Jonny Darling

Jonny is certified by The School of Psychotherapy at St. Vincent’s University Hospital, Dublin. Beyond his undergraduate BComm. qualification from UCD, Jonny holds a HDip. in Psychotherapy Studies, an MSc. in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and Specific Modality Training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy.

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.

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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