Martin Browne

Martin Browne

Assistant psychologist

Postgraduate Certificate Psychological Studies

BSc Psychology (Hons)

Diploma Psychology of Counselling

Early Career and Training

Martin completed his undergraduate studies in psychology with the Open University, completing two comprehensive research studies concerning both ‘visual disability within society’ and ‘predictors of attitudes toward psychological therapy’. 

During this time Martin also explored psychology within the specific context of the counselling relationship through diploma level studies with the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG). 

Following on from this, Martin engaged in postgraduate psychological studies with Middlesex University to broaden his knowledge and capacity to work effectively with emotional distress. Currently, Martin is studying Health Psychology at master’s level at NUIG to further his academic and research interests.

Clinical Experience

Martin has worked as a youth project worker with the No. 4 youth service in Galway city, providing psychological and practical supports for young adults. Also, Martin has worked within the area of advocacy with the Youth Advocate Program (YAP) Ireland, with a strong focus on one to one engagement with at risk young people. 

Furthermore, while working with the Positive Mental Health Foundation and the Rehab care group (COMPASS) in Galway City and County, Martin has gained extensive experience in tailoring and delivering psycho-educational and supportive group workshops within the arena of both mental health and autism. 

During postgraduate studies, Martin completed a placement at Pro-Consult community counselling and psychotherapy service, Galway city. Here Martin offered individuals weekly psychotherapy on a medium to long term basis, developing and making effective use of the therapeutic alliance to allow client’s become aware of and process unconscious conflicts which were creating difficulties in their life.  

Student Support

Martin has extensive experience in providing psychological support to students in third level education. During his time as an assistant psychologist at the University of Limerick’s student counselling support service, Martin worked with students experiencing issues such as social anxiety, panic attacks, low mood, loneliness/isolation and academic distress. While operating in a stepped care model, Martin supported students within 1:1 and group-based formats, making use of evidenced based psychological therapies including Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).

Findings replicated in multiple studies indicate that CFT and CBT are effective in helping individuals regulate various types of emotional distress. Such approaches have been shown to be useful within the student population. By providing opportunities for skill acquisition and increasing the student’s ability to tolerate and manage distress, incidences of overwhelm can be reduced. This in turn can serve to build psychological resilience, enhancing the possibility of academic progression.  

Martin brings his knowledge and understanding of the student experience to EBTC, increasing the support resources available within Galway city, which is a longstanding, proud and prominent base for third level education.

Memberships

Martin is a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Appointments

Martin is available for appointments each week from

  • Monday 9am – 1pm

If you would like to book an appointment with Martin or have any questions about starting therapy, please contact the clinic on 091 727777 or get in touch via the contact page