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Geradine (Ger) Matthews: AACPI National Co-ordinator


Ger has been employed as AACPI's National Coordinator since April 2014. She has had many years experience working in Management within the Community Based Counselling Sector. She has been working as an accredited psychotherapist for 14 years and maintains a private practice in Slane. She also works as an accredited clinical supervisor with psychotherapists and works as a tutor in the field of psychotherapy.She works has done further training in the areas of Trauma and Developmental Trauma with the Sensorimotor Institute in Boulder Colorado.

Michelle McCafferty: IT Database & Finance Consultant


Michelle joined the AACPI Board of Directors in January 2013. Her role on the board was Treasurer & IT Database Management. She stepped down from the Board of Directors in July 2015. Since then Michelle has been working with the AACPI in the capacity of IT Database Support/Development and Finance consultant. She has a great interest in the area of mental health, charities and the not- for- profit sector, she is a director of the Environmental Foundation for Africa, Ireland. Prior to 2006 Michelle was working in the Financial services sector in both London and Dublin. She has a degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management, Majoring in Accounting from the National College of Ireland and is a part qualified accountant, from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA )

Joseph Enright (AACPI Treasurer)


Joseph Enright is a graduate of the Cork Counselling Centre and Training Institute. He is a member of the team in the Cork Counselling Centre and Training Institute and works there as a Counsellor and Trainer. Joseph is also Head of the Foundation course in Counselling skills in the centre. He is also very actively involved in the Fundraising committee in the centre and has successfully headed many fundraising events.

Joseph joined the board of AACPI in May 2013 and he is enjoying being part of the board and the important work it is trying to achieve. He was elected as Treasurer of the AACPI board in July 2015. Joseph looks forward to the continued growth of AACPI and to supporting the agencies it represents in the crucial work they are providing to communities in Ireland. Joseph has a particular interest in attachment studies and relational development. He believes very strongly and is committed to continued personal development within the counselling profession. Joseph believes strongly in social justice and equality for all.

Marian Keigher Chairperson of AACPI


Marian Keigher, Director of Services Vita House Family centre, Roscommon. Marian has worked in Vita House since 2011. She is a Registered Family Therapist from the Clanwilliam Institute and a professionally qualified Social Worker. She worked previously in the HSE West and Brothers of Charity, Roscommon.

Maura Callaghan( AACPI Board Member)


Maura Callaghan, Director of Counselling & Psychotherapy at the Boyle Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre, Family Life Centre, Boyle. Maura is an IACP  accredited psychotherapist. She trained at Turning Point/DCU and PCI College for post graduate studies.  She has a wide range of experience having worked in nursing, administration, domestic violence service, counselling and psychotherapy since 2004. She took over her present role in her organisation in January 2014. She is a member of the Board of AACPI since 2013.

Office Address: AACPI, Unit No. 6, The Village Centre, Churchlands, Slane, Co. Meath

Office Hours: Monday to Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Email: ger@aacpi.ie    
Email: admin@aacpi.ie
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Tel: +353(0)41-9820625
Mobile: +353(0)87-7391794

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