Dr Thom Irelan
Works as Consultant Counselling Psychologist at First Psychology Centre, Dundee.
He specialises in working with trauma survivors and works with people who have experienced trauma in the present or in childhood.
In addition, Thom offers clinical supervision to other mental health professionals and is also qualified to provide supervision towards certification in schema therapy.
Thom's way of workingThom offers a blend of counselling / psychotherapy and other therapeutic approaches that includes Schema Therapy, Humanistic / Existential Approaches, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), which he tailors to fit with each individual's requirements and preferences. He works with clients in a developmental way that ranges from helping with situational issues or life transitions to recovery from repeated traumatic experiences. His approach is best suited to people who are open to utilising the therapeutic relationship for change and growth.
Thom's background and trainingThom has over 25 years' clinical experience working in a variety of settings in both the USA and Scotland including university counselling centres, community mental health centres, private practice, and the NHS.
Thom has also taught at university in the USA and in the advanced practice seminars at Edinburgh University and Glasgow Caledonian University.
Thom has a BA in Psychology from Wabash College and a PhD in Counselling Psychology from Southern Illinois University - Carbondale. He achieved certification in Schema Therapy in 2010 after doing experiential / didactic training in New York with Jeffrey Young, the originator of the model.