About Us

Our Therapists

Olive Bourke, MIACP,MIAHIP, Reg. ICP, MEAIP

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Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Trainer from 1986 – 1997 Olive worked in the community with loss and bereavement, facilitating groups, and co-ordinating weekly sessions and weekends. Also trained adults to facilitate on this programme.

Olive subsequently brought Young Adult Beginning Experience from the US to Ireland in 1996. This is a programme for young adults who have experienced parental separation, divorce or death. Coordinating weekends and trained the trainers.

Olive completed a two year training in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy in Eckhart House, and continued attending weekends in psychosynthesis completed 1year of cert. Graduated from the Tivoli Institute in 2000 Professional training course in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Also graduated from Dublin Institute of Gestalt Psychotherapy. Olive also completed a Gestalt Supervision training course. Olive provides a professional supervisor to trainees, pre accredited, psychotherapists and supervisors. Both individual and group. Olive completed a one year training programme in assessing and treating sexual offenders, (J Sullivan, Lucy Faithful Foundation, UK).

Olive received training from the Lucy Faithful Foundation and served as a Member of a Circle of Support and Accountability for men who completed their treatment programme for child sexual offenders. Olive served as a member of the Dominican Order’s Advisory Panel on Child Sexual Abuse and was available in a consultative capacity to support adult victims of clerical child sexual abuse.

Olive served on the Governing Body of IAHIP, was Honorary Secretary for two years, and as Chair of the Governing Body for 2 years. She also worked on the Complaints Committee and the re-accreditation Committee of IAHIP.

Olive has been working as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2000 and as a supervisor since 2005. She began working as a trainer and tutor in TPI in 2008. She is currently a senior Tutor on the MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which is validated and awarded by UCC.

Gearoid Manning, ST Lic. (MA) Fribourg, Switzerland, Dip. Couns., Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy & Supervisor MIAHIP, MIACP, Reg ICP, Reg EAIP

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Gearoid began his training in counselling and psychotherapy in 1997. During a four-year period from 2000 -2004 he had direct experience of and responsibility for dealing with perpetrators and victims of child sexual abuse within a section of the Catholic Church. After a six month internship he began working in the Granada Institute in 2005, where he was involved in the assessment and treatment of men who had perpetrated child sexual abuse (contact and non-contact). He worked part time for two years with the Psychology Department of the Irish Prison Service in Arbour Hill Prison, delivering their ‘Building Better Lives’ Programme.

Since 2012 Gearoid has worked as a trainer, lecturer and assistant Programme Director at Turning Point Institute and Clinical Director at Turning Point Psychotherapy Services.

He has maintained a small private psychotherapy practice since 2004.

Brendan Keogh – IAHIP, Reg. ICP, (pre-accredited)

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Brendan is currently completing his research as part of a MSc in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy which is validated and awarded by UCC. This is the final requirement of his masters programme, Brendan has completed a psychotherapy training with Turning Point Institute in Dublin also earning their Higher Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy recognized by the IACP, IAHIP & EAP accrediting bodies as a fully accredited training for the practice of Psychotherapy.

As an integrative, client – centred therapist, Brendan uses a wide variety of approaches to meet the individual needs of each client. His work is informed by Humanistic, Psychosynthesis, Psychodynamic, Gestalt, CBT and Transactional Analysis theories. Is currently volunteering as a Psychotherapist and Counsellor in St. Martha’s Clinic, St. James’ Hospital and is in private practice.

He has worked in the community with young adults who had lost a parent through separation, divorce or death.