Meet the Practitioners


dr_declan_croninDr. Declan Cronin specialises in the treatment of Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse, Panic Attacks, Depression, Anxiety, Stress, Confidence, Self-Esteem, OCD, IBS, Mood Swings, Anger, Migraine & Tension Headaches, Fears, Drugs, Alcohol, Addictions, Eating Disorders, Pain Management, Serious Illness & Depression, Lifestyle & Diabetes, Relationships, Phobias, Positive Living.

HSE – Health Service Executive


Patient financial support for Dr. Cronin’s services has also been approved by the HSE.

The external claims committee of the HSE approved funding for treatment by Dr. Declan Cronin. This pertains to the Irish Department of Health, the Redress, and the initiative to provide counselling for victims & survivors of institutional childhood neglect, injury and/or abuse as children in Ireland.

The Redress Board was set up under the Residential Institutions Redress Act, 2002 to make fair and reasonable awards to persons who, as children, were abused while resident in industrial schools, reformatories and other institutions subject to state regulation or inspection. Useful link:



Dr. Declan Cronin is referral therapist for the

renowned Davitt Corporate

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Dr. Declan Cronin was Psychotherapist & Hypnotherapist to members of the Irish Karate Team who qualified and competed at the World Karate Championships in Tokyo 2006

(From Left To Right: Sensei Gary Daly, Sensei Darran Smith and Shane Donnelly)


“We very quickly realised we were in good hands when we commenced our positive-outcome therapy sessions with Dr. Cronin. He understood exactly what we were trying to accomplish and asked questions that made you focus, contemplate and believe. I think his experience, skill, intelligence and instinct must place him at the top of his profession. What impressed me most was his ability to see the whole picture, even at the early stages he had an innate sense of what to do next. And more importantly, he possesses the communicative skills to convey this knowledge in an honest, insightful, and constructive way”Gary Daly, 4 DAN Karate. World Championship Qualifier 2006.




Clinical Psychologist


  • PhD. Curtin University Australia
  • MA (Clinical Psych)
  • BA (Psych Honours)
  • BA (Soc Science)
  • Dip (Clinical Hypnosis)
  • Registered as a clinical psychologist both in Ireland and Australian.


Dr. Milo has worked in a variety of professional capacities including work as a Clinical Psychologist, drug counsellor, university lecturer, trainer & educator and as a senior manager of non-government organisations and in the intellectual disabilities (ID) field.


His career has focused on increasing competency and capacity in families and careers of young people and people with ID. A significant focus has been enhancing parenting practice, attachment and emotional warmth in families whilst also teaching skills in managing mood through CBT and mindfulness. A central role of his work has been the design and delivery of services to young people and families experiencing emotional distress and dealing with adolescent behavioural problems. All families often have great, unrealised strengths and resources. An important focus of his work was empowering families to enhance the quality of their relationships, identifying barriers to achieving individual and family goals and maximising connection to local community supports and services. This experience follows employment as a Psychologist in a maximum-security prison, work in the drug addictions field and as a senior manager for Cork Simon developing policy and training/clinical interventions.




  • Broad experience applied in the development, implementation and evaluation of clinical interventions and training programs for disengaged ‘at risk’ group’s often experiencing ongoing psychosocial ill health (individuals, families & ethnic groups).
  • Broad experience & skills in assessment of individual, family and organisational needs and skills requirements.
  • Highly developed interpersonal & communication skills (both verbal & written) resulting from work with marginalized & difficult to service groups, NGO’s & ongoing professional development (post grad studies & in-service training).
  • Ability to organise & prioritise workloads accordingly; to meet deadlines, addresses new tasks that arise and delegate responsibilities to assure successful short and long term outcomes of an organisation.
  • Comprehensive experience in management, supervision of & participation in multi disciplinary teams & volunteer
  • Strategic planning skills with the ability to anticipate problems & deliver innovative & effective solutions.
  • Proven ability to inspire teams, support & motivate individuals toward innovation & excellence in service delivery.
  • Financial management skills developed through extensive experience as a program manager of community organisations.


Dr. Milo adheres to a strict code of ethics and is a member of the Irish Psychological Society, The Australian Psychological Society and Australian Society of Hypnosis.


Dearbhla Crowleydearbel

Dearbhla is a fully qualified Educational Psychologist with a background in primary teaching. She completed her Masters qualification in University College Dublin and is a registered member with the Psychological Society of Ireland. Dearbhla has experience of working with both children and young adults from all school settings. Educational assessments completed by Dearbhla will be recognised by the Department of Education and will also include recommendations for school. Dearbhla looks forward to working with you in the future.


