Glosna House Support Centre

'Glosna' translates to fertile place'  

Our Team

Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Marie Byrne

Psychotherapist
Marie is a qualified Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist & also is the Glosna House Founder. She is a fully accredited member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists. All IAHIP accredited psychotherapists are fully qualified and experienced practitioners. She is also registered with The Irish Council for Psychotherapy - ICP. Marie creates & facilitates weekly support groups, meditation classes & workshops encouraging personal growth, self acceptance and letting go. 

Before qualifying as a psychotherapist, Marie spent a large proportion of her career within the communication industry, in sales management and training positions. She worked for AIB, 2020 Logistics, Vodafone, Irish Broadband & The Sitel Corporation to name a few. 

Marie works in an integrative, humanistic and trans-personal way with clients, honouring all parts of the person, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. She incorporates creative expression into her work and believes that each person has the ability to heal themselves and that self acceptance is key to bringing about positive change.

Liz Hutton 

Psychotherapist
Liz is a qualified Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapist who trained with the Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire. She is a fully accredited member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists. All IAHIP accredited psychotherapists are fully qualified and experienced practitioners.
In her work with clients Liz uses a humanistic and integrative approach, embracing psycho-dynamic & person-centred styles, which she tailors to suit individual client needs. 

Liz continues to broaden her approach and has trained in mindful psychotherapy in addition to a range of continuous professional training courses including Trauma Training with Babette Rothschild. Liz is an affiliate psychotherapist with Towards Healing, an organisation that offers support services to survivors of clerical & institutional abuse.

Working from the belief that all human beings are unique and have the potential for positive growth, Liz aims to provide her clients with a professional, non-judgemental, supportive and safe environment.

Andrei Tcaciuc

Psychotherapist

Throughout the years, Andrei has focused on helping individuals to improve their mental health and to work on alleviating their personal difficulties. He uses a psychoanalytical approach to help people explore how the unconscious mind affects current relationships and patterns of thought, emotion and behaviour, especially in the context of continually experiencing loss and traumatic events.


Andrei has been helping people to become aware of the underlying sources of their difficulties, intellectually and emotionally, and to develop coping skills that would allow them to deal with the realities of their life situation. He offers a talking therapy which rather than trying to get rid of the problem, allows individuals to come to understand the experiences which have shaped their lives and are affecting their ability to deal with current difficulties. The purpose of this insight is to help them to bring about major change on their whole life perspective.


Areas of expertise (include, but not limited to): trauma, loss, grief, bereavement, anxiety, self-harm, addiction, eating disorders, stress, depression, gender issues, sexual identity, relationship difficulties, phobias, chronic fatigue, loneliness and isolation.


Academic background:

MSc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, U.C.D., SVUH

MSc. Bereavement studies, R.C.S.I.

Post-grad diploma Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, SVUH

B.A.(Hons.) Psychology and Sociology;

Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training – HSE

Andrei is a fully accredited member of APPI and ICP. 

Andrei operates a 72 hour cancellation policy and sessions are to be paid for in advance. 

Our Team

Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Geraldine kennedy

Psychotherapist

I am an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapists. As an accredited member of IAHIP I attend supervision regularly and my client work is governed by their Code of Ethics and Practice for Psychotherapists. I am a registrant of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy & have also received the European Certificate of Psychotherapy (ECP).


My core training in humanistic and integrative psychotherapy was with the Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire.  


My Postgraduate training includes:

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, The Gestalt Process, Somatic Trauma Therapy & Bodywork Theory and Practice.


There are times and situations in life when it can be helpful to meet with a therapist.

​Together we can explore your individual life situation and relationships, ​with the aim of enabling you to live your life in a more satisfying and resourceful way.  


I endeavour to create a secure and non-judgemental therapeutic space for clients.  

In my work as a humanistic and integrative psychotherapist my approach is based on different therapeutic models and theories which are tailored to the individual client.


Caroline Shore

Training Family Therapist

Caroline is in her third year of a Masters in Family Therapy at UCD. Since graduating with a Degree in Social Studies from Trinity College in 2007, she has worked with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of areas including mental health and disabilities. 


Caroline works with family members who are interested in reflecting on their relationships with each other and how these may be influencing their current difficulties or concerns. She seeks to understand the perspectives of each person and to explore how their past and current relationships, may be influencing their communication and behavioural patterns. 


Caroline works with clients to understand the changes they would like to make and supports them in working towards these changes. She is sensitive to diverse family forms, beliefs and cultures and to enabling people to talk, together or individually, often about difficult or distressing issues, in ways that support recovery.


