Dermod Moore MA, MIAHIP, SIAHIP, UKCP is a psychotherapist, supervisor, and trainer of students of psychotherapy. He was also an actor (with the Abbey, in the eighties), a Speech and Drama teacher, and was a columnist for Hot Press magazine for 18 years. A collection of his articles was published in 2005, Diary of a Man. He lived in London for fifteen years, where he trained as a psychosynthesis psychotherapist. On returning to live in his native Dublin in 2006, he has largely immersed himself in working as a therapist, supervisor and teacher, which he enjoys very much.
Ever since he set up the first gay youth group in Ireland, in 1980, Dermod has been interested in issues related to sex and sexuality, which was the focus of his writing. He teaches the Sexuality and Gender modules for students of psychotherapy/counselling in the Psychosynthesis Trust in London. He presented the Swedish Psychosynthesis Association (Psykosyntesföreningen) summer school in June 2016, entitled “Woman/Man/Human”. He is a regular workshop facilitator in various psychotherapy training institutes in Dublin, including the Dublin Business School and the Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire. He was on the board of directors of IAHIP, the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy, for five years, and was its Chairman from 2014-2016.
He works in private practice, with both individuals and couples, as well as running his own courses in creativity and Psychosynthesis, in bonhomie, 6 Capel Street, Dublin 1, and can be contacted here.