June O’Mahony


June O'Mahony

June is an accredited member of the PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland)

She graduated from University of Limerick and holds an MA in Psychology.

June has also trained in A.S.S.I.S.T (suicide prevention) and Therapeutic Crisis Interventions. Throughout Junes broad voluntary experience she has worked with a diverse range of people worldwide. During her time within the ISPCC June has carried out research into the Emotional and Behavioural Services offered through different programs. June currently plays an active role in St Nicolas Trust and is an active member on the Restorative Justice panel for Cork city.

Professionally, a person-centered approach is adopted with the employment of different perspectives to address the individual needs of the person. The provision of a safe supportive space allows the person to explore challenges in their life while increasing awareness, thus empowering change.

June adheres to a strict code of ethics as defined by the Irish Psychological Society.


Noreen Twomeynorway

Noreen began her career by studying Psychology and Sociology in UCC, and subsequently went on to graduate with a 2:1, Honours Degree. After that she began her Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy and has also completed SafeTalk Training with the HSE, she is also a member of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland.

Noreen works with adults, but also specialises in working with those of a younger age group. She is currently nearing the end of an additional degree, a Post Graduate Certificate in Child and adolescent Counselling, and has experience of working with adolescents in a mental health setting, via her work with numerous other mental health organisations around Cork.

Noreen Twomey uses an integrative and humanistic approach, which brings together different elements of various therapies. She uses this approach because she believes there is no single therapeutic approach that suits every client in any varying situation. People are unique and so are their circumstances. She considers each client as a whole and so tailors her approach to their individual needs and personal circumstances, while always incorporating 3 core beliefs which are derived of a Humanistic Approach; Empathy, Congruence and Unconditional Positive Regard. This allows each client to individually grow, with the right support and approach to suit their needs. Noreen believes that one of the most important components of therapy is that the client feels safe, supported, and relaxed in a calm, open and trusting environment. In her opinion this allows for not only a strong therapeutic relationship to develop but also a successful outcome to therapy

Noreen Twomey works with adults and adolescents on a one-to-one basis, who experience:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Stressful life events
• self-esteem issues
• Grief, Bereavement and Loss
• Trauma
• Bullying and Intimidation
• Anger
• Relationship Issues
• Personal Development
• Communication Issues



Counselling & Psychotherapy

Stephen holds a Masters in C.B.T
stephenCounselling Psychologist

Holds a degree in Psychology & a diploma in Humanities and has also earned a certificate in Forensic Psychology.

He is fully trained in First Aid, Safe talk and A.S.S.I.S.T

Approaches: CBT, Counselling, Psychodynamic, Psychotherapy

Stephen graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) with a Degree (Hons) in Psychology. In his professional work he uses an eclectic approach with a CBT base, working on the premise that no two people or issues are the same. Stephen works with individuals on a one-to-one basis and also with groups, providing a safe base for the client to explore and express their thoughts and feelings.

Stephen specialises in:


Past and Recent Trauma

Stress Low Self-Esteem

Bullying and Intimidation

·Grief/Bereavement and Loss


Communication Problems

Loss of Motivation

Personal Development

Victoria Howson



  • Masters in MA in Applied Psychology
  • BA in Applied Psychology

Psychological Experience:

  • Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Advanced Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Foundations for Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Positive Psychology and Coaching
  • Methods of Investigation
  • Psychophysiological Methods
  • Applied Clinical Issues
  • Genetics & Evolution for Psychologists
  • Applied Clinical Issues (Child & Adolescent Mental Health)
  • Experience in creating and carrying out positive psychological interventions.
  • Experience in researching for student assistant websites, in which Victoria wrote blogs dealing with such topics as Mental Health and Online Resources for Students. One of the blogs “Five Mental Health Tips for Students”, can be found at this link
  • Victoria has previously volunteered with college helpline services.


Apex Clinic – Counselling & Psychology Centre


Apex Clinic – Counselling & Clinical Psychology Centre is a well-established Assessment and Intervention Centre attracting clients from Cork, Munster and all parts of Ireland.


We are currently looking for enthusiastic and experienced counselling and clinical psychologists to play a key role in our dynamic and multi-disciplinary centre providing high quality service.


The role includes providing intervention to individuals, family, parents and/or children, conducting psychological assessments and contributing to parenting assessments.


The post offers a friendly and supportive working environment and flexible working hours.


Highly motivated candidates with an excellent track record are invited to apply.


Contact: Dr. Declan Cronin