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Steven O Riordan (Dame Street)


Masters (MSc) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Care Work

Professional Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching

Professional Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher Training

Professional Memberships

Certified Associate: Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP)


Steven is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a background in Social Care for over 10+ years.

He is an associate member of IAHIP, and is fully insured. Steven works with a diverse range of individuals on a wide range of issues and his practice is located at City Therapy on Dame Street, Portlaoise Town, as well as Online.

Steven is a cis-male who uses the pronouns he/him. He is passionate about the various ways we can experience and think about health and wellness on a physical, mental, emotional, social, and spiritual level. Steven has worked with young people, families, homeless services, youth and adult mental health, as well as with the LGBTQ+ community before coming to psychotherapy. Through his volunteer work, he has supported volunteers, facilitated groups, and taught mindfulness workshops in several community organisations.

In working with clients, Steven works collaboratively with individuals in a compassionate and person-centred way. Steven works on a one to one basis and offers a Humanistic and Integrative approach, collaborating with clients to set their own goals for therapy – as the experts in their lives.


Steven’s approach to therapy is holistic and includes various approaches such as: body/somatic therapy, mindfulness and compassion-focused therapy, psychodynamic and attachment therapy, gestalt therapy, and existential therapy. His therapy practice is inclusive of LGBTQ+ and Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diverse (GSRD) people.

Steven’s areas of interest (include but are not limited to):

  • Self Worth and Confidence
  • Anxiety and Stress Management
  • Depression and Low Mood
  • Interpersonal Relationship Issues
  • Compassion Fatigue and Burnout
  • Family Dynamics and Past Experiences
  • Trauma and Adverse Experiences
  • Grief and Bereavement
  • LGBTQ+ issues
  • Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)
  • Veganism, Activist Stress and Burnout


Fee €70 for In Person and Online


Mindfulness Teacher Development Programme

Applied Specialisation in Mindfulness Meditation

Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Strengthening Families Programme – Facilitator Training

Children First and Safeguarding Training

First Aid Responder Training

Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI)

Mental Health First Aid


Counselling and Psychotherapy