Workshop Presenters

Patricia McKeown, Dip Integrative Counselling, 
NVQ Leadership Management and Care

Patricia is an integrative counsellor trained at Richmond Adult Training College. She has a nursing background and has managed residential care homes for young and elderly people with learning disabilities around London and the south east of England. She is interested in using Capacitar techniques alongside tai chi to enhance emotional and physical wellbeing, and is developing workshops with fellow practitioners in London, Scotland and in Ireland where she now lives. She especially enjoys hillwalking in Donegal.

Michael McHugh, MA (Hons), Assoc CIPD 
(accelerated learning, coaching for performance)
Michael has worked as a counsellor and group facilitator since 1993 using a psychosynthesis approach with teachers, social workers, bereavement counsellors, children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and their families. He is now training in psychodynamics and is developing wellbeing workshops in London and Glasgow alongside colleagues and fellow practitioners. 

He plays and records electronic music, enjoys painting from nature, especially birds and watercolour landscapes. If you’d like to read some of his articles and ideas on self-fulfilment, symbolism and psychospiritual development you can look him up on or on