Traineeships and Internships

The Connolly Counselling Centre is not only committed to helping people cope with life and manage their mental health; we also believe in supporting future generations of counsellors and psychologists. To this end, we offer traineeships to those newly qualified and internships to students studying counselling, psychology, psychotherapy, etc. at third level institutions.

Our internships are arranged through the institutions and typically take place from February to May each year. Students engage in research and/or clinical practice.

2023 / 2024

During 2023 / 2024 we are currently supporting three trainee psychotherapists.

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Niamh Orbinski
Trainee Psychotherapist

tanae salvetti trainee counsellor

Tanae Salvetti
Trainee Psychotherapist

ailbhe o'reilly trainee counsellor

Ailbhe O’Reilly
Trainee Psychotherapist

2022 / 2023

In 2022 / 2023 we were supporting one trainee psychotherapist and a psychology student intern.

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Graham Norton
Trainee Psychotherapist

Orla Mullett Connolly Counselling Centre Student Intern

Orla Mullett
Intern – Trainee Psychologist


In 2021 we supported Cormac Monaghan in an internship where he completed several pieces of research for us between February and May. You can find details of Cormac and his work below.

cormac monghan student intern 2021 at connolly counselling centre

Cormac Monaghan is a current BSc Psychology student at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, with the intent in graduating in 2022. During the third year of his degree he completed a three month internship with the Connolly Counselling Centre where he worked on several research assignments under the supervision of Dr. Susan Byrne. He is now entering the final year of his degree where he hopes to examine the factors that influence academic procrastination in university students as part of his final year project.

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