Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Kevin holds a BSc.(Hons) from UCD and an MSc. in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin. He is a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MIACP) and has been working as a qualified counselling psychologist since 1999.
Kevin is committed to his own professional learning and development. He has received further training in forensic and psychological assessment, group therapy, mindfulness practice and brief solution focused therapy.
He practices mindfulness through movement, attends his own personal therapy and individual supervision to ensure a good, ethical and professional therapeutic service.
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Kevin’s approach is based upon a safe, respectful and collaborative therapeutic relationship. He supports each person to explore difficult issues at their own pace. He draws upon a number of therapeutic approaches including Mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy, Humanistic/Existential therapy and Psychodynamic therapy to match the specific needs of each person. He engages in both short-term and long-term therapeutic work and reviews the sessions with each person on an ongoing basis .
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Over a 13 year period Kevin has provided psychological assessment, individual and group psychological therapy in the HSE Adult Mental Health Services, 3rd Level Student Counselling Services and the Irish Prison Psychology Service. He works therapeutically with adults experiencing a wide range of mild to severe and complex mental health difficulties.
Some of those difficulties include depression, anxiety including panic attacks, sexual addiction, sexual violence, anger, relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder. He also has experience in providing forensic assessment and offence focused psychological therapy.
Kevin also has interest and experience in providing group therapy. In the past he has facilitated group therapy programmes in the prison service, wrote and delivered a cognitive behavioural group programme for depression in community mental health services and has facilitated Mindfulness based CBT anxiety management workshops.
He also facilitated DCU Student Empowerment-Personal Effectiveness programme over a 3 year period. He has taught on the BSc. Behavioural Science in the American College, on the Diploma in Psychology in the National University of Ireland Maynooth and tutored on the BA Humanities in St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra.
He is currently interested in developing group programmes in the areas of stress management and coping with the uncertainty of the current economic climate.