Dr. Conor O’Malley BA PhD DClinPsy 

 

Conor is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and for the HSE. He is an Adjunct Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin. He completed his clinical doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London (2009-2012) and worked in community and hospital settings in the NHS before returning to Ireland in 2015. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including those with early attachment difficulties, a history of abuse and trauma, mental illness, physical health issues, persistent relationship and personality difficulties, bereavement, loss, and those with coping and addiction problems.

Conor is experienced in completing psychological assessment reports for individuals, healthcare professionals and the courts.

Conor is a Senior Clinical Psychologist working in both private practice and for the HSE. He is an Adjunct Lecturer/ Assistant Professor in the School of Psychology, University College Dublin. He completed his clinical doctorate at Royal Holloway, University of London (2009-2012) and worked in community and hospital settings in the NHS before returning to Ireland in 2015. He has worked with a wide variety of clients including those with early attachment difficulties, a history of abuse and trauma, mental illness, physical health issues, persistent relationship and personality difficulties, bereavement, loss, and those with coping and addiction problems.

“Each person’s distress and struggles are unique, and I use psychological assessment and formulation as the foundation of my therapeutic work. This allows for individual and systemic factors (family, network, society, culture) to be considered together, and for a shared understanding to be developed. People who attend for therapy are encouraged to think and discover, to use humour and compassion, and to consider change. Teamwork is central to the therapy.”

Conor is trained to use a range of therapeutic modalities with a recognised evidence base, from those in the Cognitive Behavioural tradition to less-directive exploratory therapies. His most commonly used models are Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy. This range allows him to work effectively with those who have identified a distinct problem in their lives, and equally with those who are aware of distress and discomfort, but are unsure what the nature or scope of the problem is.

Conor is experienced in completing psychological assessment reports for individuals, healthcare professionals and the courts.