ABOUT JEAN O'KELLY
Jean O'Kelly is one of Ireland's most experienced therapists and has been practising as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 20 years. Her general practice at The Lynnbrook Centre is attended by clients from all over Ireland where she works with adults, couples, adolescents and children on a variety of issues.
Jean is a recognised expert on suicide and homicide bereavement and has lectured on both topics here in Ireland, the UK and Russia. She is also a qualified clinical supervisor accredited with both the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. As a qualified sand therapist, she is accredited with the International Jungian Sand Therapy Association and is a lead tutor with the Sanplay Institute of Ireland where she is qualified to deliver both introductory and advanced training courses.
IACP Irish Assoc. for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP British Assoc. for Counselling & Psychotherapy
IJSTA International Jungian Sand Therapy Association
AJSTI Association for Jungian Sand Therapy in Ireland
SAI Supervisors Association of Ireland
Executive Committee member of the IACP
Executive member of the International Jungian Sand Therapy Association (Irish Branch)
Executive member of Association for Jungian Sand Therapy in Ireland
Founding member of the Louth Counsellors Peer Group
Founding member of the Louth Supervisors Peer Group
MORE ABOUT JEAN...
Originally from Dublin but living in Annagassan, Co. Louth since 2004, Jean's clinical experience as a therapist has been comprehensive and varied.
Soon after graduating she pioneered the introduction of suicide bereavement support groups across Ireland and lectured extensively on the subject both here and abroad.
Later she developed her skills as a trauma specialist, relationship therapist and addiction counsellor. In recognition of this experience she was appointed external supervisor to several organisations including the Rape Crisis Centre, AdVIC, SAH Support After Homicide, and Accord. She was also on the Critical Incident Response team of a major airline, has spent ten years working with cancer patients and their relatives and was on the training team of several counsellor training schools.
In 2002 she facilitated Ireland's first therapy support group for people bereaved by homicide and since then helped train and supervise a national network of counsellors funded by AdVIC, Advocates for the Victims of Homicide.