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Joe Cleary - B.A. M.Phil. M.A., Reg. Pract. APPI, MICP.



 My name is Joe Cleary  and I'm a Psychotherapist working in Dundalk and Dublin City Centre. I work one-to-one with adults and adolescents.

 Approach:  My approach is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, similar to counselling in that it is a talk therapy, but much more in depth than counselling. Even when our symptoms seem to come from nowhere they still have causes, but those causes may take time to unearth. Unlike more limited approaches such as CBT, Psychoanalytic  Psychotherapy focuses on uncovering these causes, so that symptoms aren't just removed without knowing how to prevent them from returning.

 Psychoanalytic treatment isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.

While two people may have similar symptoms - such as feeling depressed, anxious or panicked - the causes of their symptoms are unique to each person in every instance. Figuring out what has provoked your symptoms empowers you to stop them returning.

 Experience:  I'm a Registered Practitioner Member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (A.P.P.I.), member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and have two Masters degrees in psychoanalytic theory and practice. I have many years experience working in various settings - including Departments of Psychiatry and psychiatric hospitals. 

 My experience includes working with: 

  • Anxiety, stress and panicked attacks
  • Depression and Bi-Polar Disorder
  • O.C.D.
  • Suicide
  • Loss and bereavement
  • Addictions
  • Schizophrenia
 You don't have to identify with anything on this list to make contact.  Wanting to speak is enough.  

     Fee:  In Dundalk the session fee is €60 and in Dublin it's €80. In certain circumstances I may offer a reduced rate for subsequent sessions, and this can be discussed in the first meeting.   

     Contact:  You can contact me via phone or the form at the top of the page -  please include your phone number in the message. Clinic locations are shown below.



    In Dundalk I work at 9 Sandy Grove, Blackrock, Co. Louth


    In Dublin I work at 23 Fitzwilliam Street Upper, just off Baggot Street and ten minutes walk from St. Stephen's Green.