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Christine Cassels Holmes


Christine is a fully qualified and IACP accredited therapist. She offers many years experience working with a wide range of issues and provides a warm, caring and non-judgmental  environment where issues can be explored and worked through. 

Her treatment approach involves working with the client to tailor therapy to their needs and goals with evidence-based treatments like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centered Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Mindfulness.

Christine works with Anxiety, Stress, Work Related Stress, Depression, Suicide & Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, PTSD, Bereavement & Loss, Relationship issues, Family problems, Anger and Self Esteem.

She works with Adults and Couples.

Amy Patton

Amy Patton


Amy is a fully qualified psychotherapist with a degree in counselling and psychotherapy from Dublin Business School and a certificate in counselling and psychotherapy from Independent Colleges, Dublin.  She is currently working towards her full accreditation with NAPCP. 

Amy is a warm, caring and open-minded therapist.  Her approach is humanistic and integrative and she has a particular interest in attachment.  Amy’s practice is client centred and she places a great emphasis on safety and containment; she believes this is vital for her clients to begin to open up and allow themselves to be vulnerable. It is within this safe, accepting and non-judgmental space that clients can work through their issues and begin their healing process.  Amy enjoys helping her clients to discover the links between their early experiences and what is currently going to in their lives. This allows the development of self-compassion and understanding.  She supports her clients to strengthen their sense of self so they can feel better able to manage life’s difficulties.

Amy has worked with clients presenting with a range of issues including depression, anxiety and trauma. 

She works with adults

Catherine McFadden

Catherine McFadden


Catherine is an honours counselling and psychotherapy graduate and an IACP accredited therapist. She brings a range of training and skills to her practice and hold qualifications in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills (ASIST).

A former theatre practitioner, she is passionate about the therapeutic potential of theatre and all of the arts and this forms part of her integrative approach. She makes creating a warm,empathetic, non-judgemental space a priority in her work. She is also open to exploring a spiritual perspective on life according to the needs and wishes of her clients.

She specialises in anxiety and panic attacks but also works with a number of other issues including depression, trauma, PTSD, work related stress, relationship and familial issues, bereavement and loss.

Catherine provides therapy in both English and Spanish, having lived in South America for five years.

She works with Adults


Margaret Payne


Margaret is a retired nurse and a fully qualified and IACP accredited therapist. She is a Person Centered and Relationship Therapist integrating other therapeutic approaches when required. 

Her speciality is bereavement, miscarriage, infertility but she works with a broad range of issues that cause emotional distress. Her interest in Counselling evolved from her previous work in Hospice care and she brings all of the caring aspects of her prior nursing career into the therapy environment for the benefit of her clients. She believes in the uniqueness of the individual and journeys alongside her clients to achieve their potential and goals. Margaret is also interested in Mindfulness and has qualifications in Bio Energy Therapy and Neuro Linguistic Counselling. 

Margaret works with: Anxiety, Depression, Bereavement & Loss, Abortion, Miscarriage, Suicide & Suicidal Thoughts, Relationship issues, Family problems, Self Esteem.

She works with Adults.

Maura Davis


Maura is an accredited Psychotherapist with IACP, and holds an MSc (Hons) in Psychotherapy Studies from University of Sheffield where her Dissertation focused on the Impact of Social Media on Social Isolation in Adolescents.

Her therapeutic approach is Humanistic and Integrative and is also influenced by Person Centred and Psychodynamic ideologies. In her work, she creates a safe, understanding and non-judgemental space where her clients can freely explore whatever may be troubling them. She holds a firm belief and trust in the innate capacity we all hold to overcome difficulty, build resilience, and continue to grow throughout our lifetime. She is experienced in dealing with a broad range of issues through Private Practice, EAP provision and Voluntary/Low Cost Counselling.

Amongst the issues Maura works with are Anxiety, Stress, Work Related Stress, Depression, Suicide & Suicidal Thoughts, Trauma, PTSD, Bereavement & Loss, Adoption Loss, Relationship issues, Identity Issues, Abortion, Anger and Self Esteem.

She works with Adults.

Karen Garvin FeelBetterTherapy

Karen Garvin


Karen is an Integrative Psychotherapist, holding an Honours Degree in Psychotherapy from CIT and is accredited with the IACP. She has a background in financial services, retail healthcare and has also studied nutrition and wellbeing. Her natural curiosity and interest in the inner working lives of people inspired her to train as a Psychotherapist and she has more recently added Group Facilitation; Conflict Resolution/Mediation to her broad range of skills.

Karen’s approach is Integrative, combining a Person Centred approach with regulation techniques, Gestalt, Internal Family Systems and Somatic Awareness in her client work. Using a trauma-informed approach to co-creating Safety & Stability in the therapeutic space is key to this approach. She uses Somatic Awareness and Somatic Mindfulness techniques to increase safety, regulation and awareness for the client.

Research shows the best outcome for the client centres around the therapeutic relationship and this creates safety and space for growth. Providing a warm, caring environment is important in Karen’s approach as is psychoeducation as she believes that clients learn to help themselves, when given the tools to do so. Karen also draws on Attachment and Developmental Theories to assess where a client is at and how they may have arrived at that place. It also helps in finding meaning in the present.

She works with anxiety and dysregulation, developmental trauma, relationship issues & family breakdown, anger as well as general counselling and psychotherapy.

She works with adults.


John Foran Feel Better Therapy

John Foran

Psychologist & Psychotherapist

John is a psychologist and psychotherapist, with more than 35 years of experience working in various countries around the world, in the areas of child, adolescent, and adult mental health.

