Work Experience

Development of Private Practice as psychotherapeutic counsellor,  addictions consultant and clinical hypnotherapist

Current, Dublin – Next Step Therapy, Dublin


Senior Counsellor

(March – Aug 2013) DARA, Koh Chang, Thailand

Counsellor at addiction rehabilitation clinic in Thailand and clinical supervisor to staff.


Private Practice as psychotherapeutic counsellor and addictions consultant

(2008 –March 2013) at Next Step Therapy Ltd, London

Design and implementation of addictions aftercare and outpatient service and also a private psychotherapy and hypnotherapy practice.


Senior Counsellor*  

(Contract: 2008/9) HM Prison Wandsworth

Staff management and programme coordination at prison addiction treatment wing (RAPT)


Counselling manager*

(Contract: 2010) ASCA Richmond

Management of therapy unit and clinical supervision of 18 counsellors.


Sessional Counsellor*

(Contract: 2010 – March 2013) Turning Point, London.


Senior Counsellor/Therapeutic Lead*

(Contract: Nov 2009 –May 2010)  Ready for Change (Rotterdam)

Therapeutic lead and working counsellor for new abstinence-based residential rehabilitation programme in Netherlands. I was responsible for clinical governance of therapeutic programme and mentoring of inexperienced counsellors. I also had a full caseload.



(April 2007 –Oct 2009) Smith & Jones (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Working as fulltime counsellor in residential rehabilitation programme in Netherlands. I mainly worked as group therapist but also carried out 1:1 sessions.



(Dec 2004 –March 2007) Addictions Recovery Agency (ARA), Bristol)

Working as counsellor in residential rehabilitation programme in Bristol carrying out a full range of duties.



(Jan 2004 –Dec 2004) Clouds House (East Knoyle)

4 days a week, fulltime, working in the residential rehabilitation programme. 5th day in college.

Electrical Contractor

(1984 –2003) The All Electric Company Ltd (London)

I ran my own electrical and IT installation contracting business in London


Note: Items marked with * are major contracts while working with Next Step Therapy Ltd. Minor contracts are not listed and explain apparent gaps in CV




Professional Doctorate in Psychotherapy at DCU commencing Sept 2014

Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Hypnotherapy (2011-3)

BACP recognised training course with London College of Clinical Hypnosis at Birkbeck College and University of West London

Certificate & Advanced Certificate in Clinical Supervision (2008&9)


Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling (2007)

University of Bristol BACP accredited training course

Diploma in Addictions Counselling, Clouds House (2004)

Full-time placement at Clouds House. CPCAB  Level 4 accredited course

BSc Policy Studies, University of North London (1990-93)


Professional Memberships

IACP – Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Accredited)

BACP – British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Accredited)

IAAAC – Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (Accredited)

FDAP – Federation of Drug and Alcohol Professionals (Accredited)

BSCH – British Society of Clinical Hypnosis