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Our Team

Katrina Dennehy

Katrina is a senior Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Lecturer and owner of Smaointe CBT. Read her full bio here.

Niamh Lynch

Niamh is a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist. Since achieving her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy, she has completed specialised training in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) with the Beck Institute in America.

Niamh works with children with anxiety, intrusive thoughts, confidence issues, behavioural issues and children on the Autism spectrum.

Amy Geary

Amy graduated with a BA (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy. She has been working with clients for just over 2 years now and has worked with presenting issues such as low mood, generalised anxiety and panic and self-esteem issues. Amy is an integrative therapist and supports her clients using a person-centred approach and may integrate CBT approaches. 


Amy recognises the mind body connection in healing and as a qualified fitness coach and yoga practitioner she may bring this into her practice. Amongst many areas, she is interested in the regulation of the nervous system and the menstrual cycle for mental wellness.

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Rachel Prendergast

Rachel is a fully qualified and accredited Psychotherapist. She has worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. Rachel also works with adults and adolescents through a person-centred integrative approach.


"I am passionate about working and developing family and sibling support."

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Maureen Casey

Maureen graduated with a BA(Hons) is Counselling & Psychotherapy and uses a Person Centred Therapy, CBT and Mindfulness as her core therapeutic approaches. She is currently working towards accreditation and comes from a nursing background, with over 20 years experience.

"Life brings plenty of challenges, and my passion is to help people overcome these. I use an integrative, humanistic approach in working with clients, and I am passionate about empowering, supporting and motivating people to reach their full potential."

Noel Dillon-Daly

Noel is​ an Integrative Psychotherapist with a core focus on CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and is currently working towards accreditation.

He has experience working with clients experiencing issues pertaining to depression, anxiety, grief, anger, body dysmorphic disorder (BDD), eating disorders, work-related stress, masculinity and sexuality. In 2022, he completed his BSc (Hons) thesis on 'CBT as a treatment for performance anxiety in athletes'. 

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Andrea Donovan

Andrea is a fully accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist offering integrative psychotherapeutic support to clients, with specialized training in CBT, Mindfulness and Adolescent Counselling. She completed her studies in 2014 and has been working in mental health services ever since.


Andrea has degree qualifications in Psychology, Youth Counselling, and Counselling and Psychotherapy and she frequently works with clients in areas such as anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, communication, low motivation, processing and managing emotions, dealing with change, and grief/loss. 

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Tara Kearns

Tara has Masters qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and
Healthcare Ethics and Law; a primary degree in Speech and Language
Therapy; and over 15 years of clinical experience. Tara has additional
qualifications in working with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Hearing
Impairment and Voice disorders. Tara is currently working towards

Using CBT, metacognitive and REBT techniques Tara works with
adolescents and adults presenting with anxiety, panic, depression, mood
disorders, low self-esteem, and communication difficulties. Tara is
particularly interested in the interaction between communication
disorders and mental health.

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