Aideen Stack

Aideen Stack is a psychologist specialising in Health Psychology, with experience in providing evidence – based therapeutic assessment and intervention to adolescents and adults.

Aideen has 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. She completed her
BA in Applied Psychology at University College Cork.

Aideen has worked as a psychologist in Primary Mental Health services, and a Cancer Support Service in New Zealand. During Aideen’s time practicing as a Psychologist, she has worked with individuals who present with a variety of mental health difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, ADHD and more.

Specific to the speciality of Health Psychology, Aideen has worked extensively with individuals who have physical health conditions such diabetes, chronic pain, gut conditions (IBS, IBD), Parkinson’s disease, cancer, and more. Aideen has skills and experience in identifying and supporting mental health difficulties that may contribute to health issues, such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. Aideen emphasises empowerment – focusing on what someone ‘can do’, instead of focusing on the burden of one’s diagnosis.

  Aideen is trained and skilled in therapeutic interventions Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness – Based practice and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) Skills. Aideen is also trained in Self – Management for Chronic Illness, which teaches individuals skills to cope with living life with illness.

Aideen has worked with individuals from many different backgrounds, always being respectful of the individual’s lived experience.
  Aideen is an empathetic and person – centred therapist with a passionate  for providing a trauma – sensitive and transdiagnostic approach to her therapeutic work.

Aideen is also passionate about psychological research, having worked on a number of research projects over the last number of years. Her published research includes a paper on Psychedelic – Assisted Therapy in Mental Health presentations in Cancer Patients.

Experience and Expertise (in alphabetical order)

Abuse (Historical and Adulthood)

Addiction (Gambling, Alcohol, Drugs)

ADHD (Adults)

Anger Management (Adult)

Anxiety

Bullying

Depression

Disordered Eating

Gender and Sexuality

Grief and Loss

Gut Health

History of Cancer

Long – Term Health Conditions

Low Self-Esteem

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Parenting Difficulties

Panic Attacks

Phobias

Postnatal Depression

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Relationship Issues

Self Esteem

Stress Management

Spirituality

Work Issues

Education and Qualifications

Post Graduate Diploma (PgDip) in Health Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Master of Science (MSc) in Psychology (Health), Leiden University, The Netherlands

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland

Certified Training and Workshops

Dialectical Behavioural Therapy Skills Training with Marsha Linehan. 

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training with Russ Harris.  ACT for Depression and Anxiety, ACT for Grief and Loss, ACT for Trauma.

Advanced Training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

The Heart of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Master Class, Robyn D Walser. 

Stanford University Self – Management of Chronic Illness Leadership Training. 

ACT for Chronic Pain Master Class. 

Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Training. 

Neuroscience and Attachment Master Class, Diane Poole Heller. 

Suicide Prevention Training. Trained and certified in recognising and minimising/preventing suicide in general population.

De – Escalation and Risk Management Workshop.