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Noreen Giffney

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Type of client

  • Individuals
  • Private healthcare referrals


  • English

Methods of practice

  • Face to Face - Long Term

Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

Wheelchair access


I provide long-term psychoanalytic psychotherapy to adults in the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Clinic in Buncrana in County Donegal in Ireland. I also provide research supervision to people conducting research in the fields of psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and psychosocial studies. See my website for further details:

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), and the College for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis (CPJA) in 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 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 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 Counselling & Health Communication Team in the School of Communication & Media at Ulster University. I am a founding scholar in the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC). I am research active and have published extensively in clinical and academic contexts.

UKCP colleges

  • Council for Psychoanalysis and Jungian Analysis College (CPJAC)

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Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland

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