Bob O’ Brien
Accredited member IACP (MN iacpm12521)
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Bob is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. He is an Accredited Member IACP (MN iacpm12521). He holds a Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy from PCI College and a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. He was awarded accolade of Student of the Year from Zestlife College Dublin 2019.
In addition, he received a Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapy and has completed specialise training in bereavement and loss therapies, Children First, GDPR, Safe Talk, Suicide Alertness Training, and Exploration in Suicide Awareness.
His preferred approach with first time clients is the Person-Centred Approach. This allows a client to tell their story and build a strong therapeutic relationship. He also uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Psychoanalysis, where appropriate. Bob has worked with clients presenting with anxiety, depression, stress management, work related bullying, work related stress, recovery from mild and severe trauma, childhood abuse, addiction, bereavement and loss, divorce, and separation. Bob specialises in EPT Clinic’s emotional regulation programme and has implemented this programme with children and adolescents of all ages and neuro profiles.
As a father of three grown up children, Bob has a special interest in supporting families. He has gained much experience in the Youth Reach School Programme for Adolescents and the Family Resource Centre in Bagnelstown. He began working with EPT Clinic in 2019 and has been working with children, adolescents and parents of EPT Clinic since. He has engaged in training in the Engage Programme Connecting with Young Men (HSE) and as well as an Introduction to Autism (AUSOME Ireland).
In his spare time, Bob enjoys spending time with his family. His youngest daughter is in college following his footsteps by studying psychology. His two older children have completed their studies and are working in the area of Architecture and Motor Mechanics. Bob is a competitive cyclist and promotes fitness and healthy living outside of his work as a counsellor.
Specialist Training and Qualifications:
- Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy: PCI College, 2016
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy: Zest life, 2016-2018
- Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD: City Colleges, 2021
- Professional Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Schema Therapy: Zest life, 2019
- Professional certificate in Adolescent Care: Zest Life, 2020
- Bereavement support studies: Kilkenny Bereavement and Support, 2018
- Children’s First course for safeguarding children: TUSLA, 2021