David is a Cognitive Psychologist and holds full accreditation with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). David has also completed full training as a Psychotherapist and is registered with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
In addition to his undergraduate qualification in Psychology and his Psychotherapy training, David completed a postgraduate in Cognitive Psychology at the University of Limerick. His research focused on effective emotional self-regulation and maladaptive thinking patterns in depression.
Much of David’s work to date has utilized Applied Cognitive Psychology, developing and facilitating evidence-based interventions. He has designed and facilitated several large-scale interventions to develop resilience and effective emotional self-regulation in young people. He has also conducted research on these practical interventions and has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as The Journal of Cognitive Psychology and The Journal of Contemporary School Psychology.
David has also received training in dysfunctional relationship dynamics and domestic abuse. He has worked extensively with perpetrators of domestic violence, helping them rehabilitate their behaviour while working closely with partner support staff.
In conjunction with CBT skills (primarily Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy), David utilizes a person-centred approach to clinical work with clients. He has worked with clients of various ages (teenage to retirees) in a variety of therapeutic contexts (corporate, educational, correctional/rehabilitative). He has also facilitated numerous group sessions (peer-support) and trainings (e.g., resilience, effective self-care) for clients in the corporate sector.
David has lectured on a variety of psychological modalities at 3rd level. These include Cognitive Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, and Social Psychology.
David also has a private practice based in the Midlands. In his free time, he loves reading, music and taking long walks.