Audrey O’Cinneide

  Relate Certified Couples Counsellor
  Addiction Counsellor
  Trauma Counsellor
  Pet Bereavement Counsellor

Audrey has over 28 years’ experience working with both individuals and couples within the private sector and had also worked in various organisations such as MRCS (Marriage & Relationship Counselling Services), The Rape Crisis Centre, FAS (as Training Officer) and The Rutland Centre as well as her private practice in Arduna Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre since its creation in 1994.

Her initial background was in training and personnel (HR) and Audrey has been a qualified counsellor for over 25 years. She also worked in the community in Tallaght as a Manager of The Citizens Information Centre (CIC).

Audrey works with adults specialising in a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, bereavement, anger management, stress, trauma/PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), low self esteem and life challenges. She also provides advice and support for workplace issues such as bullying, trauma incidents in the workplace, redundancy, life changes within the workplace and mediation as well as critical incident debriefing both on and off site.

Audrey has also trained in neo-natal/still born bereavement counselling and complication grief. She is also a qualified pet bereavement counsellor.

Audrey is highly experienced in couple therapy and deals with a wide range of issues in the regard ie: conflict within the relationship, separation, sexual issues, addiction affecting a relationship, financial issues and separation counselling helping couples to parent children after separation.

“My approach is to work with a couple to help them attain the best resolution for their relationship in a non-judgemental way”.

She deals with all types of addictions ie: alcohol, drugs, gambling, sexual, pornography, food and technical addiction. Audrey was the first person in Ireland to complete an internship with The Rutland Centre in addiction work and subsequently has a broad insight into this area.

She has over 20 years’ experience of working with sexual abuse issues helping survivors of sexual abuse.

“My philosophy is to provide a safe and open environment for self-discovery and personal growth and to offer an eclectic approach to therapy”.

Professional Memberships:

  • Irish Institute Couple Counselling
  • National Association of Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy