About Me

I'm Erica McKinney, Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Healer and Life Coach.



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.

Main Training

  • BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy – Middlesex University
  • Diploma in Brennan Healing Science – Brennan Healing School of Healing
  • Diploma in Business & Personal Coaching – Coach Institute of Ireland
  • EMDR Training – EMDR Europe
  • Certificate in Mindfuless based approaches and 3rd wave CBT interventions – The Mindfulness Clinic
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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.

“I went to Erica with swelling and pain in the joint of one of my fingers. The doctor indicated it was some form of arthritis. After the first healing the swelling and pain reduced substantially. I took two further healing sessions and the pain and swelling cleared completely. During the 3rd healing it felt to me like Erica was blowing up my foot with a bellows. The feeling was so strange that I commented on it. The sensation was in an area where I had been suffering from gout pain over the last few years. After the healing my gout pain cleared and 3 months later is still clear”

Michael O’N (55 year old male) DublinRelief from Arthritis and Gout Pain

I felt so down and anxious when I first called you. After a few counselling sessions I began to feel lighter and to understand some of the things that were contributing to how I feel. After a few more I could see ways that I could help myself a bit more. It has been life changing for me. Thank you so much.

Paul, Wicklow

“Following the death of my father, and a miscarriage within the same year, I was feeling very low when Erica treated me. I only had one treatment from her, due to the fact that I live abroad, but her healing treatment gave me an instant feeling of release and improved my mood dramatically, and my ability to cope with my losses also improved. During the treatment I felt a sensation of heat, although Erica was not touching me. I had a great release of emotion and tension, and immediately felt calmer and stronger. Having worried about previous difficulties I had in conceiving, I produced a healthy, happy daughter 10 months later, and I am absolutely convinced that the healing experience assisted the quick conception and healthy pregnancy. I am very grateful to Erica for this healing experience.”

Brenda R, (39 year old female) LondonHealing after miscarraige and family death

“You gave me treatment for a trigger thumb – v painful left thumb metacarpal-phal joint, that was really distrubing me. It took about 3 months, before I felt relief. I had made an appointment with a hand surgeon in Saint Vincents and your treatment was to tide me over until that appointment. Now I’ve cancelled it !! I must confess to doubting any success initially but my colleague who referred me to you told me to be patient. I thank god for this gift to you and for you”

Deirdre, DublinI was able to cancel an operation

“I was slightly pushed into going to see Erica a couple of years ago by a friend who found her brilliant and having been trying for a baby for some months. I was a little sceptical but found her to be so nice and easy to talk to that I went with it. What had me hooked was that on my first visit she detected that I was actually pregnant and despite my protests that I was sure I wasn’t she was quite convinced. Based on her conviction I took a test a couple of days later and found I was (only a matter of 3-4 weeks!). I continued going to Erica through the pregnancy and found her brilliant for an overall feeling of well being and for reducing the stress I was feeling about the birth”

Karen C (30 year old female) DublinDetected she was pregnant / Pregnancy support

“I went to Erica with pain in my shoulder which I’d had for a number of years. Tightness which grew to being quite painful if I was stressed or if I was carrying out any particularly strenuous physical work. I had tried lots of remedies – my own exercises, chiropractic, osteopathy, massage. All provided some relief but nothing long-term. I went to Erica for about 4/5 sessions and I’ve never looked back since. She confirmed that I hold a lot of stress in my upper body which would have contributed to the shoulder pains. She would say she released the energy from the area and helped it circulate better – great; it manifested itself in no more pain for me. The relief came following the very first session and improved over the next few. The sessions are extremely pleasant – very relaxing and peaceful. I would have no hesitation in recommending Erica to anybody with physical or emotional pain. She’s a wonder!”

Oonagh C. (42 year old female) DublinShoulder Pain Gone

“I attended the clinic with acute sinus problems. I had many allergies and an old injury to my nose which caused the sinus problems. I tended to get sinus infections on a regular basis and I found that after attending the healing that the inflamation and pain were significanly reduced. This was valuable for me as it allowed me to be able to reduce my outright dependency on anti-biotics as a solution. The healing was a pleasant and relaxing experience after which I felt clearer in my breathing and an overall sense of balance.”

Billy G. (29 year old male) DublinRelief from Sinus Pain

“I dont think I can ever explain to you how much your healings have meant to me. I feel back to my old self. I dont feel as irritable. I have more energy and I am coping so much better with the stresses in my life. I’ve got my mojo back 🙂 Thank you so much”

Christine H. (42 year old female) Dublin"I’ve got my mojo back"

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.


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.


Quantum Touch Healing

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


Book a Consultation

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. I also offer online counselling, online psychotherapy and online coaching by video.

If you cannot find a suitable appointment below, please contact me by email.  There may be appointments coming available shortly that are not currently showing on the booking system.  I also operate a waiting list.

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