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ZestLife Therapeutic Services was Founded by Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson - Founder

Stuart Wilson is a Behavioural Psychotherapist specialising in youth and adolescents and family therapy. He is trained in mediation and conflict resolution and is a registered training facilitator with Solas, FAS and towards healing.

He is the Founder of Zestlife Therapeutic Services, two therapy centres in Dublin serving families within the Irish community in Dublin and nationwide. He is Founder of ZestLife Training a consultancy, a training company providing training workshops, courses and supervision to agencies around Ireland.

His consultancy work assists mental health & wellness in the workplace and has assisted organisations worldwide adopt mental health change into their organisations, including Paypal, Bank of America.

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Stuart Wilson discusses mental health in the workplace during the pandemic.

Stuart Wilson interviews Dr Deepak Chopra on mental health and wellness.

Zest4kidz children’s charity in the media.

Meet Our Team

Magi Wilson

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Maggie Boyd

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Grace Deegan

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Becky Heaslip

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Rónán Johnston

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Joanne Johnston

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Deirdre Nolan

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Helen Groves

Counsellor / Psychotherapist

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Anushka Power

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Pádraig Ó Catháin

Pluralistic Psychotherapist

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Richard Countey

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Joy Eniola

Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Clare Murray

Counsellor / Psychotherapist

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Dermot Wheatman

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Paul Keegan

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Janet Doyle

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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Andrew McGrane

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Shauna Ryan

Psychotherapist & Counsellor

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Aisling Young

Psychotherapist

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Steph Blayney

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Angela Jennings

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Avril Stanley

Integrative Psychotherapy

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Jean McGrane

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Bernadette McNicholas

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Joan Landy

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Mike Dunne

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Joy Bogle

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Pam Neary

Integrative counselling & Psychotherapy

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Lorraine Strong

Integrative Counselling

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Ciara McKeown

Integrative Counselling & Art Therapy

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Camelia Laza

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Corrie Fraser

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Jackie McElligott

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Eva Vica

Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Lisanne O’Loughlin

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Calin Onitiu

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Katerina Kuzmina

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Evana Boyle

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Joanne Mulvey

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Jonathan Carley

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Tony O'Connell

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Emma Gavin

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Marie O’Sullivan

Integrative Psychotherapist

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Lauren OHagan

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Elaine Burgess

Administration Manager

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Jacqueline Daly

Counselling and psychotherapy

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Linda Lunardi

Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Andrew Somerville

MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (UCC), BSc (Hons) Psychology (OU). Fully Accredited Member of IACP.

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Emma Norton

 Integrative psychotherapy and counselling student

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Stuart Wilson

Stuart Wilson is a Behavioural Psychotherapist specialising in youth and adolescents and family therapy. He holds a BA (HONS) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, DIP in Clinical Supervision, DIP in Relationship Intimacy, DIP in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), DIP in Life & Executive Coaching and MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy University of Northampton. He is trained in mediation and conflict resolution and is a registered training facilitator with Solas, FAS and towards healing. 

He is the Founder of Zestlife Therapeutic Services, two therapy centres in Dublin serving families within the Irish community in Dublin and nationwide. He is Founder of ZestLife Training a consultancy, a training company providing training workshops, courses and supervision to agencies around Ireland. His consultancy work assists mental health & wellness in the workplace and has assisted organisations worldwide adopt mental health change into their organisations, including Paypal, Bank of America. He is Co-Founder of ZestLife Training & Counselling College, an educational college providing undergraduate and postgraduate accredited courses for those wishing to journey into the field of psychotherapy and cognitive psychology.

He is Co-Founder and CEO of not for profit Zest4Kidz Children’s Charity working alongside his wife Magi Wilson with vulnerable children in Ireland and overseas. Their work in Africa assists former child soldiers and children with disability. Their work in India assists former rescued children, and in Eastern Europe assists children within the state orphanage and prison system.  Stuart and Magi Wilson were recipients of the National Pride of Ireland award for ‘special recognition’ for their work with vulnerable children in 2015.

