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Patricia Bourke D'Souza

I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MIACP, MIAHIP) since 2001, an accredited Supervisor (MIACP) and am currently the only accredited Somatic Trauma Therapist, Supervisor and trainer in Ireland. I assisted Babette Rothschild on her training tours of Australia, New Zealand and Singapore  and co-trained on her tours of Australia in 2016-2017. I have also completed extensive training in modalities including music and sound healing.

I work as a Somatic Trauma Therapist, Trainer, Supervisor and Consultant and have provided training workshops to a wide range of national and international organisations including Médecins Sans Frontières (Athens) and The Academy of Human Development (Singapore). 


I currently work as Therapeutic Service Manager with First Fortnight  and consultant to the National Concert Hall in overseeing the Music in Mind programme 

I have worked for over 20 years in the corporate, statutory, voluntary , educational, community and voluntary sectors in Ireland and abroad and have considerable experience working in the areas of homelessness, mental health and refugee/asylum seeking. Over the past 30 years I have held posts in organisations including the ESB, Intel, Dublin City Council, the Dublin Regional Homeless Executive and Mental Health Ireland.  

I am currently a Director of the Peter Mc Verry Trust and Chair their Research and Services Committee.

'​I am passionate about my work and enthused working with groups from diverse backgrounds. This includes ethnic minority groups, faith based groups, refugees and vulnerable/marginalised populations'.

​I regularly present at conferences, public events and facilitate mental health workshops in statutory, education, community/ voluntary and workplace settings. In 2017 I was invited to address the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs on the topic ‘Caring for the Elderly and Disadvantaged in Rural Ireland’. 

Patricia Bourke  D'Souza: Dublin, Ireland.              Tel: (+353) 86 8925754.                      Email:

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