Jonny Darling

B.Comm.(UCD); H.Dip. Psychotherapy(UCD); M.Sc. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy(UCD); S.M.T.(TSOP, SVUH); M.A.P.P.I.; M.I.C.P.

Jonny trained in The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Beyond his undergraduate B.Comm. qualification from UCD, Jonny holds a H.Dip. in Psychotherapy Studies, an M.Sc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and a Post-Masters Certificate in Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from TSOP. He is a registered practitioner with ICP and is accredited with The Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland.

Now in his 40s, Jonny’s practice is grounded on professional acumen coupled with contemporary insight into the challenges of lived experience in this day and age. The twists and turns of his trajectory shape his formation as a rounded analytic clinician. 

A psychoanalytic practitioner is informed by the work of Freud and engagement in Lacanian study. The clinic interrogates the unconscious of the person in question attending psychotherapy. An attuned analytic ear listens in a particular way to facilitate the person speaking hear a resonance in what they are saying by return. Jonny works in private practice with adult individuals across the divide, providing professional treatment for issues of identity, rifts in relationships, questions of sexuality and occupational difficulties. He has experience working with nervous disorders, addiction, childhood trauma, bereavement and depression.

Clinical Practice

As an APPI accredited clinician, Jonny is well qualified in the field of mental health professionals providing psychotherapy services in Ireland. Accreditation as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist requires rigourous clinical training over many years. More information can be read on the Irish Council for Psychotherapy website.

A psychoanalytic practitioner, Jonny practices psychoanalysis by way of clinical treatment. While presentations for psychotherapy can fall under familiar diagnostic categories – anxiety, depression, self-harming, addiction, suicidal ideation, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders – to name but a few – psychoanalytic practice looks beyond diagnosis to question the cause of suffering. 

A clinic dedicated to the unconscious, psychoanalysis puts voice to the problem of representation in place of symptomatic suffering. Jonny invites those attending the pychoanalytic clinic to bring whatever it is that disturbs their sense of themselves; the nonsense of dreams, the absurdities of waking life, the oddity of others, and estrangment with oneself. This is a round-about way of working with distress in order to get at the heart of the matter; to say something of our subjective truth, which is what matters for engagement in therapeutic work.

That said, psychoanalytic psychotherapy is precise. There is method in the madness of a no-holds-barred clinical practice. The therapy room is a privileged space to interrogate what is really going on in the mental life of the individual. This exploration can bring to light all sorts of heretofore hidden material. In Jonny, you have a psychoanalytic clinician who is committed to a practice bound to APPI’s code of ethics, and who treats his clients with the utmost confidentiality, integrity and impartiality

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