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Experience and Qualifications

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I am a qualified psychotherapist, accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI).

Primary Degree

I graduated in 2004 at the top of my class with a first class honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from Dublin Business School (DBS).  I was also awarded the HETAC prize for Degree Student of the Year as recognition of academic excellence and encouragement for further study.

Reality Therapy and Choice Theory

While completing my undergraduate training, I also successfully completed the Basic Intensive Course and the Basic Practicum in Reality Therapy and Choice Theory with the William Glasser Institute. The former consisted of a four and a half day full time series of talks, activities and practice sessions, which is the first step, of five, in the formal Reality Therapy or Choice Theory certification training process.  The Practicuum consisted of 30 hours, under supervision, over a 6 month period.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Also while completing my undergraduate training, I attended a number of day long seminars on Cognitive Behavioural approaches to psychosis, shame and self-attacking run by the Department of Psychiatry in Trinity College, Dublin.

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On graduating from DBS, I immediately started a year long, full time Internship Programme in Addiction Counselling in the Rutland Centre. To see what the training involved, click Read more

Continuing Professional Development

During this time I also attended a number of 1-2 daylong conferences on a range of topics including:-

– suicide bereavement
– gambling
– relapse prevention
– helping women recover
– food addiction and eating disorders.

Addiction Experience

On successful completion of my internship, I was employed as an addiction counsellor in the continuing care department of the Rutland Centre until 2008.  To see what the role involved, please click Read more

Psychoanalytic Training and Experience

In 2005, I also started the pre-clinical programme for the Adult Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training course with the Lincoln Clinic and Centre for Psychotherapy in London.  To learn more about what the following modules/elements comprised of please click Read more


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