Dr of Psychology
I undertook my professional training (Dr of Psychology) in the University of Surrey
Member of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine
Member of Division of Health Psychology, BPS
Member of Division of Neuropsychology, BPS
Registered European Psychologist
Hi, my name is Elaine and I am the psychologist behind this website.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with The British Psychological Society,
I even appeared in the Wall Street Journal.
My experience and professional background.
Most of my professional life was spent in the UK, working in The National Health Service. During my time there, I managed to work in every single mental health condition there is, and got trained in all reputable models of therapy.
Since returning to Ireland six years ago, I work with people who are probably a lot like you. I work with ordinary, every day people to make their life better.
People come to see me with everything from, stress, depression, anxiety, relationship problems to getting help stopping their mind from racing, needing sleep, or just want to reach their full potential or feel happy and content in their own skin.
I am grateful for my years in training and work in the NHS, as it has an impact on the quality of service I can offer to you.
What you will receive working with me
I offer services such as, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.)
I am expert in this model, and supervised Doctoral Level Trainees in the National Health Service in the UK during their CBT training.
I am not just a CBT Therapist. I am a Psychologist, who is expert in CBT. This means for you, that I have a few more strings to my bow, than the average therapist.
Every thought you have, has to do with your brain. Your habits, behaviours, what you feel in your body, has to do with your brain.
I often say to people that have tried many things or other therapists, before coming to me, that if they did well for a while, just to go back to thinking the same old thoughts, feeling the same old way, that it is not their fault – it is just how your brain works.
Having a understanding of how your brain works for you, is half the battle in getting where you want to be. This could be getting rid of anxiety, improving your mood, taking better care of your life, running your business better or improving your relationships. Your brain is either unhelpful or helpful to you.
Most of my work, is to ensure that your brain is helpful to you.
What does that mean for you?
It means that I will really understand your problem, not just apply CBT to it. I will have a wide selection of tools in the therapy toolbox. I also have an additional toolbox (to continue with the analogy) that includes an understanding of your brain and your emotions; your habits and why you do the things you do.
If you would like my help
€135 per face to face session. Each session lasts 50 minutes Find out more
Complete CBT and Neuroscience courses starting at €65: Find out more
How long will I attend for?
The average duration of CBT with myself is 6 sessions. CBT is normally between 10 and 20 sessions.
Why then, do I offer short term sessions for CBT?
This is due to a specific type of training I acquired while working in the National Health Service, where I had to complete CBT in a maximum 6 sessions.
This includes assessment, working through your thought processes, finding your core beliefs, and explaining to you why you do the things you do, and more importantly, what you have to do to change.
I also offer complete CBT courses online, that include all my materials, for less than the price of one assessment session!
In accordance with standard policy, I operate a 48 hour cancellation policy.
You are free to cancel your session and there will be no charge if this is done, no less than 48 hours before your session.
Sessions cancelled within 48 hours are charged at the full rate.
Payment can be made in either cash or cheque. Payment is made at the end of each session.