Dr Susan O’ Flanagan, Clinical Psychologist

Registered Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Clinical Psychologist

Dr Susan O’ Flanagan, B.A., HDipPsych., MLitt., MSc Health Psychology, DPsychSc.

Dr Susan O’ Flanagan is a Senior Clinical Psychologist with seven years of experience in providing assessment and intervention to people of all ages. Her aim as a therapist is to create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space where people can explore their difficulties, and what may be maintaining them, at a pace that feels comfortable for them.


Dr Susan has completed training in many different psychotherapeutic approaches, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Self-compassion focused approaches and she is currently completing her professional training in Mindfulness-based therapies. Dr Susan works in an integrative, individualised and collaborative way with clients to best support them to build their resilience and develop emotional well-being. 

Private and Public Sector 

In addition to working in private practice Dr Susan works full time in an acute hospital setting with adults experiencing chronic illness. 


Dr Susan is passionate about sharing knowledge and has been an invited speaker at a number of education events. She contributes to teaching on the Undergraduate and Doctoral Programme in Psychology at University College Dublin. 


Dr Susan has a keen interest in research and has presented at a number of National and International Conferences as well as published in peer reviewed academic journals. 

Dr Susan is am a member of the Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) research steering group and was vice chair of the Irish Association of Palliative Care (IAPC) Education and Research Forum in 2018-2019.

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Doctor of Psychological Science (DPsychSc) in Clinical Psychology (NUIG)
  • Masters of Literature in Psychology (NUIG) 
  • Masters in Health Psychology (NUIG) 
  • Higher Diploma in Psychology (NUIG) 
  • Bachelor of Arts (NUIG) 
  • Member of The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)
  • Member of The Irish Psycho-Social Oncology Network (IPSON) research steering group