ABOUT ME

Michelle Kelly at Kelly Counselling

Michelle Kelly

Fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist 

Working from a city centre practice in Dublin.  


QUALIFICATIONS

 B.A. Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy,


Fully insured & registered, Pre-accredited Member of IACP

(Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) 

Working in accordance with IACP ethics and guidelines.

Background

"I was a volunteer Psychotherapist at VCS (Village Counselling Service) in Tallaght whilst completing the final year of my Degree program.  The following year, I accepted a position with Morneau Shepell as an EAP Counsellor while continuing to work part-time at VCS as a Fully Qualified Psychotherapist.


Since then, I've set up my own Private Practice which I now operate from Dublin City Centre.  In my spare time I volunteered as a Tutor Assistant at IICP College where I assisted in presenting 'Counselling Skills' modules to 1st year students.  


I have also worked as a Social Care Worker within the homeless sector for many years, with both Merchant's Quay and Peter McVerry Trust. Throughout this period I frequently worked with behavioural issues, substance abuse, psychosis, trauma, suicidal ideation and self-harm. This role reinforced my belief in the levels of human resilience, empathy and the importance of connection."

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Social Interests

 I am passionate about my work and I love what I do. I'm also a keen advocate for social diversity, equality and in particular LGBT rights.  As a member of the LGBT community, I observed a discrepancy in what organisations were saying versus the support provided to employees at ground level. In 2009 I founded the CitiPride LGBT network for Ireland before being appointed to the Diversity Steering Committee at Citibank Dublin in 2013.

Additional CPD, Training & Qualifications

• Understanding Trauma & Trauma Informed Practice –  IICP

• Therapeutic Support in the Aftermath of Rape and Sexual Assault –  DRCC

• ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training) Certification –  IICP College

• SAOR National Addiction Training Programme – SAOR Brief Intervention (HSE)

• Foundation in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - IICP College

• Conflict Management and Challenging Behaviour – The Learning Curve Institute

• MAPA (Management of Actual and Potential Aggression) – CPI

• Key Working and Case Management – The Learning Curve (at BYAP) 

• Communicating with People who have an Intellectual Disability – HSE e-learning certificate.

• Advocacy for Older People in Residential Care -  HSE e-learning certificate.

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