Family Therapy can be useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a range of difficulties and circumstances including: family communication problems; child and adolescent behaviour difficulties; couple relationship difficulties and separation, divorce and step-family life.

Yvonne Booth

Psychotherapist

Yvonne initially graduated with a degree in Social Studies from DIT in 1995 and worked in Crosscare Adolescent Homeless Services in Dublin for ten years. Within that time she qualified as an Addiction Counsellor with UCD/MQI in 2002 and is accredited with the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. 


Following that she worked in the addiction field for a further thirteen years in Dublin, managing a variety of addiction services within Coolmine Therapeutic Community from residential rehabilitation centres to community day services, ranging from harm-reduction to abstinent-based programmes. Yvonne also qualified as a trainer in the Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA) and Community Reinforcement Approach Family Training (CRAFT) in 2011 and has worked extensively with families affected by addiction and trained teams in a variety of addiction services nationally in these models.


Yvonne qualified as a Psychotherapist from DBS in 2009 and is accredited with the IACP and has run her own private psychotherapy practice since 2013. She works with clients in an integrative manner to support them to work through a variety of issues they may be struggling with. Yvonne engages clients in a psychodynamic approach primarily, but also utilizing CBT and brief solution-focused techniques when appropriate. She focuses on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with clients and works in a collaborative manner to achieve positive therapeutic outcomes in a safe and supportive environment.


Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Coman Wilkinson

Psychotherapist

Coman completed his training in Integrative Humanistic Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Turning Point Institute & UCC, and is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, IAHIP. He holds a masters in clinical psychotherapy and is also a qualified Mediator and a member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII). This work covers a broad spectrum of dispute resolution and conflict management, particularly in the area of family mediation, which both complements and informs his therapy practice.


As part of his therapist training he completed a two year clinical placement with the HSE Community Mental Health Service in Portlaoise. He followed up with a one year internship with Oakwood Psychology and Psychotherapy Consultants before joining the team there as an associate. During this time he worked with clients with a wide range of challenging life issues; addiction, abuse, bereavement & loss, anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks and relationship difficulties.


He is particularly interested in developmental trauma, adverse childhood experience (ACE), early attachment deficits and their impact on our ability to relate to ourselves and others in a healthy and functional way.


He works to create relationships that engender trust, respect and openness, where the client feels safe to work on their issues in a non-judgemental and collaborative way.

Mary Lalor 

Pre Accredited Psychotherapist

My name is Mary Lalor and I am from Co Laois. I am currently working towards full accreditation with IACP after completing 3 years of holistic training with ICPPD. 


I am fully committed to ongoing personal development and am undergoing weekly personal therapy as well as attending fortnightly supervision to best support me and my work with clients. 


I would be aiming to create a safe and non- judgemental space where any client can feel accepted and heard. I would pull from various schools of thought to best suit the presenting clients needs and support them on their journey. I would hope to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with each client as I feel this is the essence of the work. I have always felt a strong connection to working to support others, I work full time as a Care Coordinator for a national Care company and I also enjoy volunteering at the local Foroige youth club. 


In my spare time I enjoy various hobbies such as Yoga and hiking and walking with my 3 dogs Carrie, Holly and Penny.  I offer a reduced rate counselling service at Glosna House where I find the atmosphere and ethos to be everything a client could hope for in terms of engaging in the counselling journey. 


Kamila Jelinkova

Psychologist & Training Psychoanalyst

Kamila holds a PSI accredited BA Degree in Psychology (QQI8) and is currently in the final year of MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (QQI9) in the Dublin Business School. She trained in the areas of perinatal mental health, chronic illness, inter-relational difficulties, depression, anxiety, trauma and addiction, and has published a paper related to some of these topics.


Kamila has a special interest in female-specific issues including the challenges of motherhood, sexual identity, female health, or domestic violence, and she is a proud volunteer of the SAOL Project. To support her training, Kamila attends regular workshops and educational seminars, is a registered member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI) and her work is under continuous supervision.


Kamila is available for long term support and is able to provide therapy in English or in Czech. Her work is based on psychoanalytic theories which emphasise the importance of unconscious processes and the power of language. Kamila believes that the human-subject is primarily a speaking-subject and therefore language founds the core of our being. Language / speech has the potential to transform - listening and suitably responding to a person’s speech can create a lasting change.


