My name is Joe Cleary and I'm a Psychotherapist working in Dundalk and Dublin City Centre. I work one-to-one with adults.
Approach: My approach is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - similar to counselling but exploring difficult issues in greater depth. Even when our symptoms seem to come from out of nowhere they have causes, and those causes take time to unearth. Unlike more limited approaches, such as CBT, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy focuses on uncovering the causes of symptoms - that only by understanding and exploring their causes can you arm yourself with the knowledge to stop them returning.
Psychoanalytic treatment isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
While two people may have similar symptoms - such as feeling depressed, anxious or panicked - the causes of their symptoms are unique in every instance. Figuring out what has provoked your symptoms empowers you to stop them returning.
Experience: I'm a Registered Practitioner Member of the Association
for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.), member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and have two
Masters degrees in psychoanalytic theory and practice. I have
many years experience working in various
including Departments of Psychiatry, psychiatric hospitals and charities supporting people with schizophrenia and thoughts of suicide.
My experience includes working with:
Fee: In Dundalk the session fee is €70 and in Dublin it's €90. In certain circumstances I may offer a reduced rate for subsequent sessions, and this can be discussed in the first meeting.
Contact: You can contact me via phone or the form at the top of the page - please include your phone number in the message. Clinic locations are shown below.
Locations: Dundalk and Dublin
In Dundalk I work at 9 Sandy Grove, Blackrock, Co. Louth
In Dublin I work at 23 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, just off Baggot Street and ten minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green, and at 122 Ranelagh, two minutes from the Luas stop.