and began assisting the courses here in Ireland from 2018.

Brid Keenan, SEP, Senior Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt psychotherapy; SE; NARM(developmental trauma)

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP & EAGT

Membership ID/No: 574786

Location: Belfast, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +44 7974 683509

Email: b.keenan@gmail.com

Specialisms: Victims and Survivors of Political Conflict ,   Developmental trauma ,   Dissociative Disorders

Private practice 1994; SEP 2005, NARM - masterclassr (2017); established Ireland SE (2012) – re human rights and social justice the outworkings of colonialism, including the current Peace Process.

Qiaoyi Li, SEP, Primary Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Integrative trauma therapy (Creative/SE/NARM)

Primary Regulatory Body: HCPC

Membership ID/No: AS13206

Location: Lisburn, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +44(0)7568052388

Email: infocaretherapy@gmail.com

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Developmental trauma ,   Accidents (motor)

Client population: young people and adults. Offer individual and group sessions. Concession rate for students in training and clients with low incomes. Bilingual: Chinese, English

David Lillie, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Somatic Experiencing, EMDR level 1

Primary Regulatory Body: David Lillie

Membership ID/No: USABP 10085, SE 0093

Location: Ashford, Wicklow

Online sessions: No

Concessions available: No

Telephone: +353860554756

Email: lilliewilde@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Accidents (motor) ,   Adults abused as children ,   Relationship difficulties

Working with a wide variety of physical and mental trauma since 1998. Will only work online with clients that I have established a relationship in person. See website for more details.

Louise McDonnell, SEP

Primary Training Modality: SE

Primary Regulatory Body: Louise Mcdonnell

Membership ID/No: MBACP/AMNCS

Location: Newtownabbey, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 07707219728

Email: louisemcdonnell6@gmail.com

Specialisms: Grief and Loss ,   Depression ,   Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia

Counsellor & psychotherapist for Deaf, Hoh DeafBlind & Hearing.

Marie McGinnity, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Craniosacral therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Reflexology

Primary Regulatory Body: FHT

Membership ID/No: 104487

Location: Carryduff, Down

Online sessions: No

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 07729553152

Email: Mariemc3@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Pre-/peri-natal trauma ,   Chronic pain / Fibromyalgia ,   Anxiety

Holisitic care for adults, children, babies and during pregnancy

Deirdre McKibbin, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Somatic Experiencing, Gestalt Psychotherapy

Primary Regulatory Body: Gestalt psychotherapy, Somatic Experiencing, integrative psychotherapy

Membership ID/No: BACP membership no. 902718

Location: Newcastle, Down

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +447713826739

Email: dmckibbin@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Developmental trauma ,   Anxiety ,   Depression

I believe in each person's innate ability to move towards greater functioning and health. My therapeutic relationships support this process of growth - the natural unfolding of people's potential

Bernardine McManus, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Dramatherapy

Primary Regulatory Body: BADth

Membership ID/No: 2484

Location: Newcastle, Down

Online sessions: No

Concessions available: No

Telephone: 07774233820

Email: bernardine53@me.com

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Developmental trauma ,   Anxiety

My work aims to give people the tools they need to heal themselves. As adults they have the capacity to understand how trauma has affected them and make choices about how to move forward.

Anna Nauka, Advanced Trainee

Primary Training Modality: Integrative/Counselling Psychologist

Primary Regulatory Body: PSI

Membership ID/No: 7714

Location: Dublin, Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: 0867232696

Email: anna@silverliningtherapy.co

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Developmental trauma ,   Relationship difficulties ,   PTSD

Integrative approach; Counselling Psychologist and member of PSI since 2013. Certified Gottman Couples Therapist. Bilingual: English and Polish

Mairéad O'Donnell, SEP, Primary Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt Therapy and SE

Primary Regulatory Body: BACP

Membership ID/No: 625029

Location: Ramelton, Donegal

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +353(0)870559946

Email: maireadodonnell21@gmail.com

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Adults abused as children ,   Anxiety

I have been practising as a psychotherapist since 2003, and an SE Therapist since qualifing in 2015. Enquiries most welcome

Ian O'Dwyer, SEP, General Assistant

Primary Training Modality: Gestalt Practitioner, Somatic Experiencing, NARM Therapist (developmental trauma)

Primary Regulatory Body: NCPS & BACP

Membership ID/No: NCS20-00871 & 796692

Location: Lisburn, Antrim

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: +447713990836

Email: infocarecounselling@gmail.com

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Developmental trauma ,   Victims and Survivors of Political Conflict

I work both in private practice and in the community supporting people affected by trauma. My belief is that we can recognise and nurture our own resilience.

Marych O'Sullivan-Sanford, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, BodySoul Leadership & Somatic Experiencing. BAC Supervisor.

Primary Regulatory Body: Irish Forum of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Membership ID/No: None

Location: Aughinish Kinvara, Galway

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 00353657078830

Email: marych@marychosullivansanford.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: PTSD ,   Grief and Loss ,   Developmental trauma

Private Practice 30 years plus. Psychoanalytic; Psychosynthesis; BodySoul MFW Jungian Trained; Grief; Somatic Experiencing; Self referrals welcome. ALL Supervision online.

Marie Sheridan, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Somatic experiencing and Gestalt theatre therapy

Primary Regulatory Body: International Practitioners of Holistic Medicine

Membership ID/No: IPHMNM9384

Location: Dublin City Centre , Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: 0864665435

Email: marie.sheridan20@gmail.com

My passion is in body-oriented therapies, and I am currently studying Dance Movement Psychotherapy as an add on to my previous trainings mentioned above.

Carolyn Sinnott, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy

Primary Regulatory Body: Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)

Membership ID/No: M3487

Location: Dun Laoghaire, Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: No

Telephone: +353872068532

Email: sinnottcarolyn@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Psychotherapist/Clinical Supervisor with 16 years experience in private practice.

Ffion Thomas, SEP

Primary Training Modality: Bodywork, Holistic Facial Massage, Postpartum Care

Primary Regulatory Body: FHT

Membership ID/No: 205687

Location: Dublin / Monasterevin, Dublin

Online sessions: Yes

Concessions available: Yes

Telephone: 00353857330352

Email: helloffionthomas@gmail.com

Website: Click here

Specialisms: Sexual trauma ,   Pre-/peri-natal trauma

Hi I'm Ffion, I'm a mother of one. I am a manual therapist (10 years experience) and somatic experiencing practitioner. Feel free to reach out for a chat about how I can best support you.