About Flatstone

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Our Staff

Claire Murray is a founder member and director of Flatstone Psychotherapy training.  She has worked in the psychotherapeutic field for thirty years, facilitating groups, training and supervising counsellors and working as a psychotherapist with individuals and couples.

Her work has been influenced by the trainers and mentors she had the good fortune to encounter on her journey:  Joan O'Leary and Hank O'Mahony of the Irish Gestalt Centre, Jenny Reese of the Los Angeles Gestalt Institute, Patrick Nolan and Catrin Carter of The Institute of Integrative Psychotherapy.  She is also indebted to Brian Scott McCarthy for his imaginative Jungian perspective and particularly to Paul Rebillot for apprenticing and training her in his dramatic, experiential Gestalt structures.

She was awarded a Masters in Creation-Centred Spirituality in Oakland, California under the direction of Matthew Fox.

Claire is accredited by the IAHIP as a psychotherapist and supervisor.

 

Donal Healy is the originator and founder of Flatstone Psychotherapy training.  Coming from a background of social work and education he has spent over thirty years in psychotherapeutic work, working as a psychotherapist with individual clients and couples.  He spent many years facilitating personal development and psychotherapeutic groups and his experience led him to answer an invitation to set up a person-centred, experiential counselling and psychotherapy training.

Drawing on his study of philosophy, sociology and psychology, his various psychotherapy trainings and his interest in existential and cosmic affairs, he designed and directed Flatstone training for almost twenty years.

Donal continues to study and research and oversees and encourages the current Flatstone team.

 

Helen O’Dea has been a trainer in Flatstone since 2000.  She comes from a background of education and administration and worked for many years with children who had special needs.  During her study and practice of psychotherapy she has maintained a particular interest in spirituality and meditation.  Besides her work with Flatstone she has a private practice as a psychotherapist and supervisor and also works voluntarily with the elderly in the community.  She is accredited by IAHIP both as therapist and supervisor.

 

Marie Stuart is accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) as a psychotherapist and a supervisor.  She has worked as a community worker, with a variety of groups in preventive and remedial programmes.  She works as a psychotherapist with individual clients and with personal development groups.  She is engaged in group facilitation and communications and is a co-founder of the Steps on My Journey Personal Development Course.

 

Alan Davis trained as a psychotherapist with Flatstone and was awarded a BA in Counselling in the Cork Institute of Technology (CIT).  He is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy and holds the European Certificate in Psychotherapy. He has worked in community and youth work and facilitated personal development groups for teenagers. He works as a therapist in private practice and with an organisation helping former prisoners.  He is accredited with IAHIP as a supervisor.

 

Ann Parfrey is accredited with the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) as a psychotherapist and a supervisor.  She worked for many years with second level students facilitating Social Personal Health Education programmes in Drug & Alcohol Misuse Prevention. She works as a psychotherapist and a supervisor in private practice in Cork city. She is a co-founder of the Steps on my Journey Personal Development Course where she continues to facilitate the residential week-ends for both the Cork and Limerick groups.

 

Ray Wallace trained as a psychotherapist and is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP). He has worked in industry managing major projects, leading, coaching and developing staff across many industrial disciplines. He has worked as a psychotherapist with clients in Pieta House, the Bedford Family Project supporting families affected by imprisonment and Mary Immaculate Collage. He works as a psychotherapist in a private practice and on the Flatstone Psychotherapy Training Course.