Karen Prendergast

Associate Lecturer

BA in Psychology. PG Dip. MA in Psychotherapy. IAHIP. ICP 


Karen Prendergast is an IAHIP and ICP accredited humanistic and integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Following a degree in psychology, she gained a postgraduate diploma and masters in Psychotherapy. Karen works in a Limerick city community service where she works as a psychotherapist.


Having achieved a diploma in advanced supervision across professions, a holistic and integrative approach, Karen also works as a clinical supervisor. Karen has her own private practice since 2018. She works predominantly with adults, couples, and groups.


She is an experienced English and German language teacher and gained valuable skill with the ISPCC as a Childline volunteer, team mentor and supervisor and with Aware as a support group facilitator. She currently provides group facilitation for West Limerick Resources and is a guest speaker, group, and course facilitator for the Migraine Association of Ireland.


Karen’s areas of interest include Post-Traumatic Stress disorder, Living with Chronic physical illness (CPI), Complex developmental trauma and selective mutism, Self-harm, suicide, and bereavement by suicide, Health anxiety, Munchausen syndrome and Munchausen syndrome by proxy and Forensic psychotherapy.

Course Venues:   Athlone   |   Belfast   |   Carrick-on-Shannon   |   Cork   |   Dublin   |   Kilkenny   |   Limerick