Zara Flynn, B.A., M.A., M.Sc. C.Psych., Dip. MFTT, is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and member of the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI). Zara has considerable experience and great interest in counselling young people and their families or caregivers in relation to a broad range of problems that are affecting their lives. She has worked with clients across the life span in school, university, the workplace, community health service, and private practice.
Over the last 5 years she has established a successful private practice working with children, teenagers and adults as part of a multi-disciplinary team in collaboration with Honan & Associates Psychologists and iRELATE Counselling Service. Areas of special interest for Zara include sexuality and gender issues, relationship issues, coping with illness/disability, self-harm and suicidal ideation, eating disorders, anxiety and depression, multi-cultural issues and family work.
She specialises in providing therapeutic intervention for individuals with an autism spectrum condition (ASD and Asperger Syndrome) and conducting psychological/diagnostic assessments for autism and other learning disabilities. Zara works with couples and families experiencing difficulties as a result of a learning disability. She takes a person-centred, systemic and collaborative approach in her work with clients and is focused on keeping up to date on research.
Her current interests include the use of Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) in individual and family work and for people diagnosed with ASD or Asperger syndrome. In her work together with children, parents and autism or other learning disability, Zara uses DIRR FloortimeTM and Pivotal Response Therapy (PRTR).
Dr. Samantha Hughes is a Counselling Psychologist working in Counselling in Primary Care (CiPC), a HSE service, which provides short term counselling in primary care settings to people aged 18 and over. Prior to this she worked as part of a psychological service within an educational setting providing therapeutic services and conducting psychological assessments for clients across the lifespan. Samantha works with young people and adult clients to address a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, work related issues, grief/bereavement, trauma, emotional distress and interpersonal difficulties.
She has experience working with adults, adolescents and children in a variety of settings including HSE Adult Primary Care, two University Counselling Services, one of which supported adults with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and the other which offered support to the student body as a whole. She also worked in a specialist service supporting children who have experienced child sexual abuse.
Samantha’s therapeutic approach is informed by both Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) while being grounded in a humanistic understanding of psychological functioning.
She also has an interest in Mindfulness as a therapeutic approach. Prior to training as a psychologist Samantha worked in the financial sector and completed a M.Sc. in Work and Organisational Psychology awarded by Dublin City University. She is a graduate of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in Trinity College Dublin, is a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (C. Psychol., Ps.S.I.) and is also a member of the PSI Division of Counselling Psychology.
Dr. Daragh Keogh is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist. He works with adult clients to address a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and relationship difficulties. He also has 15 years experience working with adolescents living in residential, fostering or respite care, and offers a range of psychological assessment and therapy services for adolescents, family members and carers. He is a graduate of the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology in Trinity College Dublin, a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a post-doctoral research fellow in the School of Psychology, Trinity College Dublin.
Dr. James McElvaney is a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and a chartered member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying as a counselling psychologist he has maintained a successful private practice delivering empirically supported treatments to individuals, couples and families. He has experience in dealing with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, complex trauma and bereavement.
Since 2010, James has worked as a counselling psychologist, at the Central Remedial Clinic, Dublin, as part of a multi-disciplinary team, providing therapeutic care and support for children, adolescents and adults with intellectual and physical disabilities. James is also a lecturer in the school of psychology at Trinity College Dublin where he teaches on the Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Applied Masters in Psychology and BA in Psychology.
James has trained in humanistic/experiential, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapeutic modalities and is particularly interested in the development and practice of emotion-focused therapy as a treatment for psychological distress.
Dr. Ladislav Timulak (Laco; read Latso) is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Laco has qualified in his native Slovakia (MSc, PhD from Comenius University Bratislava). Laco trained in several therapeutic approaches, his particular interest is emotion-focused therapy. He works with individuals and couples. He is also involved in the training and supervision of psychologists.