The Irish Gestalt Centre: Invitation to Awareness

The Irish Gestalt Centre Personal Development Weekends

Waterford & Galway

Invitation to Awareness

A personal development workshop

  • Do you work in a caring profession where communication and relationship skills are important?
  • Are you considering becoming a counsellor?
  • Do you want to improve your personal relationships?
  • Would you like to explore, expand and deepen your awareness?

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, this workshop is for you. Gestalt is an experiential approach which invites each of us into awareness and personal ‘response-ability’. We need to be able to make good contact with ourselves and others if we are to be effective in our lives. This weekend offers an opportunity to experiment with new ways of relating in a safe and supportive environment.

Galway Venue – Workshop facilitated by Julien Joly & Ursula Devaney

DATE: Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th June 2017 TIME: 10 – 5.00pm

VENUE: Granary Therapy Centre, The Granary Suites, 58 Dominick Sreet, Galway

COST: €250.00 (€220 if booked before 24 May & for students on eligible counselling courses). Payment by bank transfer. Cost includes teas and coffees.

CPD : 12 hours

Waterford Venue – Workshop facilitated by Catherine Power & Mick Lee

DATE: Saturday 01st & Sunday 02nd July 2017 TIME: 10.00am – 5.00pm

VENUE: Johns College Library, Respond Johns College,The Folly, Waterford

COST: €250.00 (€220 if booked before 01st June & for students on eligible counselling courses). Payment by bank transfer. Cost includes teas and coffees.

CPD : 12 hours

APPLICATION : If you wish to attend please email the administrator Máire McDonagh or contact the office on 091-452013 for your application form. This workshop can also serve as an introduction to IGC training programmes. For further details about our programmes go to


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.

Mick Lee B.C.L., Dip IGC, MIAHIP

Mick is an accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist having trained with the Irish Gestalt Centre.

Prior to qualifying as a Psychotherapist he worked for many years as a Solicitor owning and managing his own practice. He has a keen insight into the pressures people work under.

Mick fervently believes in the Socratic concept that “a life unexamined is a life not worth living”. He believes that personal development [including examining the relationship one has with oneself and in turn how one relates to others] is the most effective antidote to life’s stressors.

Mick facilitates a Personal Development module at a Masters level in Waterford Institute of Technology. He facilitates groups with MEND [a programme designed to deal with domestic violence.]

He has a busy private practice in Waterford working with individuals and groups.

He also works with clients in the Solas Cancer Support Centre in Waterford.

Ursula Devaney Dip IGC, MIAHIP

Ursula Devaney is a Gestalt Psychotherapist, Accredited with Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (I.A.H.I.P.). Ursula is also an accredited Counsellor with Rape Crisis Network Ireland and is experienced in working with survivors of sexual violence, as well as family members and supports of survivors. Currently working as the outreach worker for the Rape Crisis and Sexual Abuse Counselling Centre Sligo, Leitrim and West Cavan

Ursula has a private practice in Sligo and works with both individuals and couples in Relationship counselling. Ursula is passionate about group work and is experienced in delivering workshops on different topics such as personal development and resilience.

Julien Joly Dip IGC, IAHIP, Dip BSS-DO

Julien Joly is a Gestalt psychotherapist, a graduate of The Irish Gestalt Centre and is accredited with IAHIP. Julien has worked in the therapeutic field for 20 years, exploring and working through the lens of a holistic approach. He is passionate about the energetics of a body/mind/environment system. As well as practising Gestalt, he has an established Shiatsu Therapy practise in Galway since 2001. Other modalities he practices include Remedial Pilates.

Julien works on a one to one basis, but he also facilitates groups for personal development and the training of therapists in Shiatsu for Shiatsu College Dublin.

Julien works with Trauma, sexual abuse, social phobia, anxiety, depression, addictions, LGBT issues, and relationships dynamics.

Prior to ‘Therapy’ Julien was a professional dancer in London.


Galway & Waterford

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