Types of Membership

There are four types of membership of our Association.  Full Membership, Student Membership, Guest Membership and Honorary Membership.road-1072823_1920

Each of these forms of membership is explained below.

Full Membership

There are three ways to become a full member of NIASP –

  • By completing the 4+ year adult psychotherapy training offered by our Association and leading on successful complettion to registration with the BPC. Information on this training is availablehere.
  • By completing training through the Modified Entry Scheme offered by NIASP to suitably qualified applicants who seek registration with the BPC. Information on the Modified Entry Scheme is available here.
  • By having completed a training offered by one of the Member Institutions of the BPC and then successfully applying to join NIASP. This route may suit those who have come to settle in Ireland north or south and who wish to avail of CPD and other contact with a BPC Member Institution.

Student Membership

  • Students on the 4+ year NIASP Training in Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy are automatically registered as Student Members of our Association. Further information on this programme is available here.
  • It is envisaged that NIASP will offer in the future an intensive 2.5 year training in Psychodynamic Therapy leading to registration within the Psychodynamic Section of the BPC.  Further information on this pathway is available here.

Guest Membership

  • Guest Membership of our Association is open to those persons who can demonstrate a significant interest in the psychoanalytic approach to understanding the mind.  Normally they will be working in the mental health or associated fields, and they will have attended courses and/or undertaken supervision by a suitably qualified psychoanalytic psychotherapist.
  • Guest Membership status entitles the member to attend during the academic term six lectures on a psychoanalytic theme and to attend the Saturday seminars of a visiting psychoanalyst on a specialist topic, usually three times per term.  Cost of Guest Membership is £450 per year (that can be paid termly in instalments) and further information can be obtained from the Honorary Secretary. Please visit the following link to the contacts page and scroll down to fill in an enquiry to the Hon. Secretary  here.

Honorary Membership

  • Honorary Membership of NIASP is offered by our Executive Committee to persons who have made a significant contribution to psychoanalytic work and understanding in their career to date.
  • Rather than applying for this type of membership,  nominations are put forward usually by full members and these nominations are assessed by the various relevant committees of NIASP.

Roster of full Membership


The Association currently has 15 full Members. All full members alphabetically listed below have undergone rigorousAgnes-Lang-Abstract-art-Abstract-art-Contemporary-Art-Contemporary-Art psychoanalytic training before election to full membership of NIASP.

*Denotes medically qualified practitioner.

Dr. Hannah Browne*  MBChB M.R.C.Psych, F.Inst. Psychoanal.

Psychoanalyst,  Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Chair of NIASP


Tel: 07958 970 760  Email:

Dr Deyra Courtney*

Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Tel: 07793210964  Email:

Prof. Bernard Cullen  Ph.D. F.Inst.Psychoanal.

Training & Supervising Psychoanalyst,  Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Chair of NIASP Training Committee


Tel: 07720 430577  Email:

Prof. Ruth Freeman

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist

Fife,  Scotland.

Tel: 013 8254 0549.    Email:

Mr Christopher Fry  BA(Hons), Dip SW, MSc, CGP

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,  Group Psychotherapist

Honorary Secretary NIASP


Tel: 07742918387  Email:

Dr. Richard Ingram*

Psychoanalyst, Consultant Psychiatrist

Department of Psychotherapy, Knockbracken Healthcare Park,

Belfast.  Tel: 028 90916924  Email:

Mrs. Siobhan Mackle-Lynch

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Tel: 07742458591  Email:

Ms. Paddy Maynes (Retired Member)

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Dr. Liz McMonagle

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,  Consultant Clinical Psychologist

Honorary Treasurer NIASP


BT  Tel: 30835000 ext. 3532

Tel: 028 30849748/07977479914  Email:

Dr Iain McDougall*

Consultant Psychiatrist, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Tel:02895041420 Email:

Dr. Deirdre Meehan

MACP BACP M.Inst. Psychoanal

Psychoanalyst,  Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist

NIASP Clinical Responsibility Coordinator


Tel: 07990663322   Email:

Dr Heather Mills*

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Consultant Psychiatrist

(BCP/CPD deferred 2017)



Mrs. Jean Murray

Psychoanalyst, Child Psychotherapist


Tel: 07720 075 944  Email:

Dr. Maria O’ Kane*

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Consultant Psychiatrist


Tel:07738 478894 Email:

Mater Hospital, Belfast

PA: Sue Cushnan 02890802312

Dr Mary Short MB, Bch BAO, FRCP. Psych, M.Prof. Ch.Psych,Psych,

M.Inst. Psychoanal.

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst,

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist

Tel: 0777 3719 111 Email:

Dr. Julie Sutton

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist,  Music Psychotherapist

Member of NIASP Executive Committee

Department of Psychotherapy


Tel: 028 9056 5350




Dr. Peter Torney  BSc, D.Phil, M.Med.Sc (Psych)

Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist


Tel: 028 9077 3952  Email:

*denotes medically qualified practitioner