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MEET OUR PSYCHOLOGISTS

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DR PATRICIA BARBER

Chartered Counselling Psychologist & Director

My Psychology Ireland was founded in 2022 by Dr Patricia Barber. Patricia is a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). 

Patricia worked in Scotland for five years prior to moving back to Ireland where she worked within the NHS. In 2021 she opened her own practice in Galway City which has quickly expanded to My Psychology Ireland.

Across her career she has worked in a variety of mental health teams, including working within secondary and higher education colleges, third sector organisations and the National Health Service (NHS). Patricia is passionate about working with children and young people dealing with anxiety & depression. Patricia has worked extensively with individuals who have experienced trauma of various natures  and has a passion for providing evidence based psychological therapy to survivors of abuse. 

As a Counselling Psychologist Patricia is trained in Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural therapy.  She also has experience working with parental alienation, reunification therapy and family based therapy.

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DR MÉABH NÍ MAOLALAIDH

Chartered Psychologist & Associate.

Méabh is a Cognitive
Behavioural Therapist (CBT) working with children, adolescents and adults. She works with clients in a friendly, kind and patient manner to develop a good relationship, which supports
and enables clients to improve their mental health. Méabh has experience working with anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD-related challenges, disruptive behaviours, relationship problems, self-esteem, eating disorders, trauma and grief. Her modality for treatment is person-centered and integrated, and she incorporates a collaborative, solution-focused, educational and strength-based approach.

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Dr Mark Corcoran

Chartered Clinical Psychologist & Associate.

Mark is a Clinical Psychologist who is Chartered with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). He has worked with the HSE for over 6 years in various services, ranging from early intervention to older adult mental health. Mark is interested in adult mental health and has experience working with a wide range of challenges including anxiety, depression, trauma, self-esteem, psychosis and eating disorders. He is trained in a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing.

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Claire Brennan

Chartered Educational Psychologist

Claire holds a Bachelor of Education & Psychology from the University of Limerick (UL), Masters in Arts in Educational Psychology from the University of Limerick (UL), and a Post Graduate Diploma in

Innovative Leadership and Management from University College Dublin (UCD). She also holds a range of other professional qualifications.

Claire’s comprehensive experience includes supporting children and their families, young adults, and adults with a wide range of educational and psychological matters throughout Ireland and the UK.

She also delivers training and runs supportive courses for parents and educators. She has worked across various settings including the disability network, local authorities, and the National Educational Psychology Service (NEPS).

 

She lectures in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Early Childhood Education at Dublin City University (DCU); and serves as an educational tutor on the Professional Master of Education (PME) program at Hibernia College.

Claire is a keen researcher and is a current member of the Léargas Research Panel. Her professional affiliations include the Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI), American Psychology Association (APA), The Health Care Practitioners Council (HCPC-UK), and the Teaching Council of Ireland. She also holds a medical license as an Emergency Medical Technician with the Prehospital Emergency Care Council

(PHECC).

Administrative Team

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Emma Witzand

Office Administrator

Emma is our office administrator. If you are contacting to make an appointment or enquire about a referral Emma will be on hand to greet you. 

Emma has previously worked in a mental health clinic for young people in Australia & supports the day to day running of My Psychology Ireland.

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