Liam O Mahony is an accredited Psychotherapist and Addiction Counsellor with over nine years of experience working with adults and adolescents. He is associated with the Centre for Self-Leadership Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). He is a graduate of University College Cork and the Cork Institute of Technology with particular expertise in areas such as Trauma and Addiction.
His main interest is the related fields of Attachment, Neuroscience and Trauma and he is particular passionate about how research from these areas can be integrated into the work of psychotherapists and addiction counsellors.
I started my career in the Irish Defence Forces, serving in many locations, such as the Lebanon in Western Asia. I served initially in an infantry unit and later as an electronic technician, servicing optical and electronic equipment. It was here that my interest in human relationships developed. During the later stages of my military career, I experienced the positive impact of counselling for the first time; suffice to say I was hooked!
In 2004, I began a personal development course with The Social and Education Project located at Ballincollig, Co. Cork. This was the beginning of an ongoing journey of personal development that ultimately resulted in acquiring many qualifications and work experience in Addiction, Parent Mentoring and Psychotherapy.
I have also qualified as an Internal Family Systems Therapist. Currently, I am participating in a three-year training course with the Somatic Experiencing Institute at Ballycastle, Co. Antrim.
Since leaving the Army I have worked primarily in Addiction; firstly, with Tabor Lodge Residential Treatment Centre and at present with the Cork Local Drugs Task Force. I have a private practice in Counselling/Psychotherapy.