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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 who are having difficulty coping with something and who want to change it.

 Approach:  My approach is Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Even when our symptoms seem to come from nowhere, they have a cause, though their 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 fatigued - the causes of their symptoms are unique in every instance. Psychoanalytic treatment works from the position that you have to know the cause of suffering in order to change it, and to change it permanently.

 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 and stress
  • 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.