Meet our Team of qualified and experienced Counsellors

 Head of Counselling

Catherine (Nita) Whelan, contact 4023443/ 402 3052, catherine.whelan@dit.ie

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.


 

Service Secretary

Gabby Lynch - contact 4023352,  gabby.lynch@dit.ie 

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, catherine.bolger@dit.ie

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, jennifer.hughes@dit.ie

 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.

 

Southside Counsellors

Olivia Fox, contact 402 7020, oliviajfox@eircom.net

 

 

 

John Broderick, contact 4023155, john.broderick@dit.ie

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.

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