Principal Therapists: Liz Monahan: 087 099 8350 / Brian O’Connor: 087 284 7920 / Patricia Stewart: 086 829 1002 / Harriet Parsons: 087 133 5417

Brian O’Connor

M.A., A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 284 7920

Brian works with adults and teenagers helping them with issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, personal and work challenges, identity and sexuality. Prior to practicing full time as a psychotherapist Brian ran his own advertising communications consultancy, working with not-for-profit organisations and in the visual and performing arts. Brian combines his experience in creative problem solving with a clinical training in psychoanalysis to help people find their own solutions to the challenges of modern life. He has been a member of the Executive Committee of APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and has also served on its Training Committee. Brian is actively involved in a number of continuous professional development groups in Dublin.

Patricia Stewart

M.A., M. Psych Science, A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 086 829 1002

Patricia has been seeing older adolescents and adults in private practice for 25 years and is a Supervisor and Training Analyst. Her training as a psychoanalyst prioritises listening, without judgment or pre-conditions, in order to facilitate an exploration of a person’s life – and to address their suffering.

Patricia is the Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee of APPI and sits on the Editorial Board of APPI’s international journal, Lacunae.  She has taught psychoanalysis extensively on the Master’s courses at St Vincent’s School of Psychotherapy and DBS College.

Her interests include problems of identity and the developing field of neuropsychoanalysis, which links the findings of neuroscience with the discoveries of psychoanalysis, giving the latter a sound scientific basis. This is important nowadays when there is such an emphasis on evidence-based therapies. Research suggests that of all the therapies, the effects of psychoanalysis endure.

Harriet Parsons

M.A., MSc, A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 133 5417

Harriet has been working and studying in the area of psychotherapy for nearly two decades, specialising in the area of eating disorders. After her psychology degree she worked as a telephone counsellor with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Following this, Harriet completed an MA in Addiction Studies and then an MSc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s Hospital. Harriet has been working for BODYWHYS The Eating Disorders Association, since 2004.  During this time she has trained, managed and supervised all the volunteers working on the various support services. More recently, Harriet has been working closely with the HSE, and the development of theIr clinical programme for eating disorders, a national and expansive development in public service provision for those with eating disorders. In addition to this, Harriet regularly contributes to media discussions, via radio, tv, and in print. Harriet frequently lectures and trains students and professionals (Psychiatrists, GPs, youth workers, foster carers, social workers, therapists) in the area of eating disorders, treatment and support provision. She has lectured on psychoanalysis and eating disorders in UCD, TCD and Dublin Business School. Harriet is a member of the ICP, and is a registered practitioner with APPI. She served on its scientific committee on its executive committee and was chair of the organisation from 2014 to 2016. Harriet is a ballerina – trained in Perm, Russia, she then danced with Moscow City Ballet before pursuing her current career.

Elizabeth Monahan

M.Sc., A.P.P.I., I.C.P. Contact: 087 099 8350

Liz has been working with teenagers and adults since 2004. She also works with companies, and colleges providing individual psychoanalytical support. She is associated with the Carysfort Clinic – a family medical practice based in Blackrock, Co. Dublin. She has lectured in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at UCD, DCU, Independent College, and The Addiction Training Institute, is a clinical supervisor and regularly gives talks in schools. Liz has served as a director of APPI and regularly presents at conferences in Ireland and abroad. She is a member of the U.S. based Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups (APW) and is a committee member of the Irish Psychoanalytic Film Festival. Liz has been involved with publications and research for the Family Support Agency, the National Office for Suicide Prevention and the Probation Office. She is currently interested  in language, art and the unconscious. Liz is a foodie, reader and walker.

Associate Therapists:

Madeleine Connolly

F.T.A.I., I.C.P., C.O.R.U. Contact: 086 275 3559

Madeleine is a Family Psychotherapist and Senior Psychiatric Social worker specialising in parenting & child and adolescent mental health and well-being. She has over two decades of working with children, parents and families. Parent education and support with responding to challenging behaviour, living with autism, parenting when separated/divorced and child-to-parent-violence and abuse are areas of special interest for Madeleine. In addition to qualifications in Social Work , Family Therapy & Early Childhood Care and Education, she has trained in evidence based parent education programmes and provides training, lecturing and consultation in her areas of expertise.  Madeleine is an experienced practice teacher for post graduate students of Social Work in UCD and TCD.

Louise Bastick

I.F.C.A.P.P., I.C.P., N.M.B.I. Contact: 087 138 3675

Louise is a child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist and a clinical nurse specialist. She has been working therapeutically with children and teenagers since 2009. Louise is actively involved in education and currently mentor’s students on the Master’s Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Trinity College. Louise also lectures in UCD on the Post Graduate Diploma in Children’s Mental Health. Louise has a keen interest in helping young people with emotional difficulties such as low mood, eating disorders, anxiety, self-harm, low self-esteem, stress and worries. Louise focuses on understanding the world of the child or teenager in a non-judgemental way. She works individually with young people and can offer consultations to parents as part of a united approach to overcome the personal difficulties of the child/teenager.

Louise Kelly

B.A., B.Mus., Dip.Couns., M.I.A.C.P. Contact: 087 992 7066

Louise has been an accredited practitioner with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy since 2002. Louise graduated with an honours degree in psychology in 1990 and qualified as a humanistic counsellor in 1996. After some years working in addiction services and with 3rd level students, Louise established a private practice in 2006. She works with older teenagers and adults on wide range of issues including depression, anxiety and panic attacks, relationship difficulties, stress & burnout, bereavement, trauma, eating disorders and self-esteem. Areas of special interest include anxiety/panic in young people, trauma and mindfulness-based approaches.

Patrick Marley

M.A., (Psych.), G.D.S.V.R, M.Sc., C.Psychol., P.S.I., C.M.I.G.C. Contact: 087 274 1710

Patrick is a Chartered Psychologist with many years of experience working with young people and adults. He specialises in the assessment of learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia and general learning difficulties. He is both a Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland and a Chartered Member of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors. Patrick’s other professional experience includes lecturing at post-graduate and Masters level in Disability Studies and Special Education at UCD. He has also lectured on theory and practice in psycho-metrics and psycho-educational assessment on professional training courses in Neurodevelopmental Therapy.