Born and bred in Ireland, he did all his university education and professional training in the Netherlands. He holds an M.Sc degree from the University of Leiden, is an accredited psychologist with the Netherlands Institute of Psychologists (NIP), as well as being an accredited member of both the Dutch Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy (VGCt) and the Dutch Association for EMDR (VEN). During his career John specialised in the treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, trauma, and personality disorders. He also co-authored a book on autism in adults.

John’s approach has always been firmly based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT has been well-researched and has been found to be a highly effective approach in helping people of all ages overcome a wide range of mental health problems.

His passion is to make the insights and skills of CBT more accessible to people who want to improve their mental health. That’s why John now specialises in offering a variety of top-quality coaching programmes, specifically designed to help adults and adolescents (15+) with problems of low to moderate depression, or anxiety. Via live video (or phone) sessions, clients receive guidance and support (not therapy!) in how to use CBT-skills and tools to manage their psychological problems more effectively. This way, clients learn how to help themselves, an approach known as guided self-help, based on CBT.

He works with Adolescents (15+) and Adults.

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Online Therapy can help you with all of the same issues as Face to Face therapy.

Our Therapists are experienced and skilled to deal with a wide range of issues that can cause emotional distress. These can include Anxiety, Stress, Work Related Stress, Depression, Trauma, Abuse, PTSD, Loss, Bereavement, Self-esteem, OCD, Phobias, addressing negative thought patterns, Sexuality and Sexual identity, Relationship issues and more.

Do not hesitate to bring any issue that may be troubling you to your sessions with your Therapist, they will be equipped to help you manage or overcome it.

All our therapists are based in Ireland and are fully accredited members of the key counselling and psychotherapy professional bodies in this country and whose professional standards and code of ethics they abide by. You can therefore expect the same high standard of professional care as in traditional Face to Face therapy. 

However, while the service may have similar benefits, it’s not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face therapy in every case.

Please note that your provider won’t be able to make any official diagnosis, to fulfill any court order or prescribe medication.

This depends on your needs and varies a lot from one person to another.

Some people feel they get most of the value after just a few weeks, while others prefer to stick to the program for an extended period of time.

This is completely up to you.

There are many studies that confirm the effectiveness of the online medium for making life changes.

Our confidence in the platform comes primarily from the feedback and testimonials we receive from users. Every day we are excited to hear from more people about the way this service helped them make a tremendous change in their lives.

Online Therapy offers exactly the same support as traditional Face to Face therapy, except that the platform is Online. 

People choose Online Therapy mainly for convenience:

-There is no travel time involved and no issues around traffic or finding somewhere to park. 

-Therapy is available from the privacy and comfort of your own home or from any other location you may choose. 

-It is extremely discreet because you can access it from your home. 

-You can access a Therapist of your choosing even if he/she is not located in your vicinity. This can be especially convenient if you live in a rural area. 

-You can avail of therapy even if you struggle to leave the house. 

– It can be a good way to try therapy if you haven’t done so before as some people find it less daunting than attending for an in person session at a therapy clinic.  

– If you need to travel for any reason, you can keep your therapy going without interruption. 

However, while Online therapy may have similar benefits, it’s not capable of substituting for traditional face-to-face therapy in every case.

If at any stage your therapist believes that, in their professional opinion, you would be more suitable for Face to Face therapy, they will discuss this with you and we will be happy to source you an alternative in-person Therapist.

You can read an article HERE about how to prepare in order to get the most benefit from your Online Therapy session.

FeelBetterTherapy may be right for you if you’re looking to improve the quality of your life. Whenever there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help. We also have counselors who are specialized in specific issues, such as stress, anxiety, relationships, parenting, depression, eating, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, LGBT matters, grief, religion, self esteem and more.

FeelBetterTherapy is not the right solution for you if any of the following is true:

  • You have thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You are a minor or you are under the care of a legal guardian
  • You are in an urgent crisis or an emergency situation
  • You have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness, or if you have been advised to be in psychological supervision or psychiatric care
  • You were required to undergo therapy or counseling either by a court order or by any other authority
  • You do not have a device that can connect to the Internet or you do not have a reliable Internet connection.

The cost of a session through FeelBetterTherapy is €65 for individuals and €80 for couples.  

Therapy sessions are 60 minutes in duration but can be shorter or longer with prior agreement between you and your Therapist.

Your therapy can happen in three ways:

  • Chatting live with your counselor – eg by WhatsApp or Facetime
  • Video conferencing with your counselor – eg by Zoom or Skype


You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience. 

Between sessions, you and your Therapist can communicate by phone, text or email depending on what is most suitable for you both.  

Any information you share during your sessions with your Therapist is confidential, however there are some exceptions to this confidentiality should you:

  • Disclose a plan or threat to harm yourself or another person.
  • Disclose abuse or harmful neglect of a child or vulnerable adult. 
  • Disclose criminal activity.


Confidentiality around your sessions as well as these exceptions will be discussed in detail at the outset of the therapy process and a client would be informed prior to any action being taken in any situation where it may be necessary to break confidentiality.

You can use different ways at different times as you wish, based on your needs, availability, and convenience. 


Payment for sessions is made at the time of booking and is through Stripe which accepts all major credit cards. 

We require 48 hours notice of any cancellation in order to provide a refund otherwise you will incur the full cost of the session.

If for any reason a session requires to be cancelled by the Therapist, either a refund or a rescheduled appointment, whichever preferred, will be offered to the client.

If you enjoy working Online and have some flexibility around your availability, we would love to hear from you. Drop us an email together with your CV and current Certificate of Accreditation from your professional body to

Accreditation & Verifications

All our therapists are based in Ireland and are fully accredited members of the following

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