Brainspotting Ireland presents a directory that may be helpful in finding a practitioner trained in Brainspotting therapy. People listed in the directory are independent practitioners, have completed at least Phase 1 training, work with clients with Brainspotting and requested to be added to the list. Brainspotting Ireland does not offer therapy, does not endorse or guarantee the work or skills of any of the listed practitioners, nor does it guarantee the results or effects of treatment. Completion of the Brainspotting training is not a sufficient guarantee of the competence of a Brainspotting practitioner. People using the catalog should independently verify the qualifications, competences and experience of a given practitioner.
Republic of Ireland
Kerry McWilliams Accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapist Central Awarding Body and QQI as a Therapeutic Coach and Trainer, I have more than 20 years’ experience of supporting people with anxiety, phobias and difficult relationships, through life transitions and trauma recovery. I am also accredited as an EFT Master Practitioner (BACP), Brainspotting Therapist. I also use techniques from CBT, NLP and Positive Psychology and I am a Reiki Master/ Teacher and Meditation Teacher. Alongside a busy private practice working with adults, young people, and families I train foster carers, teachers and support staff teams in emotional resilience and regulation techniques. I am experienced working online or in person.
Practice: Mixed practice of Psychotherapists and Adult Psychiatrists.
Mirabilis Health Institute
148 Monkstown Road
tel: 028 90426918
Gail McAleese is trained in Brainspotting levels 1 and 2 and is working towards formal certification as a Brainspotting Therapist. Gail comes from a background in Energy Medicine practise and dynamic Breathwork facilitation, working with individuals on a one to one basis and also with groups. Gail's has a naturally gentle, intuitive and grounded approach.
tel: 0044 (0)7525 820261
Paul has 30yrs experience working in adult mental health in a variety of roles. His background is as a qualified mental health nurse. As well as a Brainspotting practitioner. He is an accredited psychotherapist with both the BABCP and EMDR UK & Ireland. He has a BSc Hons in Health and Social Care (Psychosocial Interventions) and Pg. Dip. In CBT from Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU).
Paul specialises in providing therapy online for adults with trauma.
**Particularly relevant now, is his training and experience treating trauma, loss and anxiety issues related to COVID-19**
(Online therapy provided only)
tel: 0044 (0) 780865974
Siobhan is a Counselling Psychologist with well over 18 years experience (both in the US and in Ireland) providing psychological treatment to adults with mental health issues. Siobhan received her Bachelors Degree in Pure Psychology from UCD in 1991 and her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counselling in 2003 from Seattle University in Washington State USA.
Siobhan also provides specialized trauma treatment therapy to clients dealing with traumatic issues. She completed an Advanced Master Programme on the Treatment of Trauma with the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioural Medicine and has been trained in Lifespan Integration, Comprehensive Resource Model, Imaginal Nurturing: Ego States and Attachment, and Brainspotting.
As a practising Counselling Psychologist, Siobhan recognizes the importance of creating and maintaining a safe and non-judgmental space for her clients.
Craig McCullough is an accredited practitioner through the IACP and has 20 plus years’ of experience as a
counsellor. Craig completed his postgraduate work in the U.S. with training in a variety of trauma-focused
approaches such as Integrative Body Psychotherapy, Trauma-focused CBT, and EMDR. In addition, he
has become certified in Brainspotting, completing phase I, II, and III of training. The use of Brainspotting
has added far more depth in the treatment effectiveness of his clients. Craig sees clients in person in
the Dublin City Centre and online.
tel: 087 696 3200
Originally from Dublin, Malachy has worked as a state registered psychotherapist in Nantes, France for over 24 years. Trained in Biodynamic Psychology and Biosynthesis he has integrated various elements of strategic therapy, brief therapy, hypnosis and advanced narrative practices to help people overcome the difficulties they are experiencing. He is a certified BSP practitioner and a trainer/supervisor in TRE. His practice is global, experiential and relational where the body plays a key role in the change process. He offers online support to people struggling with PTSD and trauma related issues.
tel: +33(0)6 88 88 43 91
Barbara offers therapy both in English and Hungarian.
In her therapeutic work, Barbara integrates Brainspotting with Family Systems Theory, Positive and Humanistic Psychology, Mindfulness and Play Therapy.
She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Szeged, Hungary a Masters Degree in MPhil Psychoanalytic Studies from Trinity College Dublin. She was trained in Counseling Psychology in Eötvös Loránd University in Hungary and is in her final year of MSc Systemic Psychotherapy training in University College of Dublin, School of Medicine, graduating in 2021.
Barbara supports clients who may be facing difficulties such as anxiety, grief, self-esteem, relationship problems and trauma.
IACP accredited Counselling Psychotherapist, Brainspotting L1 & L2. Certified Relationship Counsellor, CBT practitioner, NLP Mind Coach, Reality Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy and CBT-E which is specifically for Eating Disorders.
tel: 085 7637059
Helena C. Simon
Following her retirement from midwifery, were Helena supported more than 1000 women and families clinically and emotionally throughout their transition in pregnancy, birth and in the first year of the child, Helena completed her BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc in Psychotherapy studies, extensive studies in Trauma focussed therapy-forms with Janina Fisher and Pat Ogden's approaches and studied Autism in UCC.
Helena is accredited with the IACP and offers online therapy for integrative, humanistic, existential and systemic based talk therapy, while coming from a holistic body centred approach that includes Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Brainspotting.
Annmarie is trained in Brainspotting. She comes from a background in IFS therapy, psychodynamic counselling, and is a qualified registered mental health nurse with over 30 years experience. Annmarie is also a qualified meditation and trauma informed yoga instructor, and a reiki master.
Clodagh is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (I.A.H.I.P.) and a graduate member of The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). She holds a B.A. in Psychology. Following this, she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy Studies and a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy at the University of Limerick. In addition to working in private practice, both face to face and online, she works as a student counsellor and a counselling coordinator. She supports people experiencing issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, family and relationship issues.
tel: 087 6658648
Shari Frain Masterson, MA, B.Sc
Shari has been a Psychotherapist and Supervisor for 25 years. In that time she was Senior Lecturer for Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre (Castlebar Centre) for 16 years. She was a support worker for The Mayo Women's Refuge and Support Service before that also.
Shari is a Humanistic Integration therapist with an Eclectic approach, she focuses on the mind, body and spirit connections. She is in Private Practice in Mayo.