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About  Darina

I am a chartered clinical psychologist (specialising in psychotherapy) with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).  I have worked with clients in adult mental health in the HSE for 14 years prior to opening my private practice in 2011.

My training is integrative which means I draw on a number of different therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic, attachment informed, gestalt, humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT) therapies.  I also use interpersonal neurobiology (which is an interdisciplinary view of life experience that draws on over a dozen branches of science to create a framework for understanding our subjective and interpersonal lives) and mindfulness approaches in my work. 

I strongly believe in the potential in all of us, whatever our histories, for healthy development and growth when we have the right conditions to support that growth.  The experience of a supportive and respectfully challenging therapeutic relationship in individual psychotherapy can help connect us with the ‘wise self’ within. 

I am consistently enlightened and humbled in working with people in this field.