Niall Finn lives near Cork in Ireland. He worked for sixteen years in the mental health services as a nurse manager and counsellor . He trained as a pscyhotherapist with the Cork Institute of Technology gaining a BA (hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2006. (Integrative philosophy). Further training included a post-graduate diploma in cognitive and behavioural therapy from PCI college, Dublin, Ireland.
He has had chronic pain since 2002 due to a painful abnormality of the spinal cord called hydromyelia.