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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 the Programme Leader and Year Head for Years 3 and 4 on the BSc (Honours) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Jade also lectures across the BSc from Years 1 – 4. 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.


Acting Programme Leader: BSc (Honours) degree Counselling & Psychotherapy

Gael Kilduff

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

Gael is a Faculty lecturer for PCI College, she is also a Programme Leader for the PCI College Certificate in 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

B.Sc (Hons) Counselling and Psychotherapy Adv. Dip. Supervision. MIACP, MARCHTI

Faculty Lecturer and Core Tutor with PCI College and Programmes Director of PCI Consulting, Mike is also an Accredited Therapist and Supervisor with the IACP and is Clinical Director of Introspect Counselling. Mike lectures on a number of modules on the B.Sc. Programme and on the Advanced Diploma in Supervision as well as having responsibility for PCI’s Workplace Resilience Programmes. Mike has built and delivered training programmes in the youth and voluntary sectors, on clinical practice with dreams and on working with gay and lesbian clients in private practice. Mike’s former life saw him occupy a number of senior management and operation roles in the multinational corporate sector for over 20 years. Mike is a passionate and enthusiastic speaker and provides public lectures on a range of topics for PCI College including Resilience, Dreams and Working with Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Clients.


Programme Leader: MSc Child and Adolescent Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills


Dr Cóilín Ó Braonáin

PCI College Faculty Lecture Dr Cóilín Ó Braonáin Reg.Psychol., P.S.I. has been practising psychotherapy and psychology in Limerick and the Mid-West of Ireland for 15 years. He works with adults, adolescents and children using a variety of psychological therapies.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (Magna cum Lauda) in Psychology and Philosophy from Marquette University in Wisconsin, USA and a Master’s degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (1st) was awarded by the University of Limerick. More recently Cóilín earned a doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Other courses completed include a Certificate in Play Therapy from the Children’s Therapy Centre in Westmeath and a certificate in Filial Play Coaching from Play Therapy Ireland.

Cóilín is a professional accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) is also currently board chairperson of the IACP journal, Éisteach.


Programme Leader Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy

Simon Forsyth

BSc (Hons), Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIACP


Simon holds a Diploma and Honours Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from PCI College, accredited by Middlesex University. He is also an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).



Programme Leader MSc Family Therapeutic Skills

Pauline Macey

M.Sc. (Family Couns), EFT Certified Therapist, Dip. Couns. Comp., Dip. Colour Therapy, HDip ADT., Dip. Massage., MIACP, MNAPCP.

Pauline is a senior lecturer in PCI College. She has been Module Co-ordinator and facilitator for Art as Therapy since 1998. She has facilitated modules in Personal Development, Psychodynamic Perspectives, Bereavement and Loss and Family Systems since 2002. She is an accredited supervisor and runs a private practice in individual, couples and family therapy.


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