Practitioners

Professional Practitioners at Artonomy

All of our Practitioners are qualified in their own specialist area of work. There are many options open to you, such as Creative Arts Psychotherapists, non-arts based Psychotherapists and behavioural Psychologists. At Artonomy we understand that no one type of healing suits all and so we believe it is important to offer various options for the best collaborations between client and practitioner.

All of our practitioners are accredited with their professional organisations and fully trained and insured in their work.

Our practitioners provide therapy in the centre, in outreach organisations, out in nature and online.

Louise Gartland Art Therapist

Louise Gartland | Art Psychotherapist | Artonomy Director and Co Founder

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Louise is an Art Psychotherapist and Director at Artonomy. She works with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of issues, some of which include anxiety, depression, addiction, self-harm, suicide and sexual trauma. She has worked in many settings including educational, clinical, foster care, residential treatment, forensic and international voluntary organisations. Louise believes in peoples innate wisdom and hopes to help them explore this in therapy so that they may grow to listen to and trust in their own voices, thus gaining personal autonomy in their lives. She provides sessions in the Artonomy Rooms and out in Nature.

BA (Hons.), MSc., Cert. C.A.T Supervision, MIACAT, MNIGAT, MEEAI. Louise is Vice Chair of the Irish Assoc. of Creative Arts Therapists

Anna Mulvihill Art Therapist

Anna Mulvihill | Art Psychotherapist | Artonomy Director and Co Founder

Anna is an Art Psychotherapist and Director at Artonomy. Her practice focuses on women and children’s therapy, including the areas of childhood bereavement and separation, adjustment, and maternal and infant mental health. She has gained extensive training and experience establishing hospital, community and educational based services, and through her private practice. Anna believes in a gentle therapeutic approach without judgement or expectation.

BA (Hons.), MA, MIACAT, MIAIMH

Brigid Nee Bio

Brigid Nee | Art Psychotherapist

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond 

Brigid is an Art Psychotherapist with considerable experience of working with children, adolescents and parents/guardians, and has gained significant knowledge in the area of intellectual disabilities. She is passionate about creating safe and containing spaces in order to enable clients to explore their individual needs and reach their unique potential. Brigid has trained to Masters level in Art Psychotherapy and has Post-Graduate Certificates in Therapeutic Play Skills and Mindfulness Based Approaches.

BA (Hons.), MA, MIACAT. 

 

Debbie Nic Gabhann

Debbie Nic Gabhann | Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis.

Debbie works through the arts as an Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counsellor. She has more than 20 years experience of working with young people in both educational and therapeutic settings. As a result of her specialised training in the Institute for the Arts in Therapy & Education (IATE, London), her therapeutic approach is integrative and creative. She incorporates different art forms in her work, providing a therapeutic space for teenagers to reflect on their lives, and make sense of their feelings and behaviours, to discover who they are, and who they want to be, so they can move forward and hopefully thrive in adulthood .

B.Ed, P.Grad, Cert, Dip, MBACP

 

Káska Kopczyńska

Kaśka Kopczyńska | Psychotherapist

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Kaśka is a bilingual psychotherapist (Polish and English). She offers low-cost psychotherapy sessions, both long and short term to address a variety of issues affecting clients. Kaśka’s main areas of interest include anger and aggression, developmental trauma, bullying, depression, women’s health and relationship issues. She offers a non-judgmental, caring approach with the focus on clients’ needs. In the therapeutic space Kaśka encourages clients to explore challenging and difficult patterns of thoughts, beliefs, behaviours and emotions, and supports clients to understand themselves better, facilitating a more satisfactory way of living.

If you are interested in availing of low cost therapy sessions please contact Káska directly – kaska@alacris.ie  

MA Psychotherapy, MSc Resocialisation (Social Work), HDip Counselling and Psychotherapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), IAHIP Certified Associate.

