About

Maria Fitzgibbon

As a therapist, with almost two decades working in the field of counselling and psychotherapy; compassion, non-judgement and empathy are the foundational values of my approach. From my clinic in North County Kildare, I have helped countless men and women with their emotional and psychological needs including eating disorders, anxiety, stress, depression and relationship issues. 

 

My area of special interest is eating disorders and related difficulties including Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bulimia and Anorexia. Much of my work over the past twelve years has been focused on this complex issue as there continues to be increasing numbers of people presenting with addiction to food, over-exercising, emotional eating and body-image issues.

 

Technically speaking my approach is integrative and humanistic, but with almost 20 years of experience, I draw from a wide range of approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic and Dialectical and Behavioural Therapy (DBT) when it helps.

 

I am fully accredited with the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and have been an active member of their board for the past number of years.

 

My previous career incarnation was in merchant banking. My hobbies and interests include walking, drumming and avidly supporting Leinster Rugby as a committed Season Ticket Holder!

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Maria Fitzgibbon, Therapist and Counsellor at Donadeaea Counselling