Brian Gillen

Brian Gillen is a practising psychotherapist, writer and Director of LifeChange Psychotherapy and Counselling in Dublin. He is a member of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) and the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), for which he previously authored a strategic planning report.

Brian has significant boardroom experience in both the public and private sectors. He was formerly CEO of Glanpower Ltd., a green energy company, and International Director for Workplace Options, a global provider of employee assistance and counselling services. 

As a member of Dublin City Council from 2004 to 2007, Brian consulted on the Corporate Policy Group and Corporate Plan for Dublin, and also chaired the Arts, Culture & Leisure Strategic Policy Group, devising a 5-year strategic plan for Dublin. In each board role he has pursued rigorous and careful preparation and planning processes whilst maintaining inclusivity and creativity to achieve efficient delivery of goals and outcomes.

Brian’s academic qualifications include an MA in Psychotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations, a BA Degree in Sociology & English and a Baccalaureate in Philosophy. As a former Jesuit and secondary school teacher he also holds a Higher Diploma in Education.