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Meet The Team

Evolve was set up to make CBT informed Counselling & Psychotherapy more accessible to everyone from all walks of life. Here at Evolve, our goal and commitment to practice is to provide an environment where our clients feel safe and understood in a confidential and compassionate space. In this space, our clients can work through anything they may be currently facing or struggling with, alongside the help of a professional therapist. 

 

Read on to learn more about our team.

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LLOYD HORGAN

With a number of years of experience working in the mental health sector, Lloyd holds a BA. Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and an MA. (Master’s Degree) in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Lloyd has qualifications in Applied Social Studies & Mental Health Nursing.

 

In regards to Clinical experience, before setting up Evolve - Lloyd worked for MyMind in Limerick City dealing with clients with mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

 

Lloyd previously sat on Limerick’s Youth Advisory Panel for Jigsaw Mental Health for 3 years and was also involved in night patrols with Limerick Suicide Watch. Lloyd has been involved with a number of organizations and mental health-based projects big and small, both locally and nationwide. 

 

Lloyd currently engages in regular clinical supervision and is professionally accredited by APCP (Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists Ireland) Membership number - MBR10780 from where he abides by their ethical guidelines and advice for best professional practice alongside regular CPD training.

 

Lloyd Horgan is available by appointment for both short-term and long-term therapy.

 

Lloyd believes that "No matter where you are at in your life, you can benefit from the therapeutic process”.  He says “Seeking help is a strength, and if you choose to work with us, rest assured that we will do everything to make you feel supported and at ease".

Lloyd@evolvementalhealth.ie

Lloyd is available to work with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Health Anxiety

  • Confidence Issues

  • Bullying

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Stress

PATRICK FITZGERALD

Having worked as a CBT therapist for the last number of years, Patrick is equipped and knowledgeable in delivering CBT focused psychotherapeutic support. Patrick holds a BA. in Counselling and Psychotherapy and also has an MA. Degree in CBT.

 

Patrick has been active across the mental health scene, speaking at various events across Ireland raising the awareness of mental health and how CBT fits into the recovery model. Patrick has also been director of Limerick Mental Health Week and sits on the board for Limerick Mental Health Association.

Patrick believes that "We all fall from time to time, making our way through life. CBT is like equipping ourselves with the tools necessary to combat the challenges we are faced with in life".

Patrick is available by appointment for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Patrick@evolvementalhealth.ie

Patrick is available to work with:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Loneliness

  • Bereavement

  • Self-Esteem

  • Anger Management

  • Relationship Difficulties

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SHARON WARD

Over the past number of years Sharon has gained experience in the Mental Health sector as a crisis volunteer with Text 50808 and currently volunteers with the Haven Hub based in Limerick city who specialise in Suicide prevention and intervention working with service users offering them support on a one to one basis. 

 

Sharon has facilitated numerous group sessions surrounding a variety of mental health issues and has extended her group sessions to participants on an international level overseas in Pakistan. 

 

Along with the above experience, Sharon currently holds a BA in Counselling and Youth Studies and is currently completing a Masters Degree in CBT informed Counselling & Psychotherapy. Sharon also partakes in regular clinical supervision.

Sharon is available by appointment for both short term and long term therapy.

 

Sharon believes that everybody has a story and that story holds so much value & significance to their overall health and life as a whole. Sharon also adds that she believes everybody deserves to have their story heard in a safe and compassionate space.

Sharon is available to work with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Panic Disorder

  • Confidence Issues

  • Bullying

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Stress

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BRÓNA DUNNE

Having worked and volunteered for a number of years within the mental health sector, Brónas passion for mental health and overall well-being is not only a core aspect of who she is professionally but also a central part of her character within a personal context. 

 

Bróna holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Counseling and Psychotherapy and is currently studying a Masters of Science in Psychology from Liverpool John Moores University. Bróna is additionally in the final stages of completing a Masters of Education from the University of Essex.

 

Prior to her therapeutic role at Evolve, Bróna held various teaching and counseling roles, including working as a Head Teacher with children and youth from the ages of 2 years - 18 years, gaining a wide range of experience aiding young clients deal with issues and challenge's they face during those early developmental years.

