Clinical Psychology


As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland Kear is committed to adhere to the PSI’s Code of Ethics, and to ongoing engagement in continuing professional development every year. Kear is trained to work utilising a range of therapeutic approaches, including humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy. These tools are typically used by psychologists to make in-depth psychological assessments and provide evidence-based interventions to alleviate emotional and psychological distress (e.g. depression, anxiety, chronic stress) as well as to enhance and promote psychological well-being. This is achieved through an interactive therapeutic process between the psychologist and client, which seeks to enable each individual to reach a clearer understanding their own difficulties and increase their ways of coping to feel better about themselves and others.

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Specialist Areas Include:
  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress
  • Bullying & Work-related issues
  • Co-Dependency
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Fears, Phobias & Panic Attacks
  • Grief & Loss
  • Life Changes and Transitions
  • Maternal Health: Pre, Peri and Post-Natal Concerns (including Fertility Issues, Infant Loss & Miscarriage)
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Relationships & Sexuality
  • Substance Misuse and Addiction
  • Trauma & Post Traumatic Injury (PTSI & Complex PSTI arising from Childhood Abuse)

“For the human soul is virtually indestructible, and its ability to rise from the ashes remains as long as the body draws breath”

Alice Miller

Parenting Support


Kear does not work directly with children under the age of 16. However, consultancy and support can be offered to parents who are concerned about their baby, toddler, child or young adult. Becoming a parent is a significant and life-changing transition, which can often trigger memories of our own experience of being parented. Therapy can provide a helpful space to reflect on our own parenting choices, and how these are invariably informed by our early life experiences.

“The more we idealize the past and refuse to acknowledge our childhood sufferings, the more we pass them on unconsciously to the next generation”

Alice Miller