About me

I’m Richard and I’m a psychologist.

Originally from Dublin, I’ve been London-based for the past twenty years, where I’ve been working as an occupational psychologist in a range of organisational contexts.

In 2014, I set up WorkLifePsych to provide expert coaching and workplace development. We provide solutions across three broad topics, which are essentially my passions: wellbeing, productivity and interpersonal effectiveness.

I love supporting my clients through career transitions, helping them develop skills to navigate challenges and setbacks and explore how they can thrive as a whole person, not just a job title.

Work is a huge part of our lives, I really believe we should be making as positive experience as possible, for as many people as possible.

My experience

Over the last twenty years, I’ve worked as a practitioner psychologist in a wide variety of contexts and industries.

I’ve been an internal consultant and an external supplier to some of the world’s largest organisations, as well as some of the most recent start-ups. Industry experience includes: aviation, communications, technology, creative media, pharmaceuticals, marketing & PR, professional services, logistics, oil & gas, engineering, local government and food & beverage. My work has taken me all over the world and I’ve worked with organisations in North America, all over Europe, Asia and Australia.

My experience includes:

  • Provision of coaching to professionals at levels from recent graduates up to members of the c-suite.
  • Development programmes for graduates, managers and aspiring leaders
  • Wellbeing and resilience-building programmes
  • Health and wellbeing coaching
  • Productivity coaching and training
  • Design and delivery of high potential development centres and development programmes

This space

This is my semi-professional blog (the main one is over at WorkLifePsych), where I explore topic that interest me, discuss what’s going on in the world and share what it’s really like to be a psychologist in the 21st Century. Case in point: I don’t have a ‘couch’ where my ‘patients’ lie back and tell me about their dreams.

Writing this in 2021 means I see all my clients over video and we spend a lot of time focused on how they can deal with the stress and anxiety of working from home during a global pandemic.

When I’m not working with clients, I co-host the fortnightly podcast, ‘My Pocket Psych‘, which you can find wherever you get your podcasts.


Professional Registrations
  • Chartered Psychologist – British Psychological Society
  • Associate Fellow – British Psychological Society
  • Chartered Scientist – The Science Council
  • Registered Coaching Psychologist – The British Psychological Society
  • Practitioner Psychologist – Health and Care Professions Council
Qualifications
  • BA (Hons) Psychology – Trinity College Dublin
  • MSc Occupational Psychology – Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Doctorate in Occupational Psychology – University of East London
  • ACT Coaching – Goldsmiths, University of London
  • Certificate in Coaching – Centre for Coaching
  • Primary Certificate in Occupational Stress Management – Centre for Coaching
  • PG Diploma in Health Ergonomics – University of Surrey