Chartered Psychologist, C.Psychol.,Ps.S.I., B.A. Psych,
MSc.Couns.Psych., P.Grad.Dip.Clin.Super. PhD.
Academic Background: Stephen graduated with a Master’s in Counselling Psychology
from Trinity College Dublin in 2001. Subsequently Stephen completed a Graduate Diploma
in Clinical Supervision in 2008 and a PhD in 2017 in Trinity College Dublin. The topic of his
PhD is ‘Supervisee transfer of learning in psychotherapy supervision’. Stephen is a
Chartered Psychologist with Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI) and is a member of their
‘Special interest group in coaching’.
Stephen has over 18 years’ experience working as a Counselling Psychologist and Clinical
Supervisor. He has worked in education in the public service and with clients with Acquired
Brain injury. In his role as a supervisor, Stephen provides supervision to various professionals who work
with people in challenging situations. These professionals include supervisors, psychologists,
psychotherapists, counsellors, senior management and specialist teachers. Stephen has also
provided coaching to senior managers in the private sector.Stephen is an adjunct member
of staff in UCD and occasional lecturer on the Doctorate in Educational Psychology
programme. Stephen has also developed and delivers a training programme for supervisors.
Stephen is interested in Adult learning theories and the facilitation of learning in supervision.
In particular, how supervisee learning in supervision is transferred and transformed into
professional practice for the benefit of the client and supervisee.
Also underpinning his work is the belief in the importance of the supervisory working
alliance and the actualising tendency of the supervisee and their clients.