Portmarnock and Mount Merrion

Dr. Jemma Deegan

Dr. Jemma Deegan

Dr. Jemma Deegan

Clinical Psychologist

Her clinical interests include working with eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, gender identity issues, and post-traumatic stress.

Speciality

Clinical Psychologist

Education

Trinity College Dublin,

About

Dr Jemma is a clinical psychologist with over ten years’ experience in the field of psychology. She graduated from University College Dublin with an honours bachelor degree in psychology, and went on to complete a masters in applied psychology with University College Cork. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Trinity College Dublin, where her research focus was compassion focused therapy as a treatment for eating disorders. Her clinical interests include working with eating disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, gender identity issues, and post-traumatic stress. Dr Jemma has a wide range of experience assisting children, adolescents, and adults who have mental health difficulties including low self-esteem or confidence, low mood, anxiety, and phobias as well as other chronic and complex psychological problems. Her treatment approach uses a variety of therapeutic methods, the selection of which depends on the client and their specific difficulties. The therapeutic relationship is a cornerstone of treatment and Dr Jemma endeavours to put clients at ease and build rapport with them in the initial stages. She empowers clients to set goals for life change and personal development and supports them to work towards these in a manageable, measurable way.

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