Please note that each counsellor/psychotherapist at AnneLeigh practises independently on his or her own behalf.

The therapeutic contract is one between the therapist and his or her client(s), and AnneLeigh Counselling & Psychotherapy is not party to any such contracts.

Jennifer Foran


Jennifer 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.  Jennifer also offers individual and group supervision to psychotherapists working with adolescents.

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.  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 adolescents’ growth and development.

To make an appointment with Jennifer please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.

Evelyn Burke


Evelyn is an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor who has been working with individual adults for 15 years.  When working with Evelyn in a safe empathic space you can explore how to move towards emotional wellbeing in a way and at a pace that is right for you.  She works with a wide range of issues; including fear & anxiety, low mood, bereavement and loss, fertility, personal relationships,  low self-esteem and self-confidence, life cycle transitions, serious illness and mortality.

Evelyn has a Professional Diploma in Counselling from the Liberties College, Dublin and a Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.  She participates actively in Continuous Professional Training and has done additional training with the Rape Crisis Centre and in Responding Therapeutically to Child Sexual Abuse; also in Integrative Body Psychotherapy.  Most recently she has developed an interest in “Walk & Talk Therapy” and has done training in working with clients outdoors in nature.

Evelyn is fully accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and is registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)

To make an appointment with Evelyn please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.

Colin Connolly MIACP

Colin a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist holding a BA (Hons) in Humanistic & Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is fully accredited  member of the IACP and adheres to their professional guidelines.  Colin has extensive experience in both public and private sector employment and is uniquely positioned to provide therapeutic support to persons affected by crime. This can involve recent or historical events. As a former member of An Garda Síochana, Colin provides therapeutic support to a range of “blue light and front line services”.  Colin also works with adults and families with intellectual disability and additional needs, offering support to the wider family unit. He works at the national forensic mental health service (NFMHS) where he is an employment specialist working with individuals in mental health recovery. Colin works with both individuals and couples.

To make an appointment with Colin please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.

Clare Gowran

MIACP BA (Hons) Couns & Psych RGN

Clare is an accredited therapist and works with adults on an individual basis.  She creates a respectful, non–judgemental and safe environment. Clare believes that a client’s interpretation and experience of life’s events feel unique to them and therefore this needs to be heard and acknowledged.   Clare relates collaboratively with clients with a view to work on the issues they want to deal with, assisting them to explore and move towards changes they wish to make.  The range of issues that she works with are anxiety, low mood, depression, bereavement and loss, health related issues, stress, post- traumatic stress, work related and relationships issues.

Clare has an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and is accredited with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) since 2018.  Clare’s therapeutic approach is humanistic and integrative. The humanistic approach is rooted in the belief that people inherently have motivation, the potential to grow and change, and to be in control of their lives.  Integrative refers to bringing in other theories of counselling, where appropriate, for example; Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT) for problem solving and cognitive behavioural concepts, to assist with unhelpful thinking and behaviour.  Clare has completed a certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and a professional certificate in the therapeutic use of Mindfulness.   Prior to her training in the counselling field, Clare qualified and worked as general nurse.  

To make an appointment with Clare please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.

Matthew Tevlin MBACP

Matthew is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults on an individual basis. Matthew’s therapeutic approach is humanistic and integrative. He provides a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can work through issues at a pace that suits them. He has a particular interest in working with depression and relationship issues. He also works with anxiety, bereavement & loss, stress, self-esteem issues, personal development, trauma and suicidal ideation.

Matthew has worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, SOSAD, the Village Counselling Service in Tallaght, Pieta House and in private practice.
Matthew has a Masters in Pluralistic Counselling & Psychotherapy; a Post-Graduate Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling; and a BA (Hons) Degree in Psychology. Matthew also holds a certificate in CBT and a Level 1 certificate in Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP).

To make an appointment with Matthew, please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.

Niamh Keane

Niamh is a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She is a Pre-Accredited Member of Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Niamh works from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective, using a Person Centered Approach to create a non-judgemental empathic space from which a client can explore issues they may be experiencing at their own pace. Niamh’s qualifications include BA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP). Certificate in Counselling Skills (NUIM). Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness (IICP). Assist Suicide Intervention Trained (Assist). Garda Vetted with (IACP).

Niamh provides support with a wide range of issues including: anxiety, depression, bereavement & loss, low self-esteem, sexuality and relationship issues. She adheres fully to The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy code of ethics. Niamh works individually with adults.

To make an appointment with Niamh call 085 1050337 or use our confidential contact form.

Dera Mulholland IAHIP, IAPTP, AJSTI

Dera Mulholland is an experienced psychotherapist working with both adults and adolescents (12 years plus). In her long career spanning 30 years, she has worked with children and their parents, adolescents and adults in settings that have included, Montessori pre-school, learning support in primary schools, play specialist in Crumlin children’s hospital and support worker in community centres in areas of social disadvantage with Dublin City Council. Most recently she has worked as a school counsellor in a DEIS secondary school and with an adult counselling service. Dera also worked in the Australian outback for 12 years, where she ran a pre-school. This afforded her the experience of working with children (and their families) with diverse cultural heritage.

She qualified as a psychotherapist in 2010 and describes this move as having been the best way forward for her to use her experience and continue to work supportively with people. Dera believes that therapy will help you to explore what you need in your life, to best support yourself and to bring about change.  She provides the warmth and safety necessary for people to be able to freely express their thoughts and feelings about their experiences.
She believes that healing happens in the therapeutic relationship.

Dera’s qualifications:

M.A. in Creative Psychotherapy (Humanistic & Integrative), BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology; Post Grad Dip in Creative Supervision; Advanced Cert Jungian Sand Tray Therapy; Cert CBT; Cert Solution Focused Therapy;

Dera is Accredited with:  IAHIP, IAPTP, SIAPTP, MAJSTI
To make an appointment with Dera call 085 1050337 or use our confidential contact form.

Grainne McKeon

Grainne works from a Humanistic and Integrative approach. As every person 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.

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 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. It also involves supporting and working collaboratively with parents where possible.

Grainne’s Qualifications

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.

To make an appointment with Grainne please call 085 105 0337 or use our confidential contact form.