About Us

Committed to making

psychotherapy services

accessible to all.

About Us

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 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 Postgraduate Training  in Systemic Family Therapy for Mental Health professionals .

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 of Ireland (FTAI) and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP). The Institute is managed by the CEO and the Management Team.


Dr Aileen Tierney

Head of  Training & Academic Courses

Katrina McLoughlin

Clinical Manager

Kerrie O’ Brien

Clinical Coordinator Manager

Fidelma Healy

Chief Executive Officer

Lynda O’Reilly & Marc McDonnell


Eileen Vard

Training Administrator

Simon O’Leary

Financial Accountant

Sinead Sheehan

Programme Manager