Practitioner Profile

Practitioner Profile

Ms. Vivienne Coen

B.A. (UCD), Grad.dip., M.A. PsychAn.

Memberships: Irish Council for Psychotherapy (full accreditation); Association for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy in Ireland (full member)

Languages Spoken: English, French

Vivienne began her studies reading for a degree in English Literature, Psychology, and Philosophy (UCD ’99-’02). After working abroad for a number of years she decided to pursue her interest in the psychological disciplines of psychotherapy and psychoanalytic theory and in 2005 she undertook her own personal analysis. As well as working in private practice Vivienne has clinical training in a number of mental health facilities including the psychiatric departments of St. Vincent’s Hospital Elm Park, Holles Street National Maternity Hospital, St. Ita’s Portrane, and also the National Drug Treatment Centre Trinity Court. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychoanalysis with a Clinical Specialisation (2008) and received first class honours for her thesis on Freud’s Rat Man case (which deals with a severe case of obsessive compulsive disorder). Her areas of interest include the addictions (food, alcohol, gambling), mental health in teenagers, depressive disorders, anxiety, childhood issues and trauma, post traumatic stress, self esteem issues, psychosexual and sexuality issues, relationship challenges, bereavement, ante and post natal psychology, and obsessive compulsive disorder which she plans to research further in a doctoral thesis. Vivienne specialises in Freudian and Lacanian Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy. She is a fully accredited member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy ( and a full member of the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland. She adheres to the ethos, practice, and code of ethics of both organisations. She offers sessions in both English and French.

To make an appointment/ enquiry call: 01 498 3069/ 087 148 8066 or email: