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Galway Counselling Studies Courses (2019)  

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. September 21st. 2 places left.

Introduction to Counselling (theory & practice). September 25th

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. September 24th

Talks on ME/CFS for Counsellors, Psychotherapist and Psychologists


Uncanny Art - exhibition based on artistic responses to Freud’s essay The Uncanny. Opens August 10th on until November. Curated by Fiona Mulholland who has an interest in how psychoanalytical concepts overlap with the creative process. In the National design and craft gallery, Kilkenny.

Job Vacancies in Ireland

Groups and Training Manager. TCD. Closes 27/8. Link.

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist / Play Therapist (Part-Time) - Dublin. Closes 23/8. Link.

Clinical Counsellor / Case Manager. Dublin. Link.

Dublin Simon Community - recruiting for: Full time volunteer intern counsellor; Half time volunteer intern counsellor; Part time volunteer counsellor. Both intern roles receive mandatory organisational training courses as part of the internship (e.g. suicide prevention, boundaries, child protection, DIT cert in volunteering) and a pro rata contribution towards clinical supervision costs as well as a small weekly allowance. contact -

UCC - seeking Counselling Psychologists /Psychotherapists who will ideally, be available to provide counselling to students for a total of seven hours per week between 5.30pm-9pm on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Closing 30th August enquiries can be made to Marian Browne Acting Head of Student Counselling & Development. Tel: 021 490 2245, Email:                                                                                         

EAP Telephone Counsellors currently expanding its network of counselling practitioners in Ireland. seeking a full time EAP and a part time Telephone Counsellor.  Personnel will be responsible for providing counselling for behavioral health and employee assistance services, including assessment and triage, short-term problem resolution and referrals. The opportunities are located in Dublin South with various shift patterns day/night, across a 7 day week. log on to 

Pieta House LucanWorking hours: 20 hours per week x 5 days per weekSalary: €26,000 per annum. Clinical Support AdministratorLocation: Pieta House WaterfordWorking hours: 20 hours per week (evening and weekend work may be required)Hourly rate: €13.13 Please see for further information. Applications for all of the above posts should be made via email, attaching a cover letter (outlining your particular suitability for the role) with an updated Curriculum Vitae to by Monday 12th August.


Emotion-Focused Therapy – Level 1 Training Workshop. August 25th. Link.

A comprehensive approach for the early EMDR intervention/EMDR response for mass trauma events. August 31st. Link.

Certificate in Jungian Psychology with Art Therapy open for applications for 2019-2020 academic year. This is a part time course, 10 credits, level 8, offered by Limerick School of Art and Design over 12 days - mostly Fridays and some Saturdays. Please click here for more details.

Seven weekends of movement awareness practices, meditations, deep rest and Systemic Constellations. 7 weekends over the year. Starts September 086 107 2505.

Tivoli Institute have a new course commencing October - a BA in Counselling (Hons) (Clinical) as well as continuing to offer the MA in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical) plus the exemption course for existing practitioners. Link.

Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Psychological Support Worker Needed. Galway RCC provide a 365 day a year 24 hour call out service to the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) where our volunteer support workers provide much needed emotional and psychological support to people in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault or rape. Volunteer support workers work as part of a team, receiving excellent support and supervision. In-depth training is provided over six weekends.

David Coleman - Bullyproofing Kids September, 11 Wed 7pm - 9pm - Cork. 19 Thu 7pm - 9pm  - GALWAY. October 2 Wed 7pm - 9pm  - Killarney 16 Wed 7pm - 9pm  - Limerick.

Dr. Harry Barry: The Age of Anxiety: Understanding Anxiety in Children Public Talk; Friday 20th September 2019. Limerick (Venue TBC) 7pm - 9:00pm. This talk is open to parents, educators, young adults with anxiety, mature teenagers and anyone with an interest in the subject of anxiety. This talk is not suitable for children under the age of 16 to attend.

Dr. Harry Barry: Working with Clients with Anxiety Professional Workshop: Saturday 21st September. Limerick. 9:30am - 1pm. Dr. Barry will demonstrate the role of neuroscience in the causation and treatment of anxiety and panic. He will explain how to support clients to make lifestyle changes and use mindfulness, exercise and CBT techniques to cope with and manage their issues.  All skills based training.

'When words are not enough'. Experiential workshop on non-verbal methods when working with trauma. October 5th, 10am - 4.30pm (Registration 9.30) Cost: €90  Venue: An Tobar Nua. 25-27 Lower Dominick Street, Galway (091) 562175.

12 Day Course - Issues of Sexual Violence: The Therapeutic Process, November 2019 to February 2020. This in-depth 12-day training programme is provided for counsellors and psychotherapists or those offering in-depth support who wish to enhance their understanding and skills in working with adolescent and adult clients who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and sexual harassment. 01 6614911.

Six workshops on sex. Weblink.

Treatment of Suicidality October, Killarney. Weblink.

EMDR Therapy training in Galway in September 27th. Brochure.

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

Exploring the Dynamics of Attachment in Adult Life sept. 21. 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

A Mindful Approach To Inner Calm - Paddy Brosnan, September 18, 7:30 - 9:30 pm, Talbot Hotel Stillorgan Rd Dublin. Link.

Beyond phases stages and tasks – working with newer theories on grief in the therapeutic space - Athlone. Saturday 21 September, Hudson 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

Anger Management Programme. Knock Counselling Service; in conjunction with the Irish Association for Anger Management are running an evening anger management programme, starting on Thursday 3rd October for four consecutive Thursdays. For further information, contact Knock Counselling Centre at 09493 75032 or log on to

Gestalt Associates Training. Dublin, October 11-13, Three-Day Contemporary Gestalt Therapy Training Workshop for Therapists Robert W. Resnick Ph.D. & Rita F. Resnick, Ph. D Link.

Introductory Day in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy, Saturday 7 September. Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. ‘The Healing Relationship’ in Bodywork Psychotherapy & Counselling. Open to anyone, but also serves as an entry requirement to the professional Diploma training. View Contact / tel. 091-637192

‘Decoding The Body’ Workshop: Sat/Sun 29 & 30 September - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. This workshop is open to all interested in exploring further, the Body-Mind Soul connection, no previous experience is needed. contact / tel. 091-637192

Professional Higher Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy commencing 26 October  - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. A 4-year professional part-time psychotherapy training, using biodynamic massage and bodywork as part of an integrated psychotherapy approach. contact / tel. 091-637192 

Eco/Nature based course starting Autumn. Link.

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

CCT Suicide Therapy workshop, November: 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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