About Dr. Elaine McCarthy

B. Ed., H. Dip. Psych., PhD Ed. Psych.

Hello and thank you for visiting my website. I am an Educational and Child Psychologist in Cork. I work with children and their families, helping to support those with issues and difficulties such as anxiety, low mood, emotional regulation, sleep, feeding, toileting, learning and behaviour.

I began my career as a primary school teacher, working as a mainstream class teacher, learning support teacher and special class teacher over a period of eight years. While I loved my work as a teacher, I was intrigued by figuring out how children learn, play and think about the world around them, so I set out on the pathway to train as an educational and child psychologist.

I completed a degree in Psychology in UCC before going on to undertake a doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology in Mary Immaculate College in Limerick.

I offer psychological intervention in the following areas:

Behaviour Management
Emotional Regulation
Managing Big Feelings
Supporting Positive Parenting
Loss, Separation or Bereavement
Coping with big events
Social Skills Support
Educational Psychology Assessment

I offer both psychological assessment and intervention. The type of assessment I offer is an Educational Psychology Assessment. This type of assessment can support multiple areas of behaviour, emotional development and learning and help children to reach their full potential. If you have concerns about any of the following, then an Educational Psychology Assessment may be beneficial for your child:

If you are concerned about your child’s…​

    • progress at school
    • play skills
    • emotional development
    • interaction with other children and adults
      behaviour at home or at school​

Or if…​

      • you believe your child may have a Specific Learning Difficulty, such as Dyslexia
      • you would like to know more about how your child learns and processes information

If your child is…

    • becoming anxious about learning
    • academically progressing below what could be expected of them for their age
    • struggling with Literacy or Numeracy or both
    • finding it hard to organise themselves or their things
    • having a hard time listening or remembering
    • having language or communication difficulties
    • having difficulty with concentrating or paying attention
    • struggling to remember information

Get in Touch

If you have a question or you’ve been referred by your GP, then please get in touch and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible.