B.A., H. Dip. Ed,. Dip. Psychotherapy, M.A. (USW), M. Phil. (TCD), M.A. (NUIG), MIACP, MICP.

Director of Training, MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical).

Edward has been a trainer of psychotherapists since 1990 as well as maintaining a private practice as a psychotherapist and a supervisor. He is editor of 'Psychotherapy in Ireland' (Columba Press, 1993, 2004). Working mainly from an Existential and Humanistic Psychotherapy position, he is convenor of the Association for Psychotherapy Training (Irl) and is a founding member of IAHIP and of the Existential and Integrative Psychotherapy Association (EIPA). He is currently a member of the Board of IACP.

Edward has served as an advisor to the Government on mental health and related issues. gov.ie - A Vision for Change (www.gov.ie)

He is also currently a member of the Board of FETE, the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE is a full member of the EAP, European Association for Psychotherapy) Trustees - FETE (existentialtherapies.org)

He is also Deputy Editor of ‘Self and Society’, International Journal of Humanistic-Existential and Transpersonal Psychology.



Executive Director, MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy.

Trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at Trinity College Dublin and in Gestalt and body oriented psychotherapy in London. Janet has a special research interest in trauma and PTSD.

She is an accredited member of The Irish Forum for Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She currently maintains a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor.

Janet is a member of  FETE, the Federation for Existential Therapy in Europe (FETE is a full member of the European Association for Psychotherapy). She also chairs the Existential and Integrative Psychotherapy Association (EIPA).


MSc, MIAHIP, MIACP, ECP, Accredited Supervisor
Annie trained as a Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapist, studied group facilitation at UCC and attended Essex University, UK, where she obtained a MSc in Supervision & Reflective Practice. Annie maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Limerick where she supervises groups and individuals. She is course director and principal trainer at Super.Vision Training, training practitioners from various professions in supervision, both in Ireland and Nepal. Annie has previously worked as a trainer on the MA in Humanistic Psychotherapy at UL and the Limerick Rape Crisis Centre.


Eilís O’Donoghue has worked as a psychotherapist for more than 30 years. Her approach to the work is humanistic, with a particular emphasis on the connections between the body, mind, spirit and emotions. Her practice is also informed by her interest in yoga and meditation. Eilís has a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor working with individuals, couples, groups and organizations. She is an accredited member of IAHIP and an IAHIP accredited supervisor.


Luci maintains a private practice in Dun Laoghaire as a psychotherapist and supervisor.  Her approach is humanistic and integrative. She is a skills trainer and group therapist at Tivoli Institute.


Mary is an adjunct lecturer with the Tivoli Institute who supports our research methods training. Mary is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Design Innovation at Maynooth University. With a PhD in Psychology, she has researched and managed various international and nationally funded projects.

This work was based across various academic roles at Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin, Dublin City University and University College Cork. She has presented her work at peer-reviewed multidisciplinary conferences both nationally and internationally as well as secured peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals.

She sits of the board of directors of Coolmine TC, a drug and alcohol treatment centre providing community, day and residential services to men and women with problematic substance use and their families in Ireland. She is also chair of Coolmine TC’s research advisory group as well as co-chair of the research advisory group of the All Ireland Inclusion Health Forum, which is a multidisciplinary network advocating for those who are excluded from their healthcare needs, such as people experiencing homelessness.


Gearoid spent more than thirty years teaching philosophy, theology and spirituality in India and in Ireland. His experience of living in India for eleven years brought him into direct contact with cultural, religious, ethnic, linguistic and culinary difference. It also introduced him to new (ancient) philosophical and spiritual understandings of life.

Gearoid began his training in counselling and psychotherapy in 1997. After a six month internship he began working in the Granada Institute in 2005, where he was involved in the assessment and treatment of men who had perpetrated child sexual abuse (contact and non-contact). He worked there until its closure in 2011.

Gearoid is currently Chair of IAHIP.

He has maintained a private psychotherapy practice since 2004 and is an accredited supervisor.

Professional Qualifications:

  • StLic. (MA) Fribourg, Switzerland

  • Fundamentals of Psychosynthesis (Rome)

  • Diploma in Counselling

  • Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Gestalt Supervision



From 1986 – 1997 Olive worked with the Beginning Experience, delivering a programme for people who have experienced divorce, separation or the death of a spouse. She acted as group work facilitator, and co-ordinator of weekly sessions and weekends. She also trained adults to facilitate on this programme.

Olive completed a two-year course in psychosynthesis in Eckhart House, a Professional training course in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Tivoli Institute and an Intensive Diploma in Gestalt Therapy at the Dublin Institute of Gestalt Therapy.

Olive served on the Governing Body of IAHIP, was Honorary Secretary for two years, acting Chair for 6 months and served as Chair of the Governing Body for 2 years.

Olive has been working as a psychotherapist in private practice since 2001 and as a supervisor since 2006.

Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapy

  • Diploma in Gestalt

  • Diploma in Gestalt Supervision



Seamus Fox, BSc (Psychology), MSc (Educ Research), Dip (Bio&Int Psychotherapy) is a member of the Tivoli Institute Academic Council. He is a former Head of Oscail - National Distance Education Centre in DCU and is a specialist in distance and online learning with a research interest in its application to psychotherapy training. He is a qualified psychotherapist since 1994.