Meet the team

Occupational Therapist Jen Trzeciak is the founder of Way Ahead Therapy. She has worked in mental health services in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years.

Jen has extensive experience working with young people and parents, having spent over 5 years as a clinical manager at Jigsaw, the National Centre for Youth Mental Health.


Jen Trzeciak, Mental Health Occupational Therapist at Way Ahead Therapy

Prior to that Jen worked supporting people who’s health was a barrier to them returning to work. As well as providing individual therapy, Jen has worked extensively with employers and schools to support workplace wellbeing

Jen is registered with CORU , the Health and Care Professions Council and a member of the AOTI (Association of Occupational Therapists in Ireland) and of the World Federation of Occupational Therapists and is Garda vetted.

Jen’s approach to working with you:

  • Tailors support to meet your needs at a pace that suits you
  • Ensures that you feel safe and supported throughout the work
  • Communicates clearly, avoiding unhelpful jargon and mental health terminology
  • Uses up to date and evidence-based approaches to therapy.

Joy Kelleher is a registered Occupational Therapist with a strong passion for evidence-based practice and an emphasis on advocating for marginalised groups within society. Joy has experience working in community mental health and has worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Joy is registered with CORU and is a member of AOTI and the Institute for Social Science in the 21st Century (ISS21) Disability & Mental Health Research Cluster.

Joy obtained her bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy from University College Cork. Joy was awarded a postgraduate scholarship from UCC in 2020 and began pursuing her PhD. This research project is focused on exploring voice hearing from an occupational therapy perspective. Joy has been working as a lecturer in UCC since 2021 and has taught courses on the topics of mental health, professional practice, and critical thinking.