Orla McHugh MA Dip Psychotherapy Counsellor/Psychotherapist – Chairperson
Orla McHugh is an experienced therapist, accredited by the NAPCP. She is founder of the Rathgar Consultancy Centre and its’ director. Orla works with both adolescents and adults, supporting them in their efforts to solve difficulties that they may be experiencing. She has a particular interest in working with Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression and Relationship issues, as well as counselling teenagers. Since her book on teenagers was published in 2008, she has counselled hundreds of teenagers, helping them with difficulties often unique to this period of development. Having lived in many countries during her formative years, Orla was given the unique opportunity to experience friendships with many people of different nationalities. This has instilled in her an innate ability to engage and respond to people from a wide range of backgrounds both religious, socio economic, ethnic etc. Through her experience in third world countries she has developed a deep understanding of the fragility of humankind and the human condition.
Liam trained with ACCORD in the early eighties and worked in the Phibsborough Centre until 1990. He worked as Director of Student Care in PCI College and later became Co-Director of Counselling in ACCORD Central Office. He is now a Co-ordinator of Safeguarding with the Spiritan Congregation.
Marguerite is a professionally qualified accredited Mediator. Marguerite was awarded the accreditation from Friary Law who are one of the six accredited bodies under section 15 of the Civil Liability and Courts Act, 2004. The mediation training is in line with the Law Society of Ireland’s CPD requirements.
Dr. Julie A. Kelly
Dr. Kelly B.Sc., M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D. has longstanding interests in the science of the brain. Her formal background is in biochemistry and neuroscience (Ph.D. University of Manchester Medical School, U.K.) and for many years she has carried out research in the field of neuroscience, both in Ireland and the United States.