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THE

TEAM

 At Dublin Mind Clinic, we have partnered up with Clinical and Medical experts from various fields.

Not only do we provide Psychotherapy servies but also Neurofeedback Training expertise as well as Medical advices and referrals to our Clinic Body Specialist.

With all that, we are able to provide a holistic approach to look at your mind and body as a whole.

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Our Team & Partners

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Michelle Franca

BSc (Hons) Psych., MSc (Hons) Clin. Psych., BA (Hons) Int. Couns. Psych., BCN

M. PSI, M. IACP, M. BCIA

FOUNDER AND CEO OF DUBLIN MIND CLINIC

PSYCHOLOGIST (CLINICAL TRAINING) &

Fully-ACCREDITED PSYCHOTHERAPISt &

Board Certified in Neurofeedback 

Michelle is a Psychologist, graduated from the Master’s of Science degree in Clinical Psychology, at the Superior Institute of Applied Psychology (ISPA), Lisbon, Portugal. She has also graduated from the first Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree in the history of Dublin City University, and she has graduated from the Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy degree, at the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dublin, Ireland. Michelle is the third person in Ireland to have earned a Board Certification in Neurofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

Michelle has worked as a Team Leader and Clinic Supervisor at Actualise. She has also worked as an Outreach Community Support Service Worker for people with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Dublin, a Cluster Relief Project Worker for ...

 
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Rahela Beghean

BSc (Hons) Psych.

M. PSI

Assistant psychologist &

neurofeedback training provider

Rahela is an Assistant Psychologist who worked at the Neurofeedback and Psychological services clinic: Actualise as a Research Assistant.  She also worked as a Research Assistant at the Department of Psychology in Maynooth University conducting a systematic review on the “Psychological After-effects of Limb Amputation”.

Rahela graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Psychology, with first class honours from Maynooth University. Rahela received the Carmel Staunton Prize for Best Final Year Project for, the highest score achieved in her research project entitled “Life after Sarcoma: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Challenges & Self-management in Sarcoma Survivorship”, and for the highest score achieved in her class. Her work was featured at the Psychology Health and Medicine Conference 2020 and published in its respective literature.

Rahela has also worked as a volunteer with Sunshine House (Society of St.Vincent de Paul, Ireland), working with children with a range of conditions, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD). She has also worked as a Support Volunteer at the Royal Hospital Donnybrook. She is currently completing her Masters of Science degree in Applied Psychology in Trinity College Dublin.

 

Rahela is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

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Nicole Charalambous

BA (Hons) Couns. Skills and Youth Studies, Cert. App. Psych.

M. APCP

Counsellor

Nicole is a Psychotherapist with expertise in a vast range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, partnership, family relationships, self-esteem, confidence, and loneliness, to name a few. Nicole is also an outstanding Motivational Interviewing Therapist and Dialectical Behavioural Therapist (DBT), mainly with children and adolescents. She practices under the supervision of the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP).

Nicole holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Counselling Skills and Youth Studies, a Certificate in Applied Psychology, and she undergoes Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Nicole worked at Safari Childcare with children to study their behaviours, and she is a Counsellor at Let’s Get Talking and at 256 Swords Road Holistic Therapy.

Nicole is passionate about helping people. Her aim is to help people identify their underlying problems and to work towards the abilities, talents, and power that each person has. As a Psychotherapist, Nicole maintains Person-Centred and Integrative approaches. She considers the therapeutic relationship between herself and the client to be a vital tool for their work together. Nicole draws from different therapeutic approaches as appropriate; however, her work is grounded upon respect and positive regard for the client. Client input and feedback are a central part of Nicole’s work and they are both very welcome.

Nicole is a member of the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP).

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Dr. Michael Keane

PhD, Reg. Psychol. PSI, CPsychol, AF. BPS, BCN. BCIA

NEUROSCIENCE ADVISOR & NEUROFEEDBACK EXPERT

Dr. Michael Keane is a Behavioural Neuroscientist, who is also the Founder and CEO of the Neurofeedback and Psychological services clinic: Actualise. He is one of the only Board Certified Neurofeedback Training provider in Ireland. He is also, a member of the Mental Health Advisory Board and Neuroscience Lead, of A Lust For Life. In addition, Dr. Keane is a reviewer of several academic journals, including Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Neurobiology of Aging, and the Journal of Caffeine Research.

 
Dr. Keane was a lecturer in Psychology at Dublin City University. He obtained his PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, investigating the effects of caffeine on brain function, where he set up the university’s first two EEG labs. His post-doctoral research, which investigated EEG biomarkers of early onset Alzheimer’s Disease, was carried out between NUIG and the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience, Dublin.

 
Dr. Keane is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, and a Registered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. 

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Dr. Sandra Mattos

M.D., PSURG., AMB, SBCP

MEDICAL ADVISOR

Dr. Sandra Mattos is a Physician specialized in Plastic Surgery, who is also a practicing Plastic Surgeon at Clinialba and an Obesity and Lipoinflammation Physician of the Pronokal Group.

She has more than forty years of experience working with patients. She has worked with patients within the Military and within Emergency, and she has performed plastic surgery within the fields of Reconstruction and Aesthetics.

Dr. Mattos obtained her Medical Degree at the University of Medicine of Vassouras, Rio de Janeiro, and she became specialized in Plastic Surgery by the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP). Her qualifications are: Systematization of Assistance to the Politraumatized, Ultrasound in Gynecology, Obstetrics, and Internal Medicine. She also underwent Clinical Training in the fields of Orthomolecular Medicine, Aged Skin, and Antibiotics.

Dr. Mattos is a member of the Brazilian Medical Association (AMB) and of the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP).

Emilia Pawlak

ARCHTI, ANMPT

PHYSICAL THERAPIST PARTNER

We have partnered up with Physical Therapist and Neuromuscular Therapist, Emlia Pawlak, who is the Founder and CEO of the Body Care Clinic.

 

At the Body Care Clinic, Emilia offers a wide range of massage treatments, some of which include: Relaxation, Neuromuscular Physical Therapy, Hot Stone Massage, and Pressotherapy. She also offers the opportunity for our clients to avail of Pranic Healing – a highly evolved, non- touch therapy, designed to heal a wide range of psychological and physical ailments.

 

Emilia sustains that, increasing our relaxation through massage results in a variety of positive psychological effects, due to the experience of increased levels of endorphin, serotonin, and dopamine, which in turn aid the relief of pain and stress.

 

Emilia is a member of the Association of Registered Complementary Health Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI) and of the Neuromuscular Therapists Register (ANMPT).