Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for Children and Young People            (University College of London-Anna Freud Centre)

M.Sc. Counselling Psychology                                                                                             (Trinity College Dublin)

Master on European Studies and Human Rights                                                           (Universidad Pontificia Salamanca, Spain)

B. Sc. (Hons) Psychology                                                                                                      (Universidad Pontificia Salamanca, Spain)

Background Information: 

2008 – Currently                            Counselling Psychologist – Private Practice (22 Frederick Street South, Dublin 2)

2005 – 2015   (10 years)                Child and Family Centres  ( Jobstown, Phibsborough, North Strand & Santry, Dublin)

2004                                                 Volunteer work with Age Action – Support group for careers (Dublin)

2004-2005                                      Trainee Counselling Psychologist – St.Catherine’s Counselling Service, Tallaght. Dublin 24.

2002-2004                                      Substitute teacher in various schools. Tutoring children with learning difficulties (Autism, Asperger’s                                                                                            Syndrome, down syndrome, etc.) (Dublin)

1998-2001                                       Psychologist – Teaching children with learning difficulties and/or low self-esteem (Spain)


Professional Affiliations and Memberships:

Registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland

Sociedad de Psicologos de Castilla y Leon (Spain)


Continuous Professional Development:

Adela demonstrates her commitment to lifelong learning and personal development through participating in ongoing training to continuously develop the offering she provides to her clients. These include:

  • St. Louise’s & St. Clare’s Units Annual Joint Conference,. “What do I need to know? Navigating intimate boundaries and privacy in children’s lives today”. Speakers: Professor Ray Bull, Mary Rose Brady & Mark Smyth
  • “Counselling Psychology: Contributing to Mental Health & Well-being”
  • DCOP Mindfulness, PTSD and Burnout”. Speaker: Babette Rothschild
  • “Solution Focused Therapy Level II Workshop”. Speaker: Melissa Darmody,
  • “Emotion Focused Therapy for Depression”   
  • “Mindfulness and its Clinical Applications Mindfulness and its Clinical Applications”. (Dr Jennifer Wilson O’Raghallaigh)
  • SPIRASI Centre for the Care of Survivors of torture. Certificate for successful completion of ‘working with interpreters.
  • Attachment and Psychotherapy Prof. Jeremy Holmes
  • Children First training (H.S.E.)
  • Doing therapy briefly. Speaker: Prof. Robert Bor
  • Domestic Violence; when families hurt .Barnardos
  • Caring for children with early neglect and trauma Prof. Dan Hugues
  • Workshop: Best practice in recording and report writing La Touche Training
  • Workshop on Depression – the REBT/CBT perspective Windy Dryden
  • Workshop; Solution focused therapy Dr. Melissa Darmody
  • Workshop; Children and loss Irish Hospice Foundation
  • Workshop: Adolescence and Loss Irish Hospice Foundation Dr. Ray O’Donnchadhah Hospice foundation. Nuala Harmey
  • Help for the helper preventing compassion fatigue. Babette Rothschild
  • Management of risk-preventing sexual abuse
  • Mindfulness Meditation Course. Oscailt Mary O’Callaghan
  • When endings are beginnings Prof. Irvin D. Yalom
  • Supervision Input Training Daughters of Charity child and family centre.
  • Play therapy; Healing the hurt child Dr. Larry Landreth
  • Workshop:  A non qualifying introduction to Art therapy in loss and bereavement Irish Hospice Foundation. Breffni McGuiness