St Gerard's
165 Cabra Road
Dublin 7

Tel: +353 87 2505405

Tel: +353 1 8381621



Psychological profiling and assessment

A psychological description of a person is useful in many situations. For example, in a criminal prosecution, it enables an assessment of the person in relation to their suitability for release on bail. In addressing workplace attendance and performance issues, it is often useful, indeed necessary, to have a clear understanding of the psychological factors which impact on these. The Phoenix Centre can provide such psychological descriptions and assessments with regard to the specific issue at hand.

Counselling and psychotherapy

Difficulties and distress can arise in anyone’s life at any time.  Even with the support of family and friends, it may still be difficult to cope and function effectively.  Sometimes, it may be easier to talk about personal, family or relationship issues with an independent person.  Even without being in crisis, or on the verge of one, underlying feelings of dissatisfaction with life in general may still be experienced. This may also involve profiling and assessment to assist the therapeutic care plan.  The Phoenix Centre can help you with these issues in a friendly, professional and confidential environment.

Therapy can be delivered in-person or via video or telephone.

On-line Video and telephone counselling

Phoenix Centre now offers on-line counselling using a range of video platforms.

This is provided when Clients are not in a position to attend the centre.

Sessions are conducted from Phoenix Centre's base in Dublin 7.

Telephone counselling is also available should you not have video on-line access.

Sessions are booked by contacting us by telephone or email.

We accept a range of payment options including Sumup, Revolut and Paypal.

Contact details are on our home page or in the Contact Us section.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

12 week DBT Programme. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an approach to helping people who have problems with their emotions or the things they find themselves doing. DBT was founded in 1993 by Marsha Linehan. Since its beginnings, DBT has been successfully used to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and many other conditions, such as other personality disorders, depression, and self-harming and suicidal behaviours (Dimeff, Koerner, and Linehan 2006). Studies reported that the results were positive, with the participants exhibiting significant improvement in suicidality, self-harming behaviour, regulation of emotions, and symptoms of depression. DBT normally lasts for an extended period of time, up to 1.5 years. This is an intense programme of 12 weeks covering all DBT skills, after which the client can choose to continue DBT should they which so. Participants will be expected to:

1.Stay in therapy for the agreed time (12 weeks)

2. Attend all scheduled group and individual therapy sessions.

3. Work towards changing targeted behaviours.

4. Work on problems that interfere with the progress of therapy

5. Participate in skills training.

Clinical supervision and personal therapy for students and qualified psychplogists/therapists

The Phoenix Centre provides clinical supervision by an accredited supervisor and personal therapy at reduced rates for counselling psychologists and psychotherapists in training.  As part of their professional education, trainee professionals are required by their University, or other educational body, to complete placements supervised by accredited supervisors.  In some instances, placement providers are unable to provide accredited supervision and, therefore, trainee professionals are expected to make their own arrangements with independent, accredited supervisors.


Continued accredited membership of many professional bodies is subject to continuing professional development (CPD).  CPD requirements are usually met by attendance at approved training workshops, often focusing on topics concerning human behaviour, motivation, people management and change processes and coping mechanisms.  The Phoenix Centre can design and deliver training seminars to meet such requirements.  Specific training workshops covering trauma response, critical incident stress management and work-life balance can also be provided.

Training in CBT and DBT are also available. Please use our contact page to submit an enquiry and obtain firther details.

Business and life coaching

The Phoenix Centre provides business and life coaching to private individuals or employees of organisations.  In coaching, the focus is on facilitating the person to unlock their potential, thereby maximising their performance.  The facilitating style usually challenges the coachee to find their own answers by reference to their personal values, perspectives and circumstances with a view to achieving better results in their private or job related relationships and the competing demands and objectives in their lives.

Recruitment (candidate assessment)

Technical and analytical competence is often enough to succeed in a job.  However, in people-oriented jobs, this is usually overshadowed by the need for people management skills and emotional intelligence.  Therefore, recruitment into such roles requires the careful matching of the personal abilities and characteristics needed for the job with those of the candidate.  The Phoenix Centre can assist organisations in this process, beginning with the profiling of the job and then conducting various psychometric tests to determine the best fit for the job.

Consultancy to corporate clients

Some organisational issues can benefit from a psychological perspective in order to establish their acceptance among victims of incidents which, unfortunately, can arise in organisations.  The Phoenix Centre can provide expert advice, education or case management such as in relation to trauma response and critical incident stress management, workplace conflict mediation, investigation and resolution of bullying and harassment cases, fitness for duty assessment and the psychological impact of redundancy.

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) consultancy

An EAP is a confidential support service provided by an employer to assist employees with difficulties they are experiencing.  Typically, these are related to family, work, addiction, financial, emotional, legal or relationship concerns.  Invariably, such concerns affect performance in the workplace and employers benefit when they are professionally addressed.  Nowadays, most EAPs are outsourced to specialist EAP providers.  The Phoenix Centre can provide expert advice to employers in relation to the design, development or review of EAPs.

Ethics statement

All work is conducted in accordance with the Code of Professional Ethics set out by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the IACP Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors / Psychotherapists set out by the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) .