Darryl Harkin

Assistant Psychologist


Darryl began his journey to psychology in the National University of Ireland, Galway (now University of Galway) by completing his Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and psychological studies. Following this, he completed his Higher Diploma in NUI Galway, and completed an undergraduate research project focusing on depression in third level students.

Darryl then went onto earn his Master’s in Applied Psychology, with a focus on mental health and psychological therapies from Ulster University in Coleraine. As part of his course, Darryl conducted primary research around attitudes towards forgiveness, and studied which factors influenced these attitudes. During this time, he volunteered with the local branch of the Samaritans and assisted individuals through various different mediums.

Darryl then pursued a career in social care in 2020, working across various different sectors, with service users from all walks of life and with various different needs. He voluntarily shadowed the clinical psychologists in the companies in order to gain more of a psychological perspective on the interventions and recommendations put in place for the service users, while effectively implementing them in his daily work life.


University Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies): Ulster University, 2019 – 2020
  • Higher Diploma in Psychology: University of Galway (Formerly NUI Galway), 2018 – 2019
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychological Studies and Philosophy: University of Galway (Formerly NUI Galway), 2015 – 2018

Professional memberships:

Psychological Society of Ireland, Graduate Member: M12268
Psi Chi, The International Honour Society in Psychology: 22119469

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