Micheal O'Leary specializes in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy(ACT). ACT is described as 'Third Wave' CBT and is spoken in a single word (ACT). This is a new and exciting approach to therapy. ACT is a scientifically based psychotherapeutic modality that is part of what is now called 'third wave' behaviour and cognitive therapy. (Hayes 2004) ACT is based on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) which a researched program on how the human mind works. (Hayes,Barnes-Holmes and Roche 2001). This research suggests that many of the tools we use to solve problems lead us into traps that create suffering.
After qualifying, he worked with the HSE as a Cognitive Behaviour Therapist, working in Primary Care. Side by side with this work Michael started his own private practice. This practice now covers a huge geographical area from Glengarriff in West Cork to Terelton in Mid Cork and to Bishopstown in Cork City.
Michael's commitment to learning continues unabated, since qualifying he has attended CBT and ACT workshops in Ireland and in the UK. He is always available to give presentations on ACT to voluntary and private groups.
Cork Psychotherapist - CBT
The Glengarriff Medical Centre, Co. Cork
Classes Lake Medical Centre, Ballincollg, Co. Cork
The Padua Clinic, Curaheen Rd, Bishopstown, Co. Cork
Home Office - Terelton, Macroom, Co. Cork