Marian Keigher – Director of Services

Experience: Marian has qualified as a Social Worker in 1976 from UCD and got her professional qualification from University of Dundee in 1980. She worked as a Social Worker for 12 years in the HSE (formally Western Health Board). She moved to the Brothers of Charity, Roscommon and continued to work as Principle Social Worker for a further 10 years. She was promoted to Chief Executive of the Brothers of Charity in 1999 and remained in that post until 2010. She is now Directors of Services in Vita House with responsibility for Clinical Governance in Vita House.She qualified as a Family Therapist in 1989 from the Clanwilliam Institute, Dublin. She has worked in private practice on a part time basis since then including working with Clients referred by G.P’S in Primary Care. She carries an active client case load in the Family Centre. Marian is trained in a systemic approach to work as a family therapist.

Nivard Whelan – Psychotherapist

Experience: MarianPracticing since: 1993 Qualifications: FTAI Further Training / Additional Qualifications: M.Sc., Psychotherapy B.Sc., Health Management, Dip Family TherapyMemberships/Registration: FTA

Works With: Working with couples, individuals, children and families. Also works with networks of professionals.

Client Age Range:Children, Adolescents, Adults


Katie O’Malley – Psychotherapist

Experience:Dip. F.T., Dip. Applied Social Studies is a Registered Family Therapist who worked previously in Ireland and abroad, acquiring a broad range of experience in the fields of social care, developing community projects around youth and families, and individual, couples and family therapy.

Works With: Working with couples, individuals, children and families.

Client Age Range:Children, Adolescents, Adults