All of the organisational work in Ireland SE is done on a voluntary basis.  ISE has a voluntary Board of Directors, a volunteer Co-ordinator and a volunteer Administrator.

We also apply for funds and receive financial donations or donations in kind.  This allows us to keep our costs as low as possible in order to make the training accessible to front line workers for whom, the cost – financial or social – of travelling abroad in order to become qualified in SE, is prohibitive in many cases.

  • ISE also invites internationally recognised trainers, authors and practitioners to Ireland to provide workshops in relation to recent developments in working with trauma.
  • ISE has also worked in partnership with organisations to provide workshops where there is a shared interest in the embodied experience of trauma as an important  element of psychotherapeutic practice.  For ten years we have provided introductory workshops and staff development events throughout Ireland and abroad.
  • ISE agrees with the World Health Organisation’s definition of Mental Health and Well-Being and their statement of Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Mental Health. http://Social, Environmental and Economic Determinants of Mental Health.
  • ISE abides by the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling and Professions (2023) https://www.bacp.co.uk/ethical-framework
  • ISE also implements Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1998/47/section/75which provides the lead frame work for anti-discriminatory practice.