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DCoP Northern Ireland Branch

The NI Branch was launched in April 2010 during the society’s Annual Conference.

It aims to promote Counselling Psychology and support all of its members within Northern Ireland and the island of Ireland generally.

This is achieved through close collaborative working with the Northern Ireland Branch of the BPS (NIBPS), with the main Division of Counselling Psychology, and with our colleagues in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

The Branch works closely with the NIBPS on local and national issues pertinent to the profession of psychology in Northern Ireland and Ireland, organising events such as CPD, local conferences on themed areas such as Trauma, suicide, and working with children and young people, and discussing relevant programme developments at the local Ulster University; and, liaising with other local BPS divisional branches.

Please contact the group via: [email protected].

DCoP Northern Ireland Committee

Chair: Joanne Heavern and Sean Harmon 

Vice Chair (Past Chair): Vacant

Honorary Treasurer: Darina Sheehan

Honorary Secretary: Davina McFarland 

Committee Members:

  • Darina Sheehan
  • Davina McFarland 
  • Donal McAteer 
  • Sarah Boyce
  • Karen Clarke-Kirby

Trainee Representative: Maeve Hanvey

PRRT Representative: Nicola McConnell