Galway Counselling Studies Courses (2019)  

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. September 21st

Introduction to Counselling Skills (theory & practice)September 24th

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. September 25th

"I'm walking the Tóchar Phádraig 35km pilgrimage walk on Reek Sunday 28th of July 2019 from Ballintubber to Croach Patrick to raise research funds for Irish ME/CFS Association. I am doing this because, as many of you will know, my son Kieran is bed bound with severe myalgic encephalomyelitis and research is badly needed to identify an effective treatment. To donate visit: Norman Warden”.

New Zealand ME/CFS expert Dr Ros Vallingsgiving talks at the following dates/venues: 7:30 PM Fri, May 17: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Hotel, Tivoli, Cork; 11:30 AM Mon, May 20: Great National South Court Hotel, Raheen, Limerick; 7:30 PM Tues, May 21: The Connacht Hotel, Old Dublin Road, Galway; 7:30 PM Thurs, May 23: Glasshouse Hotel, Sligo; 2:30 PM Sunday May 26: Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport. €5 (on the door) (no bookings taken). Please tell others. More info at 


"I am completing a Master's Dissertation at TPI Dublin and I am looking for participants for my research on the  topic of how adult children experience prolonged end-of-life with elderly parents. I am seeking to interview integrative and humanistic psychotherapists who work with adult children who are processing the prolonged end-of-life of a parent. Link for further information.” Siobhan Murray.


GCS holds no responsibiity for the quality of training or qualifications of course trainers on non GCS events. I strongly suggest checking facilitators qualifications and membership details to ensure the trainer is fully accredited with a reputable organisation i.e. IACPIAHIP, ICP or PSI.

"I’m training as a supervisor and looking for participants. You would be entitled to a number of free supervision sessions as there are a number of hours that I need to complete to finish my training. Sessions are held In Ross house, merchants road, Galway. Aisling 0876722395.

Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire has 3 places available on its Internship Programme for final year students and recent psychotherapy graduates. The internship provides an opportunity for client practice and assists in building up practice hours for accreditation. The Institute provides the clients and therapy rooms as well as some supervision. The internship is part of the reduced cost therapy service for the community. If there are any queries Edward Boyne can be reached on 086-3403932.

Dublin 8, May 19: Ballymote, Co. Sligo, May 26:  Contact: Edel Moylan, Family Th, 086 4068661

"Two places remain to join our psychotherapy supervision group facilitated by Irish Gestalt Centre trained psychotherapist Jim FitzGibbon SMIAHIP in Athlone. Belonging to this supervision group will provide you with human support and multiplies the professional learning many fold. €40 per person based on two hours working. You will be warmly welcomed." 

Developing safer Trauma Informed Practice. May 2/3. Dublin: Link

Anger management programme starts 2nd May over 6 Thursday evenings, Knock Counselling Centre. Ph Peter devers 094 9375032

Traumatic Bereavement and Loss: Helping the Survivors. Sligo 10 May. Galway on Saturday 11 May.  

2 one-day workshops in Bodywork Psychotherapy at the Boghill Centre in Kilfenora on 25th & 26th May 2019 offered by Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation. Can be taken separately or combined at a reduced cost. Accommodation is available. Workshops are open to Counsellors, Therapists and advanced students. All bookings and info through Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation / 091 637192. Day 1: Working Playfully with Story, Drama and Shadow Energy in Individual and Group Psychotherapy. Led by Kathy Cunningham, supported by Ursa Deniflee. Day 2: An Introduction to Working with Sexual Intimacy in Sexual Relationships and Couple Therapy. Led by Peter & Caragh Thompson. Please see website for more information.

‘Decoding The Body’ Workshop: Sat/Sun 22 & 23 June 2019 - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. GalwayYour biography becomes your biology. Even our very bones, muscles and tissues know our life story of wounds, joys and beliefs. This workshop is open to all interested in exploring further, the Body-Mind Soul connection, no previous experience is needed. contact / tel. 091-637192 

Epistemic Trust: An Essential Component of All Effective Psychotherapies. Recent meta-analytic clinical outcome studies have indicated that approach-specific therapeutic techniques are significantly less important than previously believed. Professor Peter Fonagy. Professor Patrick Luyten, Claire O’Dowda, Gerry Byrne. 11th May: Venue: Robert Emmet Theatre, Arts Block, Trinity College Dublin, D2. Tickets at Enquires: This event is organised by the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology, Trinity College Dublin.

Heart to Heart Practitioner training Sat 11th and Sunday 12th May 2019 (2 days) in Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway. Email for booking form.

The mccluskey model for exploring the dynamics of attachment in adult lifebiennial residential conference on exploratory goal-corrected psychotherapy May 13 to 17, dromantine retreat & conference centre, newry, co. down. Link.

Journal to Inner Freedom. A Workshop based on the teaching of the Progoff Method of Jouranaling with facilitator Dr. Faye Schwelitz PhD PsyD. Participants can take the first 3 days or the full 6 days. May 17th -22nd. Athlone. Booking Here: 

6-day Journal Workshop facilitated by Faye Schwelitz based on the teachings of Dr. Ira Progoff. 19th May, Athlone. Link

Attachment & Psychopathology 21st – 23rd May. Link. DCU, St Patrick’s Campus, Drumcondra, Dublin. Link.

Single-Session Therapy: Its use in CBT and Other Therapeutic Approaches. May 27th. Mullingar. Windy Dryden: Link.

Suicide Therapy workshop, Cork. 29th May. Link.

The Transforming Power of Intimacy. June 22nd. Cork. Link.

Gestalt summer school, Italy. July 14th - 26th. Link.

Fool’s Dance Gestalt Company’s summer workshop 'The Hero's Journey’, July 6th to July 12th 2019 at our usual venue - the Slí an Chroí Centre in Kiltegan, Co Wicklow. More information from: 

Emotion-Focused Therapy – workshops. Link.

The Therapist as Relational Artist, with Rich Hycner (gestalt). September 13-15. Link.

Baby Bonding Practitioner Training (28+ weeks of pregnancy to early years) Date: Sat 21st and Sunday 22nd September 2019 (2 days) Venue: Maldron Hotel, Oranmore, Galway. Email for booking form

Beyond phases stages and tasks – working with newer theories on grief in the therapeutic space - Athlone. Saturday 21 September in the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath. This will include identifying grieving styles using the Grief Pattern Inventory (Doka & Martin, 2000) and providing the appropriate support according to the needs of these styles. contact Lisa O’Hara on 087-3936536 or email

Eco/Nature based course starting Autumn. Link.

Philosophy for Living by Michael Hardiman, Counselling Psychologist. Galway. Monday evenings, Oct. 7th to Nov. 18th. Link.

Applications are now being accepted for the one year Certificate in Biosynthesis Somatic Trauma & depth-psychology oriented Psychotherapy starting in January 2020. This training is Internationally validated by the founder of Biosynthesis Dr. David Boadella and is approved by IACP for 112 CPD points. For more information please contact

Training in Group Analysis. Link.    

Therapy rooms for renting Here.

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