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At Under The Rainbow we have a team of highly experienced and fully qualified accredited mental health professionals who can offer support and therapy appointments. Our psychotherapists, counsellors and coaches specialise in personal wellbeing, workplace stress and alternative lifestyles. We offer therapy to individuals, couples, polycules and groups and work in person and online. We want therapy to be accessible to everyone and offer low cost therapy at an affordable rate.

We know that every person is a unique individual with their own story so we have a range of therapists and know that there is no one style that fits all. Our therapy centre is open 6 days a week and offers very early morning as well as late evening appointments.  We also work online so you can do therapy in the way that best works for you.  Contact us to speak to a therapist.

Support and Training for Therapists

We hold a monthly Therapist Support Group which is for therapists, counsellors and coaches to provide support, sharing and networking for therapists working with alternative lifestyles. We discuss the latest updates in the field, share information on courses and books and provide excellent self care tips and support to each other as we know that we need to look after ourselves to look after our clients.

We provide training, workshops and coaching for therapists on various professional topics.  Certificates of attendance for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) are provided.

Meet Our Therapists

 

Gillian Fagan

MIACP

I am a fully qualified, insured, accredited and compliant psychotherapist who is also a counsellor, mental health consultant, wellbeing and empowerment coach, trainer and GSRD (Gender, Sexual & Relationship Diversity) therapist.

I have always been fascinated by why people are the way they are. I suppose it comes from my family, I had two amazing grandmothers who inspired me in very different ways. Cora was the heart of her community and her door was constantly open to everyone in the neighbourhood. Rita was a true entrepreneur who made friends everywhere she went. She had a talent for understanding people, in fact there really wasn’t anything she could not do. Both of these women were strong, ahead of their time, fearless and adventurous.

I’m sharing this as I feel it is important to understand who we are based on our foundations. I’ve always been a curious person, I asked “why” a lot and grew into an adult who challenged the status quo. I set up my therapy practice in 2016, AcoraTherapy, named after my grandmother Cora.

Before training as a therapist I worked in financial services for over 20 years. It is funny how being made redundant was one of the best things that happened to me as it gave me the opportunity to change direction with my career. I have quite a variety of qualifications and experience, not only in management, but in psychology, psychotherapy, coaching and training. I have many years’ experience in leadership, personal development and working with alternative lifestyles. I specialise in empowering people to be their true selves.

I did my psychotherapy and counselling training with The Tivoli Institute and graduated with distinction. I also studied stress, change management, neuropsychology, family therapy, neurodiversity, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), couples therapy, life coaching, relationship psychology, diversity, psychosexual therapy and so much more. I believe no one style works for everyone and I use an eclectic mix of theories and practices. I’m quite science based in my approach. The main issues I work with include relationship and family problems, self-esteem and confidence, career problems and stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, illness, discrimination, alternative lifestyles, BDSM, LGBT, gender identity, sexual issues. For many years I practiced creative writing, meditation and mindfulness and sometimes incorporate these in my work with clients.

I’ve been a client of therapy as well as the therapist so I get just how transformative therapy can be and how important mental fitness is. It might feel odd, at first, opening up to a stranger but sometimes it simply helps to talk and get the support you might need in a confidential environment. I know the stress that labels defined by society can put people under and the importance of non-judgmental support. The kind of work I do primarily builds up mental wellbeing and I will help you understand why your life is the way it is and bring unconscious behaviours into awareness while improving self-care.

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Dermot McCarthy

MIACP

In February 2009, I lost my job with a large corporate. Back then, I thought great; I got redundancy. I will have no problem in getting a new job. I was wrong. Ireland had just encountered the worse recession ever. It proved to be extremely difficult to find another role.

Four months passed. There was no sign of a job. Anxiety was creeping in. I got a part-time role, relief but not for long. It took me another year to get another job. Within that year, I remember waking up one morning, feeling a sense of gloom and despair. Depression had got a grip of me. I felt utterly useless and alone. It was not until a friend of mine told me that he was seeing a therapist, that I got the courage to seek help.

So, I got the number and booked an appointment. Honestly, I was in an awful state. I do not know how I got to the therapy practice. My body was there, but my mind was not.   My mind was scattered into a million pieces. I met the client intake administrator. I was informed that a therapist would meet me next week.

Next week came very quickly. I got a call from my therapist, and an appointment was made. Looking back, I knew deep down that I was on the road to recovery. It was nice to hear that somebody cared.

I met my therapist, and the first session was like a verbal volcano. Suddenly, all the stuff I had been carrying poured out. Throughout the years I have dealt with the shame and guilt concerning my sexual orientation, I am tremendously proud to be a Gay man now. The bullying I endured. The loss and grief of a taken youth. I was now on a path of finding who I truly am. Self-love is a beautiful journey to be on. I am meant to be the man I am today.

During this time, I found I had a passion for therapy. I commenced my studies. I realised the corporate world was not for me.

In 2018, I founded my practice Inner Voice. The clients that attend Inner Voice come from various cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation and gender. I have nearly 10 years’ experience in the counselling field both professionally and personally. Inner Voice specialises in Sexuality, LGBTQIA+ issues, Loss and Grief, Low Self Esteem, Trauma, Anger Management and Toxic Masculinity

Furthermore, with this gift of rediscovering who I am. I wish to help others who have lost themselves along the way be it through trauma or whatever life has thrown at them. To date, it has been a pleasure to see many clients grow in self-belief before my eyes.

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Amy Plant

MIACP

I am a qualified psychotherapist practising in Dublin City Centre. I hold an Honours Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from The Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP). I am also a fully accredited member of The Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)

I care deeply about the well-being of others and have always been passionate about helping people. I strongly believe in the resilience of the human spirit and people’s capabilities to create a sense of autonomy and empowerment in order to contend with whatever life challenges they encounter.

I work from an integrative perspective which means I don’t believe in a “one size fits all” method, rather I use several different therapeutic modalities, including Humansitic, Choice Theory, Existential, psychodynamic and CBT. This allows me to work collaboratively with clients to identify their strengths and preferences in order to find a therapeutic style that suits the individual.

Professional Support Programmes

Under The Rainbow was founded by mental health professionals with corporate backgrounds.  We understand human behaviour, mental fitness, stress management, self care as well as corporate psychotherapy.  Having provided therapy to thousands of corporate clients we have a unique perspective on the needs of workplace wellness.

Under the Rainbow offers corporate organisations and public sector companies Professional Support Programmes specifically tailored for your needs.

We aim to bridge the gap between the financial goals of corporate and public sector companies and the mental wellbeing needs of all employees.

We do this by offering the following services:

Contact us to start working on your bespoke Professional Support Programme today.

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