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Our Team

Carmel Farnan, Owner

Carmel Farnan

Psychotherapist & Counsellor, MBPsS.

Carmel Farnan worked as a Business Analyst, after graduating from Griffith College Dublin. However, despite success in that career, she felt unfulfilled and decided to follow her true passion: discovering how the mind works. She completed a BSc Honours degree in Psychology and is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (BPS) adhering to their Code of Ethics and Practices. She also qualified as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in 2001 and is registered and accredited with IAHM. Carmel also provides Counselling Supervision to trainee Psychotherapists and Counsellors.

Carmel is the founder of the Irish, British and International Mindfulness Academies, providing Mindfulness training in Ireland and UK.

To help clients obtain quick, effective and long-lasting results, Carmel also completed post-graduate studies in Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Research shows this type of therapy successfully resolves issues in 4 to 5 sessions for 83% of clients.  Carmel is one of the few therapists in Ireland to have trained in this type of client focused therapy.

Carmel’s philosophy is:
“to educate people on how their mind works, thus ensuring their minds work for them, not against them.”  In this way clients have the skills to deal not only with current problems, but also future life issues that may arise.  Therefore, Carmel’s therapy is extremely cost effective as it is an education for life, instead of creating a dependency of returning for further counselling sessions should new issues arise in the future.

Annmarie Kennedy, Counsellor

Annmarie Kennedy

Psychotherapist & Counsellor, IACP

Annmarie Kennedy has been involved in the area of psychotherapy and personal development for over 15 years. She is a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist who gained a first class honours degree (B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy) at Middlesex University. Annmarie uses a combination of clinical approaches including ‘Humanistic – Person-Centred / Gestalt’, ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy’, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy’ combined with the therapeutic use of ‘Mindfulness’.

Annmarie has over fifteen years experience working with a diverse range of both adult and adolescent clients and practises under IACP supervision and code of ethics.

As a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Annmarie’s goal is to work collaboratively with her clients to find lasting and effective solutions for a wide range of personal and interpersonal problems. With a her solution focussed approach and her orientation toward clients resources, strengths, and possibilities, she offers an opportunity for clients to become actively engaged in creating the lives they want.

Annmarie’s philosophy is:

“I believe that psychotherapy is a journey to discovering your authentic self, leading you to a more fulfilling and purposeful life despite external stressors. This journey allows you to empower yourself, nurture your strengths and resources and make choices that stem from your genuine self”.

Linda Keen, Counsellor

Linda Keen

Psychotherapist & Counsellor, BACP

Linda Keen qualified as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor upon obtaining a first class honours degree (BSc Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Middlesex University, UK.  Linda is  a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and has been in clinical practice in Ireland and UK since 2001.  Linda has pursued post-graduate training in NLP, CBT, Life Coaching, Solution Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness and  Positive Psychology to ensure effective and long-lasting therapeutic results for her clients. She has additionally formulated and delivered parenting skills whilst also producing a highly successful online parenting course.

Linda’s philosophy is:

“I find it a privilege to assist clients through their life challenges and to help them achieve results in whichever area of their life they choose”

“When a person realizes he has been deeply heard, his eyes moisten. I think in some real sense he is weeping for joy. It is as though he were saying, "Somebody heard me. Someone knows what it's like to be me”

Carl Rogers, Founder of Humanistic Psychology

Providing Psychotherapy and Counselling in Skerries, North Dublin, North County Dublin and Fingal, Ireland.


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