Dr Yvonne Tarletan Clinical Psychologist

Dr Yvonne Tarleton

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Dr Yvonne Tarleton DclinPsych, MSc, MA, HDip, BA (hons)

Psychology Training and Accreditation

Yvonne is a fully trained Clinical Psychologist who has worked for the HSE since 2016. She is a member of the Clinical Division of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Prior to completing her Clinical Training, Yvonne worked with people experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties in St Patrick’s Mental Health Services and St James’s Hospital.

Yvonne completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (2019) at Trinity College, Dublin. The three-year doctoral programme entailed rotational training in various mental health settings across the lifespan, including primary care, secondary care and acute settings, offering psychological assessment and therapeutic intervention. This professional training is rooted in attachment theory, placing safety within the therapeutic relationship at the centre of all of its teachings.

Prior to completing this professional training, Yvonne completed an MSc in Applied Psychology at Trinity College (2013), where she also completed her undergraduate psychology studies.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Yvonne uses an integrated, trauma-informed approach. She has been trained across a number of different therapies, and can make a tailored intervention, based on the individual needs of the person she is working with.

What to expect:

Yvonne will begin therapy with an intake assessment and, from that, a collaborative formulation (understanding) of the difficulties a person is facing. Yvonne works with the client to develop a treatment plan, using the most suitable intervention to meet the individual needs of the person, at a pace they are comfortable with.

Yvonne has advanced training in Compassion Focused Therapy and attends clinical supervision with the Compassionate Mind Foundation in the UK. She is also fully trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Somatic Experiencing, and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

At the core of her training at Trinity College is an attachment-focused approach to therapy, which focuses on utilising the therapeutic relationship to help people feel safe, supported and understood, as a foundation to empower them to make changes with a view to reducing their suffering.

Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest

Yvonne has a broad range of experience with both adults and children working in the HSE.  She has worked therapeutically with people of all ages experiencing most mental health difficulties.

Yvonne’s fee structure is as follows:

50-minute therapy session: €120

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