Meet Our Psychotherapists

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Our Credentials

Each psychotherapist is fully qualified and holds at least one masters level training in psychotherapy. Many of the therapists hold additional masters training in related fields.

This means you can have peace of mind in our ability to do what’s best for you.

All counselling and psychotherapy in the clinic is delivered from Psychoanalytically trained therapists. This method aims at the root of suffering and helps people to go beyond it.

This is entirely different than just working on the surface-level presentation of symptoms and can have much longer lasting affects.

It also means we’re equipped to deal with almost any symptom imaginable.

Each therapist has a minimum of five years under their belt working with the public in similar settings. These include in private practice, hospitals, universities and rehabilitation centres.

This means we have a broad range of experience with all sorts of symptoms from anxiety, and depression to relationship issues and psychosis.

Each psychotherapist is accredited with at least two awarding bodies. These include APPI, ICP, and PSI.

Development as a psychoanalyst isn’t like usual therapies. It’s not about ticking off ‘200’ hours. Our psychoanalysts have spent years in their own twice weekly psychoanalysis. Usually surpassing 5+ years in therapy.

Each therapist is also engaged in regular supervision and clinical development at seminars and workshops.

Colin McDonnell


Clinic Director | Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Colin is a psychoanalyst and Clinic Director of the Other clinic. 

He has worked extensively as a therapist with people from all walks of life over the previous ten years. In that time he has also directed two busy psychotherapy clinics. 

Formerly he was Clinic Director of ‘Psychotherapy Dublin’ for just under 6 years. Prior to that he has worked in a variety of environments in both general and specialised fields of treatment. He has worked within Connolly Hospital, St. Brendan’s Hospital, Stewart’s Hospital, Dublin Institute of Technology and two projects addressing drug addiction. 

Complimenting his clinical experience is a history of continued professional development. Having completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology he went on to complete a Masters in Addiction Studies and another Masters in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

Before training as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist Colin also worked as a care assistant at Our Lady’s Hospice in Harold’s Cross, over a period of ten years. 



Colin is a member of The Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI), the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS).



Hugh Jarrett


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

For most of the last decade Hugh has worked with people suffering from a diverse range of psychological distress and mental health issues, and has experience of working with people at the many different stages of life.
Over that time, he has worked in a number of clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient units of the H.S.E., the Irish Probation Services, community projects, as well as in private practice.
Hugh works with individuals who are experiencing issues that require psychotherapeutic assistance and works with people towards individualised solutions.


Hugh is a fully accredited member of the I.C.P. (Irish Council for Psychotherapy), the main organisation that governs psychotherapy in Ireland, and A.P.P.I. (Association of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland), a group who regulate the largest group of practicing psychoanalysts in Ireland.

In addition, he contributes to the work of ICLO-NLS and ISLP, psychoanalytic groups with a particular clinical focus, and has been published in The Letter, an Irish psychoanalytic journal.

As part of his continuing psychoanalytic formation, Hugh continues to engage in his own analysis, and attends regular supervision.

Dr. Ivana M. Slote

PhD, MA, MA, P.Grad.Dip, BA, APPI, ICP

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Ivana works with people who experience anxiety and panic attacks, stress, depression, loneliness, relationship and family issues, identity and sexual identity crises, addiction, or who suffer from the consequences of abuse, eating disorders, OCD, phobias, low self-esteem… but also those who have everyday life problems, small or large. She has worked in several psychotherapy clinics in Dublin, but has also been involved in ‘lifelong learning’ programmes for emotionally vulnerable adults, organised through Dublin City communities.

Ivana holds a Master of Arts degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy Studies. She has also been long-term involved in various forms of continual professional development through APPI and ICP.

It was her love for literature and her Ph.D. research on James Joyce that inspired her further interest into ‘talking therapy’, i.e. the healing effects of our unique lives being spoken about without censorship and listened to without judgement.



Ivana is a full member of The Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI), accredited as a professional member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and insured by the Psychologists Protection Society (PPS).


Lilli Klint


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Lilli orients the work by the singular needs of each person. She is experienced in working with a wide range of issues relating to interpersonal and relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, problems of gender and sexuality, and symptoms relating to, for example, personality and eating disorders, trauma, depression and anxiety. 

Lilli has worked in private practice as well as in nonprofit organisations for the last number of years. Prior to her career in the mental health field, she founded and ran an eco-friendly manufacturing business.

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

Lilli continues her psychoanalytic formation via the Nottingham/Dublin Lacanian study program in association with UFORCA (Union for Training in Analytical Clinics) as well as by engaging in her own analysis and clinical supervision.



Lilli also works with Finnish speaking individuals. 


