Dr Fiona O’Brien

Doctorate in Educational & Child Psychology, The University of Limerick/Mary Immaculate College, Limerick
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, City Colleges
MSC in Applied Psychology related to Mental Health, University of Ulster, Derry
BA (Hons), Psychology, Dublin Business School


Fiona is a qualified Educational and Child Psychologist. She has worked with children and adolescents with a range of additional needs, diagnoses as well as mental health difficulties in services that include disability teams, Primary Care Psychology and the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS). Whilst completing her doctoral training and working as an Educational and Child Psychologist in NEPS, Fiona gained training and experience in conducting assessments with children who have difficulties with learning in general, as well as difficulties with learning in maths and literacy. She also acquired experience in conducting review assessments with children who have diagnoses such as, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Mild General Learning Disability to ensure appropriate recommendations regarding school placement and resources to support children’s learning, social integration and emotional well-being in secondary school are identified and specified in children’s reports.

Fiona assesses and screens children for symptoms of ASD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), as well as mental health difficulties and recommends onward referral to an appropriate service/professional when needed.

Professional Memberships:

  • Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Psychologists Protection Society