Chairperson of the Board of SMART Recovery Ireland. Darren holds a Hons. degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Currently working in the Addictions services, Darren has vast experience within the area of Addiction Recovery. He was one of the first to train as a SMART facilitator in Ireland prior to the pilot phase. He is an active board member of a number of community and voluntary organisations. An accredited counsellor with Addiction Counsellors of Ireland. Darren has been facilitating weekly meetings in the North West of Ireland for over five years
With many years’ experience of working within the community and voluntary sector in recovery, both in mental health and addiction challenges. Amanda trained as a SMART facilitator in 2014. Recently appointed as the Coordinator of SMART Recovery Ireland CLG, she brings experience and knowledge from Education, Counselling, Project Management and Training. An accredited counsellor with Addiction Counsellors Ireland and National Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists.