• If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way - Seamus Heaney.     

Joe Cleary - B.A. M.Phil. M.A., Reg. Pract. APPI, MICP.



 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'.

Psychotherapy is similar to counselling but much more in-depth, and psychotherapists engage in more extensive academic and clinical training. My own training consists of a bachelor's degree, two master's degrees, and over ten years clinical experience.

 Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy views symptoms as meaningful responses to something happening in our lives.  Unlike more limited approaches, like CBT, which avoid exploring the meaning behind symptoms, a psychoanalytic approach questions the symptom and it's causes so that it doesn't return. 

 Psychoanalytic treatment isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.  While two people may have similar symptoms - such as feeling anxious or panicked - the causes of their symptoms are as unique as each individual life. 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.), the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (I.C.P.) and have two Masters degrees in psychoanalytic theory and practice. My experience includes working in psychiatric hospitals, charities supporting people with schizophrenia and thoughts of suicide, E.A.P. services and private practice.

 My experience includes working with: 

  • Anxiety, stress and panick attacks
  • Depression and Bi-Polar Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Suicide
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Addictions
  • Schizophrenia
 You don't have to identify with anything on this  list to make contact. Wanting somewhere to speak is enough.  

     Fee:  In Dundalk the usual fee is €70 and in Dublin it's €90. In certain circumstances I offer a reduced fee 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.

    City Centre