Norman Warden  M.Coun (UCC), RPN, BA Training & Ed., (NUIG), European Certificate of Psychotherapy, MIACP, MIAHIPSIAHIP, MICP, MEAP.

Senior Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor (IACP & IAHIP Accredited) and Trainer. Founder and director of Galway Counselling Studies. Originally trained as a general nurse and then went onto study psychiatry in the NHS, working as a counsellor and group therapist. P/T lecturer in GMIT (1993-2014) in counselling and stress management and now lectures P/T at GTI, Galway. Involved in psychotherapy training, supervision and clinical work since 1985 including 10 years extensive full time work in the mental health services of NHS, UK. Norman has wrote on many subjects in the press and professional journals including: Sculpting (Eisteach, 1994); Teen trouble (1996); A sense of the past (1999); Structuring the Therapeutic process (Eisteach, 1996); Change for the Better (2000); Student Expectations of Trainers (Eisteach, 2001); Managing change in difficult times (2011); Put off Procrastinating (2012); Don't fight change (2013); How to Get a good night’s sleep (2013); How to stop worrying (2013); Dealing with Anger (2014); How to Overcome a Bad Mood.

Elaine King  B Rel Sc., Diploma in Biodynamic and Integrative Psychotherapy, MIAHIP. IAHIP Accred. Supervisor.

Elaine is a teacher, having worked in second level, community and adult education. She has worked in psychiatric settings, national organisations and in Counselling and Psychotherapy Training Institutes. Elaine presently works as a psychotherapist with individuals and groups combining analytical thinking with bodywork, breath work and movement. Supervisor of psychotherapists and other professionals in individual and group settings.

Chris Place

Christopher Place  BA Psych, MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, MIACP 

Chris trained as a counselor and psychotherapist with the Tivoli institute. He works in an integrative and humanistic way seeing clients as experts in their own lives and draws from different therapeutic approaches to best meet the needs of the client. He sees the therapeutic relationship as key in facilitating change. Chris obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2004 and worked as a lecturer and researcher in psychology before embarking on a professional training in psychotherapy. He is  fully accredited with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).


Ann Marie Collins  B.Ed., P.G.Dip. T, Deaf, M.A., MIACP, MIACAT

Ann-Marie is an Art Psychotherapist and a teacher with post-graduate training and qualification in Art Therapy from the University of Hertfordshire and a 1st class honours Master's Degree in Art Therapy from CIT. She has used art therapy in the contexts of acute and out-patient psychiatric treatment, addiction treatment, primary and secondary education, adolescent training centres and cancer care. She currently works in private practice in Galway City, working with adult, child and adolescent clients. www.annmariecollinsarttherapy.com 

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