Anne O'Leary

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  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Higher Diploma in Education
  • Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
  • Master of Science (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)
  • Clinical Diploma (Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Member of Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Member of Teaching Council of Ireland
  • Member of Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)

Anne graduated with a BA in Arts and a Higher Diploma in Education from University College Dublin (UCD) and spent many years working in the Education sector before going on to train as a therapist.  Following a BSc in Psychology, she went on to study at the Irish Institute of Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and Dublin City University (DCU).  Anne then completed a four year specialisation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy/Psychoanalysis, graduating with a MSc from The Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin and a Clinical Diploma from the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is currently a member of the Education Committee of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Anne works with clients seeking help for a wide variety of conditions and problems including depression, feelings of despair and emptiness, fear, anxiety and stress, relationship difficulties, coping problems, emotional difficulties associated with sexuality, trauma, abuse or life crisis, as well as obsessional behaviours and addictions.  She is also trained and experienced in working in a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) modality.

"If you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress you may need the help of a professional counsellor/psychotherapist.  Being listened to with compassion and without judgement in the safe and confidential setting of therapy allows clients an opportunity to explore all aspects of their emotional life and experience. The psychological process of working through one’s problems with a professional therapist generates insight and understanding which enable people to identify and understand the source of their distress and to overcome the underlying self-defeating patterns in the ways they live and relate.  Working collaboratively with the therapist enables them to adapt to more positive ways of thinking, living and relating.  Therapy can help you to take back control, restore hope and lost potential and improve the quality of your life.  Given time it leads to deep and long-lasting change."