Clive Brassington

BA Honours in Psychology
MSc from Department of Psychiatry Trinity College Dublin
Clinical Diploma from The Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy

Clive works with people experiencing difficulties in life to uncover the underlying cause of their symptoms in the areas of stress, depression, low mood, feelings of emptiness, anger, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bullying, abuse, trauma and life crisis.

Clive’s areas of interest are dreamwork, becoming and existence. Sometimes people find themselves feeling low, distraught, empty and sad. It may seem like it will never change because it feels it has always been this way. It can feel like the worst thing in the world and sometimes the person doesn’t even remember how or why it started. To quote Clive:

I work with what is known to find what is unknown to the individual. If you are finding life difficult, it’s okay; we will find a way to the root of the symptoms. Being listened to and truly heard by a qualified psychotherapist can bring change and restoration to a person. In this way, psychotherapy helps people gain a sense of self. It enables a person to consider what they truly desire. It allows a person to make a change, to think, relax and become.

Clive worked as a method actor for twenty years. His acting career and his passion for acting brought him to a personal understanding of the unconscious dynamics that are within us all, further fuelling his already deep interest in human psychology. During this time, he was motivated to volunteer as a facilitator with a counselling and group psychologist.

While working in a day job, Clive studied and achieved an honours degree in psychology. His thesis A psychological study into the thin line between love and hate reflected his passion for psychoanalysis. His dissertation for his M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Department of Psychiatry in Trinity College was on The Unconscious Communication between an Actor and an Audience. Clive’s clinical training was with The Irish Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Professional Memberships:

  • Member of ICP
  • Resides on Executive Committee of IFPP