Anne O’Leary

  B.Sc.(Hons) Psychology
  M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  Clin.Dip. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  B.A.(Hons) Arts
  H.Dip.in Ed.

Anne graduated with a B.A. (Hons) in Arts and a H.Dip. in Education from University College Dublin (UCD) and spent many years working in the Education Sector before pursuing a ten year re-training as a psychoanalyst/psychotherapist. Having obtained a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology, she went on to study Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Irish Institute of Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy/Dublin City University (DCU). She then completed a four year specialisation in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (Psychoanalysis) at the Department of Psychiatry, Trinity College Dublin (TCD), graduating with an M.Sc. and a Clinical Diploma (IFPP). She is a member of the Executive and 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, low mood, feelings of despair and emptiness, anxiety and stress, relationship difficulties and coping issues as well as emotional problems associated with abuse, trauma, life crisis, obsessional behaviours and addictions.

“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 confidential environment of therapy allows clients to explore and examine all aspects of their emotional life and experience. The process of working through problems with a professional therapist generates insight and understanding which enables people to identify the source and root cause of their distress. This helps them to overcome and move beyond self-defeating patterns and cycles in the ways they think, cope, live and relate. Working collaboratively with the therapist allows people to adapt to more positive and effective ways of managing their lives and relationships.

Therapy can help you to take back control, restore hope and lost potential and improve the quality of your life. Given time, it can lead to deep and long-lasting change.”

Professional Memberships:

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