Eoin Stephens MA, MIACP, MACI,

Counsellor/Psychotherapist & Supervisor

Eoin is an experienced Counsellor/Psychotherapist and lecturer, having worked in the field of mental health for more than 25 years, in areas such as Learning Disability, Addiction Treatment, Counsellor Education, Private Practice and Public Awareness. He is known for his work in the field of behavioural addictions, and has a particular interest in the relationship between addictions and mental health problems such as social anxiety.  He lectures at PCI College, where he was College President for more than 10 years, and is a co-founder of the Centre for Addictive & Problematic Behaviours and Dual Diagnosis Ireland. Eoin is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland, and has served as Vice-Chairman of both organisations. In 2010 he was awarded the IACP Carl Berkeley Award for contributions to Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland.

Eoin provides Individual Counselling/Psychotherapy to adults for a range of life issues, including Addictive Behaviours (Alcohol, Sex, Gambling, etc), Anxiety Problems (Social Phobia, Panic, Worry, OCD, etc), Depression, Anger Problems, Relationship Issues, etc. He specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (i.e. focusing on the links between thoughts, emotions & behaviours in maintaining problems such as depression and anxiety), but his work is influenced by a variety of other therapeutic approaches, including Person-Centred Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Compassion-Focused Therapy, as well as incorporating perspectives from Evolutionary Psychology, Philosophy, Anthropology, Spirituality and the Humanities.