Meet the Team
Jennifer is Co-Director of LAPPC and has extensive experience as a psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer. In her private practice, she works with adolescents, young adults, and their parents, specialising in eating disorders, anxiety and developmental trauma. She provides a confidential, safe, non-judgemental environment in which adolescents and young adults can explore the issues and challenges that they are meeting in their daily lives. Jennifer also provides supervision to adolescent psychotherapists both on an individual and in a group setting.
She is a tutor on the MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy programme, and a Core Tutor on the MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy programme in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre, validated by University of Northampton, UK. She also provides seminars and has prepared workshops for secondary school students, parents and teachers on adolescent mental health issues. Jennifer also offers workshops seminars and consultancy to secondary schools.
She holds a MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies. Jennifer is an accredited member of IAHIP and a registered psychotherapist with the European Association of Psychotherapists (EAP). Jennifer is passionate about supporting adolescent growth and development.
Anne is co-director of LAPCC with more than 15 years experience in the field of humanistic & integrative psychotherapy, specialising in working with adolescents for the past eight years. In her private practice in Bray Anne works collaboratively with adolescents, young adults and their parents specialising in supporting the developmental journey using a relational approach to understand the challenges and traumas which may emerge. She also offers seminars and consultancy to secondary schools to support adolescent development and growth.
Anne is a supervisor (CSTD, London), working with adolescent therapists, and is a tutor on the MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy in Dublin Counselling & Therapy Centre (DCTC), validated by University of Northampton, UK.
She holds a MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy, and a Diploma in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. Anne is accredited with IAHIP and a registered psychotherapist with the European Association of Psychotherapists (EAP).
Grainne works from a Humanistic and Integrative approach. As every adolescent responds differently to life changes, this approach values their uniqueness and sees the potential for them to realize their true nature and achieve meaning and purpose in their lives. This enables adolescents to develop resilience in the face of adversity, facilitating change in the way they relate to themselves and others and creating new possibilities for their future.
The therapeutic approach Grainne uses is collaborative, developing a trusting relationship with clients in order to explore their feelings and difficulties. Her many years of critical-care nursing have provided her with the experience to do this in a non-judgmental, supportive and confidential environment. Her integrative approach utilizes aspects of many psychotherapeutic approaches in accordance with the individual client’s needs.
Grainne has completed an MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy, developing a deeper level of understanding and competency in working with adolescents who are experiencing psychological and developmental difficulties. This approach supports adolescent development on an individual basis through exploring with the adolescents or young adults the issues they may find challenging and learning new ways of coping. This also involves supporting and working collaboratively with parents.
- MSc Adolescent Psychotherapy
- MA in Psychotherapy
- Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- B.Sc. (Hons.) Psychology. Intensive Care Nursing.
Hester is a specialist adolescent psychotherapist who works with teenagers and young adults, and their parents in her private practice in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
She holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapy and MSc in Adolescent Psychotherapy, and is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and a registrant of the Irish Council of Psychotherapists (ICP).