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Dr. Francis McGivern

Francis McGivern has been involved in psychology since 1996 but has a background as a carer for the elderly within the HSE. He holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from The Queen’s University of Belfast and a postgraduate Master’s degree in Applied (Counselling) psychology from The University of Ulster. He has been counselling since 2000 and was one of the youngest counselling psychologists in Ireland and the UK when qualifying in 2002. He holds chartered status with the Psychological Society of Ireland and is a full member of the division of Counselling Psychology. Francis completed a Doctorate in Psychotherapy at Dublin City University in 2014 (research entitled: ‘The Personal Impact of Uncompleted Suicide on Partners’) and has published papers on ethics in the context of psychotropic medication and psychotherapy. He published his first book Life After a Partner’s Suicide Attempt in 2021.  

Gender Dysphoria

Dr. Francis McGivern is providing therapeutic support for Gender Dysphoria. Gender dysphoria occurs where a person feels that they are living within a body of… Read More »Gender Dysphoria