John is a graduate of Dublin City University and the Irish Institute of Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies. He is also an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. He worked as a psychotherapist in the public health service and private practice prior to joining Fighting Blindness as their Senior Counselling Manager in May 2014. John is currently undertaking research into the lived experience of people with RP. He is also developing a programme for the use of the arts by vision impaired and blind people in a therapeutic setting.