about

the therapist ...

Ann is a highly skilled Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. She is a registered CBT theapist with the IABCP and the BABCP. the lead organisation for CBT both in Ireland and the UK. She runs a well-established CBT practice, conveniently located on Lower Baggot Street in Dublin 2. An honours graduate in psychology. She has spent 7 years studying and training in psychology, including 3 years postgraduate training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She has also trained in CBT Advanced Practice (Kings College London). She also has an honours degree in philosophy and economics from University College Dublin.

A Few Words About Me...

CBT Treatments Dublin

My professional training has been exclusively in CBT. I trained initially in Belfast and then I did further advanced training in CBT in the renowned Kings College London, where I trained in the BECK/PADESKY model (this is the main CBT model).

To ensure best practice I routinely consult with external experts who are renowned in the field of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy both in the UK and the USA. I regularly attend international conferences and workshops to keep up to date with current trends and techniques in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Standard of Care

Peer supervised clinical practice

It is considered unethical and unsafe for any therapist, no matter how senior, to work without peer supervision. My clinical practice is peer supervised by a clinical psychologist who is an expert in CBT and who has a PhD in clinical supervision. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, all mental health professionals are expected to be peer supervised for the entire duration of their career. Most people when they attend therapy have no idea of what to expect from therapy. This can leave you very vulnerable. The supervisor's role is to ensure that your therapy meets the required standard. It is part of the normal checks and balances and it is in your best interest.

Confidenitality

Confidentiality is essential to your therapy. Please be assured that no identifying information is shared in peer supervision. A first name is all that is allowable and this is adhered to without exception.

What I Offer

CBT Treatment Dublin

I offer one to one Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a wide range of disorders
The goal of Cognitive behavioural therapy is for you to learn to become your own therapist. After all, you are the expert on your own life. The role of the therapist is to help you reach your goals of therapy and get beyond the things that are holding you back and keeping you stuck. Below is a list of the issues that I work with routinely.

People from all walks of life have attended this clinic for the treatment of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, lack of confidence, relationship issues etc. They include office workers, housewives, consultant doctors, senior registrars, psychiatrists, psychologists, cognitive behavioural therapists, social workers, counsellors, senior life coaches, architects, teachers, builders, barristers, solicitors, entrepreneurs, waitresses, academics, unemployed people, students, accountants, computer experts, journalists, marketing consultants. The list is endless, stress affects everyone.