Our Therapists


Hugh 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.

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.


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.

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.

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).

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).

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.