Stuart Wilson’s work with families and particularly young people is recognised nationally; he has worked with radio and TV, including the award-winning documentary series  ” Pony Kids” with Diarmuid Gavin and RTE1 in 2009. He has appeared regularly on TV3 and TVAM. His work with marginalised young people in Ireland has assisted many second-chance programmes within the VEC, ETB, Solas,  Probation Services, Prison Services, Secondary Schools, Primary Schools,  Youthreach and Community training Centres nationwide.

Stuart is particularly passionate about working within behavioural aspects of young people’s lives and family dynamics. He assists parents and teachers in areas of working with behaviour and how best to implement change. He teaches in a non-judgmental, inclusive and humble way, with a sense of humour to create a fun learning environment.  His way of delivering both therapy and motivational programmes to young people creates an excellent fun learning style that young people enjoy and engage with.

Stuart is a motivational speaker who engages with young people directly in schools and15094942_10154683478178480_4810924016101550844_n centres, particularly speaking into relevant areas of young peoples lives and family life. He delivers keynote addresses for parents, carers and therapists with humourous and thought-provoking topics, such as anxiety, cyber awareness, depression, choice & change, motivation and inspiration.

He has recently been conference host and MC for the ‘ Young Social Innovators’ national awards and the IACP Annual National Conference. He has been a keynote speaker on the topic of teenage anxiety at the ICGP annual medical conference in Lyrath, Kilkenny in 2016. His subsequent article ‘ Dealing with Teenage Cyber Anxiety’ was published in the Irish Medical Journal in 2016. Stuart recently spoke at the Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit held in Croke Park, in 2019.

Stuart recently held a discussion at the Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit 2020 with world-renowned wellness expert Dr Deepak Chopra on the effects of living during the worldwide pandemic and the effects on mental health. He was a contributor at the Mental Health and Wellness Summit Global in 2020, on the topic of mental wellness in the workplace, and frontline services during Covid-19.

Becky Heaslip

BA(Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Fully Accredited member IACP.

Becky is an Integrative psychotherapist, fully accredited with the IACP. Originally from Canada, she has a unique perspective, married to an Irish man and raising her three children here. She holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and has trained in adolescent and couples therapy. Her passion is to see young adults and families fully flourishing.

Rónán Johnston

BACS (hons) from DCU and a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Zestlife College, and is currently completing a Masters in CBT. Fully Accredited Member IACP.

Rónán lectures in counselling and listening skills, on stress in the workplace, and on marriage and relationships.

Rónán has a wide experience of working with adults and adolescents in the areas of stress, anxiety, depression, anger, OCD, online and cyber issues, couples therapy, adoption, grief and bereavement. He values a strong therapeutic relationship between therapist and client and believes that the best work happens when there is a safe place to share.

Before entering the counselling world, Rónán spent 30 years working in broadcasting, music and the creative arts, and also works with creatives in the areas of Creative Block and Career planning

He is the author of several books.

Joanne Johnston

1st class BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy  DIP  Counselling and Psychotherapy , certificates in Couples therapy, CBT and advanced CBT. Cert working with Adolescents and Fully Accredited member IACP.

She specialises in CBT and couples therapy, fertility issues, loss and trauma, working with both adults and adolescents.

Joanne provides a warm confidential space for her clients and appreciates the importance of creating a good therapeutic relationship with her clients. She has experience working with a range of issues including; stress, anxiety, depression, online and cyber issues, OCD, adoption, grief and bereavement. Her approach is integrative and she incorporates person-centred, psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural and Schema Therapies.

Before entering the world of counselling Joanne worked as a teacher at Primary school level for 30 years, gaining a wealth of experience working with both adults and young people.

Deirdre Nolan

MIACP, LIBSD Disordered Eating Therapist, BA (hons) Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy,Professional Cert.CBT. Cert Working with Adolescents. Fully Accredited Member IACP.

Deirdre works with adolescents, teens and adults struggling with concerns which include Anxiety, Disordered Eating, Emotional Eating, Panic Attacks, School Refusal, Building Self Confidence, Relationships, Exam Stress ,Identity and Sexuality. Deirdre is especially enthusiastic about working with young people. This is reflected in her experience of 20 years teaching performing arts both in primary and post primary schools. In recent years Deirdre has developed and delivered her highly effective Mental Wellbeing and Resilience workshops in post primary schools. As each person is unique, Deirdre uses an integrative approach tailored to each individual. Her passion is to support her clients in understanding their difficulties and by working together to explore their inner strengths and abilities to develop themselves to their full potential.

