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Galway Counselling Studies Courses 

Foundation Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Next intake: April 7th. Places available. 

Introduction to Counselling and PsychotherapyNext intake: January 17th. Places available.

Managing Stress though Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. January 16th. FULL.

Research websites:

Examine.com  Excellent site for researching evidence (if any) supporting supplements. Shows quality of research studies. 
http://bit.ly/2BekYBX  Visual research - good fun.
https://www.tripdatabase.com  for general research. 


If you really want to know what ME (myalgic encephalomyelitis) is really like watch this Multi-award winning and Oscar-nominated film about M.E., "Unrest" now on Netflix and iTunes too. Recently shown in NUIG. Please spread the word especially if you know any doctors, medical students or psychiatrists as they have little or no training on this debilitating neurological disease. 

Job Vacancies 

Rape Crisis North East are recruiting a Fully Accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist. Closes 2nd February. Link.

Counsellor Therapists required for a number of sessional community-based assignments within the HSE primary care services (CIPC), to be based: Dublin South West and Kildare (CHO 7). http://bit.ly/2EyGnHR

Accredited Family Therapist/ Psychotherapist for the role of Temporary Clinical Governance Manager. Dublin 15 area. Part time, three days per week. seven-month Fixed Term Maternity Leave Contract, commencing April 2018. The ideal candidate will be fully qualified to Masters level (9) and an accredited member of FTAI, IACP, IAHIP, or ICP; http://bit.ly/2mKRxDf

Aware, invites applicants based in Cork, Limerick / Tipperary, North Midlands / Donegal, Mayo, Galway and the South East, to join their current panel of trainers, to help deliver  their new  Relatives and Friends Education Programme. For Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN’s), Psychotherapists, Counsellors.

Wexford Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Service: Psychotherapist Vacancies. Link. Closes 26/1.

The Sexual Health Centre: Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Part-Time) - Cork. Link. Closes 26/1.

Dublin Simon Community Sure Steps Counselling Service is now inviting applications for the position of a full time volunteer/intern counsellor. also have a number of part time volunteer positions available. All candidates are required to have achieved a minimum two year diploma course in Counselling & Psychotherapy, with 100 clinically supervised client hours completed. To be short listed for interview please email a cover letter and CV to derekdempsey@dubsimon.ie. Closing date: 26th Jan. Link.

Addiction Counsellor Waterford. Link.

Voluntary Counsellors. Must be working towards accreditation. Voyagecounselling@gmail.com Dublin. Closes 28/2. 

Events (Ireland)

Advertising in the newsletter is free. I just ask that you add a link to www. galwaycounselling.com on your website. I exercise the right to refuse, delete or edit the content of an Ad, without explanation. Dated events in Ireland only. No individual services. GCS is not responsibility for the quality of any training or organisations advertised. Compiled by Norman Warden, IAHIP and IACP accredited Psychotherapist and Supervisor.  


Group Therapy Facilitator Training with Ari Badaines 25 -26th January. Venue: PSI, Grantham Street, Dublin. Time: 9:30 – 4:30pm. €180 for PSI Members - €220 for Non PSI Members. Link. 

Dreaming Again - Exploration of Dreams using Psychodrama. 3rd and 4th February. Thomas MacDonagh Centre, Cloughjordan, Co.Tipperary. Bookings to Pen FitzGerald at penfitzgerald@gmail.com or 087 7923950. please book by 23rd January. Pen FitzGerald is a qualified Psychodrama Psychotherapist, with 20 years of experience, registered with the UKCP. Link.

A workshop exploring Narcissism, Sociopathy & Treatment for their victims. February 3rd, 10am - 4.30pm. 100. Email:                      joyofconnection7@gmail.com 086 823 3664 Dublin. 

Workshop on 'Reclaiming our Inner Child' on Saturday 3rd February in Galway. Ph 086 8584 930 for further details and to book a place. Josephine O'Halloran.

Therapeutic Response to Anxiety in Adolescence and Young People 25th february.  Link.

Therapeutic Response to Anxiety in Childhood, Under 12’s. link. 11th february.

Jean-Marie Robine – Enhancing Supervision Skills. Teach Bhride, Tullow. 24th – 25th February. Fee: €300. (059-9152465). email: admin@irishgestaltcentre.com for an application form. Link.  

Trauma Summit, Belfast, June. 

Family constellation workshops: https://www.facebook.com/events/162504001182118/ March 4, in the Wisdom Centre, Cork Street, Dublin 8, €90, 10am to 5pm. and https://www.facebook.com/events/313063145870972/ Feb 10, in Clooniff, Moycullen, €80, 9.45am to 5pm.

Cannabis Awareness Workshop, Fri 23rd February, SCCUL Enterprise Centre, Castlepark Road, Ballybane, Galway City. Cost €80 ACI members, €95 non-members, limited to 16 places, lunch provided. Contact Mark Campbell 0863322540, mcampbell66@hotmail.com

Parent Child Attachment Play training: 10th and 11th March for working with parents and children to improve the attachment quality of the parent-child relationship. Flannerys hotel, Renmore, Galway. Training provided by Baby Bonding Ireland. Email babybondingireland@gmail.com. Contact Ruth at 087 6547377 for further information.

Integrating mindfulness into clinical practice. February 24th. Contact Castlebar family centre for details: 094 9025900

Attachment across the lifespan: March 9th. Contact Castlebar family centre for details: 094 9025900

Breaking the ties of Shame: Jess England. 24th March and 21st April. Contact Castlebar family centre for details: 094 9025900

Clinician training in “Emotion Focused Skills Training (EFST) for Parents”. April 10th. Link.

4 day course ‘Issues of Childhood Sexual Abuse – The Therapeutic Process which will take place on Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th April and Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th May, 2018. At Dublin Rape Crisis Centre. Link.

Embodied Attachment. Link.

Babette Rothschild: Working towards asafer trauma therapy: Pt 1a 2 day seminar 5/6 May, Dublin 4. 01 4920122 awakeningsinfo@gmail.com

Principles of Sesame Drama & Movement Therapy: Course dates (tbc): 12, 13, 14 th Jan 16/17th Feb 23/14th March 13/14/15th April 11/12th May 7/ 8/ 9/ 10th June. Contact: ccad.enquiries@cit.ie  Ed.kuczaj@cit.ie

Summer workshop will take place in Slí an Chroí, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow from Saturday, June 30th to Saturday July 7th. ‘The Lover’s Journey’. by Fergus John Lalor Email: fergus.lalor@upcmail.ie

Emotion-Focused Therapy for Couples – Level 1: Link.

Therapy rooms for renting here.

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