Prospect Psychotherapy Practice

Our Therapists

Directors

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.

Caroline Heanue

B.A; H. Grad. Dipl. Psychoanalytic studies; M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Reg. Prac. APPI; ICP; and World Association of Psychoanalysis

Caroline works as a psychoanalytic practitioner. 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, ICP and a member of the NLS and the World Association of Psychoanalysis.

Practitioners

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.

Pádraig is also available to provide supervision to therapists who are members of IACP.

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Laura Cahill

BSc, BEd, HDip Relationship Counselling, Cert Family Law, MSc Psychology; MIACP, MNAPCP, MPsSI

A full member of the Psychological Society of Ireland’s Division of Health Psychology, Laura specialises in the areas of chronic pain, interpersonal relationships, trauma, and psychological flexibility. She currently also works as a counsellor at Dublin City University. Laura has presented on psychological conferences and gives continuous professional development courses on domestic abuse including coercive control at the Psychological Society of Ireland, The Law Society of Ireland and for the DPP. Her extensive experience covers relationship counselling for both heterosexual/same sex couples and individuals. Whilst passionate about early intervention and prevention, she aims to educate her clients about the neuroscience behind chronic pain, depression, anxiety, anger. Laura is also highly skilled at providing practical and emotional support both to adults and children on emergency call services.

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Lynn Harnedy

BA; LLM; MSW; MSc; Systemic Psychotherapist; Family Therapy Association of Ireland; Irish Council of Psychotherapy; CORU (Social Work)

Lynn is a Systemic Psychotherapist (Family Therapist) registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland and the Irish Council of Psychotherapy. She offers therapeutic services to individuals, parents, family members, young people and couples. Lynn has over ten years’ experience working professionally in youth mental health (HSE CAMHS). Prior to this she worked in international development in India, Laos and East Africa and with asylum seekers in Ireland. The combination of her background experience in international development, training in social work and her family therapy practice gives her a broad adaptable therapeutic style. She believes relationships are important for emotional wellbeing; relationships with family members, partners, friends and colleagues, to mention a few. Relationships can be a source of great joy, connection and warmth. They can also be fraught and characterised by conflict and tension. In her work she explores how clients could develop healthier relationships, starting with their relationship with themselves. The starting point for this process is creating a respectful, collaborative relationships between therapist and client.  She has a particular interest in life’s transitions and the opportunities and challenges they bring: parenthood, motherhood, parenting when separated, parenting children with additional needs, grief and loss. These are huge aspects of family life that can be difficult to navigate alone, Lynn endeavours to support families through these difficult processes.

Lilli Klint

MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; BA Counselling and Psychotherapy; IFPP; ICP

Lilli is a fully accredited member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

She holds an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from University College Dublin School of Medicine and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School.  Lilli has worked both privately and for non-profit organisations as a mental health professional for the last decade. She orients the work by the singular needs of each person and is experienced in working with a wide range of issues relating to interpersonal and relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, challenges pertaining to gender and sexuality, symptoms relating to personality and eating disorders, trauma, depression, addiction and anxiety.  Lilli accepts private referrals and works with both Finnish and English speaking individuals; adolescents and adults.

Valerie Preston


M.Sc. Group Analytic Psychotherapist (UCD), Dip. Group Analytic Supervision, MICP, MIGAS, MIGRO.
Group Analytic Psychotherapist, Training Group Analyst, Group Analytic Supervisor, Work/Role Supervisor, Role Consultant, Reflective Practice Facilitator and Balint Group Facilitator.

Valerie is an experienced psychotherapist, working with individuals and groups for over twenty five years.  
Group Analysis is a form of group psychotherapy which aims to assist the individual to make
basic but fundamental and lasting changes in their lives and relationships through personal
development, growth and understanding. There is an opportunity to gain insight and address
through a group experience, personal issues, and difficult relationship issues common to
family, work and social settings.

Meet with Valerie on a one-to-one basis, taking the first step to exploring the possibility of
gaining understanding and insight, and the potential for change.

Lindita Vani

MA Counselling and Psychotherapy, MSc Rehabilitation and Disability, BA Sociology. 

Pre-accredited therapist with NAPCP (National Association for Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy); Associate membership of APCCA (Association for Person Centred Creative Art); Teaching Council  

Lindita is a fully qualified therapist holding an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy and has worked with clients experiencing trauma, loss, displacement, relationship and workplace difficulties, depression and anxiety. Lindita is passionate about supporting family members of individuals with disabilities and women’s issues such as peripartum and menopause.

As an Integrative Counsellor, Lindita journeys with each client maintaining unconditional positive regard and providing a confidential safe space in which healing conversations can lead to resilience and renewed strength. Lindita brings into the counselling room cultural humility having lived and worked in Albania, Italy, New Zealand and Ireland and having worked with individuals from different walks of life and faith.

In addition to English, Lindita speaks Italian and Albanian.
Trauma, Victims of Abuse, Loss, Grief, Life events, Relationships, Carer burnout, Workplace Stress, Women’s issues, Depression and Anxiety.
Approaches: Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy, Mindfulness, IFS Person Centred.

Mariana Amorim

BA Psychology, MSc Human Rights

Psychological Society of Ireland; British Psychological Society; NAPCP Counselling

Mariana is an experienced psychologist who has been working as a psychologist and psychotherapist in Brazil for over twelve years.  Since relocating to Ireland, she is currently working toward NAPCP full accreditation.
Mariana loves working with children aged 3 – 12 years and also offers parenting consultations. She uses a blend of Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness and Play Therapy. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in psychology and is currently undertaking further research in the specialist areas of neuropsychology and ABA psychotherapy & autism.

Mariana also has experience for those who are questioning their gender, having worked with adult clients undergoing gender transition for six years.  She offers psychological support before and after gender affirmation surgery, hormone therapy and affirmative psychotherapy for LGBTQIA+ people in general.

Mariana is fluent in both English & Portuguese.

Declan Balfe

BSc Counselling & Psychotherapy 

Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP)

As a dedicated Counsellor & Psychotherapist, my foremost objective is to establish a secure environment where clients feel supported as they journey toward personal fulfilment. I hold a steadfast belief that counselling should be as unique as the individuals it serves, which is why I adopt an integrative approach to therapy.

My qualifications as an IACP accredited professional, coupled with my experience in individual and couples counselling, enable me to adeptly guide clients through crises, mental health challenges, and relationship issues. Utilizing a blend of evidence-based therapeutic techniques, including humanistic, solution-focused, emotionally focused therapy, and integrative inner child work, I am committed to facilitating meaningful change in the lives of those I work with.

Denise Waters


Details coming soon…..