The Team 2016-10-19T19:59:29+00:00

David Kavanagh BA.Th, H. Dip. P.S., F.T.P

photoDavid appears regularly on Newstalk Radio, Spin Fm and many local radio stations. He has appeared in every national newspaper in the country and is frequently a guest on RTE and TV3 chat-shows.

David is known for his practical sound counselling advice combined with his dry wit which bring a light-hearted edge to any topic. David is a systemic counsellor who tries to work holistically with people as much as possible.

David was the marriage counsellor on the BBC’S hit six-part programme “You’re not the man I married” in which he helped troubled couples reconnect with one another.

David is happy to offer counselling to people from any part of the country in his office in Dundrum.

Ryan Tubridy interviewed David in his capacity as Ireland’s best known Dating Coach in which David spoke of the challenges of the dating scene for both men and women.
David also runs the Avalon team of Relationship Counsellors who deliver pre-marriage and post-marriage programmes around the country.www.avalonrc.com. David’s team of counsellors have a huge range of experience to offer counselling clients with different issues.

David is happy to work with the Irish media on the condition that any fees generated are given to Temple Street Children’s Hospital.
David is registered Systemic Family Therapist and is registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland.

As a counsellor, David can help clients deal with a variety of issues, like anxiety, self-confidence, bereavement and marriage counselling issues to name but a few. David specialises in couples counselling and is one of the few counsellors fully qualified to work systemically with couples, and indeed their children.

David has used Mindfulness with his clients for the last three years and found it to be hugely effective in treating anxiety, stress, depression and many other common issues we all face.

Trish Murphy

Trish Murphy is a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist, trainer, mediator and consultant working in private practice and business fields.

Trish offers counselling and therapy in Couples Counselling, Sexual Intimacy therapy and individual psychotherapy. Information about all therapy can be found through the menu above.

Having worked in many sectors including criminal justice, third level colleges, schools, HSE, Employee Assistance programs, Corporate Training and the private therapy sector, Trish has developed collaborative working relationships with a range of institutes and organisations.

Even acting in a variety of committee positions with the Family Therapy Association (FTAI) for a number of years and currently holding the position of Chair. Trish sat on the board of MRCS (Marriage and Relationship Counselling Services) before becoming a member of their Complaints Board. And also, is an inaugural member of the recently formed Irish Association of Sexual Medicine.

Trish has a B.Soc.Sc. from UCC and a CQSW (postgraduate professional qualification) from UCD. She has a M.A. in Women’s studies from UCD and an M.Soc.Sc. in Psychotherapy also from UCD. She has additional qualifications in Mediation (Clanwilliam Institute) and Emotional Intelligence (RocheMartin).

Trish appears regularly on the radio as a commentator and is a regular contributor to the print media in national newspapers and magazines. Check the News page for recent contributions to the media and insightful information about psychotherapy.

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