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Michelle Murray

Michelle is the founder of Anchor Therapy. She completed her BSc in Occupational Therapy in TCD in 2010. 

Between Ireland and Australia Michelle has worked in an inpatient psychiatric setting and also in the community supporting young people with mental health concerns.

She has also completed additional training in using ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) and trauma informed approaches.    


Michelle specialises in working with young people. She also supports adult survivors of trauma through her practice of trauma sensitive yoga. Michelle works face to face Tuesdays and Wednesdays and online Mondays and Thursdays.

Ailís O Dea


Ailís qualified as an Occupational Therapist from Trinity College Dublin, with honours in 2015. Since then she has worked in a variety of hospital settings, before she found her love of working in the mental health sphere. Ailís spent the last three years working in community adult mental health services in Dublin before she started her most recent role with the ADHD service in the Mid West.

Ailís is passionate about healthcare equity and inclusivity after spending time volunteering in a hospital in Uganda. She is part of a multi-disciplinary team clinical interest group that promotes and advocates this, as well as a working group for Occupational Therapists to promote anti-racism in practice.

When she is not “OT-ing” she loves reading books, doing CrossFit, spending time with friends and family and being out in nature with her dog.

Available for online and face to face sessions Monday- Friday.

Aillis O Dea OT Anchor Therapy

Rachel Ardagh

Rachel is a Senior Occupational Therapist who graduated from Trinity College in 2007. She has worked in various sectors for the past 15 years, including disability, paediatrics, equine assisted therapy, and has specialised in the area of mental health for the past 6 years. Rachel also works part time as a Senior Clinician, in a transdisciplinary role for a youth mental health organisation. 


Rachel’s approach to OT is firmly grounded in cultivating more self-compassion and awareness in order to support people to engage meaningfully in what’s important to them in their lives. Rachel has training in various therapeutic approaches which are also woven into her practice, including ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy), CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), CFT (Compassion Focused Therapy) Solution Focused Therapy, Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy. She graduated with a Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions from UCD in 2020 and sits on the Board for the Mindfulness Teacher’s Association of Ireland.


Rachel is available for sessions online.

Anchor Therapy OTs are registered with CORU, Garda vetted and are members of the AOTI (Association of OTs Ireland). 

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