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Masters Clinical Psychotherapy
Bachelor Arts in Psychoanalysis
Masters Irish Theatre and Culture (QUB)
Masters Irish Literature (NUI)
Irish Forum for Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy (IFPP)
Registered Practitioner of The Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI)
Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)
Affiliate member Analyse Freudienne Paris
Experience and approaches
Donna’s received her training in psychoanalysis at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Dublin and with Espace Analytique, Paris. She works therapeutically with adults, adolescents and children and has over 12 years experience.
A psychoanalytic approach focuses on the impact of the unconscious mind on our daily thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
‘When we remember and speak about aspects of ourselves, which perhaps are long forgotten this has a very definite effect on our thoughts and our day to day lives.
I encourage people to speak freely about themselves and their current lives but also about their family of origin and their memories of their childhood. Dreams are often described as ‘the royal road to the unconscious’ and therefore paying attention to, and speaking about, your dreams is always an important part of the therapeutic process.
I have always valued a particular quote by the poet Maya Angelou ‘There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you’. Her words I hope can be a source of encouragement to anyone who is considering speaking to a therapist.’
Aside from working with adults coping with issues such as depression, (including perinatal depression), anxiety and eating disorders, Donna has considerable experience working with children and adolescents though her work in educational settings and the Youth Health Service, Cork.
Through her work with adolescents she is keenly aware of the difficulties that can arise for young people with regard to sexuality, socialization and finding meaning in life.
She really enjoys working with young people and children and firmly believes that early intervention and the removal of stigma around mental health is vital.