CLINICAL & FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

 

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY

PSI

Thirty years experience working with adults to enhance their mental health and well being.

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with Psychological Society of Ireland

(C. Clin. Psychol. Ps.S.I.).

Full Member of Clinical Division of P.S.I.

I provide an initial psychological assessment of needs followed by co-created psychological formulation to guide the psychological interventions. I use a wide range of evidence-based approaches, which are always tailored to the individual’s needs.

Highly experienced and successful in supporting people who are struggling with:

Problems Regulating their Emotions

Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Depression, Anger, Obsessive-Compulsive

Difficult Life Experiences

Adjustment, Attachment, Bereavement/Loss, Relationships, Life Transitions (especially mid-life), Domestic Violence, Sexual Problems/Addiction, Stress, Everyday Coping

Inner Experiences

Low Self-Esteem/Confidence, Identity, Personality, Sexuality, Shame, Dissociation, Isolation/Withdrawal

 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

justice

Thirty years experience working with both perpetrators and victims of sexual crimes.  

Experienced in writing comprehensive court reports and giving expert witness testimony in court.

Full Member of Forensic Division of P.S.I.

RISK ASSESSMENTS

I provide comprehensive psychological assessments along with detailed reports for court.  The assessment is an opportunity to develop as full an understanding as possible of the psychological factors that contributed to offending behaviours or to the impact of the offence on the victim.

Assessments comprise of a series of interviews with the client (often 6 to 8) along with family members and other professionals, as relevant. A range of psychometric tests (as clinically indicated) is administered and  information on background, personality, emotional, interpersonal and sexual functioning is gathered and integrated to formulate an understanding of the offending behaviours.  Assessment of risk of recidivism using actuarial or structured clinical judgement tools can be included as well as recommendations for treatment and/or management.  Assessments are conducted within a collaborative inter agency model.

FORENSIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

I provide a variety of evidence-based psychological interventions as part of an integrative psychotherapy approach to adults who have perpetrated abuse and to those who have experienced abuse.

 


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