Your Practitioner

Dublin City Psychotherapy


When you make the important decision to seek the services of a counsellor or psychotherapist, it is vitally important to know you are dealing with an experienced professional.

Claire Hawkes has dedicated over 20 years of her life to the pursuit of an increased understanding of mental health in Ireland and has a reputation that is both respected and appreciated across the health sector.

Meet Claire

Claire graduated from University College Dublin with a BA in Psychology and followed this study with a Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies from Dublin Business School. Claire also holds an MA in Psychoanalysis with Clinical Specialisation.

Her dedication to continued professional development plays a vital role in her work as a counsellor and psychotherapist.

Accreditations And Memberships

Over the past two decades, Claire’s dedication to psychotherapy and its associated benefits has led to her becoming a member of the following organisations.


The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in IrelandRegistered Practitioner Member


The Irish Council of Psychotherapy Full Member


Irish Circle of the Lacanian Orientation Full Member


Participant of Nottingham Dublin School Lacanian Studies Programme

Professional Positions

Claire has also held various positions with the professional bodies that she is accredited to.


APPI Member of the executive committee


APPI Hon. Secretary


Lacunae (APPI International Journal of Lacanian Psychoanalysis) Editorial Board Member


As well as practising privately, Claire has held a number of positions both voluntary and as a staff member over the past 20 years.


Mental Health Organisation: 2002 – Present


Nurture: Supporting women in the areas of pre and post-natal depression 2011-2013


Pieta House: Preventing suicide and self-harm Voluntary role 2006-2008

Dublin Psychotherapist


If you have any questions about Claire’s qualifications, experience or accreditations, please do feel free to get in touch.

The above resume is a result of passion and dedication to a cause that is close to Claire’s heart. Her commitment to psychotherapy and its benefits is clear to all who seek her professional help.

If you or a loved one are struggling with feelings of depression, grief or anxiety, you can be assured that Claire will treat you with respect and dignity.

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You can schedule an appointment online by just clicking the button below. Alternatively, you can send us an email at or give us a call at 01 5653951 / 087 7075305

We are available for appointments from Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings

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