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Galway Counselling Studies Courses (2019)  

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. September 21st. 4 places left.

Introduction to Counselling (theory & practice)September 24th

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. September 25th

Talk on ME/CFS for Counsellors, Psychotherapist and Psychologists. October. Date TBA. 
“I am walking the Tóchar Phádraig 35km pilgrimage on Reek Sunday 28th July from Ballintubber to the top of Croagh Patrick! I am doing this to raise much needed funds for research into M.E./CFS to find an effective treatment for my 32 year old son who is bed bound with severe M.E. since 2016. To donate visit: - from Norman Warden”. 


Child Psychotherapist / Play Therapist (Part-Time). Closes 21/6. Link.

Turn2m2 currently hiring Counsellors & Psychotherapists qualified to work with: (1) Children & Adolescents; (2) Adults; (3) Couples.  To Apply:  Email a cover letter identifying which roles you are applying for along with your schedule of availability for counselling hours, your CV and a scanned copy of your Accreditation status to  deadline: 24th June.


IACP standards for working with under 18s: link.



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.

Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy Training from 27th June. Link.                                                                                          

Emotion focused therapy couple work June 27th. Link.

Introductory Presentation to Sensorimotor Psychotherapy.  June 29, . Venue: Ashe House, Centre for MindBody Integration, North County Dublin.


Self-Care and Self-Compassion with Kirsten DeLeo (FREE event). 5.00 – 6.30, Thursday 4 th July. G018, Institute for Lifecourse and Society (ILAS), NUI Galway. More details here.

Sexual Assault Treatment Unit (SATU) Psychological Support Worker Needed. Galway RCC are currently looking to recruit female support workers for the sexual assault treatment unit. What is the role of a SATU support worker? 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. They are on call out for three shifts a month and respond to call-outs as appropriate. In-depth training is provided over six weekends. applications are currently open. If you are interested and would like to apply please find details at Should you have any questions after reading the detailed information pack provided there, we will be glad to help and can be contacted at

Introductory Day in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy, Saturday 13 July - Tracht Psychotherapy Foundation, Kinvara, Co. Galway. ‘The Healing Relationship’ in Bodywork Psychotherapy & Counselling. This workshop is open to anyone, but also serves as an entry requirement to the professional Diploma training. Visit: for more information or contact  Ph 091-637192

Supervisors Workshop; "Irvin Yalom on Supervision & Case Consultation; a DVD analysis". Tuesday 9th July, 6:30pm-9ish. Venue: Knock Counselling Centre. Fee: €30. To register Email: or  Ph: 094 937 5032.

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: 

SEPT onwards

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.

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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