Trish Howard Psychotherapist

Trish Howard | Psychotherapist

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Trish is an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor.  She focusses primarily on the therapeutic relationship as the basis for exploration and change. She also explores the social and political context in which we live and how it prevents or facilitates growth. Particular clinical interests include supporting parents experiencing emotional difficulties after the arrival of a child, as well as working with the particular challenges (and joys) that parenting twins, triplets  and higher order multiples present. Her pronouns are she/her.

M.A, ADip, MUKCP

Aoife Drury

Aoife Drury | Psychosexual & Relationship Therapist

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Aoife is an Accredited Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist with more than 14 years experience working in mental health. With a psychiatry background Aoife’s  work involves supporting people with a wide range of challenges, from recognised mental health conditions (addictions, eating disorders, psychosis), to feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. However, her specialty is in Psychosexual and Couples Therapy where she has worked in the NHS and in private practice. Aoife uses her training in CBT, Schema Therapy and Transactional Analysis alongside other techniques and exercises that can be helpful including mindfulness and guided visualisation. Aoife is LGBTQI and KINK Aware and committed to creating a therapeutic environment where couples and individuals of all backgrounds and gender-identities feel safe and supported.

COSRT Accred. BSc, MSc, PgDip, Dip, PgCert. 

Marton Doyle

Martina Doyle | Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapist

Martina is an Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapist. She works with adults dealing with a range of issues such as anxiety, grief, trauma, relationship issues etc. Her integrative approach allows her to adjust to the therapeutic style that best suits the needs of each individual client. She believes in the power of the therapeutic relationship and its importance in creating a safe space to allow each client to reach their full potential.

Diploma in Integrative Clinical Psychotherapy (UCC & TPTI). IAHIP (Pre-Accredited Member)

Fee charged on a sliding scale. Contact: martinadoylepsychotherapy@gmail.com or 0851537411

Louise Cleary Psychologist

Dr Louise Cleary | Behavioural Psychologist

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis and beyond.

Louise is a Behavioural Psychologist who works with children, adolescents and adults across a range of areas including developmental delay, behaviours of concern, social and emotional well-being and addiction. She is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and previously served as her Students’ Union Disability Officer. Louise is passionate about promoting diversity and inclusive practices in educational and employment settings. 

Email enquiries to: louisemariacleary@gmail.com

BSc. Msc. D.Psych.BAT M.Ps.S.I

Emma Lindsay

Emma Lindsay | Completion Process Practitioner

Emma works with an innovative process to heal the route of trauma. The Completion Process, developed by Teal Swan, allows for a deep-dive into the route of problems to bring presence to any unmet needs and resolve traumatic patterns. Emma has facilitated this process for clients across the world, and most recently has supported retreats in the Philia center in Costa Rica. Emma enjoys supporting people to bring consciousness to wounds from the past in order to bring healing to the present. Following her studies in the social sciences and many years of training and experience with alternative healing modalities and yoga, Emma is delighted to facilitate Completion Process sessions in Dublin. 

BSoc Sci, MSc Applied Social Research, Completion Process Certified Practitioner, Registered Yoga Teacher

Maggie Dagge

Maggie Dagge | DvT Dramatherapist for Adults & Children

Online Therapy session available through the Covid 19 crisis.

Maggie is a registered dramatherapist using DvT trauma informed psychotherapy. This creative therapy approach invites a client to get in touch with feelings and behaviour using both body and mind. In a DvT session the therapist will both verbally and physically interact with the client in a sensitive and respectful manner. This enables the client to realise their anxieties within their own body. This body awareness develops cognitive skills and helps the client to identify why and how these anxieties occur. Maggie works across all developmental stages: children, adolescents, adults and the elderly and works across a number of areas including: gangland violence, suicide, neglect, sexual abuse, and ASD. 

Maggie is currently training as a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapists in Trinity College Dublin.                                     Dip. Youth & Community work, Hdip Drama, MA Dramatherapy – MIACAT, MCREATE. Maggie is treasurer of The Irish Assoc. of Creative Arts Therapists & Co-ordinator of DvT Ireland 

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