Dr Edel McAndrew

Dr Edel McAndrew

Psychology 30045879


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Specialises in

  • Applied Relaxation
  • Behaviour Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Bulimia Nervosa (CBT-BN)
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Family Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Trauma focused CBT

Bupa specialist

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health services

About me

I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who is Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an Associate Fellow. I am also a Registered European Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist with the British Science Council and registered with the Health Professionals’ Council (HCPC). I am qualified to work with children and adults.

I qualified in 1997 and have worked in the Irish health service as a Senior Clinical Psychologist and at Consultant level in the UK in the NHS, independent hospitals and in private practice. I have also held positions as head of services in Ireland (HSE specialist ADHD service) and the UK (Forensic services & Social care clinical manager). I have a special interest in nutrition and hold an MSc in Nutrition and Health.

I have nearly 30 years experience in Clinical Psychology working across the lifespan in a very wide range of settings with children, adolescents & adults providing psychological assessments, therapies & reports within the health services of Ireland the UK and private sector.

These have included an array of psychological and emotional problems including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief, eating disorders, sleep disorders, divorce issues, addictions, victims of abuse, dyslexia, learning disabilities, relationship problems, panic attacks, phobias, anger management, DSH (including TTM), emotional, behavioural & attentional difficulties including Attention Deficit Disorders and developmental disorders including Autistic Spectrum in a variety of settings including residential treatment, community mental health, mainstream and special schools, prisons, forensic hospitals and young offender centres, and residential child care and private practice. I use a combination of theories and techniques to meet the specific needs of the clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural methods (CBT), Brief solution focused therapy, individual counselling, play therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, group therapy, functional behavioural analysis, behaviour modification, relaxation & meditation, and trauma relief methods such as EMDR therapy.

Areas of interest

I deal with a range of mental health, developmental and relationship problems occurring in children, adolescence and adults. I aim to promote emotional well-being and personal development and to prevent and reduce psychological distress and dysfunction.

Areas of interest: Weight Management & Diet; Eating Disorders (pre-adolescent ED, Anorexia, Bulima, Obesity; Childhood devleopmental; disorders; ADHD; Depression and mood disorders; Nutrition & Mental illness; anxiety disorders; workplace stress/bullying; assessment of learning difficulties in children and adults; Trichotilimania and Skin picking disorders; family and couple therapy; behaviour problems; parenting
and relationship issues. Court reports for criminal, family and personal injury matters.

Specialist interests and expertise in the following physical conditions

  • Eating disorders
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Gynaecological disorders
  • Neurological disorders
  • Pain management
  • Psychophysiological disorders
  • Physical disability
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  • AA809

    Psychology session - (>50)

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