Dr Fiona Moane is a Consultant Psychologist in private practice.
She obtained her BA degree in Psychology from UCD and has been a Registered Clinical Psychologist since 2003, after obtaining her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.
She belongs to both the Clinical and Psychotherapy Divisions of the PsSI.
Fiona worked in a variety of inpatient and community mental health settings, both in Ireland and the US prior to starting in private practice in 2010, and continues to work with diverse populations including adults, adolescents, couples and families. Fiona’s therapeutic approach is primarily informed by her Humanistic and Psychodynamic training, and she integrates CBT, Emotion Focused, Systemic and Mindfulness approaches in a seamless manner, depending on the individualistic presentation of each client.
Fiona has many years of clinical experience working with clients to alleviate symptoms associated with the following mental health concerns: Depression; Anxiety (including Social and Performance Anxiety); Phobias (including Agoraphobia); Panic attacks; Bereavement and Loss; PTSD; OCD; Psychosis; Delusional Disorder; Eating Disorders; Sleep Disorders; Personality Disorders including Borderline (BPD) and Emotionally Unstable (EUPD). She also has specialised training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy (including EMDR). For clients with no troubling symptoms who are interested in personal growth and development Fiona works psychodynamically, integrating material from the unconscious (dreams and archetypes) to expand client awareness and understanding of their personality dynamics.
Fiona started her Psychology career in organisational settings having previously spent 10 years (prior to her clinical training) working within marketing and HR functions in Multinational organisations. She has extensive training and expertise in psychological assessment, both in organisational and clinical settings and brings this accumulated knowledge and experience to the assessment, consultation and preparation of specialist reports in relation to Family Law matters including Child Protection/Childcare matters (Section 32 and Parenting Capacity assessments). As a follow-on to these assessments, Fiona likes to work therapeutically with families and couples in areas of child/parent attachment, marital discord and conflict resolution. She also has a special interest in the dynamics of Adoption from both the adoptee (child) and adoptive parent(s) perspectives.
Fiona attends to her own professional development by attending regular professional supervision and ongoing CPD workshops. When not working, she recharges her batteries mainly through travel, reading and watching movies, as well as social activities with family and friends. She strives to maintain balance with the help of mindfulness practices (especially yoga), diet and exercise, and her appetite for laughter and connection.