Deirdre Courtney

M.T.C.M. C.Ac (China) Dipl.Ac (USA) MTCMCI MIRCHM
Herbalist, Acupuncturist, Nutritionist and Facial Diagnosis

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Catherine Laverty

RGN, Dip Ac, ND

Catherine qualified as a Registered Nurse in her native Australia in 2001. Since then she has worked in many specialty areas of nursing including Theatre, Palliative Care (hospice), caring for adults with autism, and Endoscopy. Catherine has nursed in Sydney, London, and Dublin.

Catherine decided to pursue a career in the area of acupuncture and naturopathy as she always had an interest in natural medicine. After obtaining a diploma in Acupuncture and Naturopathy from the College of Naturopathic Medicine (CNM) in 2010, Catherine opened her first practice in Stepaside. After graduating from CNM she was asked to lecture in the undergraduate acupuncture and biomedicine courses and did this for several years.

Catherine treats people with a wide range of health issues including digestive complaints, pain, anxiety/depression, and stress management.

After looking after many women with gynaecological conditions, it became clear that acupuncture has an extremely beneficial role in helping couples trying to conceive both naturally and in conjunction with Assisted Reproductive Techniques (ART). As a result, Catherine developed a special interest in this area and has attended various post-graduate seminars in the areas of acupuncture for fertility and pregnancy.

Acupuncture is completely safe and a non pharmaceutical form of treatment for many ailments during pregnancy, preparing for labour, and postnatally. Catherine often uses her naturopathic knowledge to successfully suggest specific Bach Flower Remedies to complement her acupuncture treatments.


Dermott Jewell

Dip. Ac., Dip. SMT

Dermott is a passionate Acupuncturist and Sports Massage Therapist from Dublin. Receiving his first acupuncture treatment at just five months old, he grew up immersed in the benefits of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine.

He has gained experience from highly qualified acupuncturists who have spent decades practicing in Ireland and China whilst studying and qualifying from the Acupuncture Foundation of Ireland (AFI) under the guidance of professor Jin Huide, Dr. Fanyi Meng and Ms. Therese Parsons. He also gained his Diploma in Sports Massage from the Irish Training & Educational Centre (ITEC).

Dermott treats people with a wide range of health issues including musculoskeletal conditions, acute & chronic sports injuries, stress management, tiredness, trouble sleeping and pain management.

He works with Bushido Martial Arts in Clondalkin, Leixlip & Celbridge keeping their athletes healthy and fight ready as well, he has a practice in Clondalkin and operates a community service in West Dublin.

“The benefits Acupuncture can provide for so many conditions continues to fascinate me. Everyone should try to feel better through Acupuncture”.


Vilma Matuleviciute

MSc, ND, Dip.Herb., BCST, FIRH

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Vilma is a Medical Herbalist, Naturopath and Craniosacral therapist, practicing for 15 years. With a Master’s degree in Western Herbal Medicine from the University of Westminster, London.

She has a background in biochemistry and also a Master’s degree in Food Science.

Vilma studied Craniosacral therapy (CST) with the Upledger Institute for several years and has trained up to Advanced-1 level, and specialised in Paediatrics- Craniosacral therapy for babies and children (PCST). She has also trained in Biodynamic Craniosacral therapy and has attended numerous advanced BCST courses internationally and works by using this modality. To further her paediatric work, Vilma did a two-year pediatric Integrative Baby Therapy Training course with Mathew Appleton.

Currently Vilma is the President of the Irish Register of Herbalists (IRH) and the vice-Chair of FICTA (Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations).

Vilma was Herbal Medicine course director and a senior lecturer at the CNM (College of Naturopathic Medicine) for 12 years. She regularly teaches various classes and courses on herbal medicine and naturopathy in Dublin and Wicklow and runs a monthly low-cost student clinic for public at the Red Stables, St.Anne’s Park, Raheny, D5.

Vilma is currently involved in setting up the first Phytotherapy (Western Herbal Medicine) bachelor’s degree course in Lithuania at the Klaipeda University.

Vilma works from the Craigmore Clinic (Blackrock) and Bodywise Clinic (D2), as well as in Wicklow.

Some of the many areas we work with in the clinic:

  • Dermatology
  • Menopause
  • Gynecology
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Sleep problems
  • Sports injury and Dry Needling