City Therapy aims to be part of the solution for the good of the individual, community and humanity by ‘helping people help themselves’
Shaunna Impey and Anne Devlin opened City Therapy in 2014 with the aim of creating a centre that offers evidenced based quality treatments and providing the highest professional standards to our clients.
We want to provide a service that helps close the gap between public and private mental health services, by reducing waiting times and delivering real-time psychotherapy and psychological interventions, when and where they are needed.
Our goal is to have a centre that is inclusive and welcomes diversity in the therapists that work with us, the specialities of those therapists and the clients who access our services. A number of our team offer their services in different languages including Romanian, Italian, Spanish, Croation. Several our team members also work with the LGBTQ+ community and with organisations who work with refugees.
Get to know the founders of City Therapy
“My aim is to make sure that every person who accesses our service receives respect and quality psychotherapeutic interventions that are tailored to meet the needs of the client”.
Shaunna has over 10 years’ experience working in a variety of environments including clinical private practices, HSE/public clinics and voluntary services. Shaunna experience includes the role of Deputy social work manager for a large teaching hospital for 12 years before we set up City Therapy. She also worked in Child mental health services, working directly with children and families on the frontline. Shaunna went back to college and completed Masters in Psychotherapy in 2013.
It is from Shaunna’s hands on experience and knowledge of psychotherapy and the public health system that helps led the way in creating a centre with high standards and quality service providing value for money. City Therapy is a centre promoting psychotherapy and the lasting benefits it has on people’s well-being, helping individuals to understand themselves better and move forward with their lives.
Anne Started off her career in the fitness industry becoming the co-owner of a successful Person Fitness Training business where she remained for over 10 years.
Anne also worked in a not-for-profit organisation teaching unemployed early school leavers from disadvantaged backgrounds in QQI Level 5 modules. The primary aim of her work was to educate people so that they could change the course of their lives and potentially reduce the instance of intergenerational poverty and disadvantage. Anne spent 7 years in this role and this time really solidified her passion for the importance of meeting people in their reality, ‘it was a humbling experience’. It also highlighted the need for tackling barriers to education and mental health supports.
Anne’s experience as a Personal Fitness Trainer and Tutor paved the way for her desire to work with people in a way that integrates all aspects of the person. In her work as a psychotherapist Anne marries motivation, psycho-education, support and tailored interventions to assist her clients.
Anne’s work has evolved over the years and have become quite focused, her passions as a psychotherapist are focused on Childhood Trauma, Gender Identity and how to use the body to access and integrate suffering through Sensorimotor work.