Eoin is a leading Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Counselling/Psychotherapy lecturer/trainer, who has worked in the area of mental health for over 30 years, specialising in a Case Formulation approach to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
He is particularly known for his work in the field of behavioural addictions, and has an interest in the relationship between addictions and mental health problems such as anxiety and depression.
He lectures at PCI College (www.pcicollege.ie), where he previously held the position of College President for more than 10 years, and is co-founder of the Centre for Addictive & Problematic Behaviours (www.addictivebehaviours.ie), and of Dual Diagnosis Ireland (www.dualdiagnosis.ie).
In 2010 he was awarded the Carl Berkeley Memorial Award by the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, for his contributions to the field of Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland.
Eoin is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and of Addiction Counsellers of Ireland, and has served as Vice-Chair of both organisations. He has also served as Chair of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction & Compulsivity (www.atsac.co.uk).
His work is influenced by a variety of perspectives, including Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioural, Motivational, and Compassion-Focused approaches to therapy, along with theories and findings from Psychology, Evolutionary Theory, Neurobiology, Philosophy, Spirituality, Anthropology and the Humanities.
Some of his thoughts on Psychotherapy-related issues can be found on his blogs: