- Anxiety, Depression, Stress
- Bullying & Work-related issues
- Domestic Abuse
- Fears, Phobias & Panic Attacks
- Grief & Loss
- Life Changes and Transitions
- Maternal Health: Pre, Peri and Post-Natal Concerns (including Fertility Issues, Infant Loss & Miscarriage)
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Relationships & Sexuality
- Substance Misuse and Addiction
- Trauma & Post Traumatic Injury (PTSI & Complex PSTI arising from Childhood Abuse)
Kear is an experienced Clinical Psychologist & Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP)
Kear is based in the peaceful setting of County Clare, Ireland but online sessions are now available for those further afield. No matter your location, please use the contact information below to discuss your needs or arrange a session.
Kear came highly recommended to us when we needed some guidance in relation to our 6-year-old boy. At first we were hesitant in using Skype as a means of communicating but to our surprise it was not a barrier, primarily because of Kear’s compassion, professionalism and the delivery of the therapeutic guidance we received for our boy. Kear demonstrated early on her vast knowledge and experience in dealing with varied and complex cases. Kear suggested the therapeutic intervention Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Kear explained these with ease and clarity and gave real tangible examples for implementation in a child focused and age appropriate way. We were very reassured by Kear checking with us on progress and her following up. In working in this way we were able to see the bigger picture and learn how we could help our son in a positive and playful way. Not only has Kear got an encyclopedic knowledge of Clinical Psychology but she also possesses real life, every day knowledge of children. Thank you Kear, so much!
Kear has been a wealth of knowledge and support to me and the Board of Clare Haven Services. Her professional work is guided by a rare skill which is sensitive and discerning.
Having Kear as a confidant has been invaluable especially as a sounding board in complex and challenging cases.
Kear is a fabulous Clinical Psychologist, able to base all her work on evidence-based research and yet use techniques that are totally human and feel very real and impactful. Having known Kear for nearly twenty years she is completely focused on doing the right thing, always up to date with the latest research in her field and keen to continually learn herself, all which ensure the greatest experience for her clients.
She is reliable and consistent in her approach with clients I have recommended her to and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her work.
I have known Dr. Kear Brain professionally since 2011, when we were colleagues on the West Clare Community Mental Health Team for a period of time. She is a very experienced Clinical Psychologist who has worked in the Mental Health Services in Co. Clare for many years. In my role as a GP I have referred many of my patients to her and the feedback from patients has always been positive.
Furthermore, I have recommended Dr. Kear Brain to my GP colleagues in Co. Clare.
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