We at Cúraim are here to support our community

We bring effective relevant therapeutic and holistic services to our community

June O’Mahony

Psychological Support Service (Director)

Marcus O'Sullivan

Counsellor & Psychotherapist (18+)

Diane O'Driscoll

Counsellor & Psychotherapist (18+)

Shirley Cuthbert

Counsellor & Psychotherapist (18+)

John Dunlea

counselling and psychotherapy (13+)

Celia Brett

counsellor & Psychotherapist (18+)

Amanda Keating

counsellor & Psychotherapist

Claire Boyd

counsellor & Psychotherapist (18+)

Kate Russel-Ryan


Jana Colominas Canet

Birth Trauma Resolution Therapist

Shauna Burns

counsellor TRAINEE

Tanya O’Sullivan

Psychotherapist TRAINEE

June O’Mahony

Psychologist & Wellness Facilitator (Clinical Director)

June views her work as facilitating you back to your own inner intelligence. She compassionately works to help restore the power lost within the self. As a consciousness explorer, June is always looking to find new effective ways to work to provide the best care and realise the potential available to us in this life.

Junes’ determination to find the most effective practises to facilitate change began in the pharmaceutical industry where she worked as a biologist. Her interest soon expanded with the realisation that peace is found where the mind/body/spirit is in connection. This informed the movement towards natural medicine and living from the heart. After completion of her masters in Psychology her path lead to the exploration of different trainings and teachings including Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, Old Wisdom and Shamanic practises, Plant Medicine, Trauma: Addiction- Gabor Maté & Collective Trauma Healing-Thomas Hübl and currently Holotropic Breathwork through Stanislav Grof Legacy training.

Working with June is a way to explore yourself through old and new wisdom practises. The foundation of her work focuses on learning to navigate the self through managing the mind, regulate the emotional self and refocus more towards living with intention. Through a journey of personal transformation and reflection the work strives to organise the disorganised and step into our true potential. With the goal to restore connection, balance and harmony in our inner experience and in the lives we choose to create.

In more recent years Junes’ studies and practises have been guided by her keen interest in consciousness. This has led to the focus on understanding and unravelling personal and collective trauma and our own personal role to integrate experiences to restore wholeness. This allows us to restore empowerment and joy creating a conscious meaningful life.

June’s services include

Marcus O Sullivan

Counsellor & Psychotherapist 18+ yrs

Marcus offers Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults. He is a qualified pre-accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. He works with clients to identify what they can achieve from counselling. His aim is to assist in building awareness, encouraging you to be yourself and support you when it becomes too much on your own.

A BSc (Hons) graduate from Cork Counselling Services, Marcus is trained in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy where his relational approach is primarily in the Person-Centred, Gestalt and Existential Therapy, depending on the individual needs of the client.

Marcus believes in providing a safe non-judgemental and confidential space where you have the opportunity to be truly heard,  exploring any areas you may have difficulties in and helping you to understand your inner thoughts and feelings. Together with Marcus you can explore the reasons you have come to counselling. Those reasons can vary from person to person and may include anxiety, coping skills, depression, domestic abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, stress, self-esteem, self-harm, suicide ideation and trauma. Working in collaboration, Marcus can help identify what you want to achieve from counselling and support you in taking the steps to move forward in life with greater ease and peace. 

Marcus’s role is to accompany you on the path to make sense of your world.


Marcus is a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Diane O'Driscoll

Low Cost Counselling Trainee Psychotherapist 18+ yrs

  Diane offers Counselling to Adults and is a pre- accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist. Her passion lies in supporting others in bringing to light more about themselves in order to develop a stronger healthier self, along with feeling that inner calmness. She believes in empowering others in a way that assists them in reaching their full potential and goals. She has experience working with people from all walks of life who are having difficulties in their day to day lives. Diane’s motto is “every person matters” and every person has strengths within them waiting to be discovered. Her intention is to provide a warm and collaborative approach to aid clients on their journey of healing. She believes in free will along with human potential. 

  Diane’s foundational approach is Humanistic integrative encompassing a Person-centered approach. Also included are aspects of Transactional Analysis as well as Internal Family Systems depending on the client’s needs. Diane includes breathing techniques on occasion which can help with challenging experiences and support clients in feeling grounded in the present moment. Diane is also trained in CBT techniques which can help change thought patterns and increase emotional wellbeing. Her aspiration is to provide a safe, trusting and empowering environment for clients where a sense of hope can grow and the possibility of change if the clients so choose. 

