Our Therapists


Fiona MacAnna, M.Sc. Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIACP

Fiona MacAnna is an experienced and accredited psychotherapist and counselor. She is accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Fiona trained with Trinity College Dublin and Dublin City University. Her work is Person-Centered and incorporates Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) and Mindfulness approaches.

Fiona works with a broad range of issues but has a special interest in anxiety related issues and her approach is integrative, collaborative and respectful to the individual needs and personal goals of the people that she works with. She passionately believes in the capacity of the individual to take responsibility for themselves, become more accepting of themselves and to become more confident to make choices that are helpful, creative and empowering.



Deborah Mulvany, B.A. M.Sc. Couns. Psych., MBS. MOS., Reg. Psych., Ps.S.I.

Deborah Mulvany is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist accredited with the Psychological Society of Ireland. A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Deborah has worked in a variety of mental health settings since 2005. She offers treatment for individuals experiencing a wide variety of difficulties. These may range from coping with major life transitions to more complex and long standing issues such as Trauma, PTSD, depression, anxiety, addiction, and eating disorders.

With a special interest in the areas of trauma, attachment, and relationships, Deborah’s work emphasizes developing a meaningful therapeutic relationship as a secure base to work through life’s challenges. She integrates evidence-based approaches such as Emotion Focused Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Polyvagal Theory with Psychodynamic psychotherapy.


Vivienne Shields, BCL, FTAI, ICP

Vivienne Shields is an established and experienced psychotherapist who has been in practice since 1993.  She trained as a Family Therapist and subsequently trained in Gestalt and body oriented approaches. She takes an integrative psychotherapeutic approach and enjoys working with individuals, couples and families.  

She is a trained Mindfulness teacher and uses theory and techniques from mindfulness to compliment her therapeutic skills. She has always worked with couples but in recent years she has trained and become an accredited EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) Couples Therapist and now a large part of her practice is working with couples using this approach.

She is currently training as an EFT Couples supervisor.


Sarah Ruane, Dip Psych., MIAHIP, MIACP, ICP

Sarah Ruane is an experienced Psychotherapist, who has been working in private practice since 2006.

She has a Professional Diploma in Counselling from the Liberties College, Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Bodywork Psychotherapy.  She has also extensive training in Gestalt Psychotherapy.  She is currently in training to become an SE, Somatic Experiencing practitioner, which is a very mindful approach that works with the body and the mind.   

Sarah aims to create a kind, safe and when appropriate, fun space for you to come back in touch with your whole selves, body and mind, at a pace that works for each client to enable a deeper sense of ease and general well being.

Sarah is fully accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is registered with the Irish Council for Psychothearapy (ICP)


Dr. Joe Geary, Counselling Psychologist, D.Couns.Psych; MSc; BSc

Joe Geary is an experienced Counselling Psychologist who has worked in community and hospital settings, in psycho-oncology, in employee assistance programs, in student counselling and with charities providing family therapy to parents and teenagers.

Joe is a chartered member of the Psychologists Society of Ireland and trained in Trinity College Dublin. He specialises in the utilisation of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and psychoanalytic approaches, but he has also received training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapies (CBT). His approach is relational, collaborative and respectful to the needs of each individual client and their unique context.

Joe works with a broad range of issues, and he believes the goal of therapy is for clients to become more accepting of themselves and to become more confident in their relationships with others.