Harriet Parsons: 087 133 5417 / Louise Bastick: 087 138 3675 / Liz Monahan: 087 099 8350 / Brian O’Connor: 087 284 7920 / Madeleine Connolly: 086 275 3559

Elizabeth Monahan

M.Sc., A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 099 8350  liz@lumina-psychotherapy.ie

Liz has been working with teenagers and adults since 2004. She also works with companies, and colleges providing individual psychoanalytical support. She is associated with the Carysfort Clinic – a family medical practice based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. She has lectured in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at UCD, DCU, Independent College, and The Addiction Training Institute, is a clinical supervisor and regularly gives talks in schools. Liz has served as a director of APPI and regularly presents at conferences in Ireland and abroad. She is a member of the U.S. based Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) and is a committee member of the Irish Psychoanalytic Film Festival. Liz has been involved with publications and research for the Family Support Agency, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the Probation Office. She is currently interested  in language, art and the unconscious. Liz is a foodie, reader and walker.

Brian O’Connor

M.A., A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 284 7920  brian@lumina-psychotherapy.ie 

Brian works with individuals and couples, helping them with depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, relationship problems, work challenges, identity and sexuality. Prior to practicing as a psychotherapist, Brian ran his own advertising communications consultancy, working with not-for-profit organisations and in the visual and performing arts. Brian combines his experience in creative problem solving with clinical training in psychoanalysis, couples therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy to help people find their own solutions to the challenges of modern life. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and has also served on its Training Committee.

Harriet Parsons

M.A., MSc, A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 133 5417  harrieteparsons@gmail.com

Harriet has been working and studying in the area of psychotherapy for nearly two decades, specialising in the area of eating disorders. After her psychology degree she worked as a telephone counsellor with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Following this, Harriet completed an MA in Addiction Studies and then an MSc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Harriet has been working for BODYWHYS The Eating Disorders Association, since 2004.  During this time she has trained, managed and supervised all the volunteers working on the various support services. More recently, Harriet has been working closely with the HSE, and the development of theIr clinical programme for eating disorders, a national and expansive development in public service provision for those with eating disorders. In addition to this, Harriet regularly contributes to media discussions, via radio, tv, and in print. Harriet frequently lectures and trains students and professionals (Psychiatrists, GPs, youth workers, foster carers, social workers, therapists) in the area of eating disorders, treatment and support provision. She has lectured on psychoanalysis and eating disorders in UCD, TCD and Dublin Business School. Harriet is a member of the ICP, and is a registered practitioner with APPI. She served on its scientific committee on its executive committee and was chair of the organisation from 2014 to 2016. Harriet is a ballerina – trained in Perm, Russia, she then danced with Moscow City Ballet before pursuing her current career.

Madeleine Connolly

F.T.A.I., I.C.P., C.O.R.U. Contact: 086 275 3559

Madeleine is a Family Psychotherapist and Senior Psychiatric Social worker specialising in parenting & child and adolescent mental health and well-being. She has over two decades of working with children, parents and families. Parent education and support with responding to challenging behaviour, living with autism, parenting when separated/divorced and child-to-parent-violence and abuse are areas of special interest for Madeleine. In addition to qualifications in Social Work , Family Therapy & Early Childhood Care and Education, she has trained in evidence based parent education programmes and provides training, lecturing and consultation in her areas of expertise.  Madeleine is an experienced practice teacher for post graduate students of Social Work in UCD and TCD.

Louise Bastick

I.F.C.A.P.P., I.C.P., N.M.B.I. Contact: 087 138 3675

Louise is a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a clinical nurse specialist. She has been working therapeutically with children and teenagers since 2009. Louise is actively involved in education and currently mentor’s students on the Master’s Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Trinity College. Louise also lectures in UCD on the Post Graduate Diploma in Children’s Mental Health. Louise has a keen interest in helping young people with emotional difficulties such as low mood, eating disorders, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, stress and worries. Louise focuses on understanding the world of the child or teenager in a non-judgemental way. She works individually with young people and can offer consultations to parents as part of a united approach to overcome the personal difficulties of the child/teenager.

Una Kenny

PTIrl, IFPP, IIPP. Contact: 086 173 1187

Una is a Psychotherapist, Play Therapist and a Theraplay practitioner. Una has worked with children, young people and families for over 10 years in family support services. She delivers research informed parenting support programmes and works therapeutically with children, young people and adults. Una offers children a non-directive play space to process challenges influencing their development and well-being. When working with older teens and adults a safe one to one space is provided to support and facilitate change. Una works with individuals helping them with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, bereavement, substance use, self-harm, low mood, behaviour challenges, stress, low self-esteem and identity issues.

Maeve Cosgrove

B.A., HDip., A.P.P.I. Contact: 087 249 3441

Maeve is a psychotherapist with a Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy from The School of Psychotherapy, UCD, & engagement with the MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the UCD School of Medicine. Maeve is interested in working with people with anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems, stress and trauma amongst other issues. Prior to this Maeve has worked in arts administration and the technology industry and has a background in the humanities.

Siobhan McCullough

I.A.S.L.T. Contact: 085 104 0478

Siobhan McCullough has a Master of Science degree in Speech and Language Therapy from the University of Limerick. She has experience assessing and working with children and young people aged 0-18 with delays and disorders related to speech, language, and communication, queried, and/or diagnosed developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder and Down Syndrome and queried/ongoing issues related to mental health. Siobhan is a full member of the Irish Association of Speech and Language Therapists. Siobhan is certified to practice as a Speech and Language Therapist in Ireland by CORU and is insured to practice in Ireland. She is a native Irish speaker and holds EU C2 certificates in French and German. Siobhan has a bachelor’s degree from University College Dublin in French and German language and literature and a master’s degree in International Relations from Dublin City University.