Masters in Counselling (UCC), BA Training & Ed., (NUIG), RPN, European Certificate for Psychotherapy, MIACP, MIAHIP. Accredited Psychotherapist, Trainer and Supervisor. 30 years extensive experience of working in the mental health services of UK and Ireland. Qualifications in general & psychiatric nursing (RGN, RPN). Lecturer in Counselling, Stress management and Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy (CBT) at GMIT and other colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Has wrote and contributed on many subjects in the press and professional journals including: Structuring the Therapeutic process (Eisteach, 1996); Sculpting (Eisteach, 1994); Change for the Better (2000), Managing change in difficult times (2011); Put off procrastinating (2012); How to stop worrying (2013); and Don't fight change (2013).
Masters in Counselling (Hon), Applied Psychology, UCC Cork (2003)
B.A. Training and Ed.(Hon), NUIG, (2001)
European Certificate for Psychotherapy (2004)
Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Training, Applied Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (2004)
Diploma Groupwork, Eigenwelt Institute, UK (1992). (Tutors included David Brazier of Zen Therapy)
Diploma in Counselling, Eigenwelt Institute, UK (1992)
Psychiatric Nurse Trained, UK (1983)
General Nurse Trained, UK (1979)
Psychotherapist - IACP (1993), IAHIP (1996)
Supervisor - IACP (2009), IAHIP (2006)
CLINICAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE
Trainer, Supervisor and Group Therapist, Tivoli Institute.
Network Counsellor with ICGP health in practice programme.
E.A.P. Counsellor for EAR, ICAS, PPC & EAP Solutions.
Trainer for CURA, Ireland.
Lecturer, Higher Diploma in Pastoral Care, NUIG, Galway.
Course Director, GCS Professional Diploma in Counselling.
Lecturer in CBT, Stress Man., CBT & Counselling, GMIT, Galway.
Counsellor/Group Therapist, Drug Treatment Centre Board, Dublin.
Clinical Team Leader, Psychiatric Day Hospital, Grimsby hosp., UK.
Counsellor & Group Therapist, St. Andrew`s Counselling and Psychotherapy Unit, York, UK.
Continuing Professional Development includes training in:
Dramatherapy, Psychodrama, Co-Counselling, NLP, Sexual violence, Family therapy, and Solution Focused Brief therapy, clinical supervision
Published & Unpublished Papers
2001 Student Expectations of Trainers. Eisteach(IACP), 2, 17. Link
1996 Structuring the Therapeutic Process. IACP Journal 1, 36. Link
1994 Sculpting. IACP Journal 1, 31. Link
"Psychotherapist's affective reactions to difficult endings with clients" 2003. Thesis for M Coun
“A Critique of Person Centred Therapy” 1993. Dissertation for Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy
“Communication Between Co-Therapists” 1992. Dissertation for Diploma in Groupwork