Lynn Harnedy

BA European Studies
LLM Masters in International Human Rights Law
MSW Social Work
MSc Systemic Psychotherapy


Lynn is a Systemic Family Therapist registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland and the Irish Council of Psychotherapy.

She has been working professionally with vulnerable young people and families for six years. Prior to this she worked in international development in India and Laos in South East Asia. The combination of her background experience in international development, her training in social work and her ongoing family therapy practice makes her therapeutic style very adaptable to the needs of the client.

She believes relationships are important for emotional wellbeing; relationships with family members, partners, friends and colleagues, to mention a few. She finds relationships can be a source of great joy, connection and emotional warmth. They can also be fraught and characterised by conflict and tension. In her work she explores how clients could develop healthier relationships, starting with their relationship with themselves.

Lynn enjoys working collaboratively with clients. She uses approaches that focus on building clients’ strengths. She works with people from all walks of life. She has a particular interest in working with the LGBTI community and their family members who may be struggling to accept new identities. She has experience of working with young people and their families where the following issues have been present: anxiety, autism, ADHD, anger, body dysmorphia, depression, eating issues, family conflict, grief and loss, low self-esteem and separation amongst others.

Lynn endeavors to develop respectful and collaborative relationships with her clients.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI)
  • Member of Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)