We provide a broad range of services including antenatal care, baby and child care, health promotion, psychological support, chronic disease care, and care of the dying.

Men's Health

Well Man Check

Blood Pressure check

Testicular / Prostate Health

STD Screening

Blood Screening

Heart Disease Prevention

Psychological Support

Chronic Disease Care (e.g Diabetes, Asthma)

Weight Management


Women's Health

Well Woman Check

Cervical Smears

Family Planning / Contraception

Mirena Insertion

STD Screening

Antenatal Care

Heart Disease Prevention

Psychological Support

Chronic Disease Care (e.g Diabetes, Asthma)

Menopause Clinic

Weight Management


Children's Health


Acute Care

Preventative Medicine

Weight Management


Teenagers Health

General Health & Nutrition

Psychological Support

HPV Vaccination

Safe Sex Education & Advice



We provide the full range of counselling and psychotherapy. We operate in a spirit of openness and total confidentiality at the same time. Openness in regard to co-operation with clients on developing treatment plans. Counselling is available to all, male and female, young and old, we may refer on children to a specialist organization or health care provider. All sessions are by appointment only and confidentiality is guaranteed at all times by our professional team.

Resident Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Louise Ward has a BSc (Hons) in counselling any psychotherapy and is also trained in advanced Cognitive Behavioral therapy. and Post traumatic stress disorder. She works in several area's of counselling including crisis intervention, loss and bereavement issues, depression and panic attacks, sexual abuse, loss of direction, low self esteem and low confidence issues. Louise also works with couples using a very different approach designed to bring couples back to a more intimate way of communicating and relating to one another.

Louise is also an experienced trainer and Facilitator in Ireland and Abroad. She has many years experience in counselling. Louise is a director of Zest4kidz, an overseas agency working with vulnerable children all over the world, working with rescued child prostitutes in India, ex child soldiers in Uganda and chlid prisoners in Belerus. She is married with three teenage daughters.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Individual, marital and family counselling is offered. In a relaxed and private setting we provide evidence-based interventions for a variety of difficulties including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress and Life Crisis
  • Family members of Substance Abuse
  • Loss of Direction
  • Phobias
  • Trauma
  • Crisis intervention
  • Adolescent difficulties
  • Anger management
  • Family distress
  • Marital difficulties
  • Couple counseling
  • Many other general counseling issues

Cognitive Behavior Therapy

We also offer a very well researched form of evidence based therapeutic intervention called CBT (Cognitive Behavioral therapy). CBT has become one of the most widely practiced and most popular therapeutic approaches. Is useful in treating a variety of difficulties including depression, panic attacks, agoraphobia, OCD, health anxiety and general anxiety disorders. CBT is an active form of therapy in which the client and therapist work together as a team. As part of CBT, assignments are often given to the client to implement at home and in the community in order to overcome their difficulties and challenges.


Other Services

Pre-Employment Medical

Insurance Medical

Insurance Reports

Medico-Legal Reports

Minor Surgery

Cryosurgery - Removal of warts, verrucas

Cosmetic Medical Procedures - Anti Wrinkle injections

Ear Syringing


Free Cervical Smear Testing in Association with CervicalCheck - The National Cervical Screening Programme

This National Programme provides free smear tests to women aged 25-60 who are eligible for screening. If you are aged between 25 and 44 you are advised to have a smear every three years and if aged between 45 and 60 you are advised to have a smear every five years.

Cervical Screening is the most effective method of reducing a woman's risk of developing cervical cancer. A smear test is used for cervical screening and is a simple procedure to detect precancerous cells.

From the 1st September 2009, women must be invited to attend for their free smear. In order to receive an invitation you must register online with CervicalCheck.


Speech and Language Therapy

The Speech Centre has newly opened in Stepaside Medical Centre, providing private Speech and Language Therapy services to children and adults. We are a team of independent Speech and Language Therapists, with a vast range of experience with individuals of all ages and abilities. We are qualified to the highest standards in the assessment and intervention of children and adults with speech, language, communication, and swallowing difficulties.

Child services offered:

  • Individual speech and language assessment
  • Individual speech and language intervention
  • Training Sessions for parents, carers, schools and preschools
  • School or home programmes

We specialise in:

  • Speech Sound Development
  • Speech Clarity
  • Language Development
  • Oral-Motor Difficulties
  • Pre-School Children
  • School-Age Children
  • Specific Language Impairment (SLI)
  • Stammering
  • Physical Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Down's Syndrome
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Cleft Palate
  • Voice Disorders
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Feeding/Swallowing Disorders

Adult Services offered:

  • Assessment and management of swallowing and feeding disorders
  • Assessment and intervention for communication disorders
  • Training and information sessions for family, nursing and care staff

We specialise in:

  • Stroke
  • Head Injury
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Motor Neuron Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Physical Disability
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Stammering
  • Dementia / Alzheimer's disease
  • Cancer
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Difficulties

For more information on the services we provide please visit


Catriona Lysaght, Senior Speech and Language Therapist 

Carmel McCarthy, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy MIASLT

Claire O’ Loughlin, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MIASLT

Sally O’Sullivan, BSc (Hons) Speech and Language Therapy, MIASLT

Contact Details:

If you have any queries or you would like to make an appointment with a Speech and Language Therapist, please do not hesitate to contact us on:
The Speech Centre 
Stepaside Medical Centre 
3 The Village 
Dublin 18
086 1931311
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