Who works at Maynooth Counselling & Psychotherapy?

We have a team of qualilified Counselling Psychotherapists offering phone and online counselling while the social restrictions continue through the Covid-19 pandemic.

We have years of experience working with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, suicide, sexual abuse, eating disorders, deep trauma work and more. We employ  mindfulness-based stress reduction, play/art therapy, CBT and more.

LISTEN to our therapist Helen Vaughan talk through some tips on dealing with anxiety around Coronavirus, from the Last Word on Today FM here.

Maynooth Counselling is also offering online support groups for people struggling with family issues/demands/work-life balance or the social restrictions and isolation caused by the Coronavirus in Ireland. Email at the link below if you’re interested in joining one of our support groups, which are facilitated by a therapist.

Helen Vaughan – CBT Counsellor and Psychotherapist (using mindfulness) – Adults, couples & teenagers 

Helen Vaughan is the Director at Maynooth Counselling and Psychotherapy and is an IACP qualified psychotherapist. Her areas of expertise include working with anxiety, stress (work or personal), depression, low self-confidence and relationship issues. She works well around thoughts (including thinking errors) and her approach integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person-Centred Counselling. She offers support and guidance to learn more about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and how they might be affecting your life. Helen also specialises in relationship counselling, helping to identify any helpful/unhelpful dynamics affecting a couple and building better communication between partners.

Helen has also worked as a journalist for many years and can regularly be heard talking about mental health and other issues on radio & TV. Helen will tailor her confidential therapy to each person to find what works for you in a setting that’s warm and relaxed.

Helen works with adults & teenagers and also does relationship counselling.

Helen is available on Tuesdays from 2-9pm & also on Thursdays from 10-6pm. 

Siobhán Hegarty – Psychotherapist (Adults, couples & children) 

Siobhán is an IACP-trained therapist who works with adults, couples and children. She works with a diverse range of issues, from depression and anxiety, grief and loss, to relationship problems. Siobhán will work with you to explore and help bring about a new acceptance of experiences in your life that caused, or are causing, deep hurt and pain. When appropriate, she incorporates creative approaches into the therapeutic space (with adults, journalling and art therapy and, with children, art therapy and play therapy).

Also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Siobhán will work to empower you to change negative thought patterns, giving you the skills you need to cope better with the challenges you face in your life. Siobhán’s therapeutic approach is rooted in compassion and care.

As well as her degree in Counselling and Pyschotherapy, Siobhán holds an IICP Certificate in Family Therapy.

Siobhán is available on Wednesdays, Thursdays and also on Fridays 

Mari  Gallagher – Counsellor and Psychotherapist – Adults and Couples

Mari  is an IACP qualified psychotherapist who works with adults and couples in a person-centred, empathic, facilitative way on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, bereavement, relationship difficulties, work-related stress, suicide ideation and post-traumatic stress. Mari incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed and Person Centred approaches to explore and help reach a fresh perspective on painful life experiences while developing coping strategies to deal with life’s ongoing challenges.

Mari also specialises in Adoption issues such as Search and Reunion and Post Adoption Depression. Mari has a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a qualified CBT practitioner.

Mari is available on Mondays from 2 – 9pm 

Anne Marie Kelly – Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Anne Marie Kelly is an IACP-trained Psychotherapist with a concurrent career in music and the arts, and a previous background in finance.  With experience in a broad range of issues, she works with a gut and body-based approach, using the tools of SEBT and CBT to relieve the life affecting behaviours and responses brought on by trauma and stress.

Anne Marie’s hours of work are Wednesdays



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