About Us

Éirim, meaning ‘talent’, is a team of highly experienced psychologists and professionals passionate about supporting children and others with learning needs. Our vision is to enable every child to fulfil their potential and succeed with their education. We do this by providing the highest standard of individual educational assessment and by supporting staff and educators with unrivalled professional development training courses. Founded in 2003 by two dedicated and talented educational psychologists, Rebecca Good and Kate James, the company has fast become the ‘go to’ resource for parents and professionals within the field.

OUR TEAM

Meet our team of passionate and dedicated professionals:  

Hazel Piggott
Hazel Piggott
Psychologist

Hazel is a qualified Primary School Teacher with a degree in Psychology and a Masters in Education. She recently completed her Master’s in Applied psychology with Trinity College, Dublin. After 17 years of teaching across Ireland, Australia and London, Hazel made the switch to Psychology. She has a particular interest in specific learning difficulties such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia and is passionate about finding the right strategies to help a child perform to the best of their ability. In her spare time, she can be found running around the park after her 4 children!

Ali Cloonan
Ali Cloonan
Psychologist

After completing her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English in NUI Galway, Ali completed a master’s in Psychology in the University of Limerick. Since graduating, Ali has worked as an Assistant Psychologist in an adult mental health setting and a paediatric clinic and has experience volunteering with a crisis text line. Ali has a particular interest in neurodiversity, specifically attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and dyslexia. In her free time, Ali’s hobbies include reading and weightlifting!

Mairéad Mayock
Mairéad Mayock
Psychologist
After teaching primary school children for many years, Mairéad went on to follow her passion in helping children and completed a masters in Psychology. Since then she has been working as an Assistant Psychologist, working primarily with school aged children, conducting assessments and doing one-to-one interventions with children with special needs. Mairéad has a particular interest in children and youth mental health and its impact on the holistic development of an individual. She has experience with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as an avenue to support this.
In the evenings, when she’s not running with her two dogs Mairéad loves baking up some sweet treats.
Rebecca Good
Rebecca Good
Senior Educational Psychologist - Director
Rebecca Good is one of the founding directors of Éirim. Having grown up in a family of psychologists, Rebecca’s interest in the subject blossomed from an early age. Coupled with a keen interest in education and her teaching background, it was natural that Rebecca would follow the path of Educational Psychology. Now, with over 10 years experience in the field of psychology, assessment, and research, Rebecca is one of the most Senior Educational Psychologists within the company. Of course, Rebecca could never escape her passion for education and took on the role of Director of Training services where she spends much time creating and tutoring on Éirim’s professional development courses.  Outside work, Rebecca is kept busy with her 3 children and scoring goals on the hockey pitch!
Dr Kate James
Dr Kate James
Principal Psychologist - Director

I’m Kate, the principal psychologist here in Éirim. Being dyslexic myself I’ve always had a keen interest in how people learn. I enjoy helping people understand their own personal learning styles so as they can achieve to the best of their potential in school or work. If you come to the office you might be lucky enough to meet my little border terrier, Roxy, as she comes in sometimes and cheers everyone up!

Geraldine Malin
Geraldine Malin
Office Manager

Geraldine is our Office Manager and she is the first person you will make contact with in Éirim.  Geraldine’s working life has mainly been in an office environment but did divert into a caring role for a period of time which gave her a greater empathy and understanding of other people’s needs.  In her spare time, Geraldine likes to knit and is very proud that she recently knitted an Aran jumper for her teenage daughter (!!).  Geraldine loves to travel with family and friends and cycling, reading and Netflix also keep her busy.  When her homelife allows, Geraldine fosters dogs.

Trevor James
Trevor James
Senior Clinical and Educational Psychologist

Trevor is a chartered clinical and educational psychologist. He was the Principal Psychologist in the National Rehabilitation Board (NRB) and later Principal Psychologist in the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS). He has a particular interest in assessment issues and is a Verifier for the British Psychological Society (BPS), ensuring the quality of assessment courses approved by BPS.

Emma Magee
Emma Magee
Educational Psychologist

My name is Emma Magee, and I have been working as an Educational Psychologist with Éirim since July 2016. In 2008 I completed my Degree in Psychology with Dublin Business School, before going on to complete my Masters in Applied Psychology with Trinity College Dublin in 2010. In 2015, I received my Masters in Educational Psychology at University College Dublin. One of my main areas of interest is specific learning difficulties (Dyslexia and Dyscalculia) and I have been working as an Educational Psychologist with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland for the past two years.