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MEET OUR THERAPISTS

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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

Senior Psychotherapist & Chartered Psychologist

 Associate in My Psychology Ireland.

Méabh has studied psychology for 12 years and worked as a

psychology researcher and lecturer for an additional 8 years. She

has also trained as a psychotherapist and worked as a mental

health practitioner, in schools, AWARE and Helplink. Méabh is

APCP registered Psychotherapist and Counsellor and Chartered

member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Méabh practices evidence-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Person Centred Therapy that incorporates collaboration, solution-focus, education and strength-based

approaches. Méabh provides support to children, adolescents, and adults with a wide range of issues, such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, identity and grief.

She has specialized training in supporting neurodivergent people and people with identity ssues. Méabh does not offer formal clinical diagnoses to clients.

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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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Brendan O'Connell

Chartered Senior Psychologist & Associate.

Brendan is a chartered counselling psychologist and in 2019 was made a Fellow of the Psychological Society of Ireland in recognition of his contribution to psychology within Irish Society.  Brendan has over twenty years clinical experience working in the public health sector.  He is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Galway within the doctoral training programme in clinical psychology since 2007.  Brendan also leads on in-service training programmes for psychologists within the public sector and has been an invited speaker at the American Psychological Society and at Tedx events.  He has a life long commitment to increasing access to evidence based therapies.  Brendan has expertise in assessment, formulation and intervention with a broad range of mental health issues.  These include:mood and anxiety; the impact of trauma; psychosis; and personality disturbance.  His work affirms LGBT+ and neurodiverse identities and communities.   Brendan currently works with adult clients at My Psychology. 

CBT Therapists

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Deirdre Ferriter

CBT Therapist & Associate

Deirdre is a CBT and Person-Centred therapist, working online. 

She completed a Pgdip in Counselling and Psychotherapy (CBT). She holds a degree in Psychology and an MSc in Health Psychology. She is a qualified yoga teacher and has a particular interest in the body/mind connection.

She has over 5 years experience working in various support roles, including services for people with Autism, ID and most recently in the domestic violence sector.

She works collaboratively with clients, building a strong therapeutic relationship to enable meaningful change in their lives.

Deirdre is a pre accredited therapist with the NAPCP & works with mild-moderate presentations.

Administrative Team

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Office Administrator

My name is Jennifer. I am originally from Roscommon.

 

I have worked in customer service in retail prior to completing a HND in business in Belfast metropolitan college from September 2009 until May 2011. I then went on to further my education in GMIT in september 2011 and graduated with a business degree in 2014.

 

I worked in Evidence-Based Therapy centre for 7 years for a busy multi-disciplinary team including clinical psychology and physiotherapy where I was responsible for the smooth running of the centre which involves excellent customer service and administration.

 

In my spare time I like reading and going for walks.

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