Deirdre enjoys music, dance, reading, walking and relaxing with family and friends.

Paul Keegan

BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

Paul Keegan is a qualified counsellor & psychotherapist based in the Dublin area. He holds a degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from IICP, a diploma in the same from Zestlife College, and is member of IACP (adhering to their code of ethics & attending regular supervision).

Paul provides a safe therapeutic space for adults and teenagers to work through a range of issues. Utilising a variety of approaches and techniques, Paul aims to help empower his clients as they collaborate together to determine the direction of therapy. He has a particular passion for working with those struggling with Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Porn-Addiction and Personal Growth.

Outside of his role as a therapist, Paul also works for YMCA Dublin as the coordinator of the PlusOne Mentoring Programme (a mentoring programme aimed at support at-risk teenagers). He has over a decade of experience in working with youth in Dublin. Paul enjoys cooking and engaging in his hobby of playing computer games (a hobby that serves him well when working with teenagers). He lives in Dublin with both his wife and dog.

Richard Countey

Teen and Adult Psychotherapist. MIACP, Prof.Dip. Couns.Psych. Cert.Teen Couns. Fully Accredited Member IACP.

​Richie has a real passion and hunger to help people navigate through life’s difficulties, stresses and painful situations. As a fully accredited member of IACP he uses an integrative approach with a mix of CBT and other modalities to assist people to journey through life struggles. He does this with an empathic friendly and genuine approach. He uses his learning and also his own journey in life to bring a friendly relationship to each person meeting them where they are at and helping them to reach their

full potential in life.  Richie also works with teens and feels the above is especially important for today’s teens and feels there is such a need to encourage and help teenagers through what seems an impossible stage of life these days with unrelenting pressures from every angle. He has a professional cert working with adolescents from Zestlife College under Stuart Wilson MIACP and has a history of working with teens in youth work environments.

Dermot Wheatman

DIP Counselling and Psychotherapy, Cert CBT, Cert Adols Psych. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

Dermot is an integrative psychotherapist working towards his national accreditation with IACP.

Dermot uses an integrative approach, combining a range of therapeutic approaches designed to work for the individual needs of the client; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Person Centred and  Humanistic Therapy,

This framework will allow the treatment to be carried out in a creative, open, collaborative way, with the emphasis at all times on the therapeutic alliance which will best serve the needs of the client.  Any individual therapist’s Life experiences, professional training, their personal style and temperament, along with their of theoretical understanding will be of great value to therapeutic treatment.

Dermot Wheatman is sixty five years old, a married man with two sons and one daughter He is blessed with four grandchildren. For thirty years he worked as a building contractor where he had some good times, and also some not so good times. He has been a volunteer worker for the charity Cycle Against Suicide since its beginning in 2013, while working with this charity he has learned how to really listen to people and help them with their difficulties, this also helped him to learn so much about himself.

Andrew McGrane

BA (hons) Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cert Adols Psych. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

Andrew has significant experience helping teenagers, young adults, parents, and men. He draws on his professional knowledge and personal life experience to assist clients get a better understanding of their issues and how they might be resolved.  His non-judgmental, supportive, and warm approach creates a safe and trusting environment in which to work.

Andrew has worked in many areas of business. He substantial experience working with community and sporting groups in the role of mentor and coach. Andrew is married with four adult children and holds a diploma and degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Shauna Ryan

DIP Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

Shauna qualified in 2019 with a Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Zest Life College. She  is currently in the final year of an Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy BA program at IICP. She is  a pre-accredited member of IACP. She has a background in team management and coaching and worked in the tech industry for 6 years before transitioning full time into counselling. She is trained in an integrative approach to therapy.

Shauna uses a person-centred approach with a keen interest in using CBT methods. She has worked with a large variety of ages and nationalities, passionate about providing a calm, kind and understanding place for those who need it. She will facilitate you to explore a wide range of issues in a non-judgemental manner. Experience working with anxiety, social anxiety, depression, anger issues, fertility, low self-esteem, family dynamics, sexuality and relationships.

