Annette O'Dwyer Psychotherapist

Annette O’Dwyer

Location Dublin 14

Contact Number 087 935 0113

My Supervision Model 

“Supervision is a formal arrangement whereby a practitioner discusses their work regularly with someone who is an experienced practitioner and supervisor. The task is to work together to ensure and develop the efficiency of the practitioner/client relationship” (Page & Wosket, 2001)

As a supervisor Annette believes her task is to understand the client’s experience through the use of the therapist’s own embodied experience and the varied lenses of different theoretical frameworks that feel relevant. Annette alongside her own experience, pulls support from the models of Page and Wosket’s Cyclical Model, Hawkins and Shohet’s Seven- Eyed Model and Carroll’s Seven Tasks of Supervision.

My Experience as A Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor

Annette has worked as a therapist since 2001.She has extensive experience working across both the private and not for profit sectors. She began her professional career in the area of addiction and homelessness. She worked her way up from volunteering in a chaotic drug users’ drop-in center, later moving into people management, becoming the Operations and Clinical Services Coordinator of a residential rehabilitation treatment facility and overseeing the establishment of a residential detoxification unit.

Annette has also worked in private practice since 2006 with children, adolescents and adults.  Her therapeutic style is person centered, integrative approach.  She has vast experience working with a range of issues, examples being addiction, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, depression, anger management, bullying, work place issues, relationship issues and trauma.

Annette believes that every individual is unique and valuable, and that we are all trying to move towards greater integration of mind, body and spirit. She believes in the individual’s ability to move beyond symptoms to a more meaningful life and that each person has the answers to this meaningful life within themselves.

Annette’s primary focus is to help you make changes in the here and now. At times it is both important and necessary to understand where certain patterns stem from in terms of understanding causes. She believes the best approach to therapy is one which encompasses a number of different models to facilitate the needs of each individual.

My Training and Qualifications

Annette trained as a counsellor and received her primary qualification from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) in 2001. She also completed a Diploma in Integrative Supervision with the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP) in 2012. She holds certs in Psychology and Sociology from The National College of Ireland, (NCI) (1992)

Annette is committed to ongoing professional development to ensure she is up to date with evidence-based treatments of choice, completing training in CBT for anxiety and depression, (CT Training) Issues of Sexual Violence, (RCC), Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy, (IICP), Mindfulness Based Approaches & CBT in Adolescent Counselling and Classroom Applications, (The Mindfulness Clinic) and most recently Trauma Informed Psychotherapy, (Greenane Centre) Annette has worked with children, adolescents, adults and groups.

Currently Annette works with adults only in her practice of psychotherapy and clinical supervision.


  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision
  • Diploma in Trauma Informed Psychotherapy
  • Practitioner’s Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Skills for Practice
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Mindfulness Based Approaches to CBT in Adolescent Counselling and Classroom Applications
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Issues of Sexual Violence
  • Certificate in Workplace Management
  • Certificate in Non-profit Leadership and Management

Annette’s fee for supervision is €80

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