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All therapists in Core practice independently on their own behalf.
The therapeutic contract and ongoing contact will be directly between therapist and client.

Lucinda O’Mahony

MIAHIP, MIACP, MIAPPC, MSc, PG Dip, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cert Integrative Bodywork, Cert Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy and Play Therapy.
Contact details :
Mobile : 087 258 1527

Lucinda trained as a psychotherapist and counsellor with the Tivoli Institute. She works in an integrative and humanistic way, drawing on a number of approaches which value the uniqueness of each individual. Lucinda believes that therapy can provide a safe, confidential space where people can express and explore their concerns and develop a deeper understanding of themselves and their lives.

Lucinda obtained her Master’s degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2004 and she also trained in psychodynamic approaches and counselling in London in the Women’s Therapy Centre, North London University and the CSCT. Lucinda is based in Core Counselling in Fairview.

Lucinda has worked with individuals, families and groups in various social care, education and justice settings for 20 years and is a Professionally Certified Therapeutic Crisis Intervention trainer with Cornell University, New York.

Lucinda is a fully accredited member of IAHIP and IACP and works to their codes of ethics while engaging in continuous on-going professional development and supervision.

Aidan Newman

MIACP SIACP Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
Contact details :
Mobile : 087 2557654

Aidan is an accredited Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with over 20 years’ experience in the provision of psychotherapy and counselling services to both individuals and couples and works much of the time from Core Counselling in Fairview. He is a graduate of the Tivoli Institute and works in an integrative and humanistic way.

He specialises in the following areas: depression; anxiety; loss/grief; occupational stress; trauma; bullying; cognitive behavioural therapy; clinical supervision & personal therapy for students.

Helen O Neill

MIACP. Dip in Humanistic Counselling, BSc. Psychotherapy & Counselling
Contact details :
Mobile : 087 9903253

Helen received her Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from Fingal Counselling and went on to complete her degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy at PCI College. She works in a humanistic and integrative way and is based in Core Counselling in Fairview. Her aim is to help individuals recognise their own value and strength through the experience of a non-judgmental, understanding relationship.

Helen also offers counselling for couples experiencing difficulties in their relationship, providing them with a safe space to explore their issues and assisting them in developing their communication skills.

Helen is a fully accredited member of IACP and works to their code of ethics while engaging in continuous on-going professional development and supervision.

Ger McHugh

Ger McHugh

Dip. Personal and Business Coaching, QQI Level 6 Life and Workplace Coaching, B.Soc.Sc.
Contact details :
Mobile : 086 876 8266

Ger received her Professional Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching from the Irish Lifecoach Institute in 2014.

Ger is a member of the Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland and works to their code of ethics. Ger has fifteen years’ experience working in both the social care and non-formal education sectors.

Ger facilitates workshops in self-care for those working in high pressure or stressful environments. Ger is warm, approachable and provides a supportive environment for individuals to grow their confidence and develop their skills to take control of their life.

Ger believes coaching can assist individuals to reach their personal potential and to create the future they want. Coaching can help individuals identify and work towards achieving their goals in life, in whatever areas – career, relationships, finances, health and well-being etc. Clients come up with solutions that will work for them, to move forward and it is present-future focused in its approach. Ger is currently working towards accreditation with the International Coaching Federation.

Fran Buckley

Fran Buckley

Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy
Contact details :
Mobile : 087 451 8508

Fran qualified as a Psychotherapist from Tivoli Institute of Psychotherapy in Dun Laoghaire and works in an integrative and humanistic way.

Fran has worked with people with a wide range of issues such as depression, low self-esteem, loss, anxiety, relationship difficulties and abuse.

Fran has a particular interest in how past experiences in our lives can continue to influence present experiences and beliefs. She believes that by exploring the family of origin this can be a valuable way for a client to gain insight.

Fran has considerable experience in the caring profession and her wish is to provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space where people can explore their thoughts, feelings and emotions.

Fran works from Core Counselling in Fairview and adheres to IACP code of ethics while engaging in continuous on-going professional development and supervision.

Mary Shannon

Mary Shannon

MIACP, MIAHIP, MIACAT, MIAPPC, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, Post Graduate Certificates in Integrative Body Psychotherapy; Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy & Play Therapy; Gestalt Therapy and also The Therapeutic use of Mindfulness. MA Dramatherapy
Contact details :
Mobile : 085 192 3528

I trained as a psychotherapist in the Tivoli Institute and as a Creative therapist in NUI Maynooth where I completed my Masters. I work in the traditional ways that you might expect from a counsellor / psychotherapist, providing a safe space where you can explore what is troubling you in confidence and without fear of judgment. I also offer creative options such as sand tray, and therapeutic art, where this suits the clients.

I am particularly interested in working with clients to help them gain a deeper understanding of themselves and the ways in which their past experiences influence how they are in the world and in their relationships.

I am experienced in working with a very wide range of issues including loss, relationships, fear and depression. I have also worked extensively in the areas of trauma, abuse, suicide and sexuality.

I have also completed a post-graduate certificate in Body Psychotherapy, which allows me to bring a deeper awareness of the body to clients – how it is impacted by our emotions and also how it can be used to help regulate difficult emotions. This, along with mindfulness, can be very helpful for clients, particularly in managing stressful situations. I am also very interested in how we can make changes to our lives and learn new ways of being in the world.

Based in Core Counselling in Skerries, I work with clients from North Co Dublin – including Rush, Balbriggan, Swords and Loughshinny – and from Co Meath & Louth. I am a fully accredited member of the two main professional bodies in Ireland – the IACP and IAHIP and work to their codes of ethics while engaging in continuing on-going CPD and regular up-skilling in the area of psychotherapy.