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 and Self Help to Happiness. She is trained in 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, Teen's and is an Accredited Supervisor.

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. She is a Person Centered Therapist and also uses Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for the treatment of anxiety, depression and stress.  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.