Shauna has a huge interest in personal development and believe that we never stop learning and changing. Gaining insights into the drivers of our own behaviours can change our perspective on a myriad of obstacles faced in life.

Janet Doyle

Dip Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, ADV Cert CBT, ADV Cert Youth Studies. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

Janet Doyle is an integrative psychotherapist who has many years experience working in the educational sector with adolescents. She has been a tutor with Youthreach adolescents education for many years. She enjoys working in ZestLife Therapeutic Services with adolescents, students and adults. Janet has a passion for helping people through life issues and maximizing their true potential. She assists clients especially in areas of depression, anxiety and stress.

Steph Blayney

DIP Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Completing MSc Trauma Studies). Fully Accredited member IACP.

Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don’t know why, or the weight of everyday life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. Steph works across a spectrum of mental health concerns, but have a special interest in maternal mental health (crisis pregnancy, miscarriage, baby loss and peri-natal mental health concerns) trauma, grief/loss and addiction.  She works through an integrative approach, which means that she works from a variety of therapeutic models and adapt her approach to best meet the needs of individual clients. Her role as a counsellor is to walk alongside you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.  Steph holds a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, and is currently working towards a Masters in Trauma Studies.  She is a fully accredited member of IACP and  is an accredited member of the foundation for infant loss.

 She has experience of working with clients in private practice, through Kildare Youth Services’ Family Project and Tiglin Women’s Centre.

Angela Jennings

Diploma Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, MA Music, DIP Computer Science, Cert Choice Theory, Cert Herbalism & Nutrition. Cert Adolescent Psychotherapy. Pre-Accredited Member IACP.

Angela has a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Zestlife College. She also has an MA in Music and a Diploma in Computer Science, both from UCC. Before studying Counselling, she worked for many years as a Technical Writer in the Computer Software industry, an occupation which has given her a great deal of insight into the pressures of working in the business world with its constant deadlines and competitiveness.  She also has Certificates in Herbalism and Nutrition and a Certificate in Glasser’s Choice Theory. She continues to upskill by attending short courses in areas of interest and is a pre-accredited member of IACP.

Angela uses an integrative, person centred approach to counselling, adopting a mix of modalities including psychodynamics, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Glasser’s Choice Theory. She offers a warm, supportive and safe space where clients will feel held as they discuss their issues and concerns in a completely non-judgemental atmosphere.

Angela has particular interest in the areas of anxiety and depression, low self-worth, adoption, and loss and bereavement. Due to personal experience, she also has a huge heart for helping people to come to terms with and live well with challenging health conditions.

Angela is available for both face to face and online counselling.

Aisling Young

Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy, Somatic Exercise Coach, NLP Pract. BSc Business & Languages. Cert Adols Psych.

Aisling is a fully accredited psychotherapist with a Diploma from Zestlife College, a qualified Somatic Exercise Coach and NLP practitioner, with a degree in International Business and Languages. Prior to becoming a counsellor, Aisling spent 25+ years in the world of business and management working internationally with large corporates as well as smaller businesses and organisations.

Aisling works with adult, adolescent and teenage clients on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, disordered eating, stress, and health recovery. She particularly enjoys putting her experience and expertise to work helping young people and adults struggling with issues around college, career and workplace stress and challenges.

Aisling works in a gentle, caring, confidential and collaborative way with her clients to help them better understand what is going on for them, explore what they really want and develop skills and tools to help them flourish and reach their full potential.

Aisling is married to David, and has two teenage children, two large dogs and a passion for sea swimming, hiking and yoga.

Joy Eniola

MSc Family Support, Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Joy brings over 18 years of working with and supporting a wide range of people with diverse needs including young people, elderly, women and families with children. She holds a diploma in counselling and Psychotherapy, a Masters in Family Support, and is currently completing her level 8 (hons) degree in counselling and psychotherapy at the Irish Institute of Counselling and psychotherapy.