Ivan Molloy

MSc, MSW, H.Dip, BA, Reg. Prac APPI, ICP

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Ivan has 17 years’ experience working in a variety of therapeutic settings and has been in private practice as a psychotherapist for the past 12 years. Ivan started his career working therapeutically with children and families but for over a decade has now been specialising in the treatment of addiction and anxiety related disorders in adults. This work has included the treatment of eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorders, depression and both substance and behavioural addiction.

Ivan has Masters degrees in both Psychotherapy and Social work, having completed clinical training programs at both UCD and UCC. The main focus of Ivan’s work today is psychoanalytically oriented, based on the understanding that the various forms of mental and emotional distress commonly experienced by human subjects have their roots in the unconscious mind.


Ivan is a fully accredited, Registered Practitioner with the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy of Ireland (APPI) and with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). 

He has also been fully accredited by the National Social Work Qualification Board of Ireland (NSWQB).

Kieran O’Meara


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Kieran has had a deep personal interest in the fields of psychoanalysis and psychotherapy for many years. He works with clients dealing with a wide range of issues and challenges, including depression, anxiety, phobias, intrusive thoughts, bereavement, and questions relating to major life decisions. He provides a space in which one can speak completely freely, and begin a rewarding journey of self-discovery and healing. 

He has had clinical experience in a variety of settings, including HSE mental health services, a centre for people in recovery from addiction, the probation service, and a small number of psychotherapy clinics. 

Kieran is also a translator of psychoanalytic texts from French to English and his translation work has appeared in a number of psychoanalytic journals in Ireland. 


Kieran is a fully accredited member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI).

He participates in the Espace Analytique Ireland group, who are involved in group supervision and discussion with leading analysts from France and the USA. 

He continues to take part in personal analysis and individual supervision. 




Brigitte Battalier


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Brigitte has been in private practice as a psychoanalyst and a psychotherapist over the past thirteen years. She works with individuals suffering from short or long-term anxiety, panic attacks, low self-esteem, anger issues, relationship and sexual issues, depression, eating disorders, life and identity crises.

She built up her experience over the past twenty-five years working in a variety of therapeutic settings. In her work in a French Mother and Child Protection Institution for more than a decade she developed valuable skills in the area of child and family emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse and a strong understanding of the family settings. 

This clinical work, alongside studies and training in clinical psychology and psychopathology led her to develop a deep interest in psychoanalysis, knowledge of the unconscious of the individual, its intergenerational transmission and how its effects can affect and determine someone’s life.

Psychoanalytic training and formation require – among other matters – long ongoing processes which she has been following through different seminars, lectures, group discussions and reading groups over the years in Ireland with psychoanalytic organizations as the Association for Psychoanalysis Psychotherapy Ireland (APPI),  Freud Lacan Institute (FLI) , Espace Analytique Ireland (EAI) but also in France with L’École de la Cause Freudienne (ECF), Espace Analytique (EA), L’Association Lacanienne Internationale (ALI).


She is a fully accredited Member of APPI , ICP and EAI.


Brigitte offers therapy in English and French.

Conor Ward

MA, MA, H.Dip, B. Soc Sc., ICP, APPI

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Conor is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He has experience working with a wide range of issues, but treats every client as a singular subject.

He has worked with people who experience anxiety, panic attacks, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship and identity crises, family issues, eating disorders, mania, phobia, obsession, addiction, and many other forms of emotional distress. 

Conor has worked in several psychotherapy clinics in Dublin, as well as in the Mater hospital with psychiatric out-patients. He has also worked in community based projects focused on the area of addiction recovery. Conor has had a particular focus in the area of trauma and addiction for many years.

He holds a Bachelor degree in Social Science (UCD), and a Masters degree in Psychoaanlytic Theory from the University of Kent at Cantebury (UKC). He also holds a higher diploma and a Masters degree from Dublin Business School (DBS) in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 


Conor is a fully accredited member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI) and also a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).

He recently completed the “Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy” programme in The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Dublin.  COnor is currently a member of an ICLO-NLS reading group and is aregular atendee at talks and lectures pertaining to the work of psychoanalysis. 

As part of his ongoing formation in this field he continues to engage in his own analysis and to attend weekly clinical supervision. 

