Clanwilliam Institute is a registered charity (CHY6591) committed to making psychotherapy services accessible to all.


The Clanwilliam Institute was established in 1982 as a centre for systemic therapy and practice in Ireland. Its founding members were Angela Walsh, Declan Roche, Dr Ed Mc Hale and Phillip Kearney. It quickly gained a reputation for excellence due mostly to its commitment to continued professional development, high quality clinical standards and its ethos and values.


Over the years Clanwilliam Institute has developed a highly reputable academic and professional training course for family therapists, accredited by Quality and Qualifications Ireland, the Family Therapy Association of Ireland, (the governing and registration body of family therapists in Ireland) and the European Association for Psychotherapy which is the registration body for psychotherapists across Europe.


It has initiated a variety of services including Individual, Couple and Family Therapy, Mediation, Organisational Consultation and Professional Training for systemic practitioners.

The Institute is staffed by experienced professional therapists all of whom have undertaken post-graduate training and are registered with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), the Family Therapy Association or Ireland (FTAI) and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP).

Dr. Aileen Tierney

Dr Aileen Tierney  Chief Executive Officer

Our administration team is;

Raymond O’Sullivan  Clinical Manager

Michelle Mc Cafferty PQ CIMA, BA (Hons) – Practice Manager

Helen Kirwan Reception/Administrator

Meet our therapists

For more information please contact us.