Bray Counselling and Therapy Centre


Brendan Mc Kiernan

Brendan McKiernan, B.A.Mod. (Econ), M.Sc. Psychotherapy (Systemic), Certified Chemical Dependency Practitioner (Hazelden, U.S.A.),Somatic Experiencing Practitioner(S.E.P.), M.I.C.P., F.T.A.I., E.C.P.

I completed my initial training as a counsellor in addiction at the Hazelden Foundation, Minnesota in 1998. I have worked as a counsellor at Tabor Lodge residential rehabilitation facility in Cork, Aislinn Adolescent Addiction Treatment Centre in Kilkenny and, from 2001 to 2013, at Keltoi, a therapeutic residential rehabilitation facility in Dublin, where I was manager and senior counsellor.

I gained an M.Sc. in Systemic Psychotherapy at the Mater Hospital in 2005 and am a registered family therapist with the F.T.A.I.. I hold a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. I am aIso a somatic experiencing practitioner and currently am an assistant teacher in Spain, London and Scotland in this modality. In addition I am a clinical supervisor having completed my training in T.C.D. in 2017. I am currently teaching on the Msc in Family Therapeutic Skills and Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy in P.C. I. College. I have also completed training in cognitive behavioural coping skills with the University of Leeds.

My orientation in therapy is towards the client being the expert in the therapeutic space. My own expertise is in facilitating conversations which explore different perspectives on the presenting issue. As I am trained in both cognitive and body based orientations I can orientate to either depending on which is more suitable for the client.

I work privately with individuals, couples and families and provide clinical supervision.

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