Hello! My name is Aideen Stack. I am a passionate and empathetic Health Psychologist from Cork, Ireland. I am a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Registered Psychologist with the New Zealand Psychologist Board.
I have a PgDip in Health Psychology (clinically based) from the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and a MSc in Psychology (Health) from the University of Leiden. I completed my BA in Applied Psychology at University College Cork.
I am trained in a number of treatment modalities including; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills (DBT). I tailor my intervention and approach based on the individual person’s needs.
Experience and Expertise
I have experience with both adolescents and adults, with particular interest in supporting and empowering young people through mental health support. I ensure to place a strong emphasis on someone ‘can do’, instead of only focusing on the burden of their struggles.
I have experience working with people with a range of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, depression, trauma, Adult ADHD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and more. I have worked with both adults and teenagers (12+), from diverse backgrounds. I have previously worked with young people as a High School Therapist in New Zealand, and supporting teens living with a cancer diagnosis with CanTeen New Zealand.
I specialise in Physical Health Conditions, and have experience working with people living with Conditions such as Gut Issues (IBD, IBS etc.), Chronic Pain, Diabetes, Skin Conditions, Cancer and more. I am skilled at identifying and supporting mental health difficulties that may result from and impact physical health.
I have a particular interest in holistic psychology, and the deep connection between our body and mind. My passion lies in helping others to understand themselves as a whole, and learn tools to navigate their way through life’s ups and downs.
I attend regular supervision and engage in continual professional development courses to further expand my knowledge and psychological skills.
Outside of Psychology
I am passionate about travelling, nature and the outdoors and spend as much time as I can outside. I love sea swimming (well, dipping!), hiking and camping. I adore sitting watching the sunrise, and sunset.
I also enjoy relaxing with a good book at home and cooking delicious meals for family and friends.
My motto in life is “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn how to surf!”.