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PCI College Programme Leaders

Academic Director, PCI College
Principal, Ironmill College

Rose Bedford

BA (Hons) Psych; PG Cert Supervision; Adv. Dip. Int. Couns.; P.C.S.C. (CCETSW); Reg. MBACP (Snr. Accred.)

 

Rose is the Academic Director at PCI College, providing support and leadership related to strategic development, academic standards and practices, and the development of new and existing programmes. The role also includes sharing and aligning the excellent standards and practices offered by both PCI College and Iron Mill College in Exeter, where Rose is the Principal. As a senior accredited and registered member of the BACP, Rose has previously been in private practice for many years, providing counselling and supervision, board member coaching, and organisational group development and training. Rose is continually involved with universities in external examiner and external advisor positions and takes various roles on academic committees. She is enthusiastic about creative, innovative and contemporary approaches to learning.

 


Head of Counselling & Psychotherapy

Jade Lawless

BA Psychology, MA Counselling Psychology, MIACP


Jade is a registered Counselling Psychologist and an accredited member of the IACP. Jade has experience working in a number of areas, with a particular interest in autism, in particular in relation to psychotherapeutic supports, knowledge and psychoeducation available for parents and carers of children who have a diagnosis of autism and has delivered a presentation on this area at the 2013 National Counselling and Psychotherapy Conference. Jade is also interested in the relational aspects of therapeutic work and has a growing interest in working with children in care.

 


Programme Leader: BSc (Honours) Counselling & Psychotherapy

Gael Kilduff

BSc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Couples Counselling and Relationship Therapy, Advanced Diploma in Supervision MIACP

Gael is a Faculty lecturer at PCI College, she is also a Programme Leader for the BSc (Hons)  Counselling and Psychotherapy. She is an experienced and fully accredited therapist that specializes in the area of Couples counselling and relationship therapy and works as a couple’s counsellor in ACCORD. Gael also 
maintains a private practice and is a Counsellor with Westmeath Vocational Educational Committee in Athlone.

 


Programme Leader: Advanced Diploma Supervision 

Mike Hackett

 

M.A. Pluralistic Couns. & Psych., Adv. Dip. Supervision, B.Sc. (Hons) Couns. & Psych., Dip. Couns. & Psych.

 

Mike Hackett is a faculty lecturer with PCI College and programme leader of our Advanced Diploma in Supervision. Along with Mike’s leadership and educational duties, he is an accredited therapist and supervisor with the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and a member and patron of the IASD (International Association for the Study of Dreams). Mike has a keen interest in the professional practice of clinical supervision, counselling and psychotherapy research, working clinically with dreams and gender, sexual and relationship diverse (GSRD) clients. Mike is also the current Chair of the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and Vice Chair of the Research Committee of the IACP. When not in professional contexts, Mike enjoys astronomy, photography, mandala-making and riding around on a Vespa!  



Programme Leader: MSc Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills 

Denise O'Boyle

Denise’s hold Irish and European registration, to work with children, adults, couples and families.

 

Denise is a founding member of the Irish Association of Play therapy and Psychotherapy, where she served as Chairperson for two years. Denise also was a member of the executive and Accreditation committee for many years.

Denise was a founder of the Social Care special Interest group in CAMHS, following her work on the National framework Document for CAMHS.

 

Having worked as a therapist with CAMHS for over 23 years, Denise now works mainly in private practice where her clients include Tusla, H.S.E, Family Resource Centres, and in a local Community Secondary School where they are developing a more integrated approach between Mental Health and education.

 


Programme Leader Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Shane Morrow

MIACP(Accred.) MBACP(Accred.) MSc. DHP. BA. BA

 

Shane is an integrated therapist and have been working as a counsellor for fifteen years. Shane's private practice is strongly based upon CognitiveBehavioural Theory.

 

 


Programme Leader Online Certificate Counselling & Psychotherapy

John G Wills

 BA Psych; MA; Dip CBT

 

John is a psychologist and CBT practitioner specialising in anxiety disorders as well as OCD and related disorders. He has been in private practice since 2016 and works with both adults and children. In the past he worked in a training and education capacity in both Aware and Barnardos. As well as his clinical work he provides consultative training programmes to schools and community groups in the areas of Bullying (specifically Cyber-bullying), teacher training ( for school well-being), and Mental Health workshops. 

 

 






 

What our Students Say

"Blend of theory and experiential is very good, Role plays facilitated much learning, very supportive learning space; I was pleased to see exploration of broad scope of Lifespan Developmental theory with emphasis too on modern neuroscientific research. Facilitation of the group emotional process around these theoretical concepts was also very thorough"
2014 - 2015 Student, Postgrad Certificate in Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapy

What our Students Say

“....Very practical.....The course is extremely helpful, I am looking forward to doing more days so that I can really process what I have learned!”
Barbara Reid - Professional Certificate in CBT
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