DMC stands for Deep Meaningful Conversation and that’s exactly what we are offering in our clinic. Something that is often spoken about at the end of the first counselling session is how it wasn’t what was expected, or it wasn’t has hard as they thought it would be. There is a common misconception that counselling and psychotherapy is very clinical and only for those who have severe mental health concerns but in reality counselling and psychotherapy is for everyone and it isn’t much different to the deep and meaningful conversations you have with friends and family. Some of these differences are that we are qualified and trained to not only really listen but to help support you to find understanding and tools to cope with what is causing you distress in your life. The conversation is solely about you and it is in a non-judgemental, confidential and unbiased space. Meet the team below.


The DMC Clinic, originally Solas Counselling Services, was established in November 2017 and provides mental health support to children, teenagers and adults. The DMC Clinic is based in the heart of Wexford Town in an easily accessible and private setting. It is located on the 1st floor of 48 North Main Street in The Bullring and offers a varied range of different mental health services. All mental health professionals attend regular workshops and training to continue to add to their areas of expertise. To ensure best practice and duty of care for all clients all mental health professionals abide by the Code of Ethics under their accredited body guidelines and when required attend regular supervision with a qualified and accredited Supervisor.  All our qualifications are also QQI certified.


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Meet the Team

Ruth Swaby

Meet The Team

I am the owner of The DMC Clinic and I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists (APCP). I have a BA Degree in (Hons) Psychology with Waterford Institute of Technology, a MA Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and a Professional Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy with Institute of Integrated Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP). I have also trained with Elista Education and I am an Animal Assisted Psychotherapist.


I really enjoy what I do, and I feel privileged to be able to witness so many strong and courageous people working on their mental health. We all need a little extra support at some point in our lives, so I do my best to offer a safe and non-judgemental space to give this support.


Some of the additional trainings I have completed have been in suicide prevention, trauma, cognitive behavioural therapy, mindfulness, sexual health, couples therapy, sand tray and art therapy. My more recent trainings have been in animal assisted therapy and emotional eating, binge eating and disordered eating.

Caroline Bannister

Meet The TeamI am a fully accredited Counsellor and I have a BA Hons Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Irish College of Humanitites & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and I have also completed a Professional Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy with Institute of Integrated Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP). I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists (APCP)


I also have a Professional Certificate in Couples Counselling with The Cherished Family Project. Some of the other certificates I have received are in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), suicide prevention, inner child work, understanding and recognising sexual addiction, vicarious trauma, transgender awareness, trauma informed care for adolescents, mindfulness, sand tray, and creative art.


I use an integrated approach in counselling to deal with issues we can encounter throughout our life. I find no approach suits everyone so I will combine tools and techniques for each client on an individual basis. I also use different forms of art therapy to help clients to express themselves when a client is happy to do this.


I provide clients the space to be heard in a non-judgemental way. I enjoy watching clients grow and encouraging them to recognise their own potential. Change can be a challenging process and sometimes it requires support along the way. This is what I aim to provide clients with.

Siofra Hall

Meet The TeamI am a fully qualified Psychotherapist. I have a BSc Degree in Applied Psychology from the Institute of Art, Design, and Technology, Dun Laoghaire (IADT) along with an MA Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences, Limerick (ICHAS). I am an accredited Psychotherapist with the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists (APCP).


I’ve also completed training and researched trauma, domestic violence, suicide preventions, creative arts approach, distressed tolerance skills for children and adolescence, mindfulness, dialectical behavioural therapy DBT, non-violent resistance training for parents and children, solution focused therapy and eco psychotherapy.


I use an integrative approach to psychotherapy where I focus on the clients strengths to help them cope with life’s challenges. I provide a warm, non-judgemental, and safe space for my clients to easily express their thoughts and feelings. I am passionate about working with individuals that are going through difficult times and encouraging them to find the strength within themselves to grow through their adversity


I look forward to meeting you so we can begin the journey of growth together.

Leanne Goff

Meet The TeamI am a newly qualified and pre-accredited Counsellor and provide a counselling service in the Low Cost Clinic. I am a recognised Pre-Accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselloing & Psychotherapy (IACP). I have recently qualified with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling & psychotherapy through the Institute of Integrated Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP). My background is in Guidance Counselling and I have completed my Masters in Guidance Counselling through Dublin City University (DCU). I am registered member of the Institute for Guidance Counsellors (IGC) and am an active member of the South East Branch of Guidance Counsellors. I am also a registered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Further to my main training some of the additional skills and knowledge I have acquired are in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, safe talk and suicide prevention, relational skills in adolescents, supporting children and teenagers in trauma, school anxiety, building resilience, bereavement, supporting well-being in the school community, stress management and mediation and self-care.


