Clare O’Brien | Qualifications & Education
Clare is a Psychotherapist and a member of BACP and IACP as well as a graduate member of PSI. Clare holds a BA in Psychology and an MSC in Psychotherapy from the University of Edinburgh. She also has training in Suicide Studies and the Suicide Bereaved, Bereavement and Children, Grief and Loss in the Workplace, OCD, Mental Health in Men, the ASIST Programme, the safe TALK Programme as well as being a safe TALK trainer
Clare O’Brien | Experience
Clare worked with Pieta House, the charity for the prevention of self-harm and suicide for several years where she focused on high risk teens and adults. Following this she was the Mental Health & Education Training Officer at 3Ts, a charity that educates the public on the signs of suicide and how to help their loved ones. While at the 3Ts, Clare visited schools and colleges to speak to students about mental health and wellbeing as well teaching suicide prevention strategies.
Clare was previously the Student Counsellor at IT Tallaght, where she helped students with the stresses of college, finances, educational needs and psychological issues. She also worked as a psychotherapist for Nurture; a counselling service for women and their families around pregnancy, miscarriage and fertility issues.
During her training and post accreditation, Clare volunteered at low cost and free counselling centres where she worked with a variety of people and circumstances. Throughout her career Clare has worked with children, teenagers and their parents. Clare has also mentored both counselling and guidance counseling students and has been a contact for students in the UCD Mentorship Programme.