Liz Gleeson

Grief Educator and Grief Psychotherapist

Liz Gleeson is an experienced Psychotherapist and Educator in the field of Grief and Loss and is currently a PhD student exploring the impact of Forest Therapy on the bereavement experience.

She offers workshops and trainings for a variety of organisations and coordinates two modules on the MSc Bereavement Studies at the Irish Hospice Foundation & RCSI.

In 2015, Liz qualified as an Open Floor Movement Therapist, an approach that she uses to inform her clinical practice and she has a particular interest in how grief manifests in the body and how to use our bodies to support the grieving process.

Qualified with a MA Dramatherapy, MSc Bereavement Studies and MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy (with first class honours in all), Liz’s approach is well grounded in theory & practice.

In 2019, Liz set-up the podcast ‘Shapes Of Grief’ which has found its way onto recommended resources in Universities and Colleges internationally, as an excellent resource for grief education, earning 200,000+ plays in its first three years. She also developed the award-winning Shapes of Grief Training Programme, the only programme of its kind that features contributions from Grief Experts from around the world.

Liz is one of a few therapists providing Prolonged Grief Therapy in Europe and has been invited to speak on national and international radio and press about all aspects of grief and loss.

Liz curates the (award-winning) Shapes Of Grief Global Grief Education Programme, is recognised globally as a Grief Specialist and she presents at conferences and summits internationally about all aspects of Loss and Grief.

In 2021, Liz won an Impact Award from Social Entrepreneurs Ireland and was named in the Euclid Top 100 women in Social Enterprise.

View Liz’s Orcid Profile here