Joy’s goal is to empower her clients with tools for self-understanding, healing and living a fulfilled life. She sees herself as a partner with the client in the healing process and employs a pluralistic, person-centred framework which allows her utilise tools from different counselling approaches and adapt therapy to the client’s needs.

Joy welcomes clients with a wide range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, anger, low self-esteem, identity and cultural crises, personal growth, family dynamics, and other relational issues. Having migrated to Ireland in her late teens, she is particularly passionate about working with people from different cultures and places value on her clients’ spiritual and cultural worldviews and is open to exploring how these experiences may interact with the client’s understanding of self and others.

Joy loves eating, dancing, walking, travelling and experiencing cultures through the eyes of a local – she has lived and volunteered in several countries and engages with people from multiple nationalities in her other role as Intercultural Development Coordinator.

Bernadette McNicholas

BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Pre-accredited member of IACP

Bernadette is a mother to six grown children and has been teaching in a variety of school settings for over 20 years. Her main area of work has been in a learning support role in primary school. She has vast experience working with children, young people and adults alike through organising women’s events and parenting camps. Through her many years of experience, she has developed an empathy that welcomes her clients and makes them feel comfortable from the start. Her passion is to support her clients through assurance that they have the ability to overcome whatever adversity they face, and to encourage and help them along their journey to discovering their full potential.

 

Jean McGrane

Diploma Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Fully-Accredited Member IACP.

Having carried out her second level education in Ireland, France, Spain and Germany, Jean studied International Marketing and Languages in Dublin City University. She graduated with an honours Degree and started her career as New Market Development Manager For Kindle Banking systems with responsibility for New Market entry into Central and Latin America. She subsequently joined Microsoft as an International Project Manager and was responsible for multidiscipline projects in Europe, Middle East and Asia.

Following the birth of her children, she took a career break to focus on their upbringing. Raising and supporting her two amazing children has been her greatest gift. During her career break she became involved in charity projects for Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin and The Christina Noble Charity foundation. In 2017, she travelled to several children’s missions in Uganda which inspired her to run charity events in Ireland. Rather than revert back to her previous career in the corporate world, she followed her heart and pursued a long held desire to become a therapist. She has always been passionate about human behaviour and emotional well-being. She completed her diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Zest Life College.

Jean works from an integrative model of therapy and places great importance on the therapeutic alliance. She calls the space between her and her clients a “magic carpet’, enabling the client to travel to old and new destinations at will. Sometimes we just need to be heard! Her empathetic approach and the safety of her therapy room provide a space for healing and self-discovery. While she works with clients from all walks of life, she particularly enjoys working with family struggles and women who have lost sight of their true nature. She believes self-love and self-esteem are the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. She feels very privileged to be working with such a diverse range of amazing clients.

 

Joan Landy

Diploma Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy. Pre-Accredited Member IACP.

Joan is passionate about helping people through the difficulties we can experience as humans through life. Treating people in a non-judgmental way, and providing the space and warmth for those to express their concerns and begin their healing journey. Joan wishes to empower people to love themselves for who they are and know that they are one of a kind.
Joan is a mother of four grown up children and a new grandmother. She has completed her Diploma with Zestlife College and is currently completing her BA (Hons) degree with the IICP College. She has gained vast experience throughout her working life from working with teams in the retail and business world to setting up and running a mother and toddler group in her local community. In her personal time she enjoys yoga, long walks in the fresh air and cooking.
Joan believes connecting with and learning from each other enhances our lives and helps us enjoy life to the fullest.

Pam Neary

DIP Integrative counselling & Psychotherapy. Pre-Accredited Member IACP. BSc hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Pam believes that the therapeutic relationship is central to the success of counselling. From this basis client and therapist work together, finding a path forward for the client.

Pam is a pre-accredited counsellor with IACP who uses an integrated model to help discern the needs of clients, through person-centred therapy, using listening skills, empathy, and congruence. She believes in creating a safe non-judgemental space for her clients, where they feel heard, a place where life unfolds and heals, enabling clients to move forward in a new way with their lives.

Pam works in areas of self-esteem, anxiety, depression, relationships and separation.

Ciara McKeown

BA (HONS) Integrative Counselling and Art Therapy. Pre-Accredited member IACP.

