About us

Group Analytic Practice (GAP) specialises in Group Therapy. We provide counselling and psychotherapy services to groups, individuals and organisations. We work with people, on a confidential basis, to develop awareness and strategies to overcome difficulties in their lives and support them in their workplaces. Our aim is to support people get the most out of life and work.

GAP was founded in 1994 by a number of Group Analysts. The Practice is now managed by a Director Group who take great care in the management of client referrals, therapists and the running of the Practice.


Our team

GAP is run by six Directors who are qualified Group Analysts. Collectively the Directors are accredited members of the following professional associations:

  • the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP)
  • the Irish Group Analytic Society (IGAS)
  • the Institute of Group Analysis (IIGA)
  • the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)
  • the Irish Association of Alcohol and Addiction Counsellors (IAAAC)

Directors

Cathy Dowling
Cathy Dowling

Dip. Counselling & Psychotherapy. M.Sc. Group Analytic Psychotherapy. Individual & Group Psychotherapist. Fully accredited member I.A.H.I.P. and I.G.A.S.

Deirdre Foran
Deirdre Foran

Dip I.G.A. (London) E.C.P. Psychotherapist, Addiction Counsellor, Group Analyst. Fully accredited member & Supervisor I.C.P. and I.A.C.P.

Noel Keane
Noel Keane

Dip. I.G.A. (London) Group Analytic Psychotherapist. Supervisor (I.C.P Analytic Section) Organisational Consultant. Fully accredited member I.G.A.S., G.A.S. (International) and I.C.P.

Yvonne Nolan
Yvonne Nolan

M.Sc. Dip. I.G.A. (London) FCIPD, Group Analyst, Psychotherapist, Organisation Development & Role Consultant. Fully accredited member I.C.P. and I.G.A.S.

David Power
David Power

M.Sc., Dip. I.G.A. (London) Psychotherapist, Work Role Consultant, Tomatis Consultant (Music & Sound Therapy). Fully accredited member I.C.P.

Belinda Moller
Belinda Moller

M.Sc (Group Analytic Psychotherapy),Ph.D., IGAS., ICP M.Sc. (Group Analytic Psychotherapy), Ph.D. Group Psychotherapist and Organisation Consultant. Personal group therapy, Work supervision/discussion groups, Balint group leader, Role consultation. Fully accredited member I.G.A.S. and I.C.P.

Administration

Linda Crosbie
Linda Crosbie

Practice Manager

Anne Tiernan
Anne Tiernan

Evening Receptionist


Our Practitioners

There are over thirty qualified psychotherapists and counsellors working from GAP’s consulting rooms. They work from a range of perspectives such as Psychoanalytic, Humanistic and Integrative, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Analytic.

All therapists working from GAP are qualified, hold professional indemnity insurance and maintain accreditation with their professional association.


Our GDPR Policy

 

GDPR Privacy Statement

Group Analytic Practice Ltd is a provider of Room Rental Services enabling the provision of counselling, psychotherapy and psychodynamic services to individuals, groups and organisations.

Group Analytic Practice was founded in 1994 by several Group Analysts.  The Practice is now managed by a Director Group who take great care in the management of client referrals, therapists and the running of the Practice.

At Group Analytic Practice we are conscious of the sensitive nature of the work that we do and abide by General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which ensures the protection and security of any personal data that Group Analytic Practice holds. 

We are committed to protecting your privacy and security.  Please read carefully so that you are aware of the steps we take to protect your privacy, what information we collect and how we use it.  By engaging with Group Analytic Practice, you are accepting the terms of our Privacy Statement.

 

Privacy Statement – Therapy clients

What Data we collect:

Group Analytic Practice collects basic personal information in the service of its primary task which is to match a client seeking therapy to that of a therapist.

Personal information we hold may include some or all of the following: name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email contact, referrer details and any other data that was provided at the point of scheduling the initial consultation.

This information is maintained on a secure password protected database (on an encrypted PC) along with a single piece of special category data i.e. reason for referral.

Group Analytic Practice Ltd does not hold records or notes of the therapy sessions that are carried out between clients and therapists.

Why we will collect it:

The personal information data collected is primarily used to enable onward referral to an appropriate therapist. 

Group Analytic Practice also uses some of the data which is anonymised for quantitative analysis for the purposes of auditing referrals in to the Practice, for example number of referrals in any one year, number of males/females, sources of referrals, number of referrals presenting with particular issues e.g. anxiety or workplace stress or relationship issues etc.

How long do we keep it?

Personal data in paper form is held for 1 year and thereafter is securely shredded.  Personal data in electronic form is held in a database for 10 years and then securely deleted. 

Your rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have a right to request access to the personal information that we hold about you by making a “subject access request”.
  • If you believe that any of your personal information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your personal information.
  • You have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal information for specific purposes.
  • If you wish us to delete your personal information, you may request that we do so.

Sharing your data:

The data collected is used to enable onward referral to an appropriate therapist. 

The therapist you are referred on to will also have GDPR policies, procedures and practices in place.

 

Privacy Statement – Organisational clients

What Data we collect:

Group Analytic Practice collects organisational information in the service of its primary task which is to match a client seeking organisational consultancy to that of an analyst.

Information we hold may include some or all of the following: name, address, telephone number, email contact, and any other data that was provided at the point of scheduling the initial consultation. 

This information is maintained on a secure password protected database (on an encrypted PC).

Group Analytic Practice Ltd does not hold records or notes of the organisational consultancy sessions that are carried out between clients and consultants.

Why we will collect it:

The data collected is primarily used to enable onward referral to an appropriate organisational consultant / group analyst. 

Group Analytic Practice also uses some of the data for quantitative analysis for the purposes of auditing enquiries and referrals in to the Practice. 

How long do we keep it?

Organisational data in paper form is held for 1 year and thereafter is securely shredded.  Organisational data in electronic form is held in a database for 10 years and then securely deleted. 

Your rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have a right to request access to the organisational information that we hold by making a “subject access request”.
  • If you believe that any of your organisational information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your organisational information.
  • You have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your organisational information for specific purposes.
  • If you wish us to delete your organisational information, you may request that we do so.

Sharing your data:

The data collected is used to enable onward referral to an appropriate organisational consultant / group analyst.

The organisational consultant / group analyst you are referred on to will also have GDPR policies, procedures and practices in place.

 

Privacy Statement – Training and Seminar Contacts

What Data we collect:

Group Analytic Practice collects basic personal and/or organisational information in the service of delivering training, seminars and workshops run by Group Analytic Practice only.

Information we hold may include some or all of the following: name, work and/or home address, telephone number, email contact, place of work and role.

This information is maintained on a secure password protected database (on an encrypted PC).

On 24th May 2018, Group Analytic Practice emailed all existing training and seminar contacts asking them to specifically opt IN to continue to receive communication from Group Analytic Practice. 

Why we will collect it:

The data collected is primarily used for marketing purposes to inform contacts about upcoming training, seminars and workshops.

How long do we keep it?

As contacts have opted IN to receive communication from Group Analytic Practice, data will be held unless a specific request is made to opt OUT.

Your rights in relation to your personal data:

  • You have a right to request access to the information that we hold about you by making a “subject access request”.
  • If you believe that any of your information is inaccurate or incomplete, you have a right to request that we correct or complete your information.
  • You have a right to request that we restrict the processing of your information for specific purposes.
  • If you wish us to delete your information, you may request that we do so.

Sharing your data:

The data collected is exclusively used for marketing purposes to inform contacts about upcoming training, seminars and workshops run by Group Analytic Practice only.