Welcome to the Gestalt Institute of Ireland

We have been providing quality psychotherapy training & personal/professional development since 1983.  We began as the Irish Gestalt Centre,  an organisation founded by Joan O’ Leary & Hank O’ Mahony to offer a range of training and CPD programmes in Ireland, the UK and Europe. In 2017 we founded the Gestalt Institute of Ireland to recognise the standing of our work, our increasing research profile and our international activity.  IGC is part of the Gestalt Institute and operates as its administrative arm.

We have a strong reputation within Ireland and in the international Gestalt community and have graduated more than 400 therapists.  Our alumni work worldwide in university settings, medical centres, education, social services, statutory & voluntary organisations and private practice. Our tutors take pride in working as a professional team.  They are committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development and are involved with other Gestalt Institutes and organisations in Europe and the USA.

The Gestalt Institute provides regular opportunities for graduates and the wider professional community to keep abreast of changes in Gestalt theory and practice including through our international seminar series.  A vibrant postgraduate community offers support and mentoring to newly qualified therapists and experienced practitioners.

Putting you on the road to professional success

Founded in 1983

We are have been providing Gestalt education for more than 30 years

400 Graduates and Counting!

See what graduates say about our programmes

Recognised Programmes

MA & PG Diplomas validated by IT Carlow.
PG Diploma accredited by IAHIP & IACP

A strong team

All our trainers are well experienced therapists and educators

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PROGRAMMES

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  • Brenda Boland

    Brenda Boland

    Bsc. Dip. IGC, MA, MIACP, MPT.Irl, UKCP reg.psychotherapist

    Brenda Boland

    Bsc. Dip. IGC, MA, MIACP, MPT.Irl, UKCP reg.psychotherapist
    Brenda has a background in social care, teaching and business.  She...
  • Billy Desmond

    Billy Desmond

    MBA, Dip Gestalt, MSc Gestalt. Cert. Sup. UKCP and ECP registered

    Billy Desmond

    MBA, Dip Gestalt, MSc Gestalt. Cert. Sup. UKCP and ECP registered
    Billy is a psychotherapist, supervisor, OD practitioner, and dialogical educator.  His...
  • Ursula Devaney

    Ursula Devaney

    Dip IGC, MIAHIP

    Ursula Devaney

    Dip IGC, MIAHIP
    Ursula is an IAHIP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and an accredited...
  • Julien Joly

    Julien Joly

    Dip IGC, IAHIP, Dip BSS-DO

    Julien Joly

    Dip IGC, IAHIP, Dip BSS-DO
    Julien is a Gestalt psychotherapist, a graduate of The Irish...
  • Mick Lee

    Mick Lee

    B.C.L., Dip IGC, MIAHIP

    Mick Lee

    B.C.L., Dip IGC, MIAHIP
    Mick is an accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist having trained with the...
  • Dan McCarthy

    Dan McCarthy

    B.A., H. Dip. Ed., MIAHIP

    Dan McCarthy

    B.A., H. Dip. Ed., MIAHIP
    Dan graduated from N.U.I., Maynooth College, with a degree in...
  • Tricia Norris

    Tricia Norris

    BA[Hons] PGCE, Dip IGC, MA, MBACP, MIAHIP

    Tricia Norris

    BA[Hons] PGCE, Dip IGC, MA, MBACP, MIAHIP
    Tricia is a BACP senior registered practitioner and IAHIP accredited...
  • Catherine Power

    Catherine Power

    Dip IGC, Dip Supervision, MIAHIP

    Catherine Power

    Dip IGC, Dip Supervision, MIAHIP
    Catherine is an experienced therapist who has worked in the...
  • Máire McDonagh

    Máire McDonagh

    Administrator

    Máire McDonagh

    Administrator
    Máire is Company Secretary of the Gestalt Institute of Ireland...