Our Clinical Team

Join the Team

The Phoenix Practice is a newly established service and we are currently in a period of growth. Are you an experienced and fully accredited practitioner? Would you like to talk about joining us? We’d love to hear from you.

The Phoenix Practice was established by Dr Niamh De Rossa and Helena Texier in 2021.


Dr Niamh De Rossa

BSc Psych, D.Clin Psych, PG Dip Clin Supervision, PG Dip Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Filial Therapist, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy levels 1 & 2.

Dr De Rossa is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with over 25 years experience working with children, young people, and their families, as well as adults with mental health, behavioural, emotional or relationship concerns in community and children’s hospital settings and latterly in independent practice. Niamh has lectured in a number of Universities and published articles in peer reviewed professional journals. She has particular expertise in attachment, anxiety disorders, depression, and trauma.

Services include Clinical Psychology evaluation, Consultation; individual therapy; parent sessions for parenting challenges; parent-child relationship work and individual and small group supervision.

Helena Texier

M.Sc. psychotherapy, Registered Practitioner APPI, Reg. ICP, Clin. Fellow NPSA

Helena Texier is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and psychoanalyst working in independent practice for more than 25 years. Over that time, she has worked with individuals, couples, and older adolescents, experiencing life difficulties from across a very broad range, including those with long-standing mental health issues.

She was involved in teaching at TCD, St Vincent’s University Hospital UCD, on clinical training programmes, to Masters’ level. Helena is currently working towards a professional doctorate in psychotherapy research. She has been invited to speak at professional congresses internationally, was editor of a psychoanalytic journal, has had articles published in English, French and German and contributed to the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis. She has an interest in neurodiversity.

Services include Psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalysis; Consultation; Working with individuals, couples, and older adolescents; short-term or long-term work as appropriate to the presenting problem; Supportive psychotherapy for autistic adults of all ages; Supervision for mental health professionals from a psychodynamic/psychoanalytic perspective.


Aileen Garrihy

Bsc(Hons) Occupational Therapy; Psychotherapist IRRAPT (UK) Cognitive Analytic
Psychotherapy; YTT200 Yoga Teacher Training.

Aileen Garrihy is a Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist and Occupational Therapist with over 20 years experience in mental health. Her areas of expertise are eating disorders and anxiety disorders. As a relational psychotherapist, and influenced by recent studies on the impact of trauma on body and mind, she has undertaken yoga teacher training to integrate nervous system regulation into her work. Her focus is on the interplay between internalised (learnt) ways of being in the world, and the impact this has had in the past, (and continues to have in the present), on the nervous system. Supporting clients to understand their experiences of relational trauma and how they currently manage the impact, eg eating disorder, she works to support clients to regulate their nervous systems in more compassionate ways.

She was director of training for the Irish Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy from 2012 – 2021.

Services include Psychotherapy assessment and intervention for adults (18years+) for a broad range of mental health and relational difficulties., with particular expertise with anxiety disorders and eating disorders.