Meet our Team of qualified and experienced Counsellors
Head of Counselling
Catherine (Nita) Whelan, contact 4023443/ 402 3052, firstname.lastname@example.org
Nita is currently managing the service. Permanent member of Team since January 1999, Nita holds a Certificate in Working with Victims of Child Sexual Abuse (RGN, RPN), a Higher Diploma in Risk Management (UCD), a BA Psychology (UCD), a Masters in Counselling Psychology.(TCD), and a Masters in Work and Org. Psychology (DCU). She is a registered member of PSI, IAUCC and An Board Altrainis.
Before joining DIT, Nita worked as a Drugs HIV and Gay Men's Health counsellor, EHB Drugs and HIV Helpline. Ten years experience as a psychiatric nurse and twelve years experience as a general nurse.
Gabby Lynch - contact 4023352, email@example.com
Gabby has worked as a secretary in the counselling service. She has enjoyed immensely her contact with students. She is presently doing a degree in Greek and Roman Literature, so she can emphasise with both the difficulties and the rewards of student life.
North Side Counsellors
Catherine Bolger, contact 4024120, firstname.lastname@example.org
Permanent member of the team since Sept 1998.
Catherine holds a B.A.(Hons) Psychology UCD, a MSc Counselling Psychology TCD, a Post Graduate Diploma in Criminology DIT, A Diploma in Critical Incident Debriefing. Also qualified in ASIST-Suicide First Aid and various clinical assessments such MMPI-2, Rorschach, NEO etc.
Catherine is a PSI Registered Psychologist and a Full Member of the Counselling Division of PSI. Catherine has been a Clinical Supervisor since 2002. Prior to joining DIT Catherine worked in another student counselling post and both primary and secondary schools as a counsellor. Her areas of special interest are Bullying, Relationship and Serious Mental Health Concerns.
Jennifer Hughes, contact 4023680, email@example.com
Full time counsellor in DIT since March 2000.
Jennifer holds a BA.Psychology (UCD), a Masters in Occupational Psychology and Human Resource Management(UCC), and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (UCD). She is registered member PSI, IAUCC.
Prior to joining DIT Jennifer worked as a lecturer in City of Dublin V.E.C: (psychology/social science and early childhood education areas) and as part time counsellor for 6 years. She set up the Counselling Service for The Institute of Technology, Sligo, in September 1998 and ran this service for 18 months.
John Broderick, contact 4023155, firstname.lastname@example.org
Counsellor in DIT Aungier Street, with the DIT counselling service since 1996.
John holds a BA Psychology (UCD) and a Masters in Counselling Psychology (TCD). He is a registered member of PSI.
Before he took up his position at DIT, John worked as a student counsellor in Carlow IT.