Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Nick is a fully trained clinical psychologist who has been providing a psychological service on behalf of the HSE for over 7 years.
He is a member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and the Special Interest Group in Neuropsychology (SIGN). He has obtained a Masters Degree (M.Sc by Research; 1997-99) and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (D.Clin.Psych.;2002-04).
Prior to changing his formal qualifications, Nick worked in Mercers Institute for Research on Ageing and the National Rehabilitation Hospital.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
During his time with the HSE, Nick has gained a wide range of experience assisting adults who have mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, and phobias as well as other chronic and complex psychological problems. This has been accomplished using a variety of therapeutic methods, the selection of which depends on the client and their specific difficulties.
He also has substantial experience (over 13 years) in the area of neuropsychological and cognitive assessment. This is the technique by which psychometric and cognitive instruments (pen and paper tests, self-report questionnaires and semi structured interviews) are used to aid the detection and diagnosis of brain injury, dementia, and other neurological conditions. He is also skilled in most other forms of psychometric assessment.
Nick’e fee structure:
Nick charges €100 per hour for therapy. These sessions will last an hour.
For cognitive and neuropsychological assessment, the fee is €85 per hour. A complete assessment (which generally includes between four and five hours of assessment and the composition of a detailed report) generally takes between seven and nine hours.