BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy.
Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Advanced Training in CBT.
Profession Practice Cert in Training & Development.
CPD: CBT for Depression, ASIST, safeTALK,, Stress Management, SFBT, CBT, Neuroscience of Anxiety, Mindfulness, Supporting Adolescents etc.
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Alan holds an honours degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy having graduated from Middlesex University in 2011 and is an accredited psychotherapist with the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). Alan works from an Integrative approach combining several theoretical models such as person-centred, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), DBT (Dialectical Behavioural Therapy) and Mindfulness but always keeping the therapeutic relationship a priority and aiming to provide a warm, empathic, safe space for clients.
With over 10 years and in excess of 4,500 hours of counselling experience, Alan has worked extensively with clients struggling with many mental health and life challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, stress management, bereavement, low self-esteem, exam stress, anger management and much more. Alan has also worked considerably in the area of crisis intervention supporting those with suicidal thoughts and self-harm and also helping family members bereaved by suicide.
He is also a qualified trainer having studied with the Irish Institute for Training and Development and has a passion for Mental Health Training and Education. Alan has delivered over 200 clinical talks and seminars to many corporate clients, community groups, the HSE, an Garda Síochana and colleges on topics such as suicide prevention, stress management, mental well-being and self-care.
Working as a psychotherapist, Alan feels privileged and honoured to witness the strength and courage displayed by clients. He finds it very rewarding to see clients find hope, become more self-aware, confident and develop ways to work through their problems or to cope better with loss.