Rob Byrne M.APPI., M.ICP
Rob Byrne has worked for many years in Dublin's social services sector. Working within the area of addiction support as director recovery for marginalized groups offering individual and residential group recovery programmes.Rob works in the areas of addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, depression and sexual identity. The therapeutic approach adopted is both psychoanalytically informed and person centred therapy.Combined with a BA in Philosophical and Social Care from the Milltown Institute, MA in Psychology and H.dip in Education from Trinity College Dublin Rob also holds an MA in Psychoanalytically informed Psychotherapy. Rob is a member of APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy).
Sarah Gilligan Reg. Pract., MIAHIP
Sarah Gilligan is a qualified and fully accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. Sarah holds a Graduate Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling from Dublin City University (DCU) and followed on with an MSc. in Integrative Psychotherapy & Counselling from Dublin City University (DCU) with specialization in the areas of relationships, sex, sexuality and gender. Sarah has worked for many years within private practice and in the organizational setting of Student Counselling Services in Trinity College working with both adults and adolescents and among the LGBTQ community. Sarah brings personal experience of transformation into the therapeutic work as a psychotherapist and deals with issues ranging from anxiety, social phobias, addictions and recovery, relationship difficulties and breakdowns, sexuality, gender identity, trauma and depression and low self-esteem.
Sarah has deepened her interest in her specialist areas by engaging in seminars, trainings and workshops in Addiction and Codependency recovery (sexual addiction, love addiction, chemical addictions of alcohol and drugs), Jungian psychology; Couples and relationship therapy; Healing shame; Transforming and working through anxiety. Sarah holds a Certificate in Sexual Addictions from the Centre for Sexual Addictions. Sarah’s work is informed by a humanistic and integrative approach grounded in Psychosynthesis & Process Work and her experiences within clinical practice.
Mark Matthew Palmer B.A., H.Dip, M.A., UKCP (trainee)
Mark Palmer is a trainee Jungian Analyst (Analytical Psychologist) and psychotherapist. He is in the final stage of his training with The Guild of Analytical Psychologists (GAP), London, having completed his psychiatric placement in St. John of God Hospital, Dublin. With a background in music, visual art and performance, Mark’s approach is both integrative and analytic, seeking to achieve a balance between mind, body and emotion. He has particular experience working with anxiety, depression, gender and sexual identity, low self-esteem, trauma and dissociation.
Mark believes the ultimate act of creativity can occur when we journey and engage with the unconscious – with our dreams and emotions, with our desires and our distress – to discover our hidden potential and become the person we are meant to be.
Mark essentially aims to facilitate this change and to alleviate suffering through the conscious engagement with psychological difficulties and the unconscious in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental and supportive space.