Eithne Hagan


Eithne Hagan  (Associate)

Senior Psychotherapist

BA (Hons) Psychology

Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy

Accredited Psychotherapist with IACP and registered member of BABCP


Background and qualifications

Eithne originally worked in the corporate Industry managing large scale teams in a highly pressurised environment which is where her interest in studying Psychology began.  Eithne’s interest in learning more about human behaviour and how we think, feel and act was driven by a desire to support employees to explore their own strengths and to provide an environment where employees had an opportunity to thrive.   

Having completed a BA (Hons) Psychology in 2010, Eithne wanted to learn more about how to support people who are finding it difficult to cope or who are dealing with the impact of negative past experiences and so went on to complete a Higher Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2015. During her work as an integrative Psychotherapist, Eithne noticed a significant rise in clients presenting with anxiety. Employees were seeking out more short-term, solution focused therapy.  Even though Eithne had some training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (and knew how CBT can be applied successfully to a wide range of mental health conditions) she undertook a more formal training in this area.  She went on to complete a Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Psychotherapy at Trinity College, Dublin in 2022.

Clinical Experience

Eithne has worked as a Psychotherapist for over 10 years in a variety of settings including university, corporate and community settings across Dublin city and county.  She is an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and has extensive experience using an existential-humanistic and integrative approach.  She has experience supporting individuals with a range of mental health difficulties such as depression, trauma, anxiety, bereavement and loss, abuse, bullying, infertility and adoption. Eithne firmly believes that once people are given the right environment to address issues, they can explore and understand their difficulties, gain insight into how they operate in the world and discover where they can empower themselves to make appropriate changes in their lives in order to reach their full potential. 

Approach to Therapy

Eithne strives to be present and attuned to the client at all times. She highly values the need to establish and foster a good therapeutic relationship of empathy, warmth, respect, compassion and to suspend personal judgement. 

She integrates many different approaches to therapy depending on each client’s specific needs.  She facilitates a safe space for clients to explore, understand and develop personal insight to empower themselves to understand responses available to them and to develop healthy coping strategies.  Eithne provides psychological education (where appropriate) to help clients gain an understanding of the mind-body relationship along with introducing the use of mindfulness which helps clients to reduce stress and gain insight and awareness.   

Eithne is committed to continuing professional development, attending workshops and conferences throughout the year, as well as keeping up to date with the current best practice guidelines and recommendations for quality, evidence-based therapy provision.


Eithne is an accredited psychotherapist registered with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is also a registered member of the BABCP.

Claiming on Insurance policies

Please check with your provider before beginning therapy if you wish to make a claim on your insurance policy. Psychotherapy service payments are at the discretion of each individual insurance provider.

Appointments and Hours of Work

Eithne can offer online appointments on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9am-1pm. 

If you would like to book an appointment for our assessment clinic to be matched with the right therapist for you, please call Evidence-Based Therapy Centre on 091-727777 or get in touch via the contact page.