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Grief Therapy.

I offer one-to-one therapeutic intervention to adults, both online and/or face to face. I work with clients who are currently, or who have historically experienced grief and loss. Grief and loss come in many different forms, and at different stages in our lives. It can be a recent loss or a loss that happened many years ago. I believe in supporting those on the journey wherever they may be. Support in the area of grief and loss helps us to navigate our grief. It enables us to understand our behaviour in response to the grief. I am here to guide you through what is a difficult and challenging time in your life and to let you know, that you are not alone.

Parental Loss Therapy.

The loss of a parent is a confusing time in our life, it can leave us feeling a multitude of emotions. Like despair, confusion, anger, loneliness, abandonment, and fear. Our parents are the first person in our lives, our caregivers, our safety, a place we call home. When we lose a parent it can sometimes feel like we lose a piece of ourselves. Parental loss also happens to those who don’t have a positive relationship with their parents. This brings up a myriad of emotions. Such as regret, anger and despair. I am here to support you after the loss of a parent either recently or in the distant past.

Baby Loss Therapy. 

The death of a baby during pregnancy or shortly after birth is devastating for everyone involved. A loss is not what anyone expects when they realise they are pregnant. When joy turns to sorrow in an instant, you feel that nobody understands you. That everyones life moves on and yours stands still. You are not alone, I am here to support you in your journey. A safe place for you to talk about your baby and your loss. No matter when you experienced your loss, and no matter what type of loss you experienced. Miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal, your birth still matters. My work as a therapist has allowed me to sit with parents to hear their personal stories of loss and love, each one precious to every parent.

Long ago Bereaved. Losing a baby is a significant loss, while the pain may lessen over time, the loss is no less important. Some losses were never given the space to grieve appropriately. Some families were never given the opportunity to say goodbye to their precious babies, the babies were whisked away by doctors. Some babies weren’t given a proper funeral, and to this day families have no grave to visit. A loss is still a loss, no matter when it happened, if you would like to know more, please contact me.

Infertility and Miscarriage. Infertility can be a lonely, painful road to travel, a silent unrecognised loss that parents have to carry with them. Trips to fertility clinics, repeat miscarriages. Stolen promises. Infertility is the loss of what might have been. A loss of a hope and dream, a loss of identity, a loss of a family.

Couples Therapy.

If you are experiencing any or some of the following, it may be time to consider couples / marriage / relationship counselling. When you talk to your partner and it feels like you are hitting a brick wall. You don’t feel heard. Conversations go round in circles, you are frustrated at yourself or your partner. Every conversation turns into an argument. It feels like there is nothing left to say. If you or your partner has or is experiencing a loss, there are infertility issues, or you are going through IVF and neither of you have the language to talk. Consider counselling, grief can play a part a huge part in our relationships, and grief comes in many forms not just loss. It might help to receive some support from a third person, an outside perspective.

I am a member of IACP, and take a person centred approach to my therapy. My primary degree is in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am also qualified in sports psychology, mindfulness, pilates, fitness, health and wellness.

Call today for a free no obligation chat to see if counselling is for you.

Contact: alannah@fitbod.ie mobile number 087 3240595

When I was very depressed, someone recommended me the counselling sessions and that was how I met Alannah. Her warm and understanding personality helped me realise what I needed to heal within myself. Sometimes we are unable to see certain facts or deny them and the assistance of a counsellor may open us to let go suppressed emotions. If you are looking for trust and open talk, then definitely meet Alannah.

MA, 2018, Dublin

Never having considered professional help before, I was unsure what to expect and also quite nervous. I came across Alannah when I’d reached an all time low point in my life. It was the best decision I ever made. Through sessions with Alannah and her skill of guiding me through the process, I’ve rediscovered myself and the true joys in life. I also feel assured that I’m better equipped to handle situations or setbacks that can naturally occur. What struck me most about her was her ability, not only to listen, but to engage in conversation in a way that felt totally natural and comfortable. I’d have no hesitation recommending Alannah, just as I have done with friends and family.

Jen