Our Therapists

Prospect Psychotherapy Therapists


PPP Hugh ArthursHugh Arthurs

M.Sc. psychotherapy ; M.A. phil.; Reg. Prac. APPI, MCPI, Member ICP

Hugh is a director at Prospect Psychotherapy Practice. He has been working as a psychoanalytic and psychodynamic psychotherapist for the last twenty-five years. He holds an M.A. in Philosophy (psychoanalysis and hermeneutics) and M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from St Vincent’s University Hospital, School of Psychotherapy. He has taught psychoanalytic theory and practice at Master’s level in DCU and was previously Head of Psychotherapy Training in Independent College Dublin. Hugh is a Registered Practitioner Member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). He has served on the Executive Board and as Chairperson of the Association.

PPP Mary Arthurs
Mary Arthurs

B.A.; M. Phil.; Dip. Psychotherapy; MIAHIP, MICP

Mary is a director at Prospect Psychotherapy Practice. She has maintained a private psychotherapy practice in Glasnevin since 1991. She has taught counselling and psychotherapy on the B.A. (Counselling and Psychotherapy) course in DBS college in Dublin for a number of years. Mary holds a B.A.(hons.) in Humanities, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and an M.Phil. Psychoanalytic Studies (TCD). She is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and an accredited member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). She has served as Chair of her professional body and has served on Training Recognition and Ethics for Psychotherapy. Mary is also an accredited supervisor of psychotherapists in clinical practice.

PPP Helena Texier
Helena Texier

B.A. (Hons) Mental and Moral Science; Grad. Dip. and Adv. Grad. Dip. clinical psychotherapy; M.Sc. psychotherapy; Reg. Prac. APPI, Member ICP

Helena is a director at Prospect Psychotherapy Practice. She has been working as a psychoanalyst and psychoanalytic psychotherapist since 1993, holds a M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from St Vincent’s University Hospital, School of Psychotherapy and is a Registered Practitioner Member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). She sees a broad range of individual clients, from those suffering the stresses and strains of modern living to those with more serious or complex psychological issues. She spent ten years in France where she gained experience working with international and ex-patriate communities. She has EAP experience working with clients from large corporations and also has onsite experience of Rapid Response Critical Incident work. She was involved in designing post-graduate professional training and has taught in TCD, UCD and DBS, on clinical training programmes at Masters’ level and also to undergraduates. An invited speaker at professional congresses at home in Ireland and internationally, for many years she was editor of a psychoanalytic journal. She has served on the Executive of her professional body. She has had articles published in English, French and German and contributed to the Edinburgh International Encyclopaedia of Psychoanalysis. She has experience as a supervisor. She also speaks French.



PPP Niamh De Rossa
Niamh De Rossa

B.Sc.; P.G. Dip. Clin. Supervision; P.G. Dip. CAT

Dr De Rossa is a Clinical Psychologist and Cognitive Analytic Therapist with over twenty years’ experience working with children, young people and their families with mental health, behavioural, emotional or relationship concerns in both community and children’s hospital settings. She has lectured in a number of Universities and has particular expertise in anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. She holds additional qualifications in Clinical Supervision and Cognitive Analytic Therapy.  She provides for individual therapy; parent sessions for parenting challenges; parent-child relationship-work and individual and small group supervision.

PPP Rosaleen McElvaney
Rosaleen McElvaney Ph.D

B.A., M.Psych.Sc. (clinical specialisation),Ph.D., Dip.Integ.Psychotherapy, Reg.Clin.Psychol., FPsSI

Dr McElvaney is a clinical psychologist with over twenty years’ clinical experience. She has worked in the public health service in Ireland and has a particular interest in the field of child sexual abuse and has published widely on this issue. Her recent book ‘Finding the words: Talking children through the tough times’ is aimed at helping parents have conversations with children about difficult topics. She is in an integrative psychotherapist and also offers psychological assessments for children or adults who have experienced trauma. She provides expert testimony in both trauma and child protection legal proceedings. She also offers clinical supervision to psychologists, counsellors and psychotherapists.

