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Galway Counselling Studies Courses 

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Next intake: February, 2018. Places available. Apply Now. 

Introduction to Counselling and PsychotherapyNext intake: January, 2018.

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. January, 2018.

Job Vacancies (Ireland)

Counsellor Sligo Social Services. Closes 1st December: Link.

Fermoy Community Resource Centre are seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified counsellors for a low cost adolescent counselling service, they wish to develop. All applicants must be either IACP or IAHIP registered and have Professional Indemnity Insurance. Reply in confidence to Mary Flynn: mffermoyresourcecentre@hotmail.com 42 McCurtain St, Fermoy Cork.

South Dublin Counselling and Psychological Services: Chartered Psychologist / Fully Accredited Psychotherapist. Link.

Counsellor Therapists required for Dublin North and the North East for a number of sessional community based assignments within the HSE National Counselling Service. Link.

School Counsellor, St Kevin’s School - Cork. Closes 24th November. Link.

Affiliate Counsellor LifeWorks.com - Limerick. Link.

Aspen Counselling Services Lucan: Accredited Psychotherapist. Closes 8/12. Link.

Counselling Team Leader (Prison Based Counselling Service). Link.

Clinical Manager Eating Disorders Centre Cork  is recruiting for the position of Clinical Manager. Essential requirements: Qualified Accredited Counsellor with specific experience of working with Eating Disorders and proven management experience. Salary: €55.000—subject to qualifications/ experience. Forward CV to Mary McCarthy, EDCC, 20 St. Patrick’s Hill, Cork . or Email: marymccarthy@edcc.ie Closing date for applications Fri Dec 15th 2017.

Living Life Counselling are looking for two part time counselling coordinators in Bray, County Wicklow. Job description attached and application details attached. Link. 

Full time Clinical Manager based in Bray Co Wicklow. Job description attached. Link.

Psychological Support Workers Needed. Galway Rape Crisis Centre are currently recruiting female support workers for the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit with a closing date of the application process of Monday, January 15th, 2018. Comprehensive training provided. Information pack and application form at: www.galwayrcc.org/satu SATU support workers provide much needed emotional and psychological support to people in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault/rape. 

Events (Ireland)

Advertising in the newsletter is free. I just ask that you add a link to www. galwaycounselling.com on your website. I exercise the right to refuse, delete or edit the content of an Ad, without explanation. Dated events in Ireland only. No individual services. GCS is not responsibility for the quality of any training or organisations advertised. Compiled by Norman Warden, IAHIP and IACP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor.  


3-Day Gestalt Training. November 24-26. Link.

The ManKind Project UK & Ireland (reg'd charity) presents the ‘New Warrior Training Adventure’ 24-26th Nov. in Townley Hall, Drogheda. This experiential weekend programme has a minimum facilitator to participant ratio of 1.5:1 and is typically made up of a team of c.60 men from 10+ nationalities across the world. Visit www.mankindproject.ie e-mail: info@mankindproject.ie

Issues of Sexual Violence: the Counselling Process, DRCC (November): For further information please contact Leonie O'Dowd, Head of Education and Training, at  01 6614911 or email leonie@rcc.ie

Galway Rape crisis Centre - Professional Training in Working with Issues of Sexual Violence and Trauma. Specialist training for counsellors and psychotherapists over 7 weekends from November to June 2018. www.galwayrcc.org or ph 564800.

Experiential workshop entitled Recovery from Trauma and life's difficulties. 26th Nov 2017 at IAHIP rooms Dun Laoghaire Co Dublin. Facilitated by Jim FitzGibbon SIAHIP. IAHIP.org/workshops. Email jimfitzgibbon@hotmail.com or ph. 0877555680.

Asymmetry of the Brain and Human Meaning 8 December. A one-day seminar with Dr. Iain McGilchrist. Where: Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Link.

 3 rd December: Integrating Art in Psychotherapy/Counselling (Experiential). Facilitator: Anne Marie Regan. Link.

The Right Brain, Left Brain Divide: Its Relevance to Psychiatry, Psychology and Psychotherapy. 9 December, Cork. Link.

Cannabis (Weed) Awareness Workshop. A workshop to enhance knowledge about cannabis, cannabis use and misuse and to explore the skills needed to work with cannabis users. Date: 7th December: Link.


Dreaming Again - Exploration of Dreams using Psychodrama with Pen FitzGerald. 4th and 5th February. Thomas MacDonagh Centre, Cloughjordan, Co.Tipperary. Bookings and enquiries to Pen FitzGerald at penfitzgerald@gmail.com or 087 7923950. Places limited please book by 23rd January. Pen FitzGerald is a qualified Psychodrama Psychotherapist, with 20 years of experience, registered with the UKCP. Link.

Parent Child Attachment Play training: February 2nd and 3rd- for working with parents and children to improve the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship. Venue: Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Training provided by Baby Bonding Ireland. Email babybondingireland@gmail.com. Contact Ruth at 087 6547377 for further information.

Embodied Attachment. Link.

Principles of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy: Course dates (tbc): 12, 13, 14 th Jan 16/17th Feb 23/14th March 13/14/15th April 11/12th May 7/ 8/ 9/ 10th June. Contact: ccad.enquiries@cit.ie  Ed.kuczaj@cit.ie

Jean-Marie Robine – Enhancing Supervision Skills. Teach Bhride, Tullow. Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th February 2018. 
Fee: €300.
 (059-9152465). email: admin@irishgestaltcentre.com for an application form. Link.

Therapy rooms for renting here.

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