Dr McAndrew is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and an Associate Fellow. She is also a Registered European Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist with the British Science Council and registered with the Health Professionals’ Council (HCPC).
Edel has worked in the Irish health service from 1994-2005 and as a Senior Clinical Psychologist in Ireland from 2001-2004 and at Consultant level (band 8C) since 2006 in the UK in the NHS and independent hospitals and in private practice. She had also held 2 positions as head of services in Ireland (HSE specialist ADHD service) and the UK (Forensic services).
Edel has over 21 years post qualifying experience in Clinical Psychology working across the lifespan in a very wide range of settings with children, adolescents & adults providing psychological assessments, therapies & reports within the health services of Ireland the UK and the private sector.
These have included an array of psychological and emotional problems including depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief, eating disorders, sleep disorders, divorce issues, addictions, victims of abuse, dyslexia, learning disabilities, relationship problems, panic attacks, phobias, anger management, DSH (including TTM), emotional, behavioural & attentional difficulties including Attention Deficit Disorders and developmental disorders including Autistic Spectrum in a variety of settings including residential treatment, community mental health, mainstream and special schools, prisons, forensic hospitals and young offender centres, and residential child care and private practice. Edel uses a combination of theories and techniques to meet the specific needs of the clients. These include Cognitive Behavioural methods, Brief solution focused therapy, individual counselling, play therapy, couple therapy, family therapy, group therapy, functional behavioural analysis, behaviour modification, relaxation & meditation, and trauma relief methods such as EMDR therapy.
Edel deals with a range of mental health, developmental and relationship problems occurring in children, adolescence and adults. Edel aims to promote emotional well-being and personal development and to prevent and reduce psychological distress and dysfunction.
Areas of interest: ADHD; Depression and mood disorders; Nutrition & Mental illness; anxiety disorders; workplace stress/bullying; assessment of learning difficulties in children and adults; Trichotilimania and Skin picking disorders; family and couple therapy; behaviour problems; parenting issues.
BScHons; DipClinPsych; Psych.Clin.D; PostGradCert BA.;
C.Psychol; AFBpS; CSci; EuroPsy;
Chartered Psychologist (UK), Chartered Scientist (UK),
Associate Fellow of British Psychological Society, Registered European
Psychologist & HCPC Reg.