About Joan

I’ve always been interested in new experiences and have lived and worked in many places including Ireland, Australia, the UK and Canada.  Travelling has afforded me the opportunity of working in a wide range of occupations including administration, banking, hospitality, recruitment, career development and mentoring.  

I’ve spent over ten years studying within the educational system. In 1998 I received a B. Arts (Psychology) from University of New South Wales, Sydney.  In 2008 I completed a Diploma in Counselling from NUI Galway. After that I embarked on an intensive 5 year psychotherapy training with The Gestalt Institute of Ireland and qualified as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in 2015.

Since 2015 I have worked as a Counsellor with Lets’ Get Talking Galway and in the Student Counselling Department, NUI Galway.  

Currently I have my own counselling practice working as a Gestalt Psychotherapist in Galway City Centre.