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Ines Muller is a qualified Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Lecturer.  

Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy Training:

• MSc in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy @ TCD

• Clinical Training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy @ IICAPP

• Cert in Systemic Family Psychotherapy @ UCD 

Adult Psychotherapy Training: 

• MA in Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (adults) @ DBS

• Post Grad Dipl Clinical Supervision @ TCD

• Higher Dipl in Counselling and Psychotherapy @ DBS

• Post Grad Dipl in Psychoanalytic Studies @ DBS

• Cert in Theories of 'Race' and Ethnicity @ TCD

Ines has been working as a psychotherapist for over 15 years and continuously engaged in further specialised training in order to provide best practice to all her clients. 



Her training includes a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychoanalytic Studies (DBS, 2000-2002).

Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications

Masters degree in Clinical Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2004-2006) at Dublin Business School. This two year full-time programme included: Weekly infant observation and seminars, weekly psychiatric case conferences at St. Vincent's University Hospital, academic lectures, and clinical placements in adult psychiatry and DEIS Primary Schools. Training placements (3-6 months) were at the Mater Misercordiae Hospital, Our Ladies Hospital Navan, the Maternity Hospital at Holles Street, and the Mountown Neighbourhood Youth Project.


Certificate in Systemic Family Psychotherapy (one-year certificate, Mater Misercordiae University Hospital, 2007) and with a Training Workshop on Sexual Abuse (Rape Crisis Centre, 2006). 


In 2010 Ines completed a further Higher Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy (DBS, 2008 - 2010), which introduced her to the humanistic tradition, current research in the neuroscience of trauma, as well as group work and academic research. 


With the aim to deepen her knowledge in the area of addiction she completed a one year Certificate in Addiction Studies, (NUI Maynooth, 2009 - 2010). 

Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications

Ines then commenced her studies with a Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision (2010-2011) at Trinity College.

Considering Ines' work in inter-country/ inter-racial adoption as well as the increasing number of international clients Nessa did a Certificate in Theories on Race and Ethnicity at Trinity College (2013). This was a 10 week evening course. Locating race and ethnicity within social, economic, political and ideological relations.

In 2011 she wanted to continue her professional development in the area of working psychotherapeutically with young people and completed the M.Sc in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy at Trinity College (2011-2013). This two year part-time MSc included academic lectures, seminars and conferences, weekly infant observation & infant observation seminars, ongoing personal analysis.


Completing the M.Sc was an entry requirement for the Clinical Training in Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (2013-2016) at Irish Institute for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IICAPP)The clinical training included academic lectures, group supervision (clinical case presentations),

clinical work with young people of different ages and gender, weekly individual supervision, and twice weekly personal analysis. Training placements were in The CARI Foundation (one year) and at St. Vincent's Hospital Fairview, Department of Adolescent Psychiatry, Day Hospital. 


In 2019 Ines successfully completed the training in Infant Observation Facilitator 'Teaching Psychoanalytic Infant Observation today' with IICAPP. 

Infant Observation involves the observation of a baby in an ordinary home setting for a period of up to 2 years, for 1 hour per week and attendance at a weekly infant observation seminar. The purpose of the seminar is to discuss and make sense of the observation, learn about very early development and relationships and to provide the framework for psychoanalytic psychotherapy technique.

Ines was an active committee member of the Irish Forum for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (IFCAPP) from 2013-2019, and represented IFCAPP on the Psychoanalytic Section of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy.  


She is a member of:

  • ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy)

  • IFCAPP (Irish Forum for Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)

Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications
Adoption specific Training, Workshops, Conferrences
Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications
Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications
Nessa Muller Child & Adolescen Psychoterapist Qualifications

Navigating the Assessment Process                                                IAA, Dublin

May, 13th                                                                                          Terenure Enterprise Centre


Creating a Lifebook for your Adopted Child                                     IAA, Dublin

April, 27th                                                                                          Terenure Enterprise Centre


IAA Annual Conference                                                                     IAA, Dublin

“The Continuous Circle of Adoption”                                                Carton Hotel, Dublin Airport

Nov, 7th



Adoption & Adolescence                                                                   Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Sept, 25th                                                                                           Avila Carmelite Centre



Developing Adoption Awareness at School                                       IAA, Dublin

May, 24th                                                                                            Terenure Enterprise Centre



Social Networking and Adoption                                                        Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Dublin May, 15                                                                                    Avila Carmelite Centre,



Suicide and Self-Harm in Irish Youth:                                                The Psychological Society of Ireland, Dublin

The Whole Picture                                                                               UCD                         

May, 3th



Telling the Truth Workshop                                                                 BAAF (British Association for Adoption&Fostering),       November, 22nd                                                                                 Belfast, Botanic House




Exploring Adoption                                                                              Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

4 Session Course for adopted adults                                                  Hilton Kilmainham Hotel

February/ March 2012


Themes addressed:


  • How was adoption discussed in your family. 
    Why tracing birth family members? Hopes and fears.

  • Questions about identity 'What characteristics did you inherit from your adoptive parents and birth parents. 

  • Reunion experiences. Hopes/fears/conflicts. 

  • Birth mothers 'What are your feelings towards her?'.

  • Birth fathers & birth siblings 


Parenting Support Moring                                                                 Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

September, 28th                                                                                Hilton Kilmainham Hotel



Search and Reunion                                                                         Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

March, 3rd                                                                                         Hilton Kilmainham Hote



A Day with Dan Hughes                                                                    Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Belfast 

Caring for Children with early neglect and trauma       

February, 4th                                



Adoption and Attachment                                                                 Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Issues for children and tips for parents                                             Hilton Kilmainham Hotel

Nov, 23th                                    



Holly Van Gulden                                                                              Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Living with Challenging Behaviour                                                   Hilton Kilmainham Hotel

Practical Techniques for Adoptive Parents

Nov, 6th 



Talking about Adoption                                                                      Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Oct, 19th                                                                                            Hilton Kilmainham Hotel



Annual conference of IAA                                                                  International Adoption Association, Dublin

October, 8                                                                                          Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport



“Adopted Teenagers and young adults -                                          Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Feelings and Identity”                                                                        Hilton Kilmainham Hotel

May, 13th




The Adopted Child in School                                                            Post Adoption Centre, UK

Marie Delaney & Margie Bates                                                          5 Torriano Mews, London




The Different Parts of Me                                                                  Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

April, 24                                                                                             Hilton Hotel, Dublin



Learning the Dance of Attachment                                                  Barnardos Post Adoption Service, Dublin

Holly Van Gulden                                                                             Carlton Hotel

February, 7                                         



Seminar on Neuroscience and Childhood Trauma                         Confer, Dublin

Dr Margot Sunderland                                                                      Marino Conference Centre, 

May, 16                                                        


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