O Donnell, Dr. Barry
Dr O’ Donnell qualified from the School of Psychotherapy in St. Vincent’s University Hospital in 1998 and practiced since both privately and in public mental health settings.
In recent years he has been involved in Masters level clinical training programmes in psychotherapy in leadership and practice supervision roles.
The practice provides
- Time and opportunity for individuals to speak in confidence in their own words about their difficulties, which are often described in very general terms such as stress anxiety and depression.
- A place to articulate one’s own reaction to distressing life changing medical diagnoses.
- A place to articulate reactions to loss, an inevitable experience in human life, one requiring regorous response.
- The opportunity to articulate the cause of distress which may be announcing itself through physical symptoms and chronic pain.
This form of psychological work offers the chance to address issues of sexuality, relationship, family, loss of direction in life, soical isolation, additiciton and its effects on family.
Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), the British Psychological Society (BPS) and a Member of the Irish School for Lacanian Psychoanalysis (ISLP).