PPP Padraig Timmons
Pádraig Timmons

MIAHIP; MIACP; Dip. Counselling

Pádraig is an accredited counsellor and psychotherapist, having a particular interest in Gestalt therapy with its focus on the relationship, the here-and-now, and tapping into a person’s creativity. His professional training in the therapy field was undertaken with the Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy. He also has significant experience in the information technology industry and is a chartered engineer. In addition to general therapy with individuals he has a particular interest in workplace related issues and the challenges associated with adjusting to living in another country.

PPP Joanne Conway
Joanne Conway

B.A. (Hons); M.A.; Reg. Prac. APPI; MICP; Member ICLO-NLS and WAP

Joanne has been working psychoanalytically with both children and adults in private practice for over twelve years. She provides clinical supervision for therapists and currently teaches psychoanalysis at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Joanne has presented nationally and internationally at psychoanalytic congresses and has published articles in peer reviewed journals and reviews. She also has editorial experience with psychoanalytic and academic journals.

PPP Valerie Preston
Valerie Preston

M.Sc. Group analysis; Dip. Group analysis; Member of ICP, IGAS, IIGA & IGRO

Valerie is a psychotherapist and group analytic psychotherapist, fully accredited and having almost twenty years’ clinical experience. She also works as a clinical, and work supervisor. Currently she is working with adults eighteen years old and upwards, in individual psychoanalytically-orientated psychotherapy. She has extensive experience running long-term analytic psychotherapy groups. She also has experience in the provision of applied group analysis to managers and team leaders of organisations, encompassing role consultation, issues of authority and leadership. She holds the Diploma in Group Analysis, London and a Master Science Group Analytic Psychotherapist, UCD.

PPP Caroline Heanue
Caroline Heanue

B.A; Grad. Dip. Psychoanalytic studies; M.Sc. psychoanalytic psychotherapy; Reg. Prac. APPI; MICP;  Member ICLO-NLS and EFP

Caroline works as a psychoanalyst. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from St. Vincent’s University Hospital UCD. She also has a Higher Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies from Dublin Business School and a primary degree from Aston Business School in Birmingham. She has guest lectured on DCU’s M.Sc. Psychotherapy programme and provided clinical tutoring to the Continuing Professional Development programme offered by Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). Caroline is a Registered Practitioner Member of APPI and a member of the Irish Circle of Lacanian Orientation, New Lacanian School (ICLO-NLS) and the European Federation of Psychoanalysis (EFP).

photo Ruth Ann Buckley
Ruth Ann Buckley

B.A. (Hons); H.Dip. Psychoanalytic Studies; H. Dip. CB; M.Sc. Psychotherapy; MIACP

Ruth-Ann is an accredited Integrative Psychotherapist working with both adults and adolescents. She has worked in the public health service in Ireland and has particular expertise in anxiety disorders, trauma, PTSD and addictions. She has EAP experience working with clients from both the public and private sector. Ruth Ann holds a Masters Science degree in Psychotherapy and also holds Higher Graduate Diplomas in both Psychoanalytic Studies and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

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Ann-Marie Clancy

B.A Humanities; H.Dip Psychotherapy; M.A Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Member APPI; MICP

Ann-Marie has practiced psychoanalytic psychotherapy for more than five years. Originally studying Arts, she gravitated towards the care of the person, undertaking a Higher Diploma and then a Masters in Psychotherapy at Independent Colleges. Her background includes more than a decade of experience in healthcare support. She is familiar with medical care and terminologies, with injury and illness, and with those who care for the sick. She is an active member of her professional association.
She is interested in whatever issues a person presents with, including physical and psychical trauma, life transitions and crises, anxiety and depression, obsessive thought and behaviours, and addiction. Ann-Marie works with adults of all ages and has experience working with those for whom English is a second language.

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Deirdre Walsh

B.A.; MSc. Clinical Child Psych,; D.CounsPsych.; Member of P.S.I

Dr. Walsh is a Counselling Psychologist. She holds a Degree in Psychology from University College Dublin, an MSc. in Clinical Child Psychology from Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, where she graduated from in 2015. Deirdre is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. She has worked in public and private mental health services with both adults and children with mental health, emotional and behavioural concerns. She has particular interest and experience in working therapeutically with child and adolescent clients. Deirdre provides for adult, child and adolescent therapy and also parent sessions.