Professional care you can depend on
Covid19 Update - Since March 12th 2020, Antoinette has been working exclusively online to eliminate risk to her clients. These online sessions are proving very effective, offering her clients the support they need via Zoom, WhatsApp Video, Skype and Facetime.
Face to face sessions will resume when it is safe to do so.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist, C.Psychol., Ph.S.I
B.A. (Hons. Psych) and M.A. (Hons. Applied Psych.) UCD.
M.Sc. Clinical Psychology TCD
Antoinette obtained her Primary and Masters Psychology degrees from UCD between 1987 and 1991. She then completed a three year doctoral programme in Clinical Psychology in Trinity College Dublin between 1992-1995.
She has extensive experience over the last 30 years working as a Clinical Psychologist across different types of services from public health services to the voluntary/charitable agencies including the HSE, St John of God services, Crosscare Teen Counselling, Jigsaw (National Youth Mental Health service for 12-25 year olds), the National Council for the Blind of Ireland and Pieta House.
Antoinette continues to link with some of these agencies, offering consultancy services and staff training.
These multifaceted Clinical Psychology roles have helped Antoinette to develop the ability to empathically engage with clients across the age spectrum.
First and foremost, I aim to meet people with understanding and with compassion. I know it can be scary to consider talking about your personal life with a Psychologist. I always remember that it takes bravery to make that first step and contact me. My aim is to work collaboratively to create a reflective space in which to tell your story. My key task is to use psychological modelling to better understand your own personal psychology, leading to empowerment.
Antoinette offers a confidential space to reflect, and the time to explore the events or issues that may be affecting your life.
Offering counselling support and therapy intervention in the following areas -
- Depression and low mood
- Feelings of despair and emptiness
- Anxiety, stress and tension
- Work place stresses & bullying
- Self-esteem issues
- Family and relationship difficulties
- Emotional problems triggered by abuse, trauma and life crisis
- Suicidal ideation, self-harm or bereavement through suicide
- Negotiating changes in life e.g. birth of new baby, menopause, unemployment, separation and divorce
- The grief, losses and suffering of living through Covid19 Pandemic
Antoinette provides counselling and therapy to people who feel depressed, or have feelings of despair and emptiness. She will help you work through your anxiety, stress, tension and self-esteem issues in a safe, comfortable environment. She has extensive experience in family and relationship issues and works inclusively with people who have suffered emotional issues triggered by abuse, trauma or a life crisis. Antoinette also works with clients who are feeling suicidal or have self-harmed. Furthermore, she provides bereavement counselling (especially for clients who have suffered bereavement through suicide).
Engaging in psychological work enables us to understand the deeper roots of our present difficulties so that we can move forward and not stay stuck in the negative cycle of repetitive responses and reactions.
Our therapeutic relationship offers a facilitative and confidential environment, where someone seeking help is able to explore his or her internal struggles and real life situations. This process can enable a person to discover inner resources and build the strength to make meaningful choices and live a more satisfying life.
Antoinette’s approach is to build trust, and will work with you to develop a comprehensive understanding of the emotional and psychological dynamics that underpin your issue. Antoinette will engage supportively with you towards meaningful and lasting change.
Chartered Clinical Psychologist