Our Aim:

At Area Mentis we strongly believe in the importance of a personalised approach,

Our practitioners have dedicated their lives to the study of how people think, act and communicate.

Through this process, they help people to identify the source of their problems and address them.

Supported by the relationship with the therapist, the individual can scrutinize the stress and suffering in their lives within the context of their life-history:
where it originates, how it is manifested and what coping behaviours have evolved to deal with it.

Our Services:

Area Mentis offers psychotherapy, counselling and psychological services

Our therapists offer individual consultations, counselling to children and teens and couples therapy

Why psychotherapy?

At times when we feel overwhelmed, helpless and in distress, or experiencing emotional pain, psychotherapy can offer a space to gain clarity and insight into our difficulties and to gradually move towards change in our lives. The level of distress that each person encounters is as individual as the resilience and coping mechanisms that have emerged to deal with it.

Psychotherapy is a collaborative treatment based on the relationship between an individual and a therapist. Grounded in dialogue, it provides a supportive environment that allows you to talk openly with someone who is neutral and nonjudgmental. You and your therapist will work together to identify and address that which is keeping you from feeling your best.

Working with a psychotherapist can help you with:

Unresolved anger, depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, sexual and physical Abuse, low self- esteem, stress, addiction, traumatic events, work-related issues and stress, panic Attacks; relationship issues, separation and bereavement; eating disorders, phobias.

What now

The first step is making contact, by sending an email, making a phone call or filling out our online form. This is an important moment to gather the information you need, to understand where to start and to make arrangements for your first consultation session, where you will get the opportunity to speak to a therapist freely in a safe, respectful and confidential environment. The length and frequency of the treatment then depends on many factors, which will be outlined and discussed over the first appointments.


Our aim is to deliver a service that is affordable and accessible to everyone. The cost of therapy is an important element of the therapeutic experience; it becomes our investment in the relationship with the psychotherapist and in the therapeutic process. Costs may vary according to individual needs (reduced fees available to full time students and unemployed people).

About us

Anna Milleri

Anna is a licensed Psychologist registered with the Italian Board of Psychologists (Ordine degli Psicologi della Regione Umbria) since 2003 and she is a member of the PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland). She practices psychoanalytic psychotherapy and she is full member of APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Ireland). Anna works with children, adolescents and adults and she is available to work on a short term basis as well as for longer periods. Sessions are usually once a week but different arrangements can be agreed upon depending on individual situations and needs.

Language: Italian, English and Slovak.

Cristina Valentini

Cristina is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and clinical psychologist. She is member of the Italian Board of Psychologists (Ordine degli Psicologi della Regione Lazio) since 2007 and member of PSI (Psychological Society of Ireland). Cristina works in her private practice and she conducts her work with adults, children and adolescents; she available for long and short term work.

Language: Italian, English and French.

Mark Twomey

Mark Twomey is a post-graduate qualified psychoanalyst and psychotherapist and a member of APPI. He holds a higher diploma and Masters degree in psychoanalytic psychotherapy to first class honours level. Mark has been trained in a range of therapeutic modalities and principally provides psychodynamic treatment. His research interests include cyberbullying, symptom substitution and neuropsychoanalysis.

Language: English


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Book appointment

Please call us on the numbers below or send us an email ([email protected]) to book your appointment.

Our office is located at: 1/A Swanville Place, Rathmines, Dublin 6
(see the map below)

Cristina Valentini can help you in different matters:

Addiction • Anxiety • Depression • Emotional and Physical abuse • Anger management • Overcoming difficult situation in life • Relationship problem • Bullying.

Contact: [email protected] or 0857179574

Anna Milleri is experienced and trained in the following areas:

Depression • Anxiety and Panic Disorder • Relationship and Sexual Difficulties • Trauma • Stress and Psychosomatic Illness • Eating Disorders • New forms of addiction

Contact: [email protected] or 0831179099

Mark Twomey practices treating individuals suffering from:

Addiction • Anger management • Anxiety (eg. generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, agoraphobia, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder) • Bereavement • Depression & associated symptoms (eg. low mood, sleeplessness, fatigue, agitation) • Obsessive compulsion • Relationship difficulties • Stress • Suicide intervention

Contact: [email protected] or 0879253945