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.


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 practicing 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

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Should 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.

Clinical Supervision

Dublin City Psychotherapy also offers clinical supervision for psychoanalytic psychotherapy practitioners in accordance with APPI and ICP guidelines. To make an appointment or to enquire about the clinical supervisory process, please feel free to get in touch with Claire Hawkes.