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A committed, skilled and reliable Clinical Psychologist with very good interpersonal, teamwork and research skills. Trained in providing specialist psychological assessments and treatment to clients with a wide range of mental health difficulties.



Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

The University of Glasgow

Thesis: A feasibility study: Can recovery after brain injury be enhanced using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. 


Masters in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology (Merit)

Swansea University

Thesis: Testing the theory of central coherence in high functioning adults with autism


Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)

University College Dublin

Thesis: The Relationship between Ethnic Identity and Other Aspects of Self Concept among Non-National College Students


Leaving Certificate (530 points)

Yeats College Galway 

Key Competencies

  • Delivery of therapeutic and psychologically based intervention service to adults and young people with a wide range of clinical presentations with varying clinical severity  within a multidisciplinary team setting. 
  • Joint multidisciplinary team assessments of children and adults with emotional , behavioural and psychiatric problems.
  • Provision of Integrative therapeutic interventions incorporating mindfulness, acceptance and compassion based approaches, DBT, CBT, IPT, EFT and psychodynamic based approaches. 
  • Excellent audit and research skills developed through doctoral thesis completion and completion of service based audit.
  • Selection, administration and interpretation of neuro-psychological tests for adults or young people. 
  • Production of cognitive assessment reports and assessment of adaptive functioning for adults and children with an intellectual disability.
  • Functional analysis and implementation of behavioral and therapeutic interventions to persons with intellectual disability.
  • Training and presentation skills developed through experience of providing child protection training to members of the police and skills training to residential care staff of clients with Prader Willi Syndrome.
  • Provision of consultancy to MDT colleagues and external agencies. 
  • Supervision and monitoring of psychological interventions delivered by Nurse Therapists and Assistant Psychologists.
  • Demonstrated the ability to work creatively, cooperatively, reliably and consistently. 

Professional Experience

2015August 2016

Clinical Psychologist, HSE Primary Care Laois/Offaly

I am currently completing a  three month contract in a Primary Care Service as advised by the Department of Health in order to validate my UK qualification in Ireland. My role involves overseeing psychological interventions to young people with a range of behavioral and psychological difficulties.


Trainee Clinical Psychologist, Center of Well-being and Health, Glasgow

Completion of six placements in; Adult Mental Health (18 months) , CAMHS  (6 months), Intellectual disability service for adults (6 months) and a tier four specialist service for children with intellectual disability (6 months).


Assistant Psychologist, Hillside Secure Unit, Burnside Road, Neath, Wales.

Collating and analysing psychological treatment outcomes. Dissemination of relevant literature to staff. Informal individual work with young persons. Attendance at meetings and training days.


Support Worker, National Autism Society, Ty Mynydd, Neath, Wales.

Supporting adults with autism and co-morbid moderate/severe and   profound learning disability at home and in the community, Devising and implementing care-plans, administering medication, and maintaining general hygiene standards.


Special Needs Teacher, Ardfinnan National School, Clonmel, Tipperary.

Developing individual learning plans in consultation with teaching staff, educational psychologists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapist. Monitoring progress and facilitating integration with mainstream classes involving scaffolding of skills to achieve goals. Devising and implementing behavioural management strategies under the guidance of educational psychologist. Report writing, record keeping and liaison with parents.


Successful completion of two supervised Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) Cases. Both case portfolios have been approved by NHS Scotland.

Completion of CBT competencies as part of Glasgow Doctoral training.


  • Football. Member of Lorrha GAA Club. Member of football team who reached county final in 2006.
  • Achieved Grade 7 at the Leinster school of music for Piano.
  • I am a keen amateur photographer.


Dr Hamish McLeod (Supervisor and course director) Clinical Psychologist, University of Glasgow.

Email: Tel: +44 (0) 141 211 3922

Dr Lilian Wanless, Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Goldenhill resource centre, Clydebank, Glasgow.

E-mail: . Tel +44 (0) 141 941 4400