Kamila’s aim is to provide a safe non-judgmental space in which clients feel listened to, valued and supported throughout their journey of self-discovery and transformation.

Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Mark Redmond

Psychotherapist

Mark is a qualified Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist who trained for 4 years at the Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre, Gardiner St., qualifying in 2012. He is a fully accredited member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and registrant of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).


Mark is currently doing a 2-year Masters in Loss and Bereavement with The Irish Hospice Foundation in conjunction with The Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.


In 2019, he completed a 2-year training in Creating Experiential Therapeutic Structures Based on Myth for groups using the philosophies of Paul Rebillot with the Fools Dance Gestalt Company (The Paul Rebillot School in Ireland). Mark is now an apprentice facilitator with this company, which hosts weeklong residential workshops such as The Hero's Journey, The Lover's Journey, Owning the Shadow, Death and Resurrection, The Dream Tarot, etc.

 

As a therapist, Mark aims to facilitate personal growth and troubling issues are opportunities for such growth and development. He especially likes working with the dreams and nightmares.

Claire Boland

Training Psychotherapist

Having returned to college, from the world of business and motherhood, Claire is in her third year of a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy with ICHAS ( Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences) at Griffith College in Dublin. She has worked in a voluntary capacity with organisations such as AWARE and has a particular interest in supporting those suffering with depression, anxiety, loss of identity through trauma and relationship difficulties.


Claire has a particular interest in working with clients from a pluralistic perspective. Because each client is unique, each client needs different things from therapy. This collaborative integrative approach to therapy allows the therapist to draw from a number of interventions in the process of finding the most effective way to help. A key element of the pluralistic approach is shared decision making: talking to clients about what they want from therapy, and how they might most effectively be helped to get there. 


Claire is a member of the APCP (Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland). She attends regular personal therapy. Has regular supervision and has undertaken numerous extracurricular courses in pursuit of better understanding the many innovative ways of working in therapy.


Claire Kelly

Transformational Life Coach

Claire is a qualified Transformational Life Coach who trained with the Mindful Talent Coaching Academy and is a member of the Association for Coaching of Ireland. She is also certified in ‘The Science of Well Being’ and ‘The Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness’.

Claire is passionate about helping people to realise their value and unlock their full potential. Working from the belief that we all have the answers within, Claire offers a safe, positive, space with a heart centred approach to coaching (because we all need more love, compassion and kindness in our lives). She offers the space and time for her clients to tune in to themselves as she guides them through their transformation process as they go about creating the changes they desire in their lives.


Before training as a Life Coach, Claire underwent her own transformational journey after years of feeling ‘lost’, ‘stuck in a rut’ and ‘not living her life as she wanted’. Through study and her own life experience, she was saddened at how many people felt this way and set about training to support and encourage others to live their dreams, action their goals and makes the changes they longed for.


Founder of ‘The Happy Tree Coaching’ Claire believes that at any moment in time (like a tree) anyone can ‘turn over a new leaf’. As a coach, she will help you bloom and flourish.

Our Team

Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Maria Ruiz Flynn

Female Health Therapist

Maria is a fully qualified Reflexologist, Massage Therapist and Health & Nutrition Coach.  She specializes in Women’s Health, Fertility, Pregnancy, Postpartum as well as Infant care.  She continues to add to the suite of services she offers clients & has trained in Indian Head Massage, Holistic Facials, Ear Candling & Reiki Healing. 


Maria's has worked as a Birth & Postpartum Doula and Antenatal teacher for the past 5 years and has a deep passion for supporting people & families on these journeys to parenthood & beyond. 


She believes in the importance of taking time out and getting that well-deserved time to relax and de-stress. She combines her natural skills & education in the holistic method of nutrition & lifestyle coaching to energize and aid in decreasing unwanted symptoms. 


Maria aims to offer an empathetic, compassionate and non judgemental space where you can relax, learn, chat and grow in confidence regardless of what journey you are on. She hopes to welcome you soon

Rob Mansfield

Massage & Injury Therapist
Rob started off his career in personal training and fitness where he gained qualifications in Personal Training, Gym Instruction, Pilates Instruction, Kettlebell Coaching, TRX Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coaching, Functional Screening & Precision Nutrition. It is his love of health and wellness that has led him into the area of Sports Massage & Physical Therapy.

He is qualified in Sports Massage Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Orthopaedic Sports Massage and next year he will qualify as a Physical Therapist. Rob continues to work towards his medium term goal and this is to qualify in Osteopathy. 

