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Galway Counselling Studies (2018) 

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. November 24th. (Sept. course full)

Introduction to Counselling Skills (theory and practice)September 25th.   

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural TherapySeptember 26th.

Job vacancies

Turn2me.org are hiring Accredited Counsellors and Psychotherapists (paid). Email CV and copy of your Accreditation status to jennifer@turn2me.org. Closes 24/9.

Paid Position in Galway. Marie Greene, founder of a charity Cardiac Risk in the Young in Ireland (CRY), wishes to hire a psychotherapist in west of Ireland, possibly around Galway. Ph 0870516464 or email mariegreene@cry.ie. www.cry.ie

Laya Healthcare Employee Assistance Programme is looking for a Supervisor who will be able to meet with a team of psychotherapists twice a month for an hour to provide group supervision (each team will have 3-4 members). Sessions will take place in the Head office in Fitzwilliam Place Dublin 2. Experience of supervising those working in short term / solution focused therapy and an understanding of an EAP would be an advantage. Contact Jennifer Keenan, EAP Team Lead/Case Manager by email: jennifer@spectrumhealth.ie or by phone on 01-6111719. 

Fingal Counselling Service  are now offering volunteering opportunities to counsellors who have already completed their 100 training hours and are working towards accreditation. We invite applications from pre accredited IACP members to join our centre in Swords. Volunteers must be available to work evenings and Saturdays for a minimum of 3 hours per week. Fingal Counselling Service will be offering the following benefits: Supervision, CPD training, induction and peer support, Professional insurance. send a cover letter, CV and contact details of a referee who can vouch for your work to date to: Denise McDermott, Fingal Counselling Service, BASE Resource Centre, Brackenstown Rd, Swords, Co. Dublin. Closes  21st September. Ph 8902596 with any queries you may have.

School Counsellor (Part-Time) St Kevin's School - Cork. Closes 26/9. Link.

Student Counsellor (training and research) part-time. Closes 24/9. Link. Trinity College Dublin

Genesis Psychotherapy & Family Therapy Service: Assistant Clinical Governance Manager (Part-Time). Closes 28/9. Link.

Specialist Addiction Counsellor / Psychotherapist. Closes 24/9. Link.

Pieta House: Psychotherapist/Counselling Psychologist. Closes 21/9. Link.

Smarmore Castle Private Clinic is recruiting for a Senior Addictions Psychotherapist. To be considered for this post you will be required to have 5+ years addiction experience, be an accredited psychotherapist or addiction counsellor, and have experience in 12-step facilitation. Experience in CBT and trauma is preferred. Salary €45,000 - €48,000. email m.curtis@smarmorecastle.ie

Pre/Post accredited Volunteer Therapists/ Part time. Beacon of Light Counselling Centre, Neilstown, Clondalkin, Dublin 22.  looking for Pre-accredited (250 hours+) or accredited volunteer therapists. In the area of Adult Individual Psychotherapy. IACP, IAHIP, ACI, PSI, BACP or equivalent, (pre-accredited or accredited). We are asking for four sessions weekly. We offer Group Clinical Supervision, free. CV to geoffrey@beaconoflight.ie or alison@beaconoflight.ie 

Message from Down Syndrome Ireland. My name is Eimear Collins and I work with Down Syndrome Ireland as National Early Intervention Officer. We aim to create a list of counsellors and therapists who are in a position to offer counselling services to parents of children with Down syndrome. we are often contacted by parents of children with Down syndrome. We would like to be in a position where we have a national list of experienced counsellors which these parents can access. To be included on this list email eimear@downsyndrome.ie. The details of all counsellors who express interest in working with our members will be displayed on Down Syndrome Ireland website and passed to parents who look for such support.

Invitation to tender: group supervisors, Pieta house. Email cindy.oconnor@pieta.ie

Galway Rape Crisis Centre are seeking Accredited and Pre- Accredited Counsellors and Psychotherapists to join their team of volunteer counsellors. Specialist training in the area of  sexual violence is provided over 7 weekends. Of interest to counsellors / psychotherapists seeking clinical experience in the area of sexual violence. The Specialist Training in Sexual Violence can also be undertaken as a  professional CPD course. Information from the www.galwayrcc.org  or ring 091 564800

Cancer support Centre. All of our counsellors and psychotherapist offer their services free of charge, it is a huge support and we are looking for pre-accreditation students to volunteer with us. contact us at 26 St Paul’s Ave, Cork City   021 4949090  www.corkcancercarecentre.ie  corkcancercarecentre@gmail.com

CARI are seeking Volunteers as Accompaniment Officers in Galway’s Child and Adolescent Sexual Assault Treatment Service - to accompany and support children and their families, through their forensic medical examination following an acute or historical sexual assault. contact Grace Jordan, with CV; ph (01) 830 85 29 or email: grace@cari.ie Open Night Monday 12th November @ 6:30 in Merlin Park Hospital Closing date – Friday 30th November.

