Meet Our Celbridge Counselling Team

Jean Notaro

Jean Notaro

Schema Therapist

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). She runs a busy private practice from Celbridge Wellness in Co. Kildare. 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 ( She is involved in both supervising and training Schema Therapy in Ireland, having recently presented the model to the Counselling Doctoral students in Trinity College and is due to undertake similar training at University of Ulster in Derry.

She is also a core tutor and part time lecturer for PCI College on both their BSc Programme and their Professional Certificate Programme and presents many of their CPD workshop days, specifically the Introduction to Schema Therapy, CBT for Weight Management and Emotional Intelligence and has delivered mental health awareness training to senior management at Iarnród Éireann, the Irish Wheelchair Association and the Midlands branch of the Irish Guidance Counsellors, among others.

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; and to provide therapeutic support via an online medium, having completed a recognised training via the BACP / Online Training Institute UK. She is an certified FETAC trainer and has just completed a Diploma in Mindfulness and Wellbeing which she incorporates into her clinical practice.


Stewart Geddes

Stewart Geddes

Anxiety Counsellor

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:

  • Workplace Anxiety
  • General Anxiety (GAD) – Worry
  • 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

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression
  • 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.