About Me

Erica McKinney Psychotherapist Dublin, Counsellor Wicklow, Healer Dublin, Life Coach Wicklow

Erica McKinney

The focus of my work is to help you to lead a personally meaningful, fulfilling and rewarding life and to support and guide you in dealing with any challenges you face that prevent you from doing this.  These challenges may be on an emotional, psychological or spiritual level.

I am a psychotherapist and counsellor (MIACP) who works with adults and adolescents.  My primary training is integrative in nature which means it included a mix of psychotherapy and counselling theories and methods allowing me to work in a way that best suits each individuals needs.  I mainly use a person centred approach but also frequently use elements of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, EMDR, motivational interviewing, emotionally focused therapy (EFT) and psychodynamic theory.  

Since graduating I have undertaken further training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Gestalt Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT) and have qualified in EMDR Therapy (Trauma Therapy).

I am a graduate of the Brennan School of Healing Europe (Austria and Germany, Grad BBSHE 2007) having completed a 4 year healership training with Barbara Ann Brennan, a world renowned healer and author of best selling books on energy healing “Hands of Light” and “Light Emerging”.  I have also studied for 2 years in a therapeutic practice called “psycho-energetics” which is a form of therapy that uses mindfulness, presence and energy to access deep inner knowledge and healing.   I am a qualified Quantum Touch practitioner and hold a diploma in life, business and executive coaching (grad Coach Institute of Ireland 2006).

I have a special interest in the area of authentic relationships and communication and in following this interest have undertaken training in Non-Violent Communication and in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.  I also have a particular interest in anxiety and self esteem issues and am finding that using a mixture of person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy and EMDR therapy is an effective way of working with these issues.  

I offer psychotherapy, counselling, healing and coaching, I worked for 17 years in Irish financial institutions and have over 10 years management and leadership experience.

My work draws on many disciplines including person centred therapy, humanistic counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR therapy, emotionally focused couples therapy, motivational interviewing, bio-energetic psychotherapy, Brennan Healing Science, somatic experiencing, attachment theory, Quantum Touch, life coaching, NLP, non violent communication and Byron Katies work. 

Healing and psychology are one of my passions in life.  I have been in Private Practice since 2006.

About IACP

IACP is the largest counselling and psychotherapy associaion in Ireland and is made up of thousands of practitioners who are commited to raising counselling and psychotherapy skills in Ireland. IACP

About Life and Business Coaching

Coaching is a facilitative process which empowers the individual to take charge of and make positive changes in their life.  Life and Business Coaching Association of Ireland

About Brennan Healing Science

Barbara Ann Brennan is a world renowned spiritual leader and healer. She has written 2 best selling books. Her healing school has been in operation for over 20 years and teaches hands on healing and personal transformation. The school is dedicated to the evolution of the human spirit through education, research and world service.

About Quantum-Touch Healing

Quantum-Touch is a relatively new healing technique which was founded by Richard Gordon.  It applies the scientic principles of resonance and entrainment, in combination with specific – and easy to learn – breathing techniques and meditations and can results in powerful results.  www.quantumtouch.com

My counselling, psychotherapy, healing, life coaching practise is in South County Dublin, Dublin 18 and is easily accessible from Dublin city and county, the M50, N11 and Wicklow.