Elzaan Marnane, Principal Clinical Psychologist
Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist
Elzaan is a Principal Clinical Psychologist who qualified as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, in 2004. In 2006, she moved to Ireland and registered to practice through the Department of Health and Children. She is registered as a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland. She is currently a Director of Core Clinical which she co-founded with Dr Linda O’Rourke, Consultant Psychiatrist.
Elzaan holds the main responsibility for Core Clinical (Therapy) - the general adult psychology service within Core Clinical.She works from a Schema Therapy model and is currently working towards Advanced Schema Therapy accreditation with the International Society for Schema Therapy (ISST).She also became a certified Emotion Freedom Technique (EFT) practitioner in 2019.EFT is incorporated in her practice to support the treatment of trauma, anxiety, and depression.Her earlier experience in the area of intellectual disability and autism, during which she specialised in making psychological therapy accessible to these populations, has enabled her to make Core Clinical (Therapy) a truly inclusive service for all adults.
The other focus of Elzaan’s work in Core Clinical (Therapy), is the psychology of women. Elzaan currently runs workshops and corporate events aimed at giving women access to information that can help them free themselves from self-limiting beliefs.
Additional current professional roles include being a guest lecturer on the Psychology and Psychotherapy training courses at Trinity College. She has lectured on the Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme since 2008. She also provides clinical supervision to psychologists and psychology managers. Lastly, she consults at Empower, a company dedicated to empowering disadvantaged members of the community in the Fingal area.
Before starting Core Clinical, Elzaan was the psychology manager at a large organisation in North Dublin for four years. During her tenure, she assembled a dynamic team. Under her leadership, this team was enabled to excel in the provision of ethical, high-quality care and evidence-based interventions that were creative, effective, and supportive of clients and colleagues.