Michelle Derwin

BA (Hons) in Psychology in Dublin Business School
  MSc in Systemic Psychotherapy in UCD

Michelle has over 7 years working with adolescents, couples, individuals and families in both the Private and Primary care sector, and she has found that it is through working in these diverse sectors, she has gained valuable experience working with a wide variety of Adolescents, adults, couples and families with different presenting needs.

Throughout her time training as a Psychotherapist, Michelle worked with families including young children, couples and individuals who were referred to the training programme through the CAMHS teams.  Michelle also completed therapy work with individuals engaged in an addiction in a HSE primary care unit. Michelle has also worked for a low cost Family Therapy service in Co Dublin meeting with families, couples, adolescents and individuals who presented with issues from mild to moderate mental health difficulties including Anxiety and Depression, Bereavement, Abuse issues, Relationship and Sexuality concerns.

Most recently, Michelle is working with families and adolescents in a school setting supporting clients in the following areas:

  • Stress Management
  • Low Self Esteem
  • Parenting
  • Behaviour Management – Schools/Families
  • Life Challenges
  • Anxiety

The approach to Michelle’s clinical work is best described as contemporary evidence based approach collectively referred to as Integrative Family Therapy. The core tenet of this approach is the collaborative relationship between the clinician and client at all times

Professional Memberships:

  • FTAI – Family Therapy Association of Ireland
  • ICP – Irish Council for Psychotherapy