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The Basin Street Centre


17 Main Street South, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Phone: 045 888850 / 087 9674955



Welcome to the Basin Street Centre

The Basin Street Centre is a Counselling and Psychotherapy service to the community in Naas and surrounding areas that provides the highest level of psychological support through:

  • Individual counselling & psychotherapy for adolescents and adults.
  • Mindfulness
  • Play Therapy with children
  • Couple therapy
  • Group work with adolescents and adults

The psychological interventions used are:

  • Psychodynamic / analytic
  • Integrative
  • CBT
  • Person Centred

About The Basin Street Centre

Basin Street Centre was established by Fiona Masterson in 2015. Fiona has practiced as a  counsellor and psychotherapist for the past 18 years. Fiona has run a successful private practice in Naas since 2005, and has worked from 17 Main Street since 2008. Fiona’s practice was called Naas Counselling & Psychotherapy, renaming the practice as the Basin Street Centre reflects the transition to a group practice.

The members of the group practice are:

  • Fiona Masterson MSc, Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Evelyn Hainsworth BSc, Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Fiona Smith BA,Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Katherine Liston, Bsc, Dip, Counsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Karen Martin, Bsc, Dip,Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Phone: 045 888850 / 087 9674955

Fiona Masterson M.Sc., B.A.

I am a fully qualified psychotherapist, practicing since 1998. I am registered with BACP. For 15 years I have run self-esteem programmes and counselling service for adolescents at post primary level. For 9 years I was with the Community Links Programme at DIT, for the past 6 years I have run the Bright Programme in Trinity Comprehensive Ballymun. I established my private practice here in Naas in 2006. My degrees in psychology and post grad Dip Business are from UCD.

In London I was awarded my Cert and Master’s degree at Birkbeck College, University of London in Psychodynamic Counselling.

My theoretical orientation uses object relations theorists such as Winnicott, Klein, Freud and post Jungian analysts.

Lonely Heart

In my lonely solitude
I shed my tears.
Through the silence of the night
I count my fears.


Each dawning day I tremble
at what is in store for me.
Friends and faces
I know longer see.


Strangers abound!
no smiles no sounds.
This life of loneliness
no friend to me.


J.B. Masterson, November 2016

Evelyn Hainsworth BSc.,

I am an accredited Therapist based in the Basin Street Centre for Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy Services,  Naas, Co. Kildare. I work with adolescents (16 and over) and adults on a one to one basis covering a wide range of issues.

While I chiefly use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to structure my counselling and psychotherapy, I also draw flexibly on theory and techniques from a number of different approaches and integrate these into my work.

I draw from other sources also including evolutionary psychology for insight into our nature and behaviour and mindfulness meditation- a life skill which can be easily learned to help cope with anxiety, stress and depression.

Fiona Smith BA,

I hold an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and I am accredited with both IAHIP and IACP. My core training is person-centered and psychodynamic. I also have training in other approaches from the more practical such as CBT, mindfulness and stress management to the more philosophical such as existential therapy.

I provide counselling and psychotherapy for adults on a one-to-one basis. I have extensive experience working with both men and women in a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including:

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression, Suicidal Thoughts, Stress, Relationships, Self-esteem, Identity, Sexuality, LGBT Issues, Adult Survivors of Child Abuse (emotional, physical, sexual), Trauma, Bereavement, Loss, Health Issues, Women’s Issues, Personal Development, and Work Related issues.

Katherine Liston Bsc, Dip

I am a member of and accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and also the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful for a wide range of issues and difficulties (for eg. anxiety, trauma, low self confidence,low self esteem, anger, bereavement) and the process involved is short or long term depending on what you feel you need. My aim is to provide a safe and confidential environment in which to explore whatever it is you bring.

As an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist member of the IACP and BACP, I am bound by their ethical frameworks. I participate in regular personal and professional development which includes formal training, peer group discussion, attendance at counselling and psychotherapy conferences etc.

Karen Martin

I have worked as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for over 6 years having completed an Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy with PCI College, in Clondalkin, Dublin.  I am registered and am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.  I have also completed a Diploma in Spiritual Development with the Brenda Davies International School of Healing and Development.


I work with adults (over 18) and my theoretical orientation is Person Centred/Integrative.

I work with people on a wide variety of areas including:

Relationships, depression, anxiety, bereavement, abuse, personal growth development, low self-esteem, health related issues, sex/sexuality issues, phobias, trauma and PTSD, anger management, and work related issues.

We also have sessional therapists at the practice:

  • Darren Reid MscCounsellor & Psychotherapist
  • Fiona O’Neill B.A. Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist
  • Deirdre Condon B.A.Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Referred clients will be matched to the most suitable therapist within the practice. The Centre aims to provide the highest standard of clinical work possible. All therapists fully adhere to the standards set out by their accrediting body. We promote best practice through continual professional development, clinical supervision and peer clinical support.

To develop and ensure our standards we meet monthly to share ideas, theories and new developments in our fields. This support structure nourishes the unique ethos of the Centre and facilitates a safe, holding and therapeutic space for our clients. The monthly meetings are central to the aims and objectives of the Centre and reflect the passion and professionalism of all the therapists within the practice.



Address: 17 Main Street South, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Phone: 045 888850 / 087 9674955

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