Dr. Hillary Cahalane

Professional Specialization

Clinical Psychologist

Professional accreditation

British Psychological Society (BPS)


BA Psychology (First Class), Trinity College, Dublin; Masters in Criminology, University of Sydney; D.Clin.Psychol, University of Liverpool

Brief Biography

Hilary is originally from Dublin, Ireland. She completed her Clinical Psychology training at University of Liverpool in the UK. Hilary has extensive clinical experience working with adults experiencing a range of psychological problems such as depression, anxiety disorders, interpersonal and personality problems, and schizophrenia, in addition to problems relating to offending behaviour and problems stemming from the effects of brain injury. Hilary has training and experience in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Schema Therapy, and has worked in community, inpatient and secure forensic mental health services. Hilary has also worked with young people, couples and families, and people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disorders. Her specialist areas are the assessment and treatment of complex mental health problems, personality disorder and interpersonal problems, offending behaviours and problems with cognitive functioning. Hilary has also published research exploring the experiences of the nonoffending partners of sex offenders. She is registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), the professional body for psychologists, and with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the regulatory body for health professionals in the UK.

Published research:
Cahalane, H., Parker, G. & Duff, S. C. (2013). Treatment Implications Arising from a Qualitative Analysis of Letters Written by the Non-offending Partners of Men who have Perpetrated Child Sexual Abuse. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 22(6), pp. 720-741.