I value and appreciate lifelong learning and continually strive to pursue both personal and professional development. I am extremely passionate about working in the area of mental health, providing an individual counselling experience to my clients whereby I hope to make a positive difference to the lives of the people I come into contact with. I firmly believe that when someone shows courage, strength and determination to speak out about their difficulties, that they need someone who fully listens to their story, can put themselves in the persons shoes and truly understands what they are going through.


Eva Murphy

Meet The Team

I am a Gestalt Psychotherapist H.Dip. and I trained in the Gestalt Institute of Ireland. I am an accredited associate of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

I work from an embodied, relational approach. I believe that each person has the ability to grow and respond to change, to self-regulate and heal with the right support.


” We don’t get wounded alone and we don’t heal alone’’.

Carl Jung


My goal as a therapist is to raise my client’s awareness regarding how they function in their world. To help them see more clearly their situation and how they are a part of it.  I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space. I’m passionate about supporting people on their journey of self-discovery and helping them live a fuller more authentic life.

Karla Bell

Meet The Team

I have a BA (Hons) degree in Theology and Psychology with Dublin City University (DCU), a Hdip in Counselling with St Patricks College Maynooth and a professional certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness. I am a certified Vinyasa Yoga Teacher. I am a fully accredited member of the National Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (NAPCP).


Some of the additional training I have completed is in inner child work, domestic violence, emotional and binge eating, suicide prevention, mood and resilience management, vedic counselling, sexual difficulty in women, mandala creativity, breathing techniques and meditation.


I am a person-centred counsellor, specialising in relationships. I am passionate about helping people heal their relationship with themselves. I work both with individuals and couples. As it’s the relationship that is built between counsellor and client that really does the work I aim to provide a warm, honest and non-judgemental space. I use many different modalities in my work and believe in an individualised, client-led approach. This empowers and educates people to continue their own journeys of accepting themselves long after counselling has ended.

Orla O’ Brien


I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). I have a BSc. Hons. Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy with PCI College: validated by Middlesex University, London. I am in the final months of my 2021 Master Degree in Integrative Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy with The Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin (IICP).


I am trained in Integrative therapy which means I combine different therapeutic tools and approaches to fit the individual needs of clients of all ages. I have specific training in CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy) SFBT (solution-focused brief therapy) art therapy, creative and play therapies, seasonal affective disorder, suicide prevention and mindfulness. I have a special interest in trauma-informed therapy, sleep issues and depression/anxiety.


I am passionate about my work and my ongoing training and I continuously feel privileged to empathically support, without judgement, my client’s journey towards healing.

Lauren Hall

Meet The TeamI am a trainee Psychotherapist currently completing my Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Science (ICHAS). I previously completed my Bachelors of Social Science with Honours at Rhodes University. I am also a member of  the  Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists (APCP).


I have also completed a diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy at City College in Dublin. I have a background in crisis counselling as well as suicide prevention. Some of my other certificates include training in grief & bereavement, self-harm prevention, personal development, mindfulness and self-care.


My approach is Humanistic Integrative, which means we work collaboratively and with flexibility to find the approach that works best for you. I aim to meet my clients where they are emotionally and take it one step at a time. I am non-judgemental, friendly and open. It is my passion and joy to work alongside my clients everyday and see their journey unfold.

Ailbhe O’ Neill


I am a qualified counsellor and hold a BA (Hons) Level 8 in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy with the Institute of Integrated Counsellors and Psychotherapists (IICP). I also hold a BA Level 7 in Applied Social Studies in Social Care from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT). As a fully accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), I abide by their code of ethics. As an Associate Lecturer with IICP college, I teach across a range of modules including an Introduction to Counselling Skills, and an Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Studies & Reflexive Practice, as well as assisting on the delivery of modules such as Sexuality and Practice Development.



In addition to my core qualification, I have also completed training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Practitioner Training, safeTALK and suicide prevention, Children First training, and awareness training in working with gender, sexual and relationship diverse clients. I hold a Certificate in Working Online with Adolescent Clients, as well as Telemental Health and Online Assessments.

I am a Person Centred therapist first and foremost, and I use an integrative approach when working with clients. I tend to focus on a client’s own strengths and inner resources to help them manage whatever challenges they might find themselves facing. A safe space is offered to my clients, allowing them to explore their thoughts and feelings in a warm, empathic and non-judgemental setting.