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Larisa Lenghel (Dame Street Centre)


  1. St. Vincent’s University Hospital, The School of Psychotherapy, Specific Modality Training 2019-2021
  2. MA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, 2016-2019
  3. BA (Hons) Psychology 2009-2013


I have trained in Freudian/Lacanian psychoanalytic psychotherapy and my focus is offering a particular type of listening. In moments of crisis, when your coping mechanisms no longer function, psychotherapy offers the possibility for you to explore various aspects of your life in a way that is rarely possible with family or friends. The way in which I work provides the opportunity for insight and offers a space where you can talk about your suffering and presents the opportunity to re-shape it. It can be a truly transformative experience which can help you assess, explore and reflect on your psychological distress in a confidential way. Psychoanalysis does not only treat symptoms but also thoroughly questions their origins and for this reason consistency and commitment to therapy are essentially important.

Larisa is a graduate of the Specific Modality Training in St. Vincent’s Hospital, the School of Psychotherapy. She is a psychology graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from DBS. She is a fully qualified and accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist and works with the code of ethics in conformity with APPI which are under the umbrella of PCI.

Larisa works in suicide prevention as a Suicide-Risk Assessment Officer and as a Psychotherapist in SOSAD Ireland since 2015. Larisa’s clinical experience during the last number of years spans across a large number of settings including the National Maternity Hospital, The Dolphin Homework Club and two addiction treatment centres in the Tower Programme and in the Saol Project. Larisa attended psychiatric case-conferences in St. Vincent’s Hospital for two years where practitioners from the psychiatric profession present and discuss their clinical cases. She also conducted a weekly, two-year infant observation which provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of human development through direct observation of an infant during early life.


In her practice Larisa has experience with a wide range of symptoms that include but are not limited to: bereavement and loss, loneliness, panic attacks, self-harm, the consequences of domestic and sexual abuse, eating disorders, stress, anxiety, depression, suicidal-ideation and addiction.

Larisa can provide therapy in both English and Romanian.

Larisa has experience with a wide range of symptoms that include but are not limited to:


Eating Disorders

Bereavement and Loss






Panic Attacks

The consequences of domestic and sexual abuse

Larisa can provide therapy in both English and Romanian


Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy