Norman Warden

Masters in Counselling (UCC), BA Training & Ed., (NUIG), European Certificate for Psychotherapy, RPN, Dip. Groupwork, MIACP, MIAHIP
IACP Accredited Member
Accredited Psychotherapist, Trainer and Accredited Clinical Supervisor (IACP & IAHIP) with post graduate training in supervision at Trinity College. 30 years extensive experience of working in the mental health services of UK and Ireland. Qualifications in general & psychiatric nursing. Now Lecturer in Counselling, Stress management and Cognitive Bahavioural Therapy (CBT) at GMIT and other colleges at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Particular interest in Schema therapy and Gestalt. An approved counselling supervisor for the MSc counselling psychology at Trinity college. Norman has wrote and contributed on many subjects in the press and professional journals including: 'Structuring the Therapeutic process' (Eisteach, 1996) & 'Sculpting' (Eisteach 1994), Click here for the article on 'Managing Change in Difficult Times' and here for 'Put off Procrastinating' and for 'How to stop worrying' visit: Weblink


  • Masters in Counselling (Hon), Applied Psychology, UCC Cork (2003)

  • B.A. Training and Ed.(Hon), NUIG, (2001)

  • European Certificate for Psychotherapy (2004)

  • Post Graduate Clinical Supervision Training, Applied Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin (2004)
  • Diploma Groupwork, Eigenwelt Institute, UK (1992). (Tutors included David Brazier of Zen Therapy)

  • Diploma in Counselling, Eigenwelt Institute, UK (1992)

  • Psychiatric Nurse Trained, UK (1983)

  • General Nurse Trained, UK (1979)

  • Psychotherapist - IACP (1993), IAHIP (1996)

  • Supervisor - IACP (2009), IAHIP (2006)



Trainer, Supervisor and Group Therapist, Tivoli Institute.

Network Counsellor with ICGP health in practice programme.

E.A.P. Counsellor for EAR, ICAS, PPC & EAP Solutions.

Trainer for CURA, Ireland.

Lecturer, Higher Diploma in Pastoral Care, NUIG, Galway.

Course Director, GCS Professional Diploma in Counselling.

Lecturer in CBT, Stress Man., CBT & Counselling, GMIT, Galway.

Counsellor/Group Therapist, Drug Treatment Centre Board, Dublin.

Clinical Team Leader, Psychiatric Day Hospital, Grimsby hosp., UK.

Counsellor & Group Therapist, St. Andrew`s Counselling and Psychotherapy Unit, York, UK.

Continuing Professional Development includes training in:

Dramatherapy, Psychodrama, Co-Counselling, NLP, Sexual violence, Family therapy, and Solution Focused Brief therapy, clinical supervision


Published & Unpublished Papers

2001 Student Expectations of Trainers. Eisteach(IACP), 2, 17. Link
1996 Structuring the Therapeutic Process. IACP Journal 1, 36. Link

1994 Sculpting. IACP Journal 1, 31. Link

"Psychotherapist's affective reactions to difficult endings with clients" 2003. Thesis for M Coun

“A Critique of Person Centred Therapy” 1993. Dissertation for Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy

“Communication Between Co-Therapists” 1992. Dissertation for Diploma in Groupwork