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Lorraine O.B. Madden

 

Principal Chartered Educational Psychologist

C.Psychol., Ps.S.I. M6672C

Hi there, we are delighted that you have found EPT Clinic. We hope that our experienced, award winning healthcare team can support you and your family. Our team include registered psychologists, psychotherapists, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists. 

EPT Clinic was established in 2019 following Lorraine’s transition from the HSE into private practice. Using a neurodevelopmental, child and adolescent mental health framework, we are proud to offer one of Ireland’s ONLY N-CAMHS Pathways. This pathway offers families everything they need, including support, therapies, training and assessments.

Lorraine is passionate about empowering and teaching parents and professionals. She began her career working alongside children, parents and educators over 20 years now. She worked as a primary school teacher in both mainstream and special education. Yet, it was her part-time job that really changed the direction of her career, and really, her life!

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Kate Lenihan

Assistant Psychologist B.A. (Hons) PSI M14461 

Kate graduated with first class honours from her undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology in University College Cork (UCC) in 2022 and went on to pursue a Masters in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) in UCC which she achieved first class honours in in 2023. Kate has a strong interest in child development and completed her undergraduate dissertation on the association between different types of play and anxiety in children, focussing on the mediating effect of anxiety sensitivity in this relationship. Kate’s master’s thesis focussed on the associations between sleep and attitudes towards school in children and adolescents. Kate volunteered as a peer support leader throughout her time in UCC, helping first year students to manage their transition to university. Kate has also been involved as a volunteer and committee member for Niteline, a student led, confidential and non-advisory listening service run by students for students in UCC and completed training with Cork Samaritans for this role. During her masters, Kate completed a 6-month placement in EPT Clinic working as part of the clinical support team and observing and learning from the team. Upon finishing her masters, Kate worked as a social care worker with children in residential care, providing care, support and therapeutic crisis intervention for children in the care of the state. Here Kate learned a lot about the importance of trauma-informed care and aims to carry this into her work as an assistant psychologist.

In her free time Kate loves to be outdoors and enjoys riding horses and swimming in the sea as well as travelling with friends.

Siobhan Campion

Developmental Psychologist

Siobhan is a passionate Developmental Psychologist who is neurodivergent herself. Her personal experience with autism, ADHD and dyscalculia informs her professional work. She earned a Bachelor of Arts honours degree in Psychology from the National College of Ireland. Where her undergraduate thesis examined how the cumulative impact of various life stressors, such as neglect and poverty, impact problem solving abilities.

Siobhan also holds Diplomas in Criminal Psychology and in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She built on this with further training in adapting CBT for children with learning difficulties. She qualified as a Developmental Psychologist after completing a Master in Developmental Psychology at Queens University Belfast.

 

Her commitment to supporting and raising awareness for neurodiverse individuals and those from minority demographics is evident throughout her extensive voluntary work. Currently, Siobhan is involved with the 50808 suicide helpline and the social enterprise “Working to Change”. Which focuses on enhancing employment for individuals’ post-incarceration, ultimately aiming to reduce recidivism rates and influence criminal justice policies. Throughout her undergraduate years, Siobhan dedicated her time to ABE, organising and instructing two college courses for adult refugees over a four-year period. This experience honed skills in lecturing, examination, and in supporting vulnerable individuals. Prior to this, Siobhan provided educational support for children in the Ossory Community Centre where she first discovered her enthusiasm for teaching and the value of her personal experience when providing support to children with diverse learning needs.

Siobhan’s creativity and enthusiasm for learning extends beyond her work and studies. In her free time, she engages in sculpting, sketching, costume making, and debating analytic philosophy. Additionally, she is involved in medieval re-enactment events, dedicated to preserving historical skills for future generations.

Edel Kelly

Senior Speech and Language Therapist (BSc., MIASLT, ISTI)

Coru Registered: SL010212

Edel graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2015 with a BSc in Clinical Speech and Language Studies. Since qualifying Edel has developed a passion for working with children and adolescents and their families. She is dedicated to supporting children and their families by providing detailed assessments and therapeutic interventions. Edel has a wealth of experience in working with children with speech sound disorders and language disorders alongside working with Autistic children and teenagers. She provides therapeutic input in a kind and caring environment while being dedicated to the principles of evidence based practice. 

  • ADOS-2 Certified
  • DISCO Certified
  • ADI-R Certified
  • SCERTS trained

Solution Focused Therapy

Coru Registered: SL010212 Member of the Independent Speech Therapists Ireland 

 

Emma Mc Evoy

 

Senior Occupational Therapist (BSc.)

