Psychotherapist, Counsellor and Supervisor
John Searson M.Sc., M.I.A.H.I.P., M.I.A.C.P., I.C.P.
John has long had an interest in people and relationships, curious about the dynamics between people and what each of us brings to a relationship. He trained as a psychotherapist at the Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dun Laoghaire. The institute is one of the longest established training organization for Psychotherapy and Counselling. It is fully accredited by the IAHIP, IACP and EAIP.
John has also furthered his studies in working with children, adolescents, trauma, neuro-psychotherapy, sand play, complicated grief, child safety, self-harm behaviours and suicidology. John was awarded a Diploma in Supervision at Dublin Therapy and Counselling Center in 2016 and is an accredited supervisor with the I.A.C.P. and was recently awarded Masters (Distinction) in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy with PCI College and the University of Middlesex.
He was also the Senior Psychotherapist with Pieta House from 2010 until April 2017 where he was working predominately with adolescents and was also head of training within the organisation. Pieta House is a non-profit organization which provides a specialized treatment programme for people who have suicidal ideas or who participate in self-harming behaviours.
John is also a faculty lecturer in post graduate diploma, degree and masters psychotherapy courses with a focus on development, children and adolescents and psychotherapeutic skills training.
John now works in his private practice in Dundrum meeting clients with a wide range of challenges and supervision to psychotherapists.
He has a keen and specific interest in the journey and challenges faced by adolescents in today’s fast paced and ever changing social landscape.
Continuous Professional Development
Below is a list of my qualification and Continuous Professional Development Certificates.
It is important for therapist to keep abreast of new information
and scientific research in applicable areas…
Academic qualifications and awards
- Masters in Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy skills,
(Distinction), PCI College, 2019. (NFQ Level 9)
- Diploma in Supervision, Dublin Counselling and Therapy Centre, 2016.
- Certificate in Adolescent Psychotherapy, Crossing the Threshold (Specific CPD training regarding working psycho therapeutically with adolescents), 2011.
- Higher Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling,
Institute of Creative Counselling and Psychotherapy, 2010. (NFQ Level 9 equivalent)
Continuous professional development
Details coming soon