Geralyn Mulqueen

Geralyn Mulqueen FRSA, B.L LL.M. MSc ( Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy)

Psychotherapy Training and Accreditation

Geralyn is a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist with a private Practice spanning 13 years and is a Member of the Northern Ireland Institute of Human Relations, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the European Association for Psychotherapy. In addition, Geralyn is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA).

A graduate of Queens University Belfast [1992] and University College Dublin [1993-European Law], she began her professional career as an accomplished Barrister in Belfast and Dublin with an entrepreneurial and artistic flair, and extensive professional experience from both the Public and Private sectors.  During her time in Law she held two Public appointments, one with the Independent Commission for Police Complaints for NI, and the Law Reform Advisory Committee for NI.

She also trains and inspires teams to success, and is committed to continuing professional development and research. Geralyn has taught at Institutions of higher learning, delivered training and CPD to Nexus[NI] and the NIIHR on Legal implications for all Psychotherapists, and collaborated successfully with Global organizations such as the United Nations.

Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Approach

Geralyn utilises Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to create dynamic Psychic change within the individual towards a deeper understanding of profound emotional difficulties. She has helped patients to gain an intimate knowledge of their unconscious inner world, and facilitated a recognition of how this impacts upon their day-to-day relationships. She provides a consistent, reliable and safe space in which an individual can begin to develop the confidence required to be able to express and explore their deepest concerns.

Psychotherapeutic Experience and Areas of Interest

Combining 10 years’ experience at the Bar with 13 years private practice as a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Geralyn maintains ethical standards and a strong sense of accountability and fairness, and communicates ideas, and legal arguments concisely to diverse audiences. She is skilled at developing policies, procedures, and training materials, cultivates trusted relationships with diverse stakeholders, and applies an analytical approach to solving problems and managing conflict.

After her first child was born in 2001, Geralyn stepped back from life at the Bar to focus on family and during that time embarked on Counselling Courses and a decision to ultimately train as a Psychotherapist. She has also been exhibiting her Art since 2009, and has used this aspect to compliment her practice with patients both adults and children.

Geralyn has worked with many patients who are also under Psychiatric care, having trained and worked as an Honorary therapist at Centre for Psychotherapy Knockbracken, Belfast UK, 2007 – 2015.

She has a depth of knowledge in the areas of Psychosis, Personality Disorders, Trauma, Historic Sexual Abuse, Depression, Eating disorders, Schizophrenia and Autism [by way of example]. She works with Adults, Children, Families and Groups.

Both as a Lawyer and Psychotherapist, she has dealt with ‘difficult’ and vulnerable clients, including young defendants and those with mental health problems. In addition, she has collaborated effectively in multi-disciplinary settings, including engagement with Juvenile Justice, the Criminal Justice system, and Probation through the private practice of Psychotherapy.

Geralyn also offers Forensic Profiling of all clients/patients and the Preparation and delivery of court reports as an expert witness.

Geralyn’s Fee is €100 per session

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