At Midlands Employee Wellbeing, it is our mission is to help local employers in Westmeath, Roscommon, Longford, Offaly, Laois and Galway to support the wellbeing of your employees, increase their resilience, and help them to thrive in their workplace and in their personal lives.
We provide local businesses and organisations proactive wellbeing programs and wellness services to business owners, C-Suite executives, managers and employees in the prevention and early resolution of workplace and personal issues. Our services are designed to support the ongoing performance and wellbeing of the employees in your workplace to help you to achieve your business, operational and financial goals.
Our experienced, professionally accredited and insured team of affiliate psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and wellbeing experts at Midlands Employee Wellbeing are strategically located across the Midlands region to meet the demands of ever-changing and growing modern workplaces.
As the founder of Midlands Employee Wellbeing, businessman and IACP award winning psychotherapist Brian Walsh is passionate about supporting people to be psychologically well so they can live their lives to the fullest in both a personal and professional capacity. Having established the successful Midlands Counselling Clinic headquartered in Athlone in 2016, Brian established Midlands Employee Wellbeing in response to the growing number of requests for employee support from the local Midlands business community.
Brian has more than 10 years’ experience training and providing psychological support to individuals and workplaces. Prior to training as a psychotherapist and establishing the Midlands Counselling Clinic, Brian had a successful senior management career in sales, business development and operations management spanning over 30 years. Brian has worked within local, national and multi-national organisations.
In 2010 Brian was diagnosed with an incurable eye disease with a prognosis that would lead to serious sight impairment within 4 years. As a result, in 2012 Brian left his successful corporate career to become primary carer to his then 3 year old daughter, and to retrain as a psychotherapist (a meaningful job he could do without sight). To the amazing surprise of Brian and his doctors, when he withdrew from the pressures of corporate life, the disease stopped progressing and has remained in remission to this day. While his doctors can offer no explanation for this remission, Brian has no doubt that leaving the stress of his corporate career and gaining a new work life balance was a major contributing factor. Today his work is influenced by his belief in a person’s potential for personal growth following a traumatic event or life adversity. As such, Brian endeavours to broaden the scope of traditional personal development training and psychotherapy by accentuating the employees positive resources such as positive emotions, character strengths, resilience and meaning, in addition to attending to the physical and emotional symptoms of the employees distress.
This breadth of life, knowledge and business experience uniquely positions Brian in understanding different business cultures and individual pressures. This insight has proven invaluable in supporting his many customers to create and maintain a successful, caring and progressive workplace.
As Clinical Director, Brian currently oversees the delivery of clinical services and relationship management with the companies and clients Midlands Employee Wellbeing have the privilege of working with and supporting.
Brian holds a BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (First Class) Middlesex University; Level 1 Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma; Trauma Focused Relational CBT for PTSD; Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy; and a Professional Certificate in Positive Psychotherapy. He trained with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre in the Counselling Process for Childhood Sexual Abuse, the HSE in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills, and Understanding Self-Harm. As part of his continuous professional development, Brian annually attends training, master classes, workshops and keynote addresses delivered by internationally renowned mental health and wellbeing experts.
In 2021, Brian was privileged to be chosen by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy as the 2021 IACP Regional Award recipient for his contribution to mental health and wellbeing in the Midlands.