I am a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist who has completed an accredited clinical training programme in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at Trinity College Dublin and in the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I am a fully-accredited clinical member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP), the Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations (NIIHR), the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), the College for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA), and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP), and abide by their codes of ethics. I have also completed further basic clinical training in Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) at the Anna Freud Centre, which is delivered in collaboration with University College London. Before training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, I completed Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degrees, both in the area of the Arts and Humanities, at University College Dublin.
I am not currently taking on new clients. I am available to give clinical lectures and workshops to clinical trainees and practitioners. Further information can be found on my website: www.psychoanalyticpsychotherapyclinic.ie
I have been a member of a number of clinical committees, including the Education Sub-committee and Trauma Working Group in the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and the Clinical Training Committee in the Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. I undertook a comprehensive review of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy's clinical accreditation criteria in 2017-2018, including chairing the Accreditation Review Working Group.
I convene "Psychoanalysis +", an international, interdisciplinary initiative that brings together clinical, artistic and theoretical approaches to, and applications of, psychoanalysis, which has included a number of clinical, cultural and public events in, for example, the Freud Museum in London, IMMA - The Irish Museum of Modern Art, Science Gallery Dublin, Filmbase, and the National Museum of Decorative Arts and History in Dublin. I am also developing, with colleagues at Ulster University, "Mental Health & the Arts", a new interdisciplinary, cross-border initiative on the island of Ireland.
I was previously Lecturer in Psychoanalytic Studies and Director of the Graduate Certificate in Psychosocial Studies in the Department of Psychosocial Studies at Birkbeck, University of London. I am currently Lecturer in Counselling in the School of Communication and Media at Ulster University in Northern Ireland. I am a founding scholar of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and a member of the Association for Psychosocial Studies (APS). I am research active and have published extensively in clinical and academic contexts. I am the author of 'The Culture-Breast: Cultural Experiences and the Psychoanalytic Clinic' (Routledge 2021), and many publications in the field of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, and psychosocial studies.