Qualification & Education
Greg is a Clinical Psychologist and a current graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Greg completed both a B.Sc. (Hons) in Psychology and an M.Sc. in Applied Psychology (Mental Health) at the University of Ulster. He subsequently completed a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of North Texas, which included a doctoral internship completed within the Department of Psychiatry at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Greg then completed his formal training through undertaking a postdoctoral residency with Pennsylvania Counseling Services in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Given the international nature of his doctoral education, Greg's professional qualifications have been validated for practice as a Clinical Psychologist by the Department of Health.
Greg worked in a wide range of clinical settings with clients across the lifespan throughout his six years of applied doctoral and postdoctoral training, with expertise gained in working with clients experiencing a wide variety of presenting difficulties and diagnoses. He also practiced for a number of years as a Licensed Psychologist in Pennsylvania where he gained additional experience working with clients experiencing varying levels of distress and functioning.
During his time in the United States, Greg was also responsible for training doctoral students in Clinical and Counselling Psychology, teaching within both university and applied settings, as well as supervising the clinical work of final year doctoral students. He has also published a number of research articles related to clinical topics in peer reviewed journals, with his doctoral dissertation focusing on methods of effective psychotherapy.
Clinically, Greg approaches assessment and intervention using the principles of Evidence Based Practice, with a flexible implementation of a variety of clinical methods tailored to the individual client and their context. Among Greg's most commonly utilized approaches are Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Psychodynamic Therapy, with Systems and Cognitive methods also being utilized.
Greg has experience in working with adults, adolescents and children and provides individual, group, couples and family therapy. He works with clients on a wide variety of mental health difficulties and has a particular interest in addressing issues of anxiety and depression, as well as difficulties in social interaction including social anxiety, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. He has also developed extensive skills in psychometric assessment.