Ferg Breen, BA MIACP
About Ferg Breen
In his current role, Ferg provides a safe, supportive, and confidential space for adults and teens to work through difficult situations. Through therapeutic methods, he helps clients face their issues, giving them the tools and skills development needed to find health as they move forward. In addition to his private practice, Ferg also works as a therapist for the HSE in the 'Counselling in Primary Care' service. He works closely with Guidance Counsellors from schools in the Dublin area. He lectures in counselling & therapy courses, leads talks with teens, and supervises staff in workplace environments. Ferg has had articles in Irish newspapers as well as appearances on Irish radio stations.
Previously, Ferg spent ten years with Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE). His time with the HSE was spent working in a home for at-risk teenagers. There, he was promoted from social care leader to team manager, making him responsible for leading, supporting, and motivating the staff. He ensured the rights of the young people in his care were respected, while also running the unit in accordance with relevant policies and procedures.
Ferg believes there are few things in life more valuable than feeling understood and accepted. For this reason, he is passionate about allowing others the space to be themselves as they are empowered to grow and change. He cherishes the moment a client realises they are not alone—that they might just make it through their struggle. It's not about fixing people, but rather leading his clients on a journey and offering hope along the way.
Ferg is a Dublin native and is especially fond of the city's history, authenticity, and banter. He loves music, sport, current affairs, reading, coffee, and spending time with people—especially his wife and two kids.
BTEC HN Diploma Applied Social Studies, 1999
B.A. in Psychology, Dublin Business School, 2002
Diploma Counselling & Psychotherapy, 2013
Advanced Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
SpecialtiesAnxiety, Coping Skills, Self Esteem
Age Group FocusAdolescents, Adults
Treatment ApproachesAcceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Attachment-based, Coaching, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Existential, Integrative, Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Relational, Solution Focused Brief (SFBT), Person-Centered Therapy
IssuesAnger Management, Anxiety, Behavior Issues, Child or Adolescent, Coping Skills, Depression, Divorce, Eating Disorders, Faith Transition, Family Conflict, Goal Setting, Leadership, Life Coaching, Marital / Premarital, Men’s Issues, OCD, Parenting, Relationship Issues, Self Esteem, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Spirituality, Trauma / PTSD