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Southeast Regional Award [06/11/23]

6th November 2023

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Pauline Macey Awarded Prestigious Southeast Regional Award

Honours Commitment to the Counselling and Psychotherapy Profession

Pauline Macey of Enniscorthy was honoured with the Southeast Regional Award at the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s 8th Annual Conference held in the Royal Marine Hotel 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.

Speaking today regarding this year’s awards IACP Cathaoirleach Séamus Sheedy stated: 

“I would like congratulate Pauline Macey our Southeast Regional Award honouree for her passion and positive approach to promoting the benefits of counselling and psychotherapy within her region and beyond. She has demonstrated a commitment to the profession which has included both expanding her own knowledge base and contributing significantly to the training and development of new and practicing counsellors/psychotherapists. Pauline’s consistent commitment to professional development both in her own practice and that of other members of the profession made her an excellent choice for the Southeast Regional Award.” 

Ms Macey has built and maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist, supervisor and lecturer over the last 25 years. After completing a Diploma in Counselling Competence with PCI in 1998, she went on to complete a Masters in Family Counselling at Iona University, New York in 2002. She completed an advanced Diploma in Supervision with PCI in 2008, which allowed her to further explore and develop her interest in this essential branch of therapy. She has written book and workshop reviews and articles for the Irish Journal of Counselling and Psychotherapy and served on the editorial board. 

She has facilitated many workshops in the area, to different groups, including co-facilitating a Diploma in the Expressive Arts at ICPPD (2010 -2019). As a part-time lecturer, she has delivered modules in many different areas at both PCI College (1999 -2019) and at ICPPD (2010 – 2019). Pauline has been a lecturer at Galilee House of Studies on the BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Addiction over the last twelve years. In 2012, Pauline began training in EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy) and is a Certified EFT Therapist and Supervisor.

Commenting following the award IACP member Pauline Macey noted:

“I was delighted, surprised and humbled in equal measures, to receive the South East Regional Award. It is a huge honour and I value it immensely. So much of our therapeutic work is bound to necessary privacy and confidentiality, which can have the potential to invoke isolation. This is why the hard work and networking activities provided by South East Regional Committee are such important resources for us members. I would like to give a special thanks to Dawn O’Brien and the SERC team for the nomination, and for all that they do to reach out to us. It is always an informative and pleasurable experience to attend the numerous and varied events, meetings and workshops they organise and provide. The spirit of warmth, welcome and accessibility of the SERC team is consistently invaluable.”

The annual awards ceremony was held at the IACP’s 8th annual conference on the 21st  October 2023 at the Royal Marine Hotel in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin.

Carl Berkeley Memorial Award: Christine May

Public Inspiration Award: Dr Tony Bates

IACP Research Excellence Award:  Ashley Morgan

Research Bursary Award: Karen Doyle

Regional Award Recipients: 
Dublin Regional Award: Aoife Smith

Midlands Regional Award: Christine Earley Moran

Northern Ireland Regional Award: Dr Breda Friel

Southeast Regional Award: Pauline Macey

Southern Regional Award: Marie O’Mahony

West North West Regional Award: Brian Conlon

Western Regional Award: Riona Browne


For further information or to arrange an interview please contact the IACP Communications Department at, Nicole Mac Dermott - 087 720 6033 or Wayne Tobin - 089 214 2276 

Notes to the Editor:  About the IACP: 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 more than 5,600 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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