Clive Brassington – Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

C.Dip., M.Sc., B.A.

Experience and Training

Clive works with people experiencing difficulties in life to uncover the underlying cause of their symptoms in the areas of stress, depression, low mood, feelings of emptiness, anger, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bullying, abuse, trauma, dissociation and life crisis.

Clive worked as a method actor for twenty years. His acting career and his passion for acting brought him to a personal understanding of the unconscious dynamics that are within us all, further fuelling his already deep interest in human psychology. During this time, he was motivated to volunteer as a facilitator with a counselling and group psychologist. 

Clive’s areas of interest are dreamwork, becoming and existence. Sometimes people find themselves feeling low, distraught, empty and sad. It may seem like it will never change because it feels it has always been this way. It can feel like the worst thing in the world and sometimes the person doesn’t even remember how or why it started. 

To quote Clive:

“I work with what is known to find what is unknown to the individual. If you are finding life difficult, it’s okay; we will find a way to the root of the symptoms. Being listened to and truly heard by a qualified psychotherapist can bring change and restoration to a person. In this way, psychotherapy helps people gain a sense of self. It enables a person to consider what they truly desire. It allows a person to make a change, to think, relax and become.”


Clive is an accredited member of the ICP and resides on the Executive Committee of the IFPP. His academic qualifications include an undergraduate B.A honours degree in Psychology; an M.Sc. from the Department of Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin; a Clinical Diploma from The Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy