Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & EMDR Consultant


MARIANNE GURNEE: 087-3561605

Getting past your past: Trauma processing therapy to live a fuller life.

Marianne Gurnee is a registered accredited member of the Irish and British Associations for Counselling & Psychotherapy. She holds a Master’s Degree in clinical social work (psychotherapy) from Columbia University in New York and has been licensed to practice since 2005. Marianne is a versatile practitioner who is able to work effectively and compassionately with adults, adolescents and their families covering a range of presenting concerns.

Before starting her practice in Ireland, Marianne worked for mental health organisations and family agencies in the U.S. She practiced on multi-disciplinary teams liaising with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and other mental health professionals. Marianne has a special interest in preventive work with young people and families but has also worked extensively with adults who suffer from depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and emotional trauma. Over the last ten years Marianne has specialised in EMDR, an evidence-based approach for the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress. She gained her accreditation as an EMDR Europe Practitioner in July 2018 and became an EMDR Consultant in September 2022. Marianne is a trauma-informed therapist who integrates different models of psychotherapy within her practice. 

Marianne has also been involved in creating positive mental health programmes for schools and again emphasises the importance of early intervention. She has published research in the area of suicide prevention and the mental wellbeing of young people. 

In the past, Marianne has worked with the HSE in their Counselling in Primary Care Service. Marianne has also been actively involved with the IACP and served for five years on their Executive Board, as well as working to promote statutory regulation within the counselling profession.

“Trauma is the internal wound and not the external event”

- Gabor Maté
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