Sheila O’Flaherty

B Soc Studies (hons) Trinity College Dublin
Certificate for Qualified Social Workers – Council for Social Work Education in the UK
License for Clinical Social Work (to practice psychotherapy in California)
Post Graduate Certificate in Childhood Mental Health (Children’s Hospital & Research Centre, Oakland, California
Post Graduate Certificate in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Bangor University, Wales
Level 1 Gottman Couples Training

Sheila  is a psychotherapist with over twenty five years’ experience working with adolescents, adults and couples in Ireland and the United States of America. She works with a broad range of psychological issues including depression, anxiety, stress, work related issues, bereavement, childhood trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders, emotional and relationship issues. She uses an integrative approach tailored to the needs of individual clients. She worked for eight years in the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and also has several year’s experience working in Adult Mental Health. She is a train the trainer for Best Practice in Mental Health. She is an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland and with the Board of Behavioural Sciences in California. She also lectures in Trinity College Dublin.

She brings a warm, supportive, down to earth point of view and will work  with you to help understand yourself and others better, to gain perspective and to understand the best path forward. During times of stress and transition excessive worry, sadness, shame and hopelessness can impact our daily lives and those who love us. Sheila will support you in pursuing a meaningful life that is guided by your values while also learning how to accept and work with difficult feelings and thoughts that are inevitably going to show up.

Sheila takes an active approach to therapy which is informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy where you will be encouraged to try new ways of approaching challenges in your day to day life.

The journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step.” Lao Tzu

 Professional Memberships

  • IACP MI4623
  • CORU SW 005441
  • BBS LCSW 104055