I’m not a brilliant artist. I’m okay with that.
I create art to please myself and sometimes I like it and sometimes I don’t.
But either way I know the picture is never ‘wrong’ and that is very liberating.
I am a fully qualified therapist with a BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Art Therapy with Dublin Art Therapy College / IT Carlow.

I love singing and song-writing, Joe Wicks 20 minute workouts, and dancing in my kitchen.

Clients come to me who are grieving, feeling depressed, anxious, or don’t know what they feel but know something is wrong.
Together we work out where the client is at right now.
We look at where they want to be and how they expect to feel when they get there.
We look at any obstacles standing in the way of that goal, and address any unhelpful thoughts and beliefs that have been hanging around in the background of their mind making life feel uncomfortable or unfulfilling.

So where does the Art come in?
It’s a tool we can use when the words just aren’t enough.
Not all clients want to do art. Some just want to talk, which is totally fine by me.
Most will start by saying they are ‘no good at art’.
Luckily it’s not about creating beautiful art, as sometimes what needs to be expressed is not pretty.
Stickmen and scribble drawings are welcome here!

I have a special interest in working with clients caught up in or recovering from toxic relationships, particularly Narcissistic Abuse.
I have seen the benefits of using art as a way of guiding clients back to
their internal world after many years spent in relationships that required them to ignore themselves and focus on the other.
I think the pandemic is creating a pressure cooker situation for those caught in such relationships.
I am also interested in working with Menopausal and Peri-Menopausal women as I see Art as a great creative facilitator of endings and beginnings.
Menopause, lockdown and children at home 24/7 is a lethal combination!

I am currently seeing clients one-to-one, as well as running online group Art Therapy courses.

Corrie Fraser

Bsc Psychology, Msc Developmental Psychology, Grad Cert Integrative Counselling. Currently completing a Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy. Graduate member of PSI and Student member of FTAI.

Corrie works with couples, families, children, young people and individuals. Her aim is to provide a supportive space for people to make sense of their lives within the context of their relationships and experiences. Her approach is systemic and aims to understand people’s pain through discovering with them the patterns they believe are causing distress. Corrie loves to work through play, narrative and creativity with children and families to help them explore their current situation and find a sense of hope for their future.  Above all Corrie is passionate about healing and hope for her clients and helping them to strengthen the important relationships in their lives.

Corrie has studied child psychology and has experience working in psychiatry research and as part of an inpatient mental health team in the NHS. She has 12 years of experience in International Development through her work founding and leading a children’s charity in Kampala, Uganda. Her work in Uganda has included delivering social support, counselling, family reunification and education projects for children, young people and families.

Schools and Corporate clients we work with

Recent Schools speaking with children and/or parents:

Wesley College Dublin,

The High School Dublin,

Sandford Park Ranelagh,

Our Ladies Terenure,

Blackrock College Dublin,

Willow Park, Blackrock.

Presentation College Carlow,

Villiers School Limerick,

St Attracta’s School Dublin,

Rathfarnham Parish National School, Dublin.

St Columba’s College Rathfarnham,

Glenstal Abbey School,

Newtown School Waterford,

St Gerard’s School Bray,

Naas CBS,

St Andrew’s College Dublin, (Article)

Sandford Park School.

St Pius primary school Terenure,

Holy Trinity School, Leopardstown.

St Brigid’s Girls School, Cabinteely, Dublin.

Our lady of Mercy primary school Booterstown,

The Academy of Education Dublin.

Some Recent Corporate Clients speaking engagements.

Paypal Manila Philippines.

Paypal Dundalk, Ireland.

Paypal Omaha, USA.

Bank Of America, Dublin.

Bank Of America Global.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit, Croke Park, Dublin. 2019.

Mental Health & Wellbeing Summit, Global. 2020.

Educational Training Board, Nationwide, Ireland.

Irish Farriery Authority, Curragh House, Kildare, Ireland.

Young Social Innovators, Croke Park, Dublin.

ZestLife in the Media

Zestlife are often engaged by the media to comment on, of to provide an expert view on various societal topics. 

Stuart Wilson Speaking with Jen Hickey founder of When Wellness on “ Parenting in these challenging times”

March 2021

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