Diarmaid is a qualified clinical psychologist who obtained a doctorate in clinical psychology in 2014 at Lancaster University. Diarmaid also holds a B.A. (Hons), M.A., Higher Diploma in Education and a Conversion Diploma in Psychology.
Prior to his clinical training, Diarmaid was a teacher for a number of years before moving to a managerial role with Acquired Brain Injury Ireland, a rehabilitation service for adults who have experienced an acquired brain injury. Following this, he worked as a psychology research assistant in Trinity College, Dublin and in St Patrick’s University Hospital, Dublin in addition to a 12 month period as an assistant psychologist with the Talbot Group. The latter role involved engaging in psychological assessment and intervention with young people and adults with a range of presentations and needs, including autism, intellectual disability and mental health.
Diarmaid engaged with clients across the lifespan during his clinical training. Furthermore,since completing his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology he has worked with a range of teams within the HSE, including a Rehabilitation Mental Health Service, an Adult Mental Health Service and most recently as a Senior Clinical Psychologist with a School Age Child Disability Team. When working therapeutically with clients Diarmaid draws on a range of models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Analytic Therapy, Behavioural models and Compassion Focussed Therapy.”