Our Practitioners

All of the therapists working in Willow Tree are qualified, experienced and fully accredited.
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Sarah McAuley

Sarah McAuley

C.Psychol. PSI Reg Pract. APPI Dip. Clinical Supervision TCD, ICP.

Clinical Director of Willow Tree

Sarah is a practicing Chartered Psychologist, Clinical Psychotherapist, Consultant Psychologist and Supervisor. Sarah has been in practice in the Dublin 3 area since 1995 with over 25 years of experience and professional development to the highest level.

It is Sarah’s promise to provide a safe and confidential space for children, adolescents, adults and their families to be listened to and helped to find a clearer path through life’s inevitable disappointments and challenges.

Sarah has helped her clients throughout the years to cope in crisis and deal with great loss, as well as advocate for them to find a greater sense of agency and freedom in their lives. Family, friendships,  love and work matter most in life. However,  how we relate to the world, ourselves and the dynamics of our relationships can also be responsible for causing a great deal of our suffering.

Sarah is dedicated in bringing her breadth of experience and expertise to her clients with the utmost confidentiality and compassion. No matter your personal circumstances, she can help you to relate and connect better with both yourself and others.

Sara Devlin

Degree in Psychotherapeutic Studies and a Clinical Master’s in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Diploma in ‘Play Therapy’

Sara is Clinical Director of Willow Tree in Dublin 5

Sara’s background is in a medical, healthcare setting, caring for elderly people suffering with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other related illnesses. It provided her with some very useful life skills prior to her taking up a career in Psychology. 

Sara is a fully accredited member of ICP and APPI. Sara has a keen interest in the area of addictions and has attended numerous workshops in addition to her own research in the field.

Remaining committed to her own professional development is key and she is a regular attendee at seminars and workshops. She has also completed the National Suicide Assist Programme. (HSE).  Sara is passionate about the work of psychotherapy, firm in her belief that no single approach is always the right one just as no two individuals are the same. She deals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, body image/self esteem, relationships and more. She has a particular interest in issues pertaining to fertility and the desire to conceive/pregnancy, and parental loss.

When individuals experience trauma, severe anxiety or emptiness it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Sara has the training and dedication to listen, to direct and enable the treatment to continue. Over time Sara can assist people to heal themselves and manage their lives in a better way.  Sara works with adults on a one-to-one basis, couples and  adolescents as well as with children and parents to strengthen relationships and find solutions to what is ailing in their particular family dynamic.

Sara Devlin
Sara Devlin

Sara Devlin

Degree in Psychotherapeutic Studies and a Clinical Master’s in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Diploma in ‘Play Therapy’

Sara is Clinical Director of Willow Tree in Dublin 5

Sara’s background is in a medical, healthcare setting, caring for elderly people suffering with Dementia, Alzheimer’s and other related illnesses. It provided her with some very useful life skills prior to her taking up a career in Psychology. 

Sara is a fully accredited member of ICP and APPI. Sara has a keen interest in the area of addictions and has attended numerous workshops in addition to her own research in the field.

Remaining committed to her own professional development is key and she is a regular attendee at seminars and workshops. She has also completed the National Suicide Assist Programme. (HSE).  Sara is passionate about the work of psychotherapy, firm in her belief that no single approach is always the right one just as no two individuals are the same. She deals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, loss, trauma, addictions, eating disorders, body image/self esteem, relationships and more. She has a particular interest in issues pertaining to fertility and the desire to conceive/pregnancy, and parental loss.

When individuals experience trauma, severe anxiety or emptiness it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. As a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Sara has the training and dedication to listen, to direct and enable the treatment to continue. Over time Sara can assist people to heal themselves and manage their lives in a better way.  Sara works with adults on a one-to-one basis, couples and  adolescents as well as with children and parents to strengthen relationships and find solutions to what is ailing in their particular family dynamic.

Juliette Smith

Juliette Smith

M.Soc.Sc.Psychotherapy

Psychotherapist at Willow Tree

Juliette has worked as a Psychotherapist since she qualified from UCD/Mater with a Master’s degree in Systemic Family Therapy (M.Soc.Sc.Psychotherapy). She completed her post graduate studies in 1998 and has been working full time as a psychotherapist in various settings since then. Professional Memberships include The Family therapy Association, The Irish Counsel of Psychotherapy and the US Mediators Association.

Juliette is an experienced clinician and supervisor, she works with a wide range of psychological issues including trauma, PTSD, childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, stress, work-related issues, bereavement, emotional and relationship issues. Juliette uses an eclectic and integrative approach adopting the therapeutic style that best suits the client. Juliette believes integrating theories leads to a richer, more complex picture of what happens in therapy. She has completed training in narrative therapy which informs her world both professionally and personally. She is also experienced in the area of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Juliette believes CBT can be a valuable way to help resolve psychological difficulties that we can be faced with as a result of life events, life stresses. This approach works particularly well with anxiety and stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, low mood and depression.

Juliette works with all age groups and couples. She works with young people who have experienced depression, anxiety, trauma and loss or other life events and uses a varied and eclectic approach to reflect the therapeutic needs and uniqueness of the young person. Juliette has a warm interpersonal style and enjoys working with all age-groups. Her work with children and teens is adapted to suit the age-group of the young person. Therefore parent’s involvement is one of a partnership but tends to be more individualised after the first consultation especially with the teens.

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