Meet the team

Mike O'Connor

Past President. Also, a member of the Communications, Conference and Child & Adolescent committees. Board Member and Trustee. Executive Committee. Volunteer.

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My core profession is Educational Psychology where I have worked in a variety of posts in the voluntary and local authority education sector since 1974.  For most of my career I have been involved in developing and providing therapeutic services for children and families affected by loss and trauma.  I have also worked as a consultant psychologist providing therapy services, training and consultation in a residential school for young children with attachment difficulties.  Currently, I work in a local authority educational psychology service providing EMDR therapy to children and young people affected by loss and trauma. In addition, I am an EMDR Training Facilitator and provide supervision to EMDR Practitioners and Consultants.

Why did you choose to train (or retrain) in EMDR therapy?

I completed my initial EMDR training under the EMDR Humanitarian Assistance Programme in the immediate aftermath of the tragic events in Dunblane Primary School in 1996.  Having never heard of EMDR prior to this I immediately recognised its worth and value as a therapy. 

What is your favourite place on the planet?

Aigues Tortes National Park, Catalunya




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