Hi, 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:     Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy 

'Psychotherapy' is a treatment for mental health issues similar to counselling but much more in-depth, and psychotherapists engage in more extensive academic and clinical training than counsellors. 

A 'psychoanalytic' approach views symptoms as meaningful responses to something happening in our current lives, or something from our past that remains unresolved.  We protect ourselves from the pain of these issues by burying them so completely that we no longer see the link between them and our feelings of depression or anxiety.  Psychoanalytic psychotherapy gives you the opportunity to make sense of why you're suffering, and supports you in figuring out how you can change your life, by untangling the symptoms to reveal their meaning.

 Psychoanalytic therapists engage in their own personal treatment for a minimum of 8 years, twice weekly.  My own training also consists of a bachelor's degree, two master's degrees in psychotherapy, and over ten years clinical experience, and I'm in clinical supervision every week for a minimum of 40 weeks of the year.

 Psychoanalytic treatment isn't a one-size-fits-all
 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.

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
  • Post-natal Depression
  • 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, especially if you don't use email often. Clinic locations are shown below.

      Locations:  Dundalk and Dublin


    In Dundalk I work at 507 Donovan House, Adelphi Court, Long walk, Dundalk, Co. Louth, A91 C820.


    In Dublin I work at 23 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, just off Baggot Street and ten minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green.