In the meantime he is also undergoing training in dry needling which will add to his range of health and wellbeing services at Glosna. A session with Rob will also include aftercare advice, exercise programs and preventative maintenance where applicable. 

He hopes to welcome you to Glosna soon with a view to helping you maximise your overall health and wellness. 

Madeline Polcer

Pre Accredited Psychotherapist/Art Therapist

Madeline is in her 4th year at (DATC) Dublin Art Therapy College, studying her BA in Person Centred Integrative Counselling, Psychotherapy, and Art Therapy, and hopes to gain her Masters in Art Psychotherapy. As a student member of the IACP, she’s working toward becoming fully accredited, while attending ongoing personal therapy and supervision. She holds a Degree in Fine Art from NCC, NY, and has always had a connection with creative healing.


Madeline became interested in Art Psychotherapy after becoming a widowed mother and found the healing process invaluable.


She uses the Person Centered Approach with Integrative Psychotherapy, and Art Therapy tailoring therapy to meet each client's needs. Art Therapy allows connections through creativity, which is then processed within the therapeutic relationship, helping to bring insight and awareness in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Art therapy is not about one’s ability to draw, rather it’s in the process that connections and insight are made and brought to awareness where healing begins.


She aims to help clients discover for themselves through exploration how to build resilience and use resources to help with everyday coping skills in a positive way. Madeline believes it’s important for clients to feel heard and held with unconditional positive regard, and building a trusting therapeutic relationship is core to creating a safe space where exploration and growth can be supported and nurtured in an empathic way.

Our Team

Professional Therapists who are passionate about their work

Anna Stepniak

Pre Accredited Psychotherapist

Anna is currently studying in Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) in Limerick and planning on pursuing a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy in September. She is a pre accredited psychotherapist.


Anna worked for years in the beauty industry before returning to college. Having enjoyed building relationships with her clients and the trust they had in her telling her their life stories, it felt as natural next step for her to pursue a career in helping profession.


In addition to seeing clients at Glosna, Anna volunteers in The Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre in Tipperary Town, providing support to people affected by cancer and their families. She has particular interest in depression, anxiety, perinatal mental health (mental health issues during and after pregnancy and motherhood), as well as supporting those with chronic diseases, affected by cancer, grief and bereavement.


She works in an Integrative approaches as well as having an interest in CBT, as she feels that this provides a really wide selection of tools and enables her to match specific treatments to specific client’s needs. Anna attends supervision and personal psychotherapy regularly and is a member of Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP). In her spare time she likes to read, go on a long walks, chase after cows or stand in the gap as she lives on a farm!




Carol duffy

Facilitator

Carol Duffy (MIAHIP, MIACP, MEAP), is an accredited Psychotherapist & Supervisor. She currently works with adults and adolescents in Meath. During her career she has held roles as a senior clinical assessor, and psychotherapist in a number of charitable organisations.


Carol has training across the life span, with core training in Adult Psychotherapy, a Post Qual .Dip. in Adolescent Psychotherapy, and an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy & Play Therapy. She has additional training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy which incorporates neuroscience, attachment theory, hakomi, somatic awareness and movement interventions rooted in mindfulness.


She brings to her work a solid MindBody connection, as a qualified yoga teacher, and grounding in her personal meditation and mindfulness practice, that began 30 years ago. She is currently undertaking a Diploma in Teaching in Mindfulness Based Interventions.


Carol has spent over a decade exploring the topic of shame and competed research in 2018. She believes in working with all parts of a person within the therapeutic relationship, and runs training for practitioners on shame, incorporating trauma, mindfulness and compassion.


Jane Moore

Coach, Behavioural Analyst & Educator 

Jane graduated from the Irish Life Coach Institute with distinction as a personal and executive coach. As a secondary school teacher by day, she has a keen focus on helping teenagers or those who have recently left school or college to navigate and discover their new path. 


She is also a certified behavioural, motivator and competency analyst which is one of the most applicable models in personal and organisational development. Jane is licensed to use psychometric assessments to assist in providing clarity around what motivates & drives clients, and what skills they could stretch and strengthen. This combined approach of hers allows clients an in-depth evaluation of where they are and how to get to where they want to be. 


Jane is passionate about enabling the people she works with to reach the goals they want personally and professionally. 


She can help to identify your unique talents, skills, and abilities making this a more manageable transition through a professional, empathetic service. 


Jane strives to create a safe, open, and non-judgemental space in which the person she is working with can be their authentic self during this collaboration.