Major award for Limerick youth therapist

Eamon Fortune with the IAPC Western Region award.

PSYCHOTHERAPIST Eamon Fortune was honoured for his work with young people in the Limerick Youth Service at the recent Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) annual conference.

As winner of the  Western Regional Award, he was acknowledged for making “a notable contribution to the profession of counselling and psychotherapy in his local community, region, and beyond”.

IACP chief executive Lisa Molloy said that the award recognised Eamon Fortune’s status in the counselling and psychotherapy profession, especially his commitment to bringing a voice and resources to the West of Ireland.”

An accredited IACP Counsellor/Psychotherapist and Supervisor, Eamon is currently working full time as a therapist with adolescents in Limerick Youth Service as part of a Mental Health and Wellbeing Team.

He was the driving force in establishing the Western Regional Committee as he recognised that support was needed for therapists in the mid-west of Ireland, to bring networking, workshops and a voice to the region.

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He chaired the initial steering committee for a full term and then stayed on another year to support the incoming chairperson. He was elected to the IACP Board of Directors four years ago and currently serves as Regional Director.

Expressing his appreciation at receiving the award, he said it was especially rewarding to receive it this year as it was the first time the conference and AGM was held in the Western region.