Billy is a cisgender queer man. He works as a Gestalt psychotherapist and supervisor, and has a particular interest in groups and in embodied ways of working in psychotherapy. He is a faculty member of the Gestalt Institute of Ireland and a guest faculty member at various Gestalt training institutes. He is a certified trainer of Ruella Frank’s Developmental Somatic Psychotherapy at the Center for Somatic Studies, New York City. He is currently researching its application to psychotherapy and clinical supervision groups.
Billy has published several papers, book chapters and action research articles on homophobia, working with gay men, ecology in psychotherapy, group-work, embodied ways of knowing, and spirituality. He has co-authored Introduction to Gestalt (Sage, 2013), a book for psychotherapists, counsellors and those who work in the helping professions. He regularly speaks and offers workshops at international conferences.
He is a board member of the international Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) and co-chair of its Gender & Sexual Diversity special interest group.