  Diane is a member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapist

Shirley Cuthbert

Low Cost Counselling Trainee Psychotherapist 18+yrs

Shirley is a pre-accredited counsellor who offers counselling to adults.
We live in a world of constant change, and we often need to adapt to challenging situations. Shirley sees therapy as a safe and confidential relationship in which you can make sense of what is happening, while also finding the strength and courage to move through your difficulties.
Shirley uses a Person-Centred Approach, which acknowledges the client as the expert in their own lives. She often integrates Acceptance and Compassion-focused work into her therapy sessions.
Shirley is neuro-affirming and has a particular interest in Autism, ADHD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. She works with members of the LGBTQ+ community and has additional training in bereavement and loss, coercive control and domestic violence.
Originally from Northern Ireland, she has lived and worked in England, Asia and Australia and has experienced the challenges of cultural identity while living and working in other countries.
She feels spirituality is often overlooked in counselling. She is accepting of religious, non-religious, and spiritual beliefs and is comfortable speaking to clients about what brings meaning and comfort to their lives.
Shirley feels we are all unique and often just want to be understood and valued for being our authentic selves.
She is a member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

John Dunlea

Low Cost Counselling Trainee Psychotherapist 18+ yrs

John  offers a confidential and compassionate space so that together we may explore what brings you here. It takes courage to seek support and although the issues may be common, whether it is stress, anxiety, loss, depression, or relationship based, the experience is very individual.

Whatever the issue, let us process it together.

John has experience working with a broad range of issues including bereavement, suicidal ideation, domestic abuse, trauma, anxiety, stress, school refusal, relationship challenges.
It is not necessary to try and deal with life’s challenges without support. You have taken the first step in coming here, John’s invitation is to take the next step and make contact.

John hold a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Cork Counselling Services (Univ. of Coventry accredited) where he trained in Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy, Person-Centred, Gestalt and Existential are the core approaches to therapy.

John is a member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

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Amanda Keating

Clinical Nurse Specialist & Trainee Psychotherapist (family/ couples)

  Amanda is currently undertaking a master’s in counselling and psychotherapy in Family Therapy with the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences. A graduate of University College Cork with Honours degree in Mental Health Nursing Amanda has many years’ experience in working with young people and their families with mental health difficulties. Amanda also holds a post graduate degree in Child Adolescent and Family Mental Health attained from Trinity College Dublin, and a further Higher Diploma in Children’s Nursing attained from University College Dublin making her dual qualified in Mental Health and Paediatric nursing. Amanda has worked primarily with families over the past 14 years, she is also a certified Parents Plus facilitator for children’s parenting programme.

  Amanda is currently working as a clinical nurse specialist in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services. Amanda’s focus on support and empowerment by accessing existing strengths skills and resources within the person and the family system, all the while assisting people in navigating through certain challenges that may present in their lives. Family therapy is designed to help issues that specifically affect family’s mental health and functioning. It can help to build stronger relationships, improve communication, and manage conflict within the family system.

  In addressing communication, family members can learn how to better share their thoughts and needs and resolve conflicts in a way that is less likely to damage relationships. Family therapy also focuses on how family members can address an individual family member’s difficulties. For example, if one family member has a mental health condition, family therapy can help alter some conditions that sometimes contribute to the problem. Amanda works with individuals, couples and families utilising systemic, structural, strategic and transgenerational styles of family therapy.

  Family therapists believe that all human problems are relational and views individual problems in the context of the family unit. Amanda also applies an integrative approach with a focus on person cantered always ensuring dignity compassion and respect within the transaction. Amanda provides a non judgemental therapeutic space to allow you to express your concerns and work collaboratively to help you to reach your full potential and live a prosperous and healthy life.

Amanda is also a mother of 3 beautiful children, 2 boys and a girl. She enjoys yoga, is a keen runner, loves to be outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Amanda places an importance emphasis on self care to help to keep a healthy balance in an often times demanding society.

Amanda is a member of the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapist.

Claire Boyd



Claire began work in London in the field of adoption, with birth and adoptive parents and with adopted people seeking to connect with their birth parents. Claire’s experience include working in London secondary schools as a counsellor with young people who came from all over the world. Claire has also worked in a training institute and privately with adults; and more recently with adults as a life coach. 

Claire’s intention is to create a space where you feel safe to share what is important to you, to hear and understand what you bring, without judgement. In her work Claire has learned that we all go through life with stories about ourselves and others which often don’t support us. When we build awareness with support in counselling, we can see and understand ourselves more clearly and we can learn to better support ourselves. 

Claire approach’s her work in a person-centred way, understanding that building trust and safety is important. Claire draws from her learning of cognitive behavioural therapy, which can help clients understand personal stories and ways of behaving, positive psychology and mindfulness, which can help us to support ourselves.

Some of the issues: Anxiety, stress, depression, self-belief and self-image, self-worth, inner confidence, relationships, grief, loss, trauma, shame, infertility, self-harm, adoption.

Kate Russell-Ryan

Psychologist & Wellness Facilitator (Clinical Director)

  With a background in Science and Clinical Research, Kate is ever curious and loves to make connections and incorporate all learnings into her work. She aims to help people quickly and to accurately identify the root cause of an issue. The work is then to resolve this and restore a sense of balance and ease. Kate wishes to empower people through the teaching of simple skills that can be used every day.

