Our Team

Jean Notaro-Celbridge Counselling

Jean Notaro

BSc (Hons) Couns/Psych., Advanced Certified Schema Therapist (Trainer & Supervisor); Diploma in Mindfulness & Wellbeing; Professional Cert in CBT.

Jean is an accredited member of both the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) and the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST). Her work today is mainly as a Schema Therapist (having completed her training in 2013) dealing with more chronic longer term problems associated with conditions such as Borderline Personality disorder and emotional instability. She is one of the founding members of the Schema Therapy Association of Ireland (STAI) and is an active Committee Member (www.STAIreland.com). 

As well as her post graduate training in Schema Therapy and in CBT she is also specifically trained to work in the area of sexual addiction and compulsivity.

Stewart Geddes-Celbridge Counselling

Stewart Geddes

BSc (Hons) Couns/Psych., Diploma in Mindfulness & Wellbeing; Professional Cert in CBT.

Anxiety expert and author of the recently released book, The Professional Worrier, Stewart Geddes is a fully accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP) and has been practicing since 2012. He specialises in anxiety, and has had great success helping people struggling with their anxious thoughts and feelings, enabling them to understand their fears, and play an active role managing their own anxiety.

Using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), he can teach you how to manage your mind, so you can manage your anxiety, and get on with your life.

His specialities are:

  • General Anxiety – Worry / Busy mind
  • Workplace Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Panic Attacks
  • Social anxiety

You can read his articles on all things anxiety at The Mood Lab.
His book The Professional Worrier is available online or in all good book stores.

Claire Griffin

Claire Griffin is a fully qualified psychotherapist working in private practice in Celbridge Wellness. Claire has a professional diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University. She also holds a Diploma in Mindfulness & Wellbeing, awarded by City Colleges.

Claire helps clients learn new skills that allow them to deal with the many challenges that can arise in life causing:

Panic attacks
Low self-esteem
Relationship issues.

Claire draws on a broad range of therapeutic training in her work, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), enhancing this with elements of other evidence-based approaches, including mindfulness and solution-focused therapy.

Her therapeutic approach seeks to reduce the intensity and frequency of the clients’ emotional pain and suffering and self-defeating behaviours.  She endeavours to help her clients to develop new insights which can strengthen their ability to gain perspective on what is causing them to remain stuck in habitual patterns.  A fundamental shift in perspective is often what is needed to help tackle problems effectively and allow the client to move forward enjoying better relationships and live a more personally fulfilling life.

Celbridge Wellness - Jane Palmour

Jane Palmour

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Professional Cert in CBT

Jane is an accredited member of IACP.  She draws upon a wide range of approaches in her work.  Her training in CBT, DBT and Mindfulness have enabled her to develop an integrative style of working that allows her to help a broad range of clients.  Her flexible approach helps develop awareness so people can adapt to life’s challenges and recognise possibilities in their lives.

Jane’s skill enables clients to work through difficulties arising from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Change
  • Self-worth/Self-Esteem
  • Stress and Pain
  • Resilience
  • BPD
  • ADHD
  • Grief and Loss

“Life is not what it’s supposed to be.  It is what it is.  The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.”  Virginia Satir

Deirdre Costello - Celbridge Wellness

Deirdre Costello

Deirdre Costello

BA. (Hons) in Integrative Counselling and Art Therapy, Diploma in Person-Centred Art Psychotherapy, South East Technological University, Carlow and Dublin Art Therapy College.

Schema therapist in training – International Society of Schema Therapy.

B. Ed. (Hons) Bachelor of Education – Carysfort College of Education.

With a background in Primary Education, Deirdre gained an in-depth understanding of how childhood experiences shape the adults we become.

She is a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist (MIACP). Using a person-centred approach, she strives to create a safe place from which clients can explore, understand and resolve life issues including, but not limited to;

Low Mood
Bereavement and Loss
Borderline Personality Disorder
Gender Issues.

Deirdre also offers Art Therapy, to assist the client in uncovering underlying issues that are causing problems in the present. Creating art, she finds, helps to increase self-awareness quickly and safely and provides a clear pathway to resolving both current and past issues.

Deirdre has a particular interest in working with adoptees, survivors of Mother and Baby Homes and their families.

She works as a tutor in Dublin Art Therapy College and co-facilitates “Creativity and Wellness” Workshops in various locations.

Eimear Soden - Couples and Family Therapist

Eimear Soden

MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy, received from Clanwilliam Institute. BSc (Hons) in Mental Health Nursing. Higher Dip in Severe and Enduring Mental Health Needs. Cert in Brief Family Therapy Interventions.

Eimear Soden is a fully accredited Psychotherapist with The FTAI (Family Therapy Association of Ireland) and is registered with the Nursing body, An Bord Altranais. Her background in mental health nursing, with over 20 years experience, compliments her systemic psychotherapy practice. Her therapy style,  focuses on the relational aspects of a person, on  wider societal  systems in place for all individuals  and appreciates the importance of family or origin issues and how these can influence current relational patterns. Her focus is always on promoting mental heath and in providing a holistic approach to her therapeutic approach.


She specialises in:
Couples Therapy
Family Therapy
Individual Therapy ( From a systemic perspective).
Families/ Individuals with a history of mental health difficulties.

Dr Shaun Fisher - Psychologist - CBT and ACT

Dr Shaun Fisher

B.A. (Hons) Psych., M.Sc. Health Psych., M.A. Couns/Psych (Cognitive Behavioural Modalities), Ph.D. Clinical and Health Psych.,

Shaun is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (associate member with the Psychotherapy Division) and a pre-accredited member of the National Association of Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP). He has taught on a range of psychology modules at the University of Edinburgh, Limerick University and Dublin Business School in the past.

Shaun is listed as an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) therapist with the Association of Contextual Behavioural Science (ACBS). He also specialises in Process-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to work with a broad range of psychological issues including but not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma-related issues
  • Work-related stress
  • Neurodiversity
  • Problems related to self and identity
Sinead Delaney

Sinead Delaney

Sinéad holds a professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and a BSc Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and a Professional Cert in CBT.  

Sinead works from an integrative approach with a foundation in humanistic counselling & psychotherapy. 

She appreciates the immense value of the therapeutic relationship and is inspired by Carl Rogers believing that every person has the ability to access untapped potential and transform their own life. 

Sinéad helps clients with issues such as anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression, low self-esteem, and relationship issues.

Leighanne Fitzgerald Celbridge Wellness

Leighanne Fitzgerald

BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Leighanne is an online-based therapist who has a professional diploma & Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from Middlesex University & is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).

Her therapeutic approach is centred towards the individual person & is a prescriptive integration of a number of techniques drawing from CBT, mindfulness, interpersonal & psychodynamic methods. Leighanne works with clients who are experiencing anything from anxiety to depression, anger to bereavement, relationship issues to identity/self-esteem struggles & everything in between. She has considerable experience accompanying clients through their fertility, miscarriage & abortion journeys and centres her CPD around trauma.

Ultimately, Leighanne’s approach sets out to work together as a team to achieve change, fulfilment & empowerment.

Celbridge Wellness operates as a referral agency and a provider of facilities for professional counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists who work independently from Celbridge Wellness. This means that, once Celbridge Wellness has made the referral to the independent contracted therapist, the legal and professional relationship is between the practitioner and the client. This also means that Celbridge Wellness or any of its centre/administration staff have no access to confidential information.