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Conal Harpur 

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My Story

I began my Cognitive Behavioural Therapy training in 2013 following the completion of my BSc in Psychiatric Nursing. During the course of his study, I developed a keen interest in research and worked alongside a Consultant Psychiatrist to develop an online training tool with the intentions of teaching mental health professionals how to deliver competent CBT.

During this time I also worked in St James's Psychology Dept. treating and managing complex cases. It was here that I developed an interest and understanding of Psychodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapy.


Following the completion of my Master of Science in Cognitive Psychotherapy I  accepted a post in the Coombe Maternity Hospital where I developed the CBT Dept. 

I aim to deliver relatively short courses of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to clients suffering from Depression, Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, interpersonal problems and people suffering from existential difficulties. I offer a non-judgmental therapeutic space that welcomes all clients.

 

My Qualifications

Education and Work Experience

September 2013

Mental Health Nurse

Following completion of my BSc Degree in Trinity College Dublin I went to work in an acute in-patient psychiatric unit in Dublin South Central. Here I learned how to triage difficulties, deal with challenging situations and also provide care for and develop a rich understanding of complex psychiatric presentations.

September 2015 - January 2020

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist

Following the completion of my Postgraduate Foundation in CBT in 2014 I quickly moved into the PG Higher Diploma Course in 2015, both courses in Trinity College offered me a rich understanding of psychological presentations. While here I was offered an amazing opportunity to be the understudy of the then Principal Psychologist. I treated a range of complex mental health problems using transdiagnostic and systemic based approaches. 

2016 - August 2018

Research Assistant.

Following the completion of my PG Diploma I developed a keen interest in research where I was fortunate enough to work as a research assistant in Trinity College Dublin. Here, along with esteemed Psychiatrist and CBT expert, Dr Brian Fitzmaurice I began to develop an online simulation based education tool for the purpose of teaching mental health professionals how to effectively deliver CBT to clients.

February 2020 - Present

Cognitive Behavioural Therapist & Clinical Nurse Specialist

While completing my MSc in Trinity College Dublin in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy I accepted a job working at one of Ireland's largest maternity hospitals as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in Mental Health and CBT Therapist. In my short time here I established the CBT department and have become active in research studies in mental health problems and continue to engage in research with Trinity College Dublin. 

 

Psychological Services

Guidance On Every Step of the Way

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

In my therapy sessions, we’ll work to solve current problems and improve positive thinking and behavior. I will help you “re-frame” your reactions and provide you with valuable tools to cope with life’s obstacles. I’m confident you'll benefit from the practical approach that CBT has to offer.

Psychiatric Consultation

Feeling a bit down lately and nothing seems to lift your spirits? It might be time to seek help from a licensed professional. My Psychiatric Consultation sessions help patients develop positive attitudes towards life’s most complex and challenging circumstances. Contact me today and let me help you find the best in yourself.

Speech-Therapist

Benefit from my professional experience and wide range of psychological services.

 

FAQs

How long does each therapy session take?

Therapy sessions typically take from 50-55 minutes.

What is CBT useful for?

CBT has a large evidence base to show it is useful in the treatment of many mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, OCD and many more.

What Should I Expect?

A warm, welcoming and non-judgmental space for you to discuss your issues and work with a therapist that listens to you and your needs.

How Do I Know I Need Therapy?

That's hard to answer without a formal assessment, in a lot of cases clients do reasonably well within a few short sessions.

 
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“Discussing positive experiences leads to heightened well-being, increased overall life satisfaction and even more energy”

 
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A Bit About Therapy

Guiding You On the Path of Self-Healing

According to the American Psychological Association, Psychotherapists & Psychologists help people of all ages live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Through the use of various psychotherapy methods and collaborative treatment measures, my patients develop life-changing habits to help them cope with any of life’s various obstacles. My therapy sessions are designed to dissect personal issues and provide patients with effective tools to help them see the glass half full instead of half empty.

 

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