Please note that each counsellor/psychotherapist on Awareness Counselling & Psychotherapy website, works independently on his or her own behalf. The therapeutic contract is one between the therapist and his or her client(s), and Awareness Counselling & Psychotherapy is not party to any of these contracts.

I am a fully accredited, Humanistic and integrative psychotherapist, group facilitator, lecturer and supervisor working in Rathmines in Co Dublin. I have over 15 years experience working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy. I run a number of experiential personal development courses, workshops and groups, and also lecture on the topic of counselling and psychotherapy with ICPPD College and PCI College  and am an active board member of the NAPCP.

While there are various approaches to psychotherapy, I believe what the most successful therapies have in common is the quality of the relationship and mutual respect and trust between client and therapist. When you come to therapy, you will find a safe, friendly, nonjudgmental atmosphere. Which hopefully will allow you to relax and enable to explore, express or confront whatever it is that has brought you to therapy. I will encourage, support, gently and respectfully challenge you in order for you to live the life YOU want. I pride myself on the fact that I am completely open and transparent with you, nonjudgemental and skilful in the therapeutic method that I use. It is vitally important to me that you feel safe and have confidence in my ability to be your therapist. So that we can walk through this period of your life together, in the knowledge and confidence that I can be a strong steady support.

I have a BSc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. I am fully accredited with IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy) ICP (Irish Council of Psychotherapy) IACP (Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and NAPCP (National Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy) and strictly adhere to their standards and code of ethics. My approaches very from Humanistic & Person Centred, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Integrative Body Work & Bioenergetics.

I also have a diploma in counselling and psychotherapy supervision. I have certificates in relevant issues relating to counselling, suicide-related issues, and a post-graduate certificate in bioenergetics and integrative bodywork. My approach is “integrative” which means I draw on a background of a number of therapeutic approaches, Person-centred, Gestalt, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, bodywork and Bioenergetics.

Supports and services I provide are: Depression, Sadness or Apathy, Anxiety, Fear, Panic, Disorder and Stress,Anger, Bereavement,Trauma & Abuse, Confusion & Life direction, Psychotherapy, Group psychotherapy and Clinical Supervision.

After the initial consultation Ray’s fees are €75 per 50 min sessions. Ray sees clients in The Integrative Psychotherapy Practise. 143 Upper Rathmines Rd, Dublin 6, or by video from their homes.


Maria is an accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, with almost two decades’ experience working in private practice in Kildare and also providing online counselling. As a therapist, compassion, non-judgment and empathy are the foundational values of Maria’s work. Her approach is primarily humanistic and integrative, drawing upon various psychotherapeutic models, including person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), according to the individual needs of her clients.

She has extensive experience across a range of issues including bereavement & loss, self esteem, relationship issues, self-harming behaviours, anxiety, panic attacks and depression, childhood issues and family concerns.

Maria’s area of special interest is eating disorders and related difficulties around food, diet, emotional eating and body image. Much of her work over the past number of years has been focused on this complex issue.

She is fully accredited with the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and has been an active member of their board for many years.

Her outside interests include genealogy, drumming, walking, gardening, and avidly supporting Leinster Rugby! Her previous careers included merchant banking and working for a charitable organisation.

Following on from the initial consultation call, Maria’s fees are €75 per hourly session (online sessions are fifty minutes duration).

Maria is clients in Donadea Counselling, Ballinafagh, Prosperous, Kildare, W91ND88




Ian’s background as a dad, granddad, entrepreneur and employer informs his life experiences which when added to his professional training and qualification in Psychotherapy and Counselling affords him the opportunity to understand, empathise and support those seeking to find an easier way to live their lives.

Professional qualifications and accreditation

BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy with PCI College, Dublin, and Middlesex University London. He is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and abides by their ethical standards. He attends regular supervision as his commitment to ensuring ongoing professional care. In addition, Ian is a qualified coach (LECI) and a past mediator with Dublin Community Mediation.

Further specific certified training includes Anger Management, Anxiety, CBT, Dreams, Family Psychology, Intergenerational Patterns and Childhood Wounds.

How Ian likes to work with clients (Methods)

Believing that relationship between the therapist and the client is an essential element for therapeutic progress, Ian practices in a humanistic, non-judgemental and compassionate way, integrating other modalities as appropriate, such as, CBT.

Be it working on a one-to-one basis or in groups, Ian’s more senior experience has facilitated an easy relationship with clients of all ages.

Ian is informed by his professional training and his life’s experiences, along with the work of Carl Jung, Carl Rogers, John O’Donohue, John Bradshaw and others.


He believes the outcome for a client should be to better understand themselves and be able to cope more easily with life’s problems. While examining presenting issues and realising that as humans we are complex beings, therapy offers each client the opportunity to see themselves as a whole person in a new and more confident manner.


Typical of the issues he has dealt with include anxiety, panic attacks, depression, loss of motivation, relationship challenges, family issues, suicidation, anger management, low self-esteem, bereavement. From a workplace perspective the most common issues include stress, burnout, relationships and bullying.

Other relevant interests

Ian has designed and facilitated a Personal Development group workshop which he delivers both publicly and corporately. He has worked for a number of years within Irish Prisons presenting and facilitating public speaking rehabilitation groups.

Fees and location

After the initial consultation Ian’s fees are €75 per 50 min sessions. Clients can be seen face to face or by video from their homes