Bob O’ Brien
Pre-Acc. Member IACP (MN iacpm12521)
Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Bob is a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. He is a Pre-Accredited Member IACP (MN iacpm12521). He holds a Professional 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 an Advanced 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.
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 has recently begun to work with children, adolescents and parents with the EPT Clinic. He completed an Engage Programme Connecting with Young Men (HSE) last year and as well as an Introduction to Autism (AUSOME Ireland). He is currently completing a Professional Certificate in Adolescent Therapy.
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.