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Our Credentials


Each of our therapists hold qualifications far beyond mandatory qualification.

All of the psychotherapists at Psychotherapy Dublin are psychoanalytically trained at masters level. Most hold masters in other areas too. This intensive training enables your therapist to deliver counselling and psychotherapy to a standard beyond many other clinics. For you this ensures a safe space to speak and work through your problems with the help of an expert.

Another element of your psychotherapist’s training is that each therapist has been engaged with their own personal analysis for a numbers of years.

What this means is that you are provided not only with a theoretically sound clinician but also a conscientious one. This meticulous reflection combined with regular supervision provides the basis of your psychotherapist’s training and safeguards their work with you.

Our psychotherapists have a wealth of experience within mental-health, psychiatric, and social settings. Each of our therapists have worked for at least five years in different settings dealing directly with testing and difficult symptoms.

Apart from working with the general public on the entire range of psychological problems many of our psychotherapists have worked in specialised fields of treatment. Some of these areas range from acute psychiatric, schizophrenia, geriatric, addiction, and student populations.

Each of our therapists are accredited and are involved with at least two psychological bodies, if not three. These include P.S.I., A.P.P.I., I.C.P., P.P.S. and I.C.L.O.

A fundamental component of our psychotherapist’s work is that they are all engaged in ongoing clinical development and training in various forms. This ongoing development allows each therapist to be up to date on cutting edge thinking and technique in the field of psychotherapy.



Amanda Lynch
Clinic Director

M.A. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
M.A. Addiction Studies
B.A. Psychoanalysis
PPS, ICP, APPI

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Colin McDonnell
Clinic Director

M.A. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
M.A. Addiction Studies
B.A. Psychology
PPS, PSI, ICP, APPI

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Gerry Byrne
Clinic Director

M.A. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
B.A. Psychology
Cert. Hypnotherapy
PSI, PPS, APPI

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Lorna Kernan
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

M.Sc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Post-Grad Cert Childhood & Adolescent
Post-Grad H.Dip Psychoanalysis
B.A. Psychology & Sociology
PPS, Reg. Prac. APPI, ICP


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Claire Hawkes
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

M.A. Clinical Psychoanalysis
Post-H.Dip Psychoanalytic Studies
B.A. Psychology
Reg. Prac. APPI, ICP

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Ivan Molloy
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
M.S.W. Social Work
H.Dip Social Policy
B.A. Philosophy & English Literature
Reg. Prac. APPI, ICP

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Joe Cleary
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

M.A. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
M.Phil Psychoanalytic Studies
B.A. Philosophy
Reg. Prac. APPI, ICP


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Medb Ruane
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Ph.D. Psychoanalysis and Culture
M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
M.A. Philosophy
H.Dip. Psychoanalysis
PPS, Reg. Prac. APPI, ICP


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Yifa McDonald
Psychoanalytic PSYCHOTHERAPIST

M.Sc. Psychotherapy & Psychoanalysis
H.Dip. Psychotherapeutic Studies
Cert. Therapeutic Play Skills
Cert. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Cert. Couples Counselling
PPS., APPI, ICP


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