Coru Registered: SL010212

Emma graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2020 with a B.Sc (Hons) Occupational Therapy. Throughout her studies, she gained invaluable experience working with people of all ages in a variety of care settings. However, Emma learned early on in her career that her passsion was working with children and young people. 

Emma quickly realised her passion for empowering young people to reach their full potential in day to day life. She has been working in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for three years now, where she supports young people to engage in meaningful activities, while overcoming sensory and mental health challenges. Her experience includes working alongside young people who are autistic, ADHDers and those presenting with developmental coordination and dyspraxia neuroprofiles. Emma takes pride in her commitment to providing client and family-centred care and recognising the unique strengths of each child.

Emma developed a greater appreciation for neurodiversity and trauma-informed care when she joined EPT Clinic in 2022. She now integrates art as a therapeutic tool in her sessions, having completed a Professional Certificate in Sensorimotor Art Therapy.

Emma is motivated to continue her professional development, with a particular focus on early intervention to ensure she provides a high standard of service delivery. Emma also plans to continue developing her interests in art and yoga, with the hope of integrating these into her work as an Occupational Therapist.

Daniel Docherty

Assistant Psychologist (B.A.)

Registered with the Psychological Society of Ireland: M12721

Daniel is a neurodivergent assistant psychologist and autism advocate with EPT Clinic. He graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology (W.I.T), completing his B.A (Hons) in Psychology. 

Daniel is the Irish ambassador for the autism charity, Anna Kennedy Online (AKO). AKO is an organissation that aims to improve the lives of those living with autism and other related neurodiversities.

Through his role as an ambassador, Daniel has given lectures and presentations on autism and other neurodiversities with the goal of raising awareness and understanding among both the general and professional populations. Some of these include guest lecturing on the University College Cork (UCC) Diploma in Autism Studies course, speaking at the Cork Autism Conference 2019 and giving a presentation at the Bluebird Autism Talk.  

In order to develop his skillset and acquire a greater depth of knowledge in the area of paediatric psychology and education, Daniel completed work experience in both mainstream and special educational needs schools. Daniel has a particular interest in enhancing quality of life and societal engagement for the autistic community and other related neurodiversities. 

Dr Beverly Maxwell

 

Child Educational Psychologist 

Chartered Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland: M13715C

 

Dr. Beverley Maxwell is a. Chartered Child and Adolescent Educational Psychologist. Having studied a Bachelor in Psychology (Hons), Beverley continued her studies in University College Dublin where she completed her Doctorate in Educational Psychology.

Prior to studying psychology, Beverley trained and worked as a primary school teacher in both mainstream and SET settings and has over 24 years of experience working with and supporting children and their families. Her areas of interest are Neurodiversity, Compassion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and she implements Trauma Informed and Strengths Based practices in her work with clients.

In her free time, Beverley enjoys walking, reading, listening to music, playing hockey, meeting friends and spending time with her family. She is passionate about supporting families and helping young people to believe in their strengths and gifts and to overcome challenges they may encounter so that they can flourish and thrive.

Catherine Wyse

 

Senior Child Psychotherapist

 

Bob is a Senior Counsellor and Psychotherapist. He is an Accredited Member IACP (iacpm12521).  He holds a Professional Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. He was awarded accolade of Student of the Year from Zestlife College Dublin 2019.

In addition, he received an Advanced Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapy and has completed specialise training in bereavement and loss therapies, Children First,  GDPR, Safe Talk, Suicide Alertness Training, and Exploration in Suicide Awareness. His preferred approach with first time clients is the Person-Centred Approach. This allows a client to tell their story and build a strong therapeutic relationship. He also uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychoanalysis, where appropriate. Bob has worked with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, stress management, work related bullying, work related stress, recovery from mild and severe trauma, childhood abuse, addiction, bereavement and loss, divorce and separation. 

 

As a father of three grown up children, Bob has a special interest in supporting families.  He has gained much experience in the Youth Reach School Programme for Adolescents and the Family Resource Centre in Bagnelstown. He has recently begun to work with children, adolescents and parents with the EPT Clinic. He completed an Engage Programme Connecting with Young Men (HSE) last year and as well as an Introduction to Autism (AUSOME Ireland). He is currently completing a Professional Certificate in Adolescent Therapy.

In his spare time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family. His youngest daughter is in college following his footsteps by studying psychology. His two older children have completed their studies and are working in the areas of Arts and Motor Mechanics. Bob is a competitive cyclist and promotes fitness and healthy living outside of his work as a counsellor.

Catherine Wyse

 

Senior Occupational Therapist (BSc.)

Coru Registered

 

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Specialist Training and Qualifications

  • All of our team are trained and experienced in the areas of attachment, trauma, and neurodiversity.  
  • All of our team receive training in neuroaffirmative report writing and inclusive healthcare perspectives.