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Meet Our Team

Louise is a graduate of the Tivoli Institute and Middlesex University and hold a P.Dip and BSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy. she has been in Private Practice since 2003 and is the founder of Westmeath Counselling Service. Louise works from an Integrative approach using several methods of therapy includung, Cognitive Behavioural Therpay (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Brief Solution Focused and Person Centered. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychptherapy and has worked extensively with Individuals, Couples and Teen's. Louise is an Accredited Supervisor, providing Supervision for Accreditited Therapists and Students. she also provides group supervision, both in house, and for other organisations.

Caroline trained as a Psychotherapist with IICP and qualified in 2010, since then she has maintained a private practice and has become a certified Couples therapist. Caroline holds a Diploma in Psychosexual therapy, and has extensive knowledge of Psychosexual issues. She has a deeply held belief that trust, respect, confidentiality, and good professional boundries are essential in the therapeutic relationship, thus providing an environment for the client to explore all options and develop personal growth and resilience. She is an Accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Mary  has a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from PCI College Dublin and is an accredited IACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist.   She also holds a Practitioner’s Certificate in CBT and a Certificate in Mindfulness and Mindful living.  Mary provides counselling in safe and confidential listening environment  to clients for anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement,  low self esteem, family issues and work related issues.  Mary is ASSIST trained and she also has experience of working with clients who are recovering from addiction, and with family members who are affected by a loved one’s addiction.

"He who conquers others is strong; He who conquers himself is mighty"

             - Lao Tzu

Louise Yourell  MIACP

Caroline Tully MIACP

Mary O' Neill MIACP

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Cathy Daly I.P.T.A.

Cathy is a qualified Non-Directive Play Therapist (2006, University of York) and is a member of the Irish Play Therapy Association. Cathy began her career with a degree in Psychology, following with an Art Therapy Certificate and Canine Assisted Play Therapy Training. Cathy also has training in Filial Therapy and is a qualified facilitator of Circle of Security Parenting Programme. For the past fourteen years Cathy has experience working with children, adolescents, their families and schools. Prior to training as a play therapist Cathy has worked with the Tulsa as a residential Social Care Worker.  As a play therapist she receives play therapy referrals from schools and parents. She provides play therapy for children with a wide range of emotional and behavioural difficulties such as bereavement, anxiety, anger, separation/divorce, bullying/bullied, self-esteem issues, trauma, learning difficulties. Cathy believes in a child-centred approach where each child should be treated as an individual; that children communicate their feelings freely through play and she strives to nurture child/parent relationships. Cathy also provides workshops and consultation services, both to parents and schools. In addition to play therapy, Cathy provides Filial Therapy. Filial Therapy supports parents/carers to facilitate a type of expressive play that is beneficial to their child/children. This type of play improves coping skills, communication and strengthens parent/child relationships.

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Dearbhail Gibney  I.P.T.A.

Dearbhail is a Play Therapist and Social Worker. She holds a Post Gradrate Diploma in Non-Directive Play Therapy from York University, Degree in Social Science from UCD and a Masters in Social Work from UCC. Dearbhail has completed training in Filial Therapy, Theraplay and Circle of Security Parenting. She has worked with children and families since 1996 in her capacity as a Child Protection Social Worker and a Fostering Social Worker as well as a Play Therapist. She has tutored on Early Childhood Care and Education Degree Programmes. Dearbhail offers Play Therapy, Parent Consultations,  Filial Therapy. Theraplay, Social Skills Groups and  Play Therapy Workshops as part of her service. Play Therapy client groups include children with trauma, anxiety, bereavement issues, beahavioural difficulties and developmental delay. Dearbhail is a member of the Irish Play Therapy Association.

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Susan is an accredited Counsellor Psychotherapist, qualified with a BSC in 2013, with PCI, Diploma in Clinical Supervisor with Vital Connections 2019. Post Grad Cert in Mindfulness interventions, 2017 and Cert in Child & Adolescent IICP 2018. She works as a Person-Centred Therapist integrating Choice theory, Reality theory, CBT, and Solution focused therapy as suited to the client’s needs.

Susan works with adults, couples, and adolescents experiencing Bereavement and loss, Low self-esteem, Low confidence, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide ideation, Self-harm, Work related issues, Alcohol /Drug related issues, Relationship issues and Bullying.  

Susan Kelly MIACP

Eileen is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She achieved a BA Honours Degree in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapy with the International College of Personal and Professional Development (ICPPD).  She has completed workshops and seminars for Trauma, Sexuality, Suicidality, Loss and Bereavement. She has also completed the HSE SafeTALK (suicide alertness for everyone), HSE ASIST (applied suicide intervention skills training) and HSE Understanding Self-Harm Awareness programme.

She works with older teens and adults on an individual basis offering both face to face and online counselling. She provides support with anxiety, depression, loss, grief, bereavement, low self-esteem, communication issues, family/work/personal or relationships issues, sexuality, sexual identity, academic difficulties, stress and life coping skills.

Eileen Hannon MIACP

Laura is a person-centred psychotherapist who believes everyone - and therefore every counselling journey - is unique. She promises a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can explore what's bothering you and get some help wandering through your mind as you become the best version of yourself.

Laura trained in counselling and psychotherapy with Dublin Business School and PCI College, and has just completed a degree with Middlesex University with first class honours.  Laura also offers walk and talk therapy and is ASIST trained.

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