Aisling McMahon
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Aisling McMahon (B.A., M.A., M.Psych.Sc., D.Psych, Adv.Dip.Sup) is a clinical psychologist, integrative psychotherapist and lecturer in psychotherapy in DCU. Over the last 20 years, Aisling McMahonAisling has worked with adult clients with a range of mental health, adjustment and relationship difficulties, and has supervised other psychotherapists and psychologists. She is a registered clinical psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland and an accredited member and supervisor with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Aisling supervises trainee psychotherapists working in the Healthy Living Centre and also does some direct work with clients.
Andrea Ragusa
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Andrea Ragusa, B.A. (Hons), Dip.Integ. Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip. Gestalt Therapy. Andrea is a fully trained counsellor and psychotherapist who has extensive experience of working with adult and adolescent clients in community development projects in Ireland and abroad. Andrea’s approach to counselling is humanistic and integrative, he works in a way that seeks to provide support, encourage self-awareness, and explore the underlying difficulties clients are experiencing. Andrea’s qualifications include training in Motivational Interviewing, CBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Mindfulness and he has a particular interest in the areas of trauma, suicide, addiction and loss. Andrea can work with clients in either Italian or English. He has worked in Ireland for the past 11 years and is an accredited member of the IACP (Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy).
Erica Delaney
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Erica Delaney BSc. (Hons) Psychology applied to IT, Msc. Applied Psychology, Dip. Counselling Psychology, Msc. Integrative Psychotherapy. Having recently graduated with first class honours from the MSc programme in Integrative Psychotherapy in DCU, Erica is currently a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Erica has undertaken clinical placements’ in DIT’s Student Counselling Services; the National Counselling Service which caters for individuals who experienced childhood abuse; and has been working within the HLC for the past two years. In working within these organisations, Erica has gained clinical experience working with a broad spectrum of issues, such as stress, depression, anxiety and trauma.
Gerard Moore
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Gerard Moore PRN, RGN BA(Psychoanalytic Studies), MSc (Psychotherapy),PhD is a registered practitioner member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). He has worked clinically in the mental health field since the late 1970’s and in Dublin City University’s, School of Nursing and Human Sciences since 2002. He teaches on the Masters and Doctorate in Psychotherapy in DCU and works as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and supervisor.
Ishita Sangra
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Ishita Sangra BA., PGDC., MSc., is an accredited and experienced Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor working with ACCORD, Healthy Living Centre (DCU) and has her own private practice. Ishita works with variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds including ethnic community, seeking help for a great range of issues and problems. She specialises in Couples and Relationship, early loss, trauma, and working with adults who have a history of childhood abuse; sexual and otherwise. In time she has earned the reputation of being able to provide an atmosphere of safety, respect and optimism for the capacity to overcome difficulties.
Líam MacGabhann
HLC Director of Academic Practice
I work in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences at Dublin City University as an Associate Professor in mental health practice and a community activist. I have been working as a systemic family constellations facilitator for several years having completed my initial training with Barbara Morgan and the Coming Home Foundation. Family Constellations unfolds what is and what has been in family systems in such a clear and uncomplicated way for people experiencing serious physical, emotional and systemic problems in life. Deep immediate understanding and healing with clear impact on our family systems is the hall mark of this work and the reason why I embrace it wholeheartedly. In addition to individual family constellations work, much of my facilitation is in the areas of nature, organisational and community constellations and I am part of the organising collective that offer a family constellations healing camp each summer in Co. Wicklow, Ireland. www.constellationscampireland.ie
Rita Glover
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
RITA GLOVER M.Ed., D.A.S.E., Dip PST. Cert CC As an integrative psychotherapist, Rita Glover provides brief to longer term therapy to clients who present with issues such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, domestic violence and sexual abuse. Rita is a highly experienced psychotherapist who specialises in working with individuals and couples experiencing marriage, relationship and sexual problems. Rita is an accredited therapist with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy and the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapy and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Rita is also an accredited psychotherapy supervisor and is a lecturer on the M.Sc. and Doctorate in Psychotherapy programme, in Dublin City University.
Rosaleen McElvaney
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
B.A. (Hons), M.Psych.Sc. (clinical specialisation), Dip.Integ.Psychotherapy, PhD. Clinical psychologist and psychotherapist and is based in the School of Nursing and Human Sciences here in DCU here she is the Chair of the Doctorate Programme in Psychotherapy. As a member of the Psychotherapy Programme team in DCU, Rosaleen provides support to the counsellors and psychotherapists working in the HLC and co-ordinates placements for students and pre-accredited counsellors and psychotherapists in the Centre. Rosaleen’s specialist field is that of child sexual abuse. She has worked as Director of LARAGH Counselling Service (HSE) and as Principal Clinical Psychologist in St. Clare’s Unit (Children’s University Hospital) among other positions in the public health service. Her PhD dissertation was on how children disclose experiences of child sexual abuse.
Sandra McGrath
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Sandra McGrath BA Soc. Studies (Disability), MSc Psychotherapy. Sandra has worked in social care settings since 1998 with children and adults with disabilities and their families. She completed a four year professional training programme in psychotherapy in Dublin City University and has been working with clients in the HLC since October 2016. Prior to this, Sandra worked with clients in Kilbarrack Coast Community Counselling Service (an addiction and community counselling service), and DCU Student Counselling Service. Sandra has experience working with clients at many life stages and from various backgrounds and works with clients whose lives are being impacted by trauma, anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, relationship difficulties, and many other life events. Sandra also has experience working with people with mental illness. Sandra has expertise in the area of intellectual disabilities having managed services for over a decade. Since 2014 she has worked therapeutically with adults with intellectual disabilities as well as parents of children and adults with intellectual disabilities, providing a space to process the many potential associated emotional and psychological difficulties for the person themselves and their families. Sandra is also the module co-ordinator on Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities delivering sessional training to students undertaking Applied Social Studies through The Open Training College.
Sue Dunne
Psychotherapy/Counsellor
Sue Dunne B.A., L.L.B, MSc. Integrative Psychotherapy. A pre-accredited therapist with the IACP and IAHIP, Sue has recently graduated from DCU’s MSc programme in Integrative Psychotherapy with First class honours. Sue works with both individuals and couples and has a keen interest in couple work following two years’ clinical work in Relationships Ireland. Working now in the HLC for over four years and in private practice, Sue also does sessional lecturing on the MSc programme in Psychotherapy and the honours arts programme in DCU, St. Patrick’s Campus.
Tomás West
Psychotherapist/Counsellor
Prior to qualifying as a psychotherapist Tomás had a varied career as a telecommunications manager. He served as an electronics engineer and lecturer in the Irish Defence Forces both at home and on UN service. Upon leaving the Army he worked with US multinationals, Irish and UK firms as a service manager in leadership roles. He also lectured at night in mathematics and microelectronics for the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT). Since qualifying as a psychotherapist he has provided counselling and long term psychotherapy for clients in North Dublin, many of whom are overcoming addiction.