- Ahmed, B., Challenor, J., Gerada, M., Lavie Ajayi, M., O’Driscoll, A., Willig, C. … Eatough, V. (2023). Feeling at home in an experiential research group: reflections on the research process in collaborative pluralism. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 20(1), pp. 155–171. doi:10.1080/14780887.2022.2118090.
- O'Driscoll, A. (2009). The growing influence of mindfulness on the work of the counselling psychologist. A review. Counselling Psychology Review- British Psychological Society, 24(3&4).
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Dr Aylish O’Driscoll is Deputy Director and Senior Tutor for Research on the Professional Doctorate (DPsych) in Counselling Psychology, and teaches across various research and clinical modules on the programme. Aylish also supervises doctoral research, and is the Clinical Lead for the newly formed Counselling Psychology Therapy and Research Clinic.
Her research interests lie in the use of qualitative methods to study a range of applied counselling psychology topics, with experience supervising predominantly phenomenological and narrative approaches. Particular interests include the psychological study of social issues, trauma, and the use of pluralistic qualitative methods.
Aylish is a registered practitioner psychologist with the HCPC and has held clinical roles in the NHS across Inpatient, Early Intervention in Psychosis, and Secondary Care teams, a university mental health service, and currently in the DPsych Clinic.
Aylish has a BA(Hons) degree in Psychology from Trinity College Dublin, completed her DPsych in Counselling Psychology at City, University of London, and her Practitioner Training in Cognitive Analytic Therapy at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.
- Senior Lecturer in Counselling Psychology, City, University of London, Aug 2021 – present
- Lecturer, City, University of London, 2017 – 2021
- Visiting Lecturer, Research Supervisor & Tutor, City, University of London, 2012 – 2017
Publications by category
- Gerada, M., Willig, C., Challenor, J., O'Driscoll, A., Ahmed, B. and Eatough, V. (2021). "Feeling at home" in an experiential research group. Qualitative Research in Psychology in Europe (EQUIP2021) 16-19 June.