Biography

Máiréad is an experienced counsellor and counsellor trainer. She has worked as a counsellor in a range of settings, including within a hospice, within a clinical psychology provision in the NHS and as a staff counsellor in a large, acute hospital trust. Máiréad now has a small private practice, as a counsellor and counsellor supervisor, working from a person-centred/integrative perspective.  She has been a counsellor trainer at Keele University since 2002 and has also been a trainer and lecturer at Staffordshire University. Máiréad's particular research and practice interests are attachment, bereavement and loss, trauma and childhood abuse.

Teaching

  • PSY-10021 - Understanding Self and Others Better: An Introduction to Counselling Theories.
  • PSY-40022 – Exploration in Counselling
  • PSY-40023 – Understanding in Counselling
  • PSY-40024 – Integration in Counselling
  • PSY-40025 – Practicum (Module Leader)
  • PSY-40026 - Research Methods
  • PSY-40027 - Dissertation
  • PSY-40048 - Personal and Professional Development (Module Leader)

Further information

Máiréad is the Stream Lead for the Full-Time MSc in Counselling Psychology.  She teaches on the MSc in Counselling Psychology and is the module leader for PSY40025 and PSY40028.

Publications/conference presentations

  • 2013. Shona Neal & Máiréad Walsh. Workshop An exploration of our relationship with our own mortality (presented at Keele Counselling Conference)
  • 2012. Shona Neal & Máiréad Walsh. Workshop Personal Development: narcissism or growth (presented at Keele Counselling Conference)
  • 2012. Shona Neal, Jane Hunt, Lois de Cruz, Maggie Robson & Máiréad Walsh. Collective Biography Research Workshop (presented at the 18th Annual BACP Research Conference, Edinburgh)
  • 2011. Shona Neal, Jane Hunt, Lois de Cruz, Maggie Robson & Máiréad Walsh. Collective Biography Research Workshop (presented at Keele Counselling Conference)
  • 2011. Shona Neal & Máiréad Walsh. Workshop Embodied Supervision (presented at Keele Counselling Conference)
  • 2007. Máiréad Walsh. Research paper: What is the meaning and function, to me, of my phobia?; a heuristic study (presented at Keele Counselling Conference)