Raphael Montague

MA, HDip, PG Cert,

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist / Psychoanalyst

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Experience and Training

Raphael is an accredited member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI). He is a Practicing Analyst (AP) member of the New Lacanian School (NLS) and The World Association of Psychoanalysis (WAP) as well as the Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation (ICLO) here in Ireland. He has worked in clinical practice since 2013.
“What’s going on in terms of the symptoms under which we suffer in the 21st century? For the clinical practice of psychoanalysis what is at stake is a reduction of the symptom to its core where what remains is a kernel of singularity proper to each one, which may be put to work in a new way.”
Raphael is a member of ICLO (Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation) which is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to research into the clinical practice of psychoanalysis and to the training/formation of psychoanalysts. ICLO – in terms of European and World connections – is a Society of the New Lacanian School, one of the seven Schools of the World Association of Psychoanalysis, which coordinates extensive research seminars, working-groups, study-days and conferences on crucial contemporary cultural and clinical issues and debates. Recent examples include work on sexualities in the 21st century, femininity, masculinity and the role of gender and trans today, moments of crisis and anxiety, psychosis and schizophrenia, living in a digital age, children and our modern families, addictions, phobias, fixation and repetition, segregation and discrimination, autism and ADHD… Raphael is a regular translations contributor to the NLS journal, The Lacanian Review and the biannual WAP journal Scilicet as well as the APPI journal Lacunae. He is current Editor of Scríobh which is the digital and print publishing function of ICLO-NLS and is a columnist with The Lacanian Review Online.


Raphael is a member of ICP, APPI, NLS, WAP & ICLO. 

Vivienne Coen


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Vivienne has been working and training in the area of mental health since 2006. She provides therapy for a wide range of mental health issues- from mild & moderate to those with diagnosed psychiatric illness.

As well as working in private practice she has specialised clinical training in a number of mental health facilities including the psychiatric departments of Holles Street national maternity hospital (Ante and Post Natal Psychiatry); St. Vincent’s Hospital Elm Park (general psychiatry), St.Ita’s Portrane (long term patients), and also the National Drug Treatment Centre (Addiction and Dependence).

She holds a Masters Degree in Psychoanalysis with a Clinical Specialisation (2008) and received first class honours for her thesis on Freud’s Rat Man case (which deals with a severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder).

Her practice areas include Depressive disorders, Anxiety, Addiction & Dependence (food, alcohol, gambling), Bereavement & feelings associated with loss, childhood issues and trauma, post traumatic stress, self esteem issues, psychosexual and sexuality issues, relationship & attachment issues, Ante & Post natal psychotherapy, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Vivienne specialises in Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.


Fully accredited member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Ireland (APPI).  Vivienne adheres to the ethos, practice, and code of ethics of both organisations.


Vivienne offers therapy in English and French.


Melissa Oosthuizen


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Melissa is an experienced psychoanalytic psychotherapist who has worked in a number of clinical settings including Trinity Student Counselling Service and private practise. She completed a BSc in Psychology, a H. Dip in Psychotherapy Studies and an MSc in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, followed by two years specific modality training in the School of Psychotherapy in St. Vincent’s University Hospital.

Melissa offers a supportive, confidential environment, working with individuals who are searching for direction or who are struggling with overwhelming issues in their lives. It is through the psychotherapeutic exploration of the individual’s subjective experience and their unconscious that can lead to the freedom of living a fuller life.

As part of her ongoing psychoanalytic formation, Melissa attends her own analysis and clinical supervision. She continues professional development through the attendance of various psychoanalytic workshops and seminars. Melissa is currently a member of an Irish School for Lacanian Psychotherapy (ISLP) psychoanalytic reading group.



Melissa is a fully accredited member of the Irish Forum for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFPP) and Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP). In addition Melissa is a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).




Mark Twomey

MA, P.Grad.Dip, APPI, ICP

Couples Therapist & Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

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Experience and Training

Mark Twomey is a post-graduate qualified psychoanalyst and psychotherapist practicing in the non-profit and private sectors since 2012. His approach uses understanding of the unconscious mind and human development to resolve conflict, overcome impasse and reach optimal decisions. Over the course of the treatment the client develops insight and self-awareness, integrating past inarticulable trauma into a coherent narrative.
This treatment effects change through regular weekly sessions, in which the relationship between analyst and client supports a therapeutic discourse. Supported by the relationship to the therapist, the individual can scrutinize the stress and suffering in their lives within the context of their life-history: where it originates, how it is manifested and what coping behaviours have evolved to deal with it.
Mark practices treating individuals suffering from anger management issues, anxiety, bereavement, depression & associated symptoms (eg. low mood, sleeplessness, fatigue), obsessive compulsion, relationship difficulties and stress.
Couples Therapy
Since 2015 Mark has also worked with couples using emotionally focused therapy (EFT). EFT is a short term and tested intervention to reduce stress in adult love relationships and create more secure bonds.This treatment can can benefit couples who are struggling with conflict, distress, and poor communication. 
Clients are helped in therapy to better identify, explore and make sense of their emotions. As a result, are better able to access the important meanings that emotions contain, as well as become more skillful in using that information to love one another.


Mark Twomey is a full member of ICP and APPI.


Want to join the team?

We’re often looking for experienced and passionate Lacanian psychoanalysts to join our team. If this sounds like you, drop us a line with a little bit about yourself and your experiences in the field.