Founded in 1983 by Joan O Leary & Hank O Mahony, the Irish Gestalt Centre offers a range of training and professional development workshops in Gestalt Therapy in Ireland, the UK and Europe. IGC’s training has gained a strong reputation within Ireland and in the international Gestalt community.
The programme is validated at Masters level by IT Carlow and accredited by both IAHIP and IACP. Students not progressing to Module 4 (Dissertation Module) will be eligible for the Level 9 award of the Postgraduate Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
To date IGC has graduated more than 300 therapists who work worldwide in university settings, medical centres, education, social services and private practice. We take pride in working as a professional team, dedicated to our own ongoing personal and professional development as well as providing opportunities for our graduates to keep abreast of changes in Gestalt theory and practice.
Tricia Norris – BA[Hons] PGCE, Dip IGC, MA, MBACP, MIAHIP
Tricia Norris is a BACP senior registered practitioner and IAHIP accredited therapist with more than 25 years experience in the field. After initial counsellor training at COMPASS in Liverpool , she trained in Gestalt Therapy with Joan O’Leary and Hank O’Mahony. Subsequently she gained an MA in Counselling Studies at Keele University and completed an Advanced Psychotherapy and Supervision Training at PHYSIS with Professor Petruska Clarkson. Tricia has acted as an external examiner to university counselling courses and taught on counselling programmes at Masters level. She has worked as an Accreditation Assessor with BACP and served on the Governing Body of IAHIP. Tricia is responsible for all of the IGC Training Programmes. Her particular interest and expertise is embodied psychotherapy, sexual and relational issues and applied research. Tricia’s private practice includes individual and couple therapy, supervision, organisational consultancy and training.
Dan McCarthy B.A., H. Dip. Ed., MIAHIP
Dan graduated from N.U.I., Maynooth College, with a degree in Sociology and History in 1974. He taught in Milford, Co. Donegal from 1976 to 2009 and was involved in the development and implementation of Lifeskills programmes. This work sparked an interest in personal development and he attended a number of workshops in the Irish Gestalt Centre in the late 1980’s which eventually led to participation in the training programme from 1989 to 1993. He continued to work in education and from 2000 to 2009 he worked as a Home/School/ Community Liaison Coordinator while developing his own private practice.
In 2005 he completed a Diploma in Supervision with I.G.C. Dan works as a trainer in both training groups at the IGC. He also works full time in private practice as a therapist and Supervisor.
Brenda Boland – Bsc. Dip. IGC, MA, MIACP, MPT.Irl, UKCP reg.psychotherapist
Brenda has a background in social care, teaching and business. She has a private therapy and supervision practice in Clonmel and also works with HSE Primary Care. After finishing her initial training with IGC she completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Therapeutic Play. She has an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy(Metanoia Institute, London) and recently completed a two-year Diploma in Supervision with The Dublin Gestalt Centre. Brenda is qualified to work therapeutically with adults, children and couples and has completed a Sensorimotor Trauma Training Level 1. Her particular interests are trauma, neuroscience, development of the child in relationship and the use of creative media in Gestalt Psychotherapy.
Catherine Power Dip IGC, Dip Supervision, MIAHIP
Catherine is an experienced therapist who has worked in the field for more than twenty years. She trained with Accord, first as a couples counsellor and then as a supervisor, and continues to work and supervise in that organisation. She completed her training in Gestalt Therapy with the Irish Gestalt Centre in 2003. Other trainings include ‘Working with couples from a Gestalt Relational Perspective’, training in trauma and training as a psychosexual therapist. Catherine is experienced in working with issues of domestic violence. She completed the Dublin Gestalt Centre’s Gestalt supervision course and is an accredited supervisor with IAHIP and is now seeing supervisees. She has a special interest in relationship issues and the impact of addiction on families.
Agnieszka Milewski-Lopez, MA, Dip. IGC, MIAHIP
Agnieszka is a Clinical Psychologist & Gestalt Psychotherapist and a Trainer in Training with the IGC. Agnieszka obtained an MA in psychology from the University of Warsaw in 2005 and completed her training as a Gestalt Psychotherapist with the IGC in 2012. Agnieszka has worked for St. Vincent’s University Hospital in the Psycho-Oncology Department, St. James’s Hospital’s Mental Health Department and other HSE facilities. Agnieszka has trained with international Gestalt experts in body process, Gestalt couples therapy and relational gestalt therapy. She enjoys supporting adults of all ages to develop their potential to find ways of being and doing that creates a life that is frequently satisfying.
Her particular interests include: psychopathology, psycho-oncology, Gestalt therapy’s approach to personality adaptations and a growing interest in Gestalt Couple’s therapy.
Agnieszka has recently moved her private practice from Dublin to the Netherlands.
Máire McDonagh – Administrator
Máire has worked as an administrator for the IGC for the last 9 years.
Please contact her for any queries you may have in relation to the courses provided by the IGC.
Contact details: 091-452013 Monday – Thursday 10.00am – 2.00pm