Counsellor / Psychotherapist. Donegal Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis Centre. Closes 5/10. link.


Family Constellation workshops by Edel Moylan. Venues: Moycullen, "Rustic Haven", Clooniff, Co. Galway; September 29 https://www.facebook.com/events/297961084320837/ Ballina, The Great National Hotel, Co.Mayo; October 6 https://www.facebook.com/events/353946115149666/ Loughrea, Temperance Hall, Co. Galway; November 4 https://www.facebook.com/events/1209827999157472/ Kilbeggan, Ballymac Lodge, Co. Westmeath; November 10 https://www.facebook.com/events/2165249697050266/ Limerick Angel Times, 26 Thomas Street; November 18 https://www.facebook.com/events/536417923463950/ Contact: Edel Moylan, B.A., M.Sc. Family Therapy, “Rustic Haven”, Clooniffe, Moycullen, for details. Phone: 086 4068661 Email: healingcircle@eircom.net

Understanding Child protection. Galway. 20th September. Link.

M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Clinical Supervision Trinity College, Dublin. Late applications currently being accepted. See http://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az/course.php?id=DPTPS-CSUP-1P09

Galway Rape Crisis Centre requires psychological support workers for the Sexual Assault Treatment Unit to provide psychological support to males/females attending the unit in the immediate aftermath of a sexual assault. Visit: www.galwayrcc.org/satu                                   

Professional Higher Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy commencing 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. Please see http://tracht.ie/content/professional-higher-diploma-27-october-2018 for more information, or contact info@tracht.ie / tel. 091-637192.

 ''Just say "Yes!'' - Applied Improvisation Comedy for Counsellors & Psychotherapists. Facilitator:  Maureen Levy. 22/9. Link.

Complex problems and therapeutic ruptures: Rising to the challenge. by Helen Kennerley 21st September, Dublin. Link.

The Business of Therapy, Starting a Psychotherapy Practice – Jude Fay. 29/9. Link.

Baby Bonding Practitioner Training (28+ weeks of pregnancy to early years) 29th/30th September. Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Email ireland@bigtoeslittletoes.org  

Baby Bonding Practitioner Training (28+ weeks of pregnancy to early years) Date: Sat 29th and Sunday 30th September 2018 (2 days) Venue: Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Email ireland@bigtoeslittletoes.org for booking form

Parent Child Attachment Play Training Sat 17th and Sunday 18th November (2 days) in Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Email ireland@bigtoeslittletoes.org for booking form

Gestalt, Dublin, October 5-7. Link.

Adoption – Trauma, Identity, and Belonging – A Workshop for Adult Adoptees. October. Link.

Understanding and Working with Early Relational Trauma and Borderline States of Mind. 6/10. Link.

Introduction to Gestalt. 13/14 October. Link.

Cannabis Awareness Workshop. Fri 19th October. Cork. Link.

Finding our Sons. Facilitator: Jim Fitzgibbon. 20/10. Link. 

Exploring The Interpersonal Nature of Shame: A Workshop for Therapists. Facilitator: Carol Duffy. 6/10. Link. 

Tivoli Institute are accepting applications for the new MA in humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical). (Level 9 on the QQI National Framework of Qualifications validated by IT Carlow). Commencing October (Weekend based). Link

Integrating Evidence-Based CBT Protocols into Your Practice: A Series of One-Day CPD Workshops from October. Link.

Supervision from a Gestalt Perspective  Facilitator:  Karen Shorten. 4/11. Link.

Tuning In, Being Moved: Exploring the Unconscious Through Movement Facilitators:  José Castilho & Jessica Cottee. 10/11. Link.

Depression and Anxiety: Disorders of the Self? Causes and the implications for working with these conditions 18/11. Link. Facilitator:  Barbara Dowd.

Decoding the Body:  Exploring the Body-Mind Soul connection. Facilitators:  Anne McCormack & Jenny Dean. Nov. 24/25. Link.

EAIP Conference - Roots and Gifts of Integrative Psychotherapy October 12,  Prague, More information

Moving Awareness: Somatisation Of Transference and Counter-Transference Facilitator:  Bernadette Divilly. 1/12. Link.

Working effectively with Addiction Facilitator:  Mick Divine. 2/12. Link.

Therapy rooms for renting here. 

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