We represent the majority of Psychotherapists in the Republic of Ireland. We have a mandate to do so from our members. They come from five different traditions of psychotherapy, or different disciplines, but come together in the Council to advocate, educate and to promote psychotherapy.

We are a unique voice for the profession, democratically elected and internationally affiliated to the Euro-wide group charged with maintaining and improving standards, the European Association of Psychotherapy.

Psychotherapy training is intensely academic and experiential and this is reflected in many aspects of the practice. Read the ICP Position Paper 2015.

Find out why ICP Therapists are Different.

Board of Directors

Anne Colgan

Anne Colgan

Chair, ICP - Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy Section

Anne has a private practice in Gorey , Co. Wexford. She works in the areas os sexual abuse, bereavement, depression, anxiety/panic attacks, bullying, suicide ideation, separation, stress, post-traumatic stress disorder and anger management.

Anne also works with companies and organisations providing HR expertise specialising in Personality Profiling, Recruitment, Change Management, Conflict Resolution and Outplacement.

Aileen Young

Aileen Young

Psychoanalytic Section

Aileen worked as a Social Worker for 18 years with children and families before training as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist.

Having completed this training in 1998, Aileen pursued a training in Jungian psychoanalysis and was admitted to membership of the International Association of Analytical Psychology in 2007. She works in private practice in North County Dublin.

Valerie O’Brien

Valerie O’Brien

Systemic Psychotherapy Section

Dr Valerie O’Brien is a full time lecturer in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, University College Dublin.

In addition to holding a professional social work qualification; she is also a registered systemic psychotherapist and supervisor and is involved in training and clinical practice in this field.

Kay Noonan

Kay Noonan

Kay is a psychotherapist and works in private practice in central Dublin. She is fully qualified and is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). Before becoming a psychotherapist Kay worked in the financial sector and has more than 30 years’ experience in this area.

Kay recently graduated with a Masters in Bereavement Studies from the Royal College of Surgeons in conjunction with the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Currently she is a member of the governing body of IAHIP. She was also conference co-ordinator for the 2013 and 2016 IAHIP conferences.

Ann Marie Foley

Ann Marie Foley

Anne Marie is a fully accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with the Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy section. She is a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy and an Honorary Professor in Trinity College Dublin.

Additionally Anne Marie has completed intensive training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with the Seattle Institute and is trained to advanced level in Critical Incident Stress Management. Currently Anne Marie works with the HSE, in private practice and in Trinity College Dublin.

Shenaz Kelly Rawat

Shenaz Kelly Rawat

Shenaz Kelly Rawat is the Chair of the Irish Constructivist Psychotherapy Association, (I.C.P.A.) since 2014 and just recently has joined the newly appointed Board of Directors for the ICP.

For more than 20 years Shenaz has worked as a Psychotherapist and Occupational Psychologist in partnership with her clients in various settings to enable her clients to develop to their full potential. Shenaz is a Co-founder and Director ofThe Learning Partnership, (TLP).

Since 2010 has been involved in a pro-bono capacity on a longitudinal Poverty Project aimed at empowering children and their families to understand and create understanding around family dynamics and leadership in the cycle of chronic poverty.

Jean Manahan

Jean Manahan

CEO

A graduate of University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin and National University of Ireland Galway, Jean has worked at senior management level in the voluntary /not for profit sector for 25 years most recently as Head of Development with Third Age, as Programme Executive with Atlantic Philanthropies’ Ageing Programme until 2008 and CEO with the Irish Hospice Foundation until 2004.

Administration

Tania Kacperski

Tania Kacperski

ICP Administrator

Tania graduated from The Queens University of Belfast with a B.A in German & Sociology and more recently completed an M.A in Psychotherapy at Dublin Business School.

She has worked as the administrator for the Irish Council for Psychotherapy since July 2014.