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Breda Farrell Honoured with Prestigious Dublin Regional Award [12/06/23]

For Immediate Release
12th June 2024

Breda Farrell Honoured with Prestigious Dublin Regional Award 
Award Celebrates Outstanding Contributions to the Counselling/Psychotherapy Profession

Breda Farrell of Templeogue Dublin 6W has been honoured with the Dublin Regional Award by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy at its 9th Annual Conference held recently.

The IACP Regional Awards recognise an IACP accredited member who makes a notable contribution to the profession of counselling and psychotherapy in their local community and region.

Ms. Farrell is a dedicated IACP accredited member, holding a first-class honours degree from Dublin Business School, she recently served as the Chairperson of the Dublin Regional Committee for four years, encouraging collaboration and collegiality among members whilst also keeping the needs of the wider IACP regional membership in mind.

Ms Farrell is a psychotherapist in private practice in the Remedy Clinic, Dublin and the Self Center, Tallaght, Dublin 24. She is an active and caring member of the community volunteering as a ‘Big Sister’ to a ‘Little Sister’ for six years.

IACP Cathaoirleach, Seamus Sheedy commented:

“I would like to congratulate Breda Farrell, our 2024 Dublin Regional Award Recipient for her commitment to the profession and pay tribute to her work as Chairperson of the Dublin Regional Committee during the COVID-19 pandemic. Breda led the committee’s engagement strategy with members and hosted numerous online workshops and networking events during this challenging time.”

Speaking about her award, Breda Farrell remarked:

“It is an honour to be nominated for this award and I’d like to thank the DRC and the IACP. I’ve enjoyed contributing to events and collaborating with a hard-working, cohesive team and acknowledge the generosity of the professionals we worked with. The importance of networking with our peers cannot be overstated and it’s been a joy, an education, and a nurturing experience. “

The Dublin Regional Award was announced at the IACP’s 9th Annual Conference on Saturday 20th April 2024 in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Sligo.

 IACP 2024 Award Recipients:

Carl Berkeley Memorial Award: Audrey Flanagan

Public Inspiration Award: Blezzing Dada

Research Excellence Award: Jayne Leonard

Research Bursary Award: Gerard Meehan

Regional Award Recipients: 

Dublin Regional Award: Breda Farrell

Midlands Regional Award: Anita Lynch

Northeast Regional Award: Kathleen Byrne

Southeast Regional Award: Patricia Wilson

Southern Regional Award: Celine O'Callaghan

West North West Regional Award: Liam Neville

Western Regional Award: Michelle Caulfield


For further information or to arrange an interview please contact: Nicole Mac Dermott, MPII -  Communications Supervisor: 087 720 6033 or Wayne Tobin, Communications Officer: 089 214 2276.


The IACP was established in 1981 to identify, develop and maintain professional standards of excellence in counselling and psychotherapy. Our work promotes best practice and the development of the profession. The IACP represents 6,000 members based in communities all over the country and is the largest counselling and psychotherapy association in Ireland. For more information, please visit


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