 

Brónas previous counselling roles included Ceim ar Cheim, Ird Duhallow and Limerick Youth Service. Currently, alongside her time at Evolve, Bróna works as school counsellor. 

 

Alongside the above, Bróna engages in regular CPD training and clinical supervision.

 

Bróna is available by appointment for both short-term and long-term therapy.

 

Bróna sincerely believes that “It is an inevitable  fact that people may struggle with their mental health throughout life, however this does not mean that they cannot learn to live with and cope with these challenges.” Bróna also adds that “With the right support and a structured evidence based plan in place, anybody can overcome psychological adversity”

Bróna is available to work with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Panic Disorder

  • Confidence Issues

  • Bullying

  • Anger

  • Trauma

  • Bereavement

  • Stress

CANDACE DAVEY

 

Candace's passion for wanting people to reach their full potential has led to her involvement with a number of organizations that deal with mental health, gaining invaluable experience in the mental health sector.

 

Candace currently volunteers with the Community Crisis Response Team in Limerick, where she is part of a team that offers intervention and prevention support to people feeling suicidal. 

Alongside voluntary experience, Candace has worked as a residential social care worker supporting young people, delivering therapeutic services and working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

 

Candace has received her BSc (Hons) degree in Psychology and Counselling and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Candace also partakes in regular clinical supervision.

 

Candace is available by appointment for both short term and long term therapy.

 

Candace believes that a person’s individuality and uniqueness should be non-judgmentally embraced and when given the right tools and support, anyone can have the opportunity to thrive in their life. Candace adds that everyone should have a space where they feel heard and safe.

Candace is available to work with:

  • Relationship Issues

  • Career/Work Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-Esteem

  • Stress Management

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Anger

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AIDEEN NEVILLE

In the past number of years Aideen has worked offering therapeutic support within a wellness center in County Kildare alongside having worked as a therapist within a private practice clinic in County Limerick.

 

Aideen’s focus in counselling is to build a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental space, where a client can feel safe to discuss anything. Aideen believes that the relationship between client and counsellor is central to the therapeutic process, and it is through this connection that positive change and healing can occur.  

 

Aideen is a graduate of Counselling and Psychotherapy having received her BA (Hons) degree and is now currently completing a Masters degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Aideen also partakes in regular clinical supervision.

 

Aideen is available by appointment for both short term and long term therapy.

 

Aideen believes that sometimes life circumstances can cause people to lose their spark, they can feel low, uninspired and lose direction. CBT and counselling can bring about a healthy and positive change and help you rediscover your spark.

Aideen is available to work with:

  • Stress

  • Relationship Issues

  • Anxiety Disorders

  • Addiction

  • Depression

  • Bereavement

  • OCD

  • PTSD

  • Eating Disorders

  • Confidence Issues

SAMANTHA GRACE

Over the past number of years Samantha's dedication to the mental health sector has been a core aspect of both her personal and professional life within a number of voluntary and professional roles.

 

Alongside Samantha's therapeutic role here at Evolve, Samantha additionally works as a family support worker which involves assisting clients through difficult times in their everyday lives and supporting families to acquire skills to promote positive change and improve their psychological well-being.

 

In addition, Samantha has over five years experience working within a residential setting for young people supporting them in the development of their overall emotional well-being. As part of working within a supportive capacity across all her roles, Samantha also works as part of a multidisciplinary team in collaboration with other health professionals to ensure all clients receive the support they require.

Samantha graduated with a BA in Early Childhood Care and Education and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Samantha also partakes in regular clinical supervision & CPD training.

 

Samantha is available by appointment for both short term and long term therapy.

 

Samantha believes that beginning therapy is one of the bravest journeys which one will embark on. Samantha says "By allowing this time for yourself, you will open the door of opportunities to becoming the best version of yourself." Samantha adds that truly knowing yourself is one of the most essential features of wisdom.

Samantha is available to work with:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Relationship Issues

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Family Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Low Self-Esteem

  • Anger

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