Anita Lynch

Associate Lecturer


Anita, originally from County Limerick completed her Bachelor's Degree in Counselling whilst attending the University of Notre Dame, Western Australia. Anita was also the recipient of The Gerty Ewen Award. Following her qualification, she worked in multiple agencies addressing a range of issues which broadened her experience.



This included working as part of multidisciplinary teams in a drug and alcohol addiction facility, needle exchange centre, homeless shelter, sexual assault unit, veteran support, low-security prison for 18 to 24-year-old parolees, and a family resource centre for children being abused.



Anita returned to Ireland in 2017 and took on a role with Pieta House, broadening her experience in crisis intervention for suicidality and self-harm, as well as co-facilitating the Resilience Academy in secondary schools throughout the Midlands.


At present, she has a busy private practice in the Midlands working with adults, couples, and adolescents using an integrative approach. Anita’s area of focus is working with adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. She also presents workshops on “Incivility in the Workplace”, and “Streamlining Your Private Practice for Therapists” and presents mental health talks in various settings.



As part of her Master of Science Degree in Pluralistic Counselling and Psychotherapy, her research topic concentrated on “Reclaiming sexual empowerment after surviving childhood sexual abuse from the perspective of therapists in private practice in Ireland”.


Anita is both a compassionate and passionate therapist who promotes ethical practice. She intends to nurture student therapists to become the best therapist they can be and to encourage excellence in the profession of counselling and psychotherapy so that clients can have positive counselling experiences.



Course Venues:   Athlone   |   Belfast   |   Carrick-on-Shannon   |   Cork   |   Dublin   |   Kilkenny   |   Limerick