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Our Mission

Phoenix Centre aims to provide a safe and therapeutic environment providing assessments and treatment interventions using evidence-based approaches that minimise mental health distress and promote recovery.

Our team

Our Team of 14 affiliate therapists are qualified in different therapeutic approaches and offer a range of services including but not limited to anxiety, depression, addiction, bereavement, trauma, relationships, play therapy.

Outlined below you can find the owner's qualifications:


Dr. Damian Davy

Senior Psychologist, A.F. Ps.S.I., C. Psychol, Ps.S.I,


He established the Phoenix Centre in 1999. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer. He is also an EAP Consultant with 26 years experience working with the Irish government and received the 'Minister's Award' for his contribution to innovative health and safety projects at work.

He was educated at O'Connell's CBS and began life training as a technician. Since 1986, he has trained in a vast range of EAP and psychology related areas. He holds the following qualifications

He holds the following Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Occupational Psychology (University of East London)

  • Master of Science (Honours), Work & Organisational Psychology (Dublin City University)

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (The Open University)

  • Diploma in Counselling (Trinity College Dublin)

  • Certificate in Counselling (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)

  • Certificate in Addiction Studies (Aiseiri Treatment Centre)

  • Certificate in EAP (Institute of Personnel and Development)

  • Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy

  • Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management

  • Level A Occupational Testing (British Psychology Society)

  • Level B Personality Profiling (British Psychology Society)

  • Level B BarOn EQi emotional intelligence measure

  • Level B BarOn EQi Leadership/Coaching framework (Advanced)

  • Level C Psychopathology MMPI-2 Assessment (Profiling)

  • International EAP Credential (CEAP)

  • Psychological Society of Ireland (Associate Fellow and Chartered Member)

  • PSI Division of Work & Organisational Psychology (Chartered Member)

  • PSI Division of Counselling Psychologists Chartered Member)

  • PSI Division of Psychotherapy (Chartered Member)

  • International Association of Applied Psychology (Member)

  • British Psychological Society (Graduate Member)

  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Past President, Accredited Supervisor and Accredited Member)

  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association - Ireland (Founder member and Past President)

  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission - US (Past International Commissioner)

  • Employee Assistance European Forum (Full Member, Irish representative and researcher)

He has completed a research project for the Public Appointments Service and a doctorate in the area of occupational psychology researching EAP/Counselling and effectiveness.

His particular areas of interest include the development of EAPs, continuing professional development, research, ethics, recruitment, assessment and selection, life and business coaching, personality profiling, work-life balance and critical incident stress management. He was founder member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has also served as National Chairperson of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is Irish representative of the Employee Assistance European Forum and a past member of the research task force and an Associate Fellow and Registered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

He holds the following professional memberships:

Damian has designed and delivered training to a range of organisations including the Irish Civil Service, Irish Management Institute, South Western Health Board, Tivoli Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Superquinn, Meteor Phones, Accord, Base, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychological Society of Ireland, Irish Prison Service, An Garda Siochana, National Association for the Deaf, National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, Athlone Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, ATI Psychology Institute, Dublin Business School, Work Place Options, VHI, PPC Worldwide, Diageo, Adobe, Schering Plough, FAS, Health Services Executive, Electricity Supply Board and RehabCare. He has also provided profiling services for a range of corporate and individual clients including TV3, Sideline Productions, the legal profession and the Adoption Board.


Hilde Davy

BA (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIACP, Postgraduate Cert Psychology, Cert CISM, Accreditation DBT

Hilde is a Psychotherapist, Certified Psychologist with experience in Private practice and Training in organisations.

SHe holds the following Qualifications:

  • BA (Hons.) Counselling & Psychotherapy – University of Glyndwr, Wales, UK

  • Post Graduate Cert. Psychology – Derby University, UK

  • Accreditation DBT
  • Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy – ATI Psychology Institute

  • Certificate “Basic Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, and Lead-Management” (Awarded by the William Glasser Institute)
  • Certificate “Group Crisis Intervention” – (International Critical Incident Stress Foundation) UMBC, University Maryland

  • ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) – Certificate (Awarded by the Health Services Executive - HSE)
  • Certificate in Training and Continuing Education – National University of Ireland, Maynooth

  • Regulating Emotional Schemas and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Introductory Motivational Interviewing – Change Psychology Services

  • Emotional Capital Inventory training (ECi) Roche Martin
  • IACP Accredited

  • Associate member PSI

  • Member EAPA

  • Member Society for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

  • Associate Member, The William Glasser Institute

Her particular areas of interest include Continuing Professional Development, Research, Ethics, Recruitment, Life and Business Coaching, Work-Life Balance, CBT, DBT and CISM/Trauma Work.  

She holds the following professional memberships/status:

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