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Continued Professional Development

IGC Guidance Counsellor Training Workshops

Griffith College are delighted to announce free Guidance Counsellor workshops for the 2019 / 2020 academic year. 

Detailed schedule will be announced soon. 


If you have any particular areas of interest for your continued professional development please let our dedicated Schools Liaison Officer know by e-mailing 

[email protected] or calling Sinéad on 0871004564.



Previous Testimonials from 2015 Workshop:

“I also don’t think I thanked you and your staff for the day at Griffith College. It was one of the best experiences so far for me as a Guidance Counsellor. Thanks for your warm welcome, your hospitality and for facilitating the mindfulness day.”

Karen Tierney, St. Declan’s College


“Many thanks to you for organising such a wonderful day yesterday in what is a most impressive location, and also for your warm welcome and hospitality.”

Muriel Hogan, Ballinteer Community School


“One of the best workshops we have been to (and there have been many). It was very engaging and practical rather than theoretical.”

Davnet Neary, Gorey Community School



Previous Facilitator Profile - Gerry Cunningham

Gerry came to study psychotherapy at postgraduate level (DCU) from an academic background firmly rooted in the humanities (MA in Spirituality, BA in Philosophy). He has been extensively trained in mindfulness-based approaches and cognitive therapy and studied for three years at the Department of Psychiatry Oxford University (MSt Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, Post Grad Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and opened the Mindfulness Clinic, Fitzwilliam Square in 2012. Gerry practices, teaches, and researches mindfulness-based interventions. He has presented several innovative mindfulness workshops throughout 2013 which includes: Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy for GPs and Health Professionals, Therapeutic Presence and the Present Moment, Mindfulness for Managers, Mindfulness for Academics, Mindfulness for Student Advisors, Mindful Leadership and eight-week training for Mental Health Professionals.

He has attended training with some of the leading experts in Mindfulness and Cognitive Therapy including Jon Kabat-Zinn, Mark Williams, Zindel Segal, John Teasdale, Daniel Siegel, Jack Kornfield, Christopher Germer, Kristen Neff, Aaron Beck and the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice at Bangor University. Gerry has a private practice at the Mindfulness Clinic and provides tailored treatment approaches in CBT, counselling and psychotherapy. He is currently pursuing research interests at the University of Oxford