Dr Jessica Lunn

Training and Accreditation

Jessica is a fully trained Counselling Psychologist having completed my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin, which built upon her earlier B.A. in Psychology from UCD and postgraduate diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy from DCU.

This diverse training allows her to integrate techniques from multiple therapeutic modalities into her work with clients. Jessica has training in person-centered, emotion-focused, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness, family, couple, somatic, and attachment-based approaches, adapting her style to best suit each individual.

As a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), Jessica provides therapy in accordance with their professional ethics and standards of care. Her goal is always to offer clients a warm, safe environment for self-discovery, utilizing her breadth of training to facilitate lasting growth and healing.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Jessica is passionate about helping her clients develop self-understanding, self-acceptance, and self-compassion. She aims to create a warm, non-judgemental space where clients feel safe to explore the deeper roots of their difficulties, so that lasting healing and fulfilment can unfold.

Jessica’s approach is integrative, blending humanistic, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and systemic perspectives. She draws on emotion-focused and somatic techniques to help clients connect with themselves through their felt sense and bodily awareness. By tuning into the messages of the body and emotions in the present moment, core patterns of feeling and relating can be brought into awareness. Together, therapist and client, can unravel these patterns and make space for deeper self-understanding and new patterns to emerge. Jessica’s focus on emotions and the body allows repressed material to be processed in a gentle way, so that new perspectives and ways of relating to oneself and others can unfold.

While Jessica provides solution-focused support in the short-term when needed, she feels that therapy is most transformative as a longer-term endeavour. By committing to the process, core patterns can be brought to light with care and patience. Jessica’s clients find that they develop a deeper understanding of themselves and how past experiences shape current struggles. With this insight, lasting change becomes possible.

Jessica’s goal is that each person leaves therapy feeling empowered, with greater self-knowledge, emotional awareness, and compassion for themselves and others. If clients are seeking a therapist to take these steps with them, Jessica would be honoured to listen and support them in moving towards healing and wholeness.

Experience and Areas of Interest

Over the course of her career, Jessica has had the privilege of working with a diverse range of clients in both public and private mental health services. Her experience spans individual, couples, families, and group therapy.

She has provided care to clients struggling with a variety of mental health challenges, including: depression, anxiety, OCD, bereavement, relational difficulties, childhood trauma (neglect, physical abuse, emotional abuse, sexual abuse), adult trauma (homelessness, domestic abuse, accidents, assaults), disordered eating patterns, binge eating and emotional eating, chronic illness, suicidal ideation and self-harm, low self-esteem, personal crises, and pre/postnatal concerns.

In her work, Jessica has supported neurodivergent individuals and members of marginalized communities, including the LGBTQIA+ population. she takes an an integrative, tailored approach to meet each client’s unique needs and goals.

Her particular areas of interest include:

·        Healing from trauma and abuse

·        Adjustment to difficult life transitions

·        Relational difficulties including domestic abuse

·        Pre/postnatal and paternal mental health

Jessica’s fee structure is:

Intake assessment – 90 minutes – €150

Therapy session- 50 minutes- €120

Couples session €140

Attachment based family therapy session €140

A reduced fee may be available in certain circumstances based on availability. Please contact Jessica for more information.

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