Qualification & Education
Aoife is a Clinical Psychologist and current graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is also a chartered member of the British Psychological Society. Aoife completed a B.A. (Hons) in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin and an M. Sc. in Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies) from the University of Ulster. She subsequently completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Lancaster University.
During the course of her clinical training, Aoife worked therapeutically with clients across the lifespan who presented with a broad range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, bi-polar disorder, psychosis and emotional regulation and interpersonal difficulties. She worked in a range of clinical settings, including child and adolescent mental health services, adult community mental health services, adult learning disability services, children’s learning disability services, older adult community mental health services, and an early intervention in psychosis service. Since completing her doctoral training, Aoife has worked in an inpatient unit for children and adolescents with chronic and acute mental health difficulties.
Aoife’s approach to her clinical work is underpinned by the principles of evidence based practice, whilst emphasising a collaborative therapeutic relationship as the core vehicle through which to support people to achieve meaningful positive change. She draws most frequently on methods from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Systemic approaches in supporting clients to effect change.
Aoife is available for appointments in the following clinic(s):
Navan Road, Co Dublin