Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation
Stephen received a Diploma in Counselling from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and a Masters in Psychotherapy from the University of Sheffield. He has also completed extensive postgraduate training in Gestalt therapy with the Dublin Gestalt Centre and internationally with Bob and Rita Resnick of GATLA (Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles).
Stephen has also done extensive further training in many areas including Group Facilitation, couple counselling, trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sexuality and sexual orientation, sexual abuse, and sensorimotor psychotherapy (Level 1).
He has a Diploma in Supervision from the Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre. Stephen is an accredited counsellor and supervisor with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach
Stephen works with a wide range of issues that can arise for individuals both within the workplace and in personal life. Many of these issues can lead to feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, panic, low self-esteem, confusion, relationship difficulties, or negative behavioural and thought patterns.
He works closely with individuals at a deep level to help explore and understand the issues underlying these feelings. He is particularly interested in working on issues around relationships, self-esteem, sexuality, and in existential issues such as living a more meaningful life. He also works with couples and with therapy groups.
Counselling Experience and Areas of Interest
Stephen has worked in private practice since 2001. He was originally a Business Studies and Human Resources graduate from Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and has a background of over 12 years experience in personnel management.
He currently holds the position of group therapist on the Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Trinity College Dublin and at the Dublin Counselling Centre. Previous roles include working as group supervisor and facilitator with Tivoli Institute and as tutor with NUI Maynooth.
Stephen regularly runs a number of workshops for therapists and related professionals around Sex and Sexuality, and Understanding Gay and Lesbian Sexuality. He is available for individual supervision and group supervision to counsellors and psychotherapists in both IACP and IAHIP and to professionals working in related services.