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Liz Gleeson, BA, MA Dramatherapy,

MSc Bereavement STudies

Liz is an experienced therapist and educator in the field of grief and loss. She offers one-to-one therapeutic support for those going through grief of any kind from her private practice in Greystones and runs a number of Bereavement Groups. Liz is one of a few therapists trained in Complicated Grief Therapy and offers this via skype to people in Ireland and abroad. Liz offers workshops and trainings for Pieta House staff, The Irish Hospice Foundation, IAHIP members and many others.  She is a qualified Open Floor Movement Therapist, an approach that she uses to inform her practice and she has a particular interest in a body-based approach to supporting the grieving process. Qualified with a MA Dramatherapy, MSc Bereavement Studies, completing a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2020, Liz’s approach is well grounded in the theory and practice of therapeutic support. She taught for many years on the MA Dramatherapy and is now one of the tutors on the MSc Bereavement Studies in the Irish Hospice Foundation. In 2019, Liz set-up the podcast ‘Shapes Of Grief’ which has found its way onto recommended resources in Universities and Colleges internationally, as an excellent resource for grief education. For more information and resources, see www.shapesofgrief.com

  • IAHIP (Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists) 'Working with loss and grief' for psychotherapists.

  • The Irish Hospice Foundation - "Communicating in Difficult Circumstances", “Grief and Social Media” & “How grief manifests in the body”, “Self-Care and Self-Compassion” for practitioners.

  • IMNDA (Irish Motor Neuron Disease Association) - "How to manage when challenging situations arise through work"

  • Pieta House - “Coping with challenging situations”

  • Short skill-building workshops for teachers dealing with grief and/or trauma in the classroom.

  • Complicated Grief Therapy

Therapeutic space, Greystones

Therapeutic space, Greystones

ONe-to-one bereavement counselling & Therapy

Liz offers one-to-one support for those going through bereavement, separation or loss of any kind, from her private practice in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, working with adults and children of all abilities. She is a Creative Arts Therapist with over sixteen years professional experience. She completed a Masters of Science in Bereavement studies with the Irish Hospice Foundation/RCSI in 2017 (1st Class Hons) and is particularly interested in working with grief through the body.  Liz is one of few practitioners in Ireland trained in Complicated Grief Therapy (now known as Prolonged Grief) and offers the treatment internationally over skype. Liz is currently completing her MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, is registered with IACAT, attends regular personal therapy and professional supervision.

Safe, confidential & compassionate bereavement support.

Safe, confidential & compassionate bereavement support.

Other Grief resources

You can follow her podcast (Shapes Of Grief) episodes on all the usual podcast platforms or access them right here Shapes Of Grief Podcast.

Click on the above social media links for Shapes Of Grief on your preferred social media platforms.