Irish Centre for Evolutionary Psychology & Therapy

Counselling & Psychotherapy Consultancy
Individual Adult Therapy    -    Training/CPD    -    Supervision

Specialist areas:

  • Autism - in particular the problems faced by autistic adults
  • Addictive/problematic behaviours - alcohol/drugs, sex, gambling, gaming, etc
  • Anxiety - social phobia, compulsive worry, panic attacks, low self-esteem, etc

Therapeutic approaches:

  • Integrative, Client-Centred Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Evolution-Informed Therapy
  • Autism-Informed Therapy (see
Eoin Stephens, Director

Eoin is a leading Counsellor/Psychotherapist and lecturer/trainer, who has worked in the area of mental health for over 30 years, specialising in a Case Formulation approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (see He is particularly known for his work in the field of behavioural addiction, especially sexual addictions. Eoin is currently focusing a lot of his attention on understanding how Autism-Informed Therapy could address the specific therapeutic needs of autistic adults (see

He lectures at PCI College (, where he previously held the position of College President, and is co-founder of Dual Diagnosis Ireland ( and Neurodiversity Ireland ( Eoin has served as Vice-Chair of both the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland, and was awarded the IACP Carl Berkeley Memorial Award in 2010for his contributions to the field of Counselling & Psychotherapy in Ireland.

His work is influenced by a variety of evidence-based approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centred Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, & Schema Therapy. Being autistically-minded, he is a lifelong learner, & constantly informs his work from perspectives he finds useful, especially aspects of Cognitive Science (Cognitive Psychology, Evolutionary Theory, Neuroscience,  Philosophy of Mind, Anthropology). Evolution-Informed Therapy, in particular, is something he sees as very valuable. Some of his thoughts can be found on his blog collections Autistically Minded, Integrative CBT and Psychotherapeutic Naturalism.

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