Mary Kay Mullan (Associate)

Mary Kay Mullan (Associate)

Mary Kay Mullan (MBACP)

Mary Kay Mullan is an experienced Gestalt psychotherapist, supervisor and trainer.  She  works with individuals, couples and groups. She is based in Derry.



Tel: 028 71279844
Mobile: 07891293564

Professional Membership

MBACP (Accred), SEP

That is she is an accredited Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists and a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner certified by European Association for SE (EASE) and the Somatic Experiencing Training Institute (SETI) in California.

Professional Work

Mary Kay has been a Gestalt Practitioner since 1999.

Her psychotherapy practice is based in Derry working with individual counselling and supervision clients. She also provides  Brief Gestalt Counselling for workplace employees through Employee Assistance Programmes.

She has worked in counsellor education:

  • for counsellors on CPCAB Diploma Courses
  • on the University of Ulster  Foundation Degree in counselling at the NW Regional College
  • training facilitators in group facilitation;
  • on introductory courses in Gestalt Psychotherapy,
  • delivering Personal and Professional Development and Stress Management training.

Mary Kay has offered Clinical Supervision since 2013 and off-line support/non-managerial supervision for key workers in community and voluntary organisations.


About Mary Kay Mullan

With a background in Community Development and adult education, Mary Kay has a particular interest in promoting social, economic and political change through facilitating learning as a shared group experience.  For example through her interest in equality and diversity she worked in CAWT (Cooperation and Working Together) a Cross Border Social Inclusion Project facilitating health courses, researching LGB service issues and presenting LGB Awareness Training to Health Professionals.

Current Plans

For 2015/2016, Mary Kay is working with colleagues, developing presentations and experiential workshops that they plan to offer in the North West.
The topics that they are considering include:

  • Introduction to Gestalt Therapy from a Dialogic/Field Perspective
  • Managing Stress:  Finding Ease in our Busy Lives
  • Understanding Trauma/ Trauma Education – a Somatic Experiencing Approach
  • Personal and Professional Development courses

Professional Education and Training

2013-2015 Recently completed a three-year advanced professional training in Somatic Experiencing – a holistic body based approach to working with the impact of trauma on individuals, families and communities.  The course is delivered by SETI and Ireland SE
2004-ongoing Consultancy and Supervision for Gestalt Professionals working with Systems a Gestalt-Systemic Perspective with Sean Gaffney PhD (Gestalt Academy, Sweden)
2003 MA Gestalt Psychotherapy (1st year Module 4.1, 4.2)
 London Metropolitan Univ. and Gestalt Centre London
2000 Post Grad Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy Gestalt Centre London
1997 Extra-mural Certificate in Community Drama University of Ulster
1996 Gestalt Psychotherapy: Foundation Training: Personal & Groupwork Skills  Gestalt Trust Scotland & N.Ireland