Welcome to the Gestalt Institute of Ireland

We have been providing quality psychotherapy training & personal/professional development since 1983.  We began as the Irish Gestalt Centre,  an organisation founded by Joan O’Leary & Hank O’Mahony to offer a range of training and CPD programmes in Ireland, the UK and Europe. In 2017 we founded the Gestalt Institute of Ireland to recognise the standing of our work, our increasing research profile and our international activity.  IGC is part of the Gestalt Institute and operates as its administrative arm.

We have a strong reputation within Ireland and in the international Gestalt community and have graduated more than 400 therapists.  Our alumni work worldwide in university settings, medical centres, education, social services, statutory & voluntary organisations and private practice. Our tutors take pride in working as a professional team. They are committed to their own ongoing personal and professional development and are involved with other Gestalt Institutes and organisations in Europe and the USA.

The Gestalt Institute provides regular opportunities for graduates and the wider professional community to keep abreast of changes in Gestalt theory and practice including through our international seminar series.  A vibrant postgraduate community offers support and mentoring to newly qualified therapists and experienced practitioners.

Founded in 1983

We are have been providing Gestalt education for more than 30 years

400 Graduates and Counting!

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Recognised Programmes

MA & PG Diplomas validated by IT Carlow.
PG Diploma accredited by IAHIP & IACP

A strong team

All our trainers are well experienced therapists and educators

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PROGRAMMES

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  • Andrea Ragusa

    Andrea Ragusa

    BA, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PG Dip (Gestalt) MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, MIACP.  Associate Tutor

    Andrea Ragusa

    BA, Dip Counselling & Psychotherapy, PG Dip (Gestalt) MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, MIACP.  Associate Tutor
    Andrea gained his initial Social Sciences degree in his native...
  • Ann Cadogan

    Ann Cadogan

    MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc, HDip Ed, MIAHIPBSc(Hons), HDip.Ed, Post Grad Dip.IGC, MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, MIAHIP, Tutor

    Ann Cadogan

    MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, BSc, HDip Ed, MIAHIPBSc(Hons), HDip.Ed, Post Grad Dip.IGC, MA Gestalt Psychotherapy, MIAHIP, Tutor
      Having worked for several decades as a Science/Maths teacher,...
  • Billy Desmond

    Billy Desmond

    MBA, Dip Gestalt, MSc Gestalt. Cert. Sup. UKCP and ECP registered

    Billy Desmond

    MBA, Dip Gestalt, MSc Gestalt. Cert. Sup. UKCP and ECP registered
    Billy is a psychotherapist, supervisor, OD practitioner, and dialogical educator.  His...
  • Ursula Devaney

    Ursula Devaney

    Dip IGC, MIAHIP

    Ursula Devaney

    Dip IGC, MIAHIP
    Ursula is an IAHIP accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist and an accredited...
  • Julien Joly

    Julien Joly

    Dip IGC, IAHIP, Dip BSS-DO

    Julien Joly

    Dip IGC, IAHIP, Dip BSS-DO
    Julien is a Gestalt psychotherapist, a graduate of The Irish...
  • Dan McCarthy

    Dan McCarthy

    B.A., H. Dip. Ed., MIAHIP

    Dan McCarthy

    B.A., H. Dip. Ed., MIAHIP
    Dan graduated from N.U.I., Maynooth College, with a degree in...
  • Karina Nemcova

    Karina Nemcova

    Karina Nemcova

    Karina is a psychologist, psychotherapist and supervisor with a particular...
  • Tricia Norris

    Tricia Norris

    BA[Hons] PGCE, Dip IGC, MA, MBACP, MIAHIP

    Tricia Norris

    BA[Hons] PGCE, Dip IGC, MA, MBACP, MIAHIP
    Tricia is a BACP senior registered practitioner and IAHIP accredited...
  • Catherine Power

    Catherine Power

    Dip IGC, Dip Supervision, MIAHIP

    Catherine Power

    Dip IGC, Dip Supervision, MIAHIP
    Catherine is an experienced therapist who has worked in the...
  • Jacqui Fleming

    Jacqui Fleming

    Administrator

    Jacqui Fleming

    Administrator
    Jacqui is Administrator and Company Secretary of the Gestalt Institute...