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MIACP ,M.A.,BEd.,Dip.Counselling

About me

) I am an accredited counsellor with IACP .

I have been working as a counsellor for the past ten years .

I work from a variety of counselling approaches that suit clients needs . My main approach is the person-centred approach to help clients find solutions to their own problems whilst integrating other approaches when needed with my clients .

I have worked as a counsellor in a variety of organisations like SoSad (suicide);Cuan Mhuire (alcohol addiction);Turas Counselling (drug rehab) Dundalk Counselling agency (general counselling).

I have found in my work experience as a counsellor /psychotherapist that counselling does work if the client is willing to engage in its process .

I am passionate about helping clients help themselves in order to live more fulfilled, harmonious lives to achieve physical, mental and emotional well- being .

If you are new to counselling do not fear come along and give it a go !

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a professional counsellor in private practice.

I trained as a counsellor/psychotherapist at Oakdene Counselling Centre Dundalk Co Louth where I gained a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy .

I am an accredited counsellor with IACP-Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

My previous work has been in education.

I have a B.Ed.(Psychology;Philosophy;Religious Studies); MA (Educational Management).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)

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IACP offers different membership categories, e.g. Student Member, Pre-Accredited, Accredited Member, with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

IACP have a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Addiction Counselling

Personal Therapy

Spiritual Counselling

older Adult counselling


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information


I offer Personal Therapy to Student Counsellors at a reduced rate .

When I work

Monday -Friday 9.30-6pm ;Saturday mornings 9.30am -12.30pm

Newry, Down, BT34

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme