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Who We Are

The Student Counselling Services is comprised of Counselling, Student Learning Development (SLD) and Student 2 Student (S2S), all supported by a central administrative team.

Trinity Student Counselling Services employs fully qualified counsellors, all of whom have postgraduate degrees in either clinical psychology, counselling psychology or psychotherapy. Additionally, a number of trainees and assistant psychologists work in the SCS.

Team of Directors

Name Position Accreditation
Trish Murphy Director EAP, FTAI, ICP
Jo Harney Deputy Director PSI

Administration Team

Name Position
Dorothy Coyne Administrative Manager
Marianne O'Rourke Administrative Officer
Aga Ferensztajn Front Office Supervisor
Sheila Nesbitt Executive Officer
Anne Saunders Executive Officer

Clinical Team

All Clinical Team staff are bound by their professional code of ethics:

If you wish to contact any member of the team, please email us on

Name Position Accreditation
Chuck Rashleigh Research & Outcomes and Outreach & Prevention Manger PSI
Mark Robinson Trainees & Groups Manager PSI
Alice Kelly Training, PG and Consent Manager FTAI, ICP
Grainne Ashe Case Management Specialist IACP
Sinead Crowley Student Counsellor - Outreach IAHIP, IAPTP, ICP
Brendon Glon Student Counsellor - Training PSI
Laura Fitzpatrick Student Counsellor IAHIP
Ciara Joyce Student Counsellor - Supervision PSI
Joanna Kesicka Student Counsellor - PG FTAI, ICP
Graham King Student Counsellor FTAI, ICP
Ruth McMahon Student Counsellor - Consent & Disclosure FTAI, ICP
Dee O'Keeffe Student Counsellor - Addictions IACP
Tony Rice Student Counsellor IAHIP, ICP
Frances Walsh Student Counsellor IACP, IAHIP
Hannadi Al-Hassan Asst. Psychologist PSI (Graduate Member)
Andrew Douglas Asst. Psychologist PSI (Graduate Member)
Nina Slingerland Asst. Psychologist PSI (Graduate Member)
Acronym Full Name of Awarding Body Website
EAP European Association for Psychotherapy
FTAI Family Therapy Association of Ireland
IACP Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
IAPTP Irish Association for Play Therapy and Psychotherapy
IAHIP Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy
ICP Irish Council for Psychotherapy
PSI The Psychological Society of Ireland

Student Learning Development

Name Position
Susan Kirwin SLD Coordinator
Tamara O'Connor Learning Support Psychologist
Caroline Forsyth Student Learning Advisor
Maeve O'Reagan Student Learning Advisor

Student 2 Student

Name Position
Ralph Armstrong-Astley S2S Coordinator
Shauna O'Connor S2S Programme Officer
Vacant S2S Graduate Intern

Strategic Development

Name Position
Lynnea Connolly Strategic Development Manager