About

Psychologist Maeve Halpin. Picture By David Conachy. 8/7/2014Maeve Halpin is a psychologist based in Dublin, Ireland, who is passionately interested in personal development, self-empowerment and the potential for positive living. She is the founder and manager of the Appletree Health and Wellness Health Centre in Ranelagh, Dublin, from where she operates a thriving private counselling and supervision practice.

Maeve has over 20 years experience in the fields of psychology, education and management. With a background in Community and Voluntary Sector management (including as Chair of the Carmichael Centre for Voluntary Groups), post-graduate lecturing and research supervision with Trinity College, community-based adult education, counselling and both clinical and organisational supervision, she brings a broad range of skills and experience to her work.

Her counselling work with clients has given her tremendous respect for the power of the human spirit to overcome adversity. Her aim is to facilitate the maintenance of robust, resilient mental health so that people can learn to surf the waves of life’s challenges rather than being swamped by them. From her own experience and that of her clients, she has discovered that there are a whole range of things we can do to help ourselves from a mental health point of view, options that lie outside the traditional medical and psychological models.

Maeve compiled the book “How to be Happy and Healthy – the Seven Natural Elements of Mental Healthto give people the tools to take control of their own mental health, decreasing dependence on doctors, chemists and medication alone. While professional medical help is often essential in the short term, developing the skills of healthy living, self-awareness and mindful self-care means that the potential for psychological independence and emotional freedom is available to everyone.