ANU Centre’s vision is to create a community for professionals focused on wellbeing
ANU Centre for Wellbeing
ANU Centre provides a comfortable and luxurious environment for professionals to rent safe spaces so they can focus on the emotional and physical wellbeing of their clients. Based in central Dublin on the Grand Canal, the centre is close to bus and DART transport with ample parking nearby and an easy entry system to the building.
Located at 11 Herbert Place, Dublin D02 RC93, ANU Centre was founded by Rhona Clarkin and Mary Scarff in 2011. Our mission is to develop a centre to promote wellbeing with a community of professionals whose vision included a multi-disciplinary team devoted to their clients.
We are a centre of excellence devoted to developing emotional and physical wellbeing to support the navigation of life changes. We provide practical skills to develop resilience in mind, body and spirit. We encourage interdependence within our community of professionals so we can support a full programme of wellbeing for our clients.
The word ANU relates to the Earth goddess from whom all life emerged. She embodied the earth, rivers and sea. She offered fertility, abundance, regeneration and nurturing. She is considered the mother goddess of all Celtic gods and mother of Ireland. Our centre offers professional practitioners who nurture growth and encourage embodiment and grounding.
Rhona has been practising psychotherapy for many years. She holds a BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy and an MA in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She works with people dealing with a wide range of issues, mainly trauma and stage of life, and is focused on the interconnectedness of the mind, body and spirit.
Rhona works with couples and has run a women’s group for many years based on the work of Mary Oliver: ‘How are you going to live your one wild, precious life?’
She is a graduate of the Marion Woodman Body Soul Rhythms training programme. She trained as a Somatic Experiencing® trauma therapist in 2021, based on the work of Peter Levine and Stephen Porges. She also trained in working with couples.
Mary has over 25 years’ experience in private practice. She provides clinical supervision to therapists, trainee therapists, nurses and teams. She facilitates psychoeducational courses and talks in ARC cancer support centres, Spinal Injury Ireland and the Mater Private Hospital and also provides psychotherapy to their clients.
Following her training in Somatic Experiencing® trauma therapy, Mary now focuses on the impact of trauma on clients both in her private practice and with the organisations mentioned above.
Her initial background is in complementary therapies. She further trained in the following modalities: stress management, colour therapy, psychotherapy, relationship counselling, Somatic Experiencing® trauma therapy, and clinical supervision.