IRELAND POETRY THERAPY PRACTITIONERS (PTP) – click for details


CAROL BOLAND, PTP, HOLLYFORT, GOREY, CO. WEXFORD, IRELAND

I am a poetry therapist who facilitates Self-discovery through Poetry sessions with individuals and groups. As a psychotherapist, I employ poetry therapy in my clinical sessions. I discovered the power of poetry therapy and its healing effects during my time as a performance poet. I also run a small press, Boland Press, which facilitates poets to self-publish. I became chairperson of Irish Poetry Therapy Network (IPTN) in 2016.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Poetry Therapy Practitioner
  • BA (Hons) Media Studies
  • BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy

SPECIAL INTERESTS

I am a member of the Shed Poets in Dublin and Gorey Writers in Wexford. A long-standing community activist, I have helped set up community groups such as The Space Inside Arts Club, Wicklow Arts Festival and Hollyfort Development Group.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: bolandcarol@hotmail.com
Facebook: Carol Boland
Blog: http://carolboland.blogspot.com
IPTN Blog: http://irishpoetrytherapynetwork.blogspot.ie

GER CAMPBELL, PTP, KILKENNY, IRELAND

I am a psychotherapist employed by the Health Service Executive in St. Otterans Hospital Waterford, as an addiction counsellor /therapist.  I have a small private practice and also work with clients online through Skype.  I find that poetry therapy complements and enhances the therapeutic relationship.  I believe that poetry when used within the therapeutic context aligns itself to growth and change as it both captures and supports life experience which is the common factor that clients bring to therapy.

I use poetry therapy at clinical level on a one to basis and at both clinical and developmental level with various groups.  As a part time lecturer with Maynooth University on Addiction Studies courses I have introduced poetry therapy into my teaching practice with great success.  My Masters thesis was based on the use of poetry with adult learners as a portal to personal development.

I have been awarded scholarships from Bridgexngs Poetry Centre NYC.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Poetry Therapy Practitioner
  • BSc. Hons (Counselling and Psychotherapy)
  • MEd. (Masters in Adult and Community Education)
  • Dip. Social Care
  • MACI

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Regular peer group meetings with colleagues from IPTN (Irish Poetry Therapy Network) and my CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) group provides both an educational and enjoyable social aspect for me.  Walking in the woods near my home allows me to relax and provides a stillness and tranquillity that helps renew me. Last but not least I am an avid reader and cannot be without a book.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: geriecampbell@gmail.com

NIALL HICKEY, PTP, MAYNOOTH, IRELAND

In 2003 I founded IPTN, the Irish Poetry Therapy Network, followed in 2012 by PoetryReach, which provided training of poetry practitioners in Ireland, under the auspices of iaPOETRY. For many years I was a fully accredited teacher, psychotherapist, guidance counsellor, life& business coach and poetry therapist. I have trained three accredited Irish poetry therapists. I am currently in advanced process of retiring from professional life.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Poetry Therapy Practitioner
  • HDE
  • HDSGC
  • MIACP
  • MA
  • PhD in literature.

SPECIAL INTERESTS

My special interests, apart from poetry therapy, are literature, film, the modern novel and most especially creative writing. I attend a creative writing group twice monthly and we deliver occasional public readings of our work accompanied by musical interludes.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: niallhickey@eircom.net
M: 00 353 85 85 86 405
Website: https://poetryreach.wordpress.com/

THERESA KELLY, PTP, TRIM, CO. MEATH & PORTRANE, CO. DUBLIN, IRELAND

I am very influenced by Jungian and post-Jungian psychology and use many of the creative arts in my work.  I am trained as a Poetry Therapy Practitioner, Jungian psychotherapist, Sand therapist, Psychotherapy Supervisor and also work with dreams and writing from published poetry.  I work with adults and adolescents and also facilitate poetry therapy workshops.  Depending on the needs of the individual/group I work developmentally or psycho-therapeutically.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Poetry Therapy Practitioner
  • MA in Jungian Studies
  • Accredited psychotherapist with IACP and IAHIP

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Writing from music, film and poetry.
Working with dreams and sand influenced by Jungian analytic psychotherapy.
Working with adults, adolescents and groups.
Working with poetry both from self developmental and deeper analytic perspectives.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: tmkelly54@gmail.com
Website:  www.intouch.vpweb.ie
Phone/Text/WhatsAp/Viber: 00 353 86 8544127

SUZANNE POWER, PTP, WEXFORD, IRELAND

Creativity is our most natural instinct. Creative explorations, daily commitments to these, change lives. Writing fully allows you not only to say what you wanted to say, but be, if not always who, how you wished to be. For twenty years I’ve taught and listened in every setting from prison to university, in an empowering way, producing anthologies for libraries, schools, third level institutions, cancer support centres. I devised and taught Maynooth University’s Creative Writing programme, edited consumer magazines, features in two national newspapers, a personal columnist for fifteen years, a television broadcaster, producer and researcher in the UK and Ireland.

Recently I’ve formed a consultancy as a writer, editor and mentor of groups and individuals. Last year seven new authors achieved publication by facing their fears.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Poetry Therapy Practitioner
  • BA, Journalism
  • MA, Creative Writing
  • Cert. Social Media and Marketing

SPECIAL INTERESTS

Creative Writing for Transformative Living.
Folklore and Therapeutic correlations.
End of Life experience.
Understanding of magnified events through creative interpretation.

CONTACT DETAILS

Email: suzannempower@eircom.net