Assessment

Public Assessment Route
Although many people choose to follow the public route regarding diagnosis and assessment, it should be noted that waiting lists can be long. Assessments can be arranged through consultation with your GP or the your Local Health Centre. You will then be referred to the local Disability or Mental Health Team for a consultation.

Benefits of choosing this route:

You can be referred to multi disciplinary team, comprised of psychology, speech and language, occupational therapy or medical professionals, who will complete a comprehensive assessment and generate a report.
If a diagnosis is gained through the public route, you may have priority access to services available through your local team.Please not that these can be quite limited
Some schools require a report generated by a public team and are unable to apply for resources for students without it.

Drawbacks of this route:

There are often long waiting times for this route.
There may be limited support available after a diagnosis
If you wish to discuss assessment with your GP, we are happy to provide information and leaflets that you can bring to help with the process. Please call us on 01 8780027 to find out more.

Private Assessment Route
An alternative route for many people is to seek out a private assessment. Although waiting times will be considerable shorter than the public route, the average cost of consultation can be prohibitive. See below for a list of professionals.

LocationServiceContact NameContact Details
DublinPsychologistDr. John DoodyPhone: 01 260 0551
Email:[email protected]
Web: www.dublinpsychologist.com
Dublin:
D6
Psychotherapist and Counselling PyschologistDr. Nicky O'’LearyPhone: 01 490 2147
Dublin:
Honan and Associates: Clinical Psychologist (Children, teens & Adults) Rita Honan Email: [email protected]
Dublin:
Temple Street
PsychologistEdel AltmanPhone: 01 878 4293
Dublin:
Temple Street
Consultant in Child & Adolescent PsychiatryDr. Margo AnglimPhone: 01 878 4293
Dublin:
Temple Street
Consultant in Child & Adolescent PsychiatryProf. Carol FitzpatrickPhone: 01 809 5293
Dublin:
Childrens Mental Health Clinic Sandyford, D18
Consultant in Child & Adolescent PsychiatryDr. Blánaid GavinPhone: 01 292 0589
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.cmhc.ie
Dublin:
Clinical Psychologist: Assessment for both adults and childrenDr. Michael CoughlinPhone: 083 8366195
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.dublinpsychologycentre.ie
Dublin, Limerick, CorkChild Psychiatrist, Assessments for adults and children Dr. Michael FitzgeraldPhone: 01 821 1796
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.professormichaelfitzgerald.eu
Dublin:
Ballsbridge
Psychiatrist (Note: Will Only Assess Adults who Have Not Been Previously Diagnosed) Dr. Eimer Philibin BowmanPhone: 01 668 1108
Limerick:
Ahane, Lisnagry
Glow Psychology: Assessment for children and adults for ASD. CBT, therapy for depression, anxietyDr. Olive WhitePhone: 086 240 7478
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.psychologylimerick.com
Louth:
The Laurels Health Care Centre
Consultant Clinical PsychologistJennifer CreeganPhone: 087 222 4052/077 208 39526
Monaghan:
St. Davnet’s Hospital
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric UnitDr. Maeve DoylePhone: 047 74220
Monaghan:
St. Davnet’s Hospital
Child & Adolescent Psychiatric UnitMr. Paul GaffneyPhone: 047 74220
Nationwide:
Belfast
Educational PsychologistJo DouglasPhone: +44 (0)28 877 29810
Wexford:
Clonard Community Centre
Senior PsychologistPaul O. GradyPhone: 086 368 7373