Dr Karl Tooher: CEO Northside Counselling Service
Karl is the CEO of Northside Counselling Service. He is a highly experienced manager, therapist, trainer, and consultant. With over twenty years’ experience working in the community and voluntary sectors he has successfully delivered a wide range of services both nationally and internationally in diverse areas. During this time, he has sat on numerous boards, policy bodies, helped develop therapeutic services, chaired task forces on self-injury and suicide; he has a particular interest in mental health, well-being and therapeutic support within the community and voluntary sectors.
He holds a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from DCU. His doctoral thesis concerns ‘self-injury and clinical supervision’.
Michelle Mc Cafferty: Office Manager
Michelle joined NCS in September 2016 as an administrator. Michelle previously served on the AACPI Board of Directors from January 2011 until July 2015 acting as Treasurer & IT Database Manager. After stepping down from the Board of Directors, Michelle currently works part-time with the AACPI in the capacity of IT Database Support/ Development and Finance consultant. She has a great interest in the area of mental health and charity work. In 2006, Starting her new career in Clanwilliam Institute, nearly 9 years ago she was their Practice Manager, established their finance function and further developed the training administration role. She was also a director of the Environmental Foundation for Africa, Ireland from 2008 to 2013.
Prior to 2006 Michelle was working in the Financial services sector in both London and Dublin. She has a degree in Accounting and Human Resource Management, Majoring in Accounting from the National College of Ireland and is a part qualified accountant, from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA )