Dr Elaine Ryan
Chartered Counselling Psychologist
Hello and welcome to my site. I have been in private practice for over 10 years in Dublin and spent the past few years developing self-help courses based on my own practice.
I specialise in anxiety disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
What is my training?
I am a Dr of Psychology and have worked in the NHS before starting a private practice in Dublin.
Why I use animation – it helps you understand and relate to complex psychological concepts
Feedback and Outcomes.
92% said that Retrain Your Brain helped them with anxiety, and 95% would recommend the course to others
Retrain Your BrainOnline Course for Anxiety
90% said that Health anxiety roadmap helped them with anxiety, and 97% would recommend the course to others
Health AnxietyOnline Course
80% said that Stop panic attacks helped them with panic, and 96% would recommend the course to others.
Stop Panic AttacksOnline Course
Types of Therapists
It can be confusing when you are thinking about meeting with a mental health professional. There are many overlaps in what we all do.
The main difference is in the type of training undertaken by each professional.
What is a Psychologist?
A psychologist is a mental health professional who studies, how you think, how your brain works, how you interact with people, and your behaviours. They are qualified to doctoral level.
What is a Counsellor?
A counsellor is an individual who is normally qualified to degree level. They do not have to have an undergraduate in psychology.
What is a Psychotherapist?
A psychotherapist is not a job title as such. Psychotherapy refers to talking therapies.
What is a Psychiatrist?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has specialised training in mental health. Unlike other mental health professionals, they can prescribe medication.
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