St Gerard's
165 Cabra Road
Dublin 7

Tel: +353 87 2505405

Tel: +353 1 8381621


About Us

Dr Damian Davy, Senior Psychologist, A.F. Ps.S.I., Reg. Psychol, Ps.S.I, CEAP, MBPsS, MIACP, IAAP, MEAPA, MEAEF

Damian owns and runs The Phoenix Centre which he established in 1999. He is a Registered Psychologist, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. He is also an EAP Consultant with 26 years experience working with the Irish government and received the 'Minister's Award' for his contribution to innovative health and safety projects at work.

He was educated at O'Connell's CBS and began life training as a technician. Since 1986, he has trained in a vast range of EAP and psychology related areas. He holds the following qualifications:

  • Doctor of Occupational Psychology (University of East London)
  • Master of Science (Honours), Work & Organisational Psychology (Dublin City University)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology (The Open University)
  • Diploma in Counselling (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Certificate in Counselling (National University of Ireland, Maynooth)
  • Certificate in Addiction Studies (Aiseiri Treatment Centre)
  • Certificate in EAP (Institute of Personnel and Development)
  • Certificate in Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Critical Incident Stress Management
  • Level A Occupational Testing (British Psychology Society)
  • Level B Personality Profiling (British Psychology Society)
  • Level B BarOn EQi emotional intelligence measure
  • Level B BarOn EQi Leadership/Coaching framework (Advanced)
  • Level C Psychopathology MMPI-2 Assessment (Profiling)
  • International EAP Credential (CEAP)

He has completed a research project for the Public Appointments Service and a doctorate in the area of occupational psychology researching EAP/Counselling and effectiveness.

His particular areas of interest include the development of EAPs, continuing professional development, research, ethics, recruitment, assessment and selection, life and business coaching, personality profiling, work-life balance and critical incident stress management. He was founder member of the Employee Assistance Professionals Association. He has also served as National Chairperson of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He is Irish representative of the Employee Assistance European Forum and a past member of the research task force and an Associate Fellow and Registered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

He holds the following professional memberships:

  • Psychological Society of Ireland (Associate Fellow and Registered Member)
  • PSI Division of Work & Organisational Psychology (Registered Member)
  • PSI Division of Counselling Psychologists (Registered Member)
  • International Association of Applied Psychology (Member)
  • British Psychological Society (Graduate Member)
  • Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Past President, Accredited Supervisor and Accredited Member)
  • Employee Assistance Professionals Association - Ireland (Founder member and Past President)
  • Employee Assistance Certification Commission - US (Past International Commissioner)
  • Employee Assistance European Forum (Full Member, Irish representative and researcher)

Damian has designed and delivered training to a range of organisations including the Irish Civil Service, Irish Management Institute, South Western Health Board, Tivoli Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin City University, Superquinn, Meteor Phones, Accord, Base, Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, Employee Assistance Professionals Association, Psychological Society of Ireland, Irish Prison Service, An Garda Siochana, National Association for the Deaf, National University of Ireland Maynooth, National University of Ireland Galway, Athlone Institute of Technology, Institute of Technology Tallaght, ATI Psychology Institute, Dublin Business School, Work Place Options, VHI, PPC Worldwide, Diageo, Adobe, Schering Plough, FAS, Health Services Executive, Electricity Supply Board and RehabCare. He has also provided profiling services for a range of corporate and individual clients including TV3, Sideline Productions, the legal profession and the Adoption Board.

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