Fiona Reidy


Fiona Reidy (Associate) 

Couple & Individual Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)

Tavistock Relationships Association of Psychotherapists & Counsellors (TRAPC)



Fiona completed an undergraduate degree at University College Dublin with a BA in English and Sociology and, following several years working in the corporate sector, returned to study at the University of Amsterdam, completing an MSc in Sociology with a specialisation in Gender and Sexuality and a research focus on shame and stigma. She spent over a decade working internationally for non-profit organisations in the development sector, supporting programs on child, early and forced marriage, sexual exploitation, reproductive health and rights, gender-based violence, and modern slavery. In this work she has had the privilege of working closely with diverse communities and people with lived experiences of complex trauma, who are part of movements to dismantle power inequities and safeguard those most vulnerable to marginalisation.

In 2017, she trained as an individual and couple psychodynamic psychotherapist with Tavistock Relationships, an internationally renowned couple therapy institution, where she has since worked as a visiting clinician, supporting people to have better mental health and relationships. She has also completed several courses on trauma-informed care and perinatal mental health at Tavistock and Portman and parent-infant psychotherapy with the Anna Freud Centre.

Fiona joined the team at Evidence-Based Therapy Centre in March 2024 as an Individual and Couple Psychotherapist. Working with people online and in person, she offers a non-binary,  non-denominational and open-minded approach to couple therapy that is committed to providing a safe space for enquiry for all

Clinical Experience and Areas of Specialism

Fiona worked as a senior visiting clinician at Tavistock Relationships (TR) in London, supporting individuals and couples who experienced difficulties in intimate partner relationships.

Working clinically since 2018, she held a caseload of complex cases which included weekly therapy sessions, ongoing risk assessment, and clinical governance. She supported people to manage major ruptures and transitions across a range of interconnected areas including grief, conflict, breakdown in trust and communication, depression, loss of sexual intimacy, and the impact of childhood trauma on adult mental health and relationships.

Additionally, she carried out assessments for TR which determines suitability for therapy, and especially includes risk assessment and consultation or referral to other services.

She was also part of a specialised parent-infant focused service offering support to couples with a child at the perinatal stage (pregnancy up to 12 months), often working with birth and post-natal trauma as well as non-recent trauma that resurfaces as a result of becoming parents. Couples are encouraged to attend therapy with the baby in the room and supported to think about the bond between the entire family, especially the experience of the baby, and the impact on them of conflict in the relationship and parental state of mind.


Fiona works with a psychodynamic model of therapy which offers weekly sessions of 50 minutes to explore recurring patterns and difficulties in intimate relationships. This can include conflict and arguments, sex and intimacy, anxiety and avoidance, dysregulated mental and emotional states, pre and post parenthood and intergenerational family dynamics. Psychodynamic therapy is a talking therapy that offers a safe and non-judgemental space for people to share and understand how their current feelings and challenges may be shaped by their past and unconscious experiences. Often people carry patterns from earlier life experiences into their current relationships without realising, and the aim of this approach is to understand them and have improved and more fulfilling relationships. This model is particularly helpful for people stuck in repeating patterns of arguments, breakdown in intimacy and communication, and couples experiencing major transitions such as deciding to or not become parents or those going through periods of painful loss or mistrust. It also helps understand the desires, beliefs, and attachments we bring into relationships and how these are negotiated between intimate partners.

Essentially, Fiona’s approach is people centred. She understands that it can take time to build trust in the process of therapy, and supports people to feel comfortable having difficult conversations, even when things feel vulnerable and challenging. She will show up with you each week to think together about the difficulties you are experiencing with compassion and warmth. Her intention is to offer a reliable and authentic relationship for you to explore a better understanding of yourself and your partner in a relaxed and open environment.


Fiona is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)

She is also a graduate member of Tavistock Relationships Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (TRAPC)

Professional member of the Association for Infant Mental Health (AiMH) UK.


Fiona is available for appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. If you would like to book an appointment, you can call the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page.