Steps A Journey of Growth course is under the umbrella of Flatstone Psychotherapy Training course founded by Donal Healy and Claire Murray. This course originated in Cork in 1993 in response to an interest in experientially-based humanistic and integrative training that was both creative and practical. The training was designed to be holistic, person-centred, rich in creative and spiritual nourishment and at the same time robust in intellectual opportunities and challenges. It was recognised by the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) in 2011.
Steps A Journey of Growth has three experienced facilitators:
Marie Stuart is an accredited member of IAHIP. She has worked as a community worker, with a variety of groups in preventive and remedial programmes. She works as a psychotherapist with individual clients and with personal development groups. She is engaged in group facilitation and communications and is a member of the Flatstone Psychotherapy training team. Together with Ann Parfrey, she founded the Steps: A Journey of Growth course and is an accredited supervisor with IAHIP.
Ted Leahy trained as a psychotherapist with the Flatstone Institute and has many years of experience in his shared practice. He also works with people struggling with suicidal ideation and self-harm. He went on to complete further training in Adolescent and Couples Psychotherapy. He is an accredited member of IAHIP.
Marika Mikulak trained as a psychotherapist with the Flatstone Institute and completed her post graduate psychotherapy studies in Metanoia Institute, London. She is an accredited member of IAHIP. She has worked as a psychotherapist in private practice for many years. Marika facilitates the residential weekends.