Dr. Paul Duggan – Clinical Psychologist

Paul has worked for fifteen years in various Clinical Psychology Departments  across England and moved back home to Cork in recent years. During his time in England, Paul has supervised many Trainee Clinical Psychologists, as well as qualified Clinical Psychologists. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Department of Clinical Psychology, University of Hull, where he has taught on a variety of topics.

Paul works with children, adults, couples and families and he describes his manner as warm, calm and compassionate. He believes that Clinical Psychology can help people to find a way of dealing with a particular issue through utilising their own inner strengths to problem solve and also to consider alternative ways of thinking.

Paul works with a wide range of difficulties and a brief list of the most common difficulties includes:

Teenager

Self-esteem and confidence issues

Grief and loss

Relationship issues

Addictions

Cognitive and Psychological Assessments

Eating disorders

Developmental difficulties, such as toileting, developmental delay

Emotional issues, such as anger, anxiety, depression

Obsessive Compulsive behaviour (OCD)

Worries about physical health

Bullying

Abuse

Self harm

Sleep problems

Phobias

Exam stress

Adult/Older Adult

Self-esteem and confidence issues

Sexual issues

Couple/Marital Difficulties

Cognitive and Psychological Assessments (including dementia assessments)

Emotional issues, such as anger, anxiety, depression

Eating disorders

Grief and loss

Addiction

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Abuse

Phobias

Self harm

Sleep problems

Stress and burnout

Paul describes his approach as eclectic, which means he combines various models and ways of thinking, for example, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Family Therapy and utilises Systemic and Attachment theories to help inform his practice.The type of approach he uses will depend on the individual themselves and the presenting difficulty. Paul believes that the best outcome results when he and the person work collaboratively regarding a particular difficulty.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Post-doctorate Diploma in Neuropsychology (University of Glasgow) – PgDip in Neuropsychology

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (University of Hull) – DClinPsy, C.

PsycholMaster of Science  (University of Hull) – MSc (Hons.)

Higher Diploma in Psychology (University of Hull) – HDip Psych (Hons.)

Bachelor of Arts (University College Cork) – BA (Hons.)

Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (Reg Psychol PsSi.)

Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Health Professionals Council

Full Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland, Full Member of the British Psychological Society

Full Member of the BPS Division of Clinical Psychology

Full Member of the BPS Faculty of Learning Disabilities

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