  Kate realises that we each are a product of our whole experience in life, and that the interconnection of our experiences and environments inform how we show up every day. Kate reframed the term holistic to ‘Whole-istic’ 

  Although many people may have similar ‘complaints’ such as headaches, anxiety, intolerances etc, the reasons behind Kate’s headache may be different from the root cause of your headache. Thus, it stands to reason that the ‘treatment’ for each of these would be different.

  Kinesiology works through your own bio-feedback (via muscle-testing), Kate tailors each session based on the needs of each client on the day, thus no two sessions will be the same, even for the same client. 

  Kate sees a diverse portfolio of clients that include those who are experiencing:

  – stress and anxiety

  – physical pain – acute or chronic

  – food / environmental intolerances

  – a feeling of being ‘stuck’

 – exhausted the western medical model and do not have answers

  Kate works with adults, children and babies to identify causes of upset and areas of intolerance. Kinesiology is an ideal modality to help the very young and those who have difficulty articulating what they want/need to be understood.

Jana Colominas Canet

Birth Trauma Resolution Therapist (18+)

Jana has an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a High Diploma in Health Psychology, and is ongoing studies pursuing a MA in Psychotherapy and Counselling. She has specialized training in Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy, along with courses in Perinatal Mental Health, Perinatal and Infant Loss, Birth Doula support and Trauma.

Becoming a mother transformed her personal life and shaped her career path. Jana believes that each person navigates life’s challenges with the tools they have at the time, and her goal as a therapist is to provide her clients with more tools and empower them to live authentically and fully.

Understanding birth trauma can be complex, as it’s inherently subjective – what’s traumatic for one person may not be for another. If you perceive your birth experience as traumatic, then it is, and you deserve to find the right support to process it if you need to.

Symptoms of birth trauma can manifest in various ways, including flashbacks, intrusive memories, nightmares, difficulty bonding with the baby, heightened anxiety or irritability, etc.

Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy (BTR), a Solution Focused approach, aims to address these symptoms by reducing arousal and hyperactivation, reprocessing traumatic memories, and restoring confidence for the future.

In sessions with Jana, you will find a safe space to be heard and feel validated. Together, personalized goals will be established. You will learn coping strategies such as breathing exercises to manage anxiety symptoms and guided imagery to promote feelings of safety. As stabilization progresses, the focus shifts to processing traumatic memories and implementing strategies to rebuild confidence, allowing you to move forward with positivity and resilience.

Birth Trauma Resolution Therapy isn’t limited to addressing traumatic birth experiences alone; it can also be beneficial for various other reproductive traumas. These may include miscarriages, infant loss, infertility journeys, complicated pregnancies, and more.

If you feel that your life has been impacted by birth trauma, and you want more information on BTR, reach out to us. 

Shauna Burns

Shauna is a trainee counsellor currently completing her undergraduate studies in Counselling and Psychotherapy at ICHAS College Limerick. Shauna personally understands the positive effect counselling can have on an individual.


Her career to date in customer service and personal training ignited her desire to help people. She enjoys listening to people’s stories and offering a non-judgemental ear.


She knows the benefit of having someone truly listen to you. With a growing interest in person-centred therapy, she values the power and impact a strong therapeutic relationship can have. This fosters growth and healing for the client.


Volunteering with the youth organisation Foróige also allows Shauna to gain insights into some of the issues that may affect young people today. Shauna’s other areas of interest include the challenges of sexuality and identity within the LGBTQIA+ community, anxiety, depression, self-compassion and low selfesteem. Shauna believes the body works as a whole and takes into consideration the emotional, physical, spiritual and psychological health of a client.


“One of the deepest longings of the human soul is to be seen.”
— John O’Donohue.

Tanya O’Sullivan

Tanya is a trainee Psychotherapist with Turning Point Institute (accredited by UCC), she holds a BSc in Applied Psychology from UCC and an MA in Public Advocacy from NUIG. Tanya is passionate about theory and self-knowledge around personal development, her approach to therapy is humanistic and relational. She aims to hold a warm and non-judgemental space for the client to explore themselves; Integrating parts work and body focusing methods. Tanya views the nervous system response as central to our access to healing.


Tanya would like to offer clients a confidential space where they can feel that all parts of themselves are welcome. She sees thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and spirituality as interconnected and understands that sometimes one or another area is easier for us at different stages in our lives. For Tanya working with people in the therapy room is a privilege, she aspires to meet her clients without expectations.


Psychotherapy is a place for secrets of the heart, or rather, psychotherapy is a place where secrets of the heart might be spoken, either to release them before they crush the heart that holds them, or to allow the healing of a heart already so crushed.’

Mathew Henson; 2023 (Inspired by Patrick Rothfuss)


Tanya is interested in working with trauma, developmental wounding, addiction, and existential issues.


Tanya is a pre-accredited member of The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.

At Cúraim we appreciate the importance of finding the right therapist.

For this reason we offer an initial free consultation done over the phone to help you find the right therapist.
The initial consultation is offered through a senior therapist who is familiar with our full team of therapists.