Dr Saoirse Mac Cárthaigh
B.Sc., M.Sc., Psy.D., C.Psychol., Ps.S.I.
Helping Your Child To Thrive
Chartered Educational & Child Psychologist

Available for Children Aged 5-16




This assessment evaluates cognitive and academic skills. It is a diagnostic assessment for learning disabilities. It can also screen for autism spectrum disorder, AD/HD, and other mental health difficulties.



This assessment evaluates intellectual functioning. It assesses visual-spatial skills, memory, verbal comprehension, processing speed and reasoning skills. This assessment can identify giftedness.



This assessment evaluates skills including word decoding, word reading, spelling, reading fluency, reading comprehension, sentence composition, numeracy, maths problem solving, and maths fluency.

Career Interest


This assessment evaluates personality traits and career interests. It supports the young person to find a meaningful career path. This assessment is only available for secondary-level students.


Hi, I’m Dr. Saoirse Mac Cárthaigh, Chartered Educational and Child Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (M12071C). I specialise in educational psychology assessments for children aged 5-16.


My training has given me the skills to help my clients to thrive. I received the Best All-Round Student Award in a Psychology and Learning Disability masters degree. In 2021, I was awarded the Professional Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

For 10+ years, I have supported young people in schools, universities and psychological services. My goal is to support lifelong change for my clients. 


My research skills allow me to apply only the most evidence-based therapies to support the wellbeing of my clients. ​I received the Karl Nunkoosing Prize for Outstanding Research and have published widely in peer-reviewed journals. For a list of publications, click here

Autism advocacy is a cause which is close to my heart. I have been involved in advocacy work for AsIAm, Ireland's national autism charity. Learn more here.​

Get in touch to see how high-quality psychological services can help your child to thrive.


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