Dr Jessica Dailey

Counselling Psychologist
Jessica Dailey Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychology

Areas of Specialty

  • Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Perinatal Mental Health
  • Menopause
  • Women's Health
  • Management of Chronic Health Issues
  • Cancer Related Distress
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy
  • Compassion Focused Therapy
  • Psychosexual Issues in Therapy
  • Trauma
  • EMDR
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Couples Therapy
  • Clinical Psychology

Training:

Dr Dailey is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist who completed a degree in Psychology at University College Dublin, a Master’s degree in Social and Organisational Psychology at the London School of Economics, and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin. She is accredited both by the American Psychological Association (Associate Fellow) and the Psychological Society of Ireland. She has also undertaken additional training in Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Psychosexual issues in Therapy, and EMDR. She uses an integrative approach which is customised to each patient and applies a trauma-informed lens in all of her work.

Experience:

Dr Dailey has worked in a variety of mental health and acute hospital settings, with children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. She spent a number of years in an acute Dublin hospital, as part of a busy multi-disciplinary team focused on helping patients at all points in the cancer journey. She is particularly experienced in working with issues arising from serious or long-term physical illness and uses a range of therapeutic approaches including CBT, EFT, and psychodynamic psychotherapy to support these patients in managing their emotional wellbeing.

Dr Dailey has many research and professional interests, including a particular interest in perinatal and women’s health. She has extensive experience working with women who are going through menopause, either due to illness/treatment or as part of the natural life cycle. She sits on the PSI Committee for the Special Interest Group in Perinatal and Infant Mental Health.

She is a research fellow of Trinity College Dublin, managing a long-term study on the effectiveness of Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples (EFT-C) where one or both people have symptoms of depression, anxiety, or other mental health difficulties. She works with couples in relationship difficulty as well as individuals. Dr Dailey has lived and worked in a number of countries and enjoys working with individuals of all backgrounds and cultures in a person-centred way.