About Donna

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In 2001 when I was 9 years old, a family member who was a huge part of our families lives died by Suicide. This completely turned my world upside down & changed life as we knew it, forever. I learned then that you never quite get over someone being taken from you in such tragic circumstances, you just learn to cope & that is my aim as a mental health professional, to get people to a place where you feel you are able to cope with any difficulties life sends your way.  At the age of 16, I experienced another traumatic series of events and again I had to learn how to cope, which took some time and support. From then I became disillusioned with the number of people I could see struggling with issues, unable to resolve them. I felt at this point I could contribute to delivering an easily accessible service in our community (which at the time was not available, hence the online therapy grew), where people could be helped and supported through difficulties they were experiencing, without the run of the mill mental health road, in a way that worked for them, leading to a happier lives.

Affiliations:

I am a fully accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Tutor and Trainer, practising in Tipperary and offering services online, registered & licensed to practice by my professional body. I specialise in short term CBT Counselling - cognitive behaviour therapy and Online counselling so can work with anyone, anywhere. I am also a trained and certified EMDR therapist to treat trauma along with having completed Critical Incident Stress Management Training.

Education:

I hold a 1st class honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and gained my specialisation by completing a Masters (MA) in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and in my time working with Spectrum Health/LAYA Healthcare delivering assessments and short term Counselling to employees for various companies.

 

Experience:

My training and experience span almost 10 years, setting up the Counselling service and working as the Student Counsellor for over 5 years with SCHM, a school of NUI Galway, along with various other tutoring and Counselling roles with the companies and organisations listed below. Just click on any logo to check them out.

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Top issues in my office and main areas of expertise include:

  • Anxiety (panic attacks)

  • Depression (post natal)

  • Difficulties with Self-Esteem (confidence)

  • Trauma  (PTSD) (sexual abuse) (stress)

  • Stress

  • Sleep Issues

 

with which I have effectively worked with 100's of clients.

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Meet The Team

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Aisling Cahill

Providing admin support, taking inquiries, call backs, scheduling appts and managing social media. 📚🎧💭💻
 

Aisling is now taking bookings.

 

Having began training in 2012, graduating with a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy in 2015. Currently undertaking  further training in Art Therapy since Jan 2021.Has also previously worked in the social care sector, as a social care worker. During that time, working with children and adolescents in and leaving residential care. An enriching experience.Having extensive experience of working with people experiencing crisis times in their lives..Experience has thought her that all of the little things we enjoy in life can be used to help with the everyday challenge’s life throws at us. Some of the everyday things such as art, music, poetry, exercise she likes to incorporate into her therapeutic approach.Grá Rithim Agus Athrú

Eddie

Kendrick

Eddie is now taking bookings.

With his background in hospitality, he brings this very relevant experience to his work.
Having just completed an MA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, he also works as resident therapist at Circle of Friends Cancer Support Centre in Tipperary Town.

His interest in this field has come from his own suffering & experiencing of pain & realising that there is a means to live with & overcome personal anguish
& suffering.

With a keen interest in breathwork, meditation, & movement.

 

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Mairead Hennessey

Mairead, is now taking bookings for online therapy sessions.

As a social worker, Mairead loves building relationships and rapport with clients and their families and can see the benefit of providing a listening ear and emotional support to them when they are in a crisis.

 

She embarked upon a MA in CBT which she has just completed. She has been seeing clients online during this difficult time.

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Breda Morrissey

Breda is currently operating a waiting list.

Worked for years as a fitness instructor and personal trainer and it gave an insight into how trauma, grief and pain can not only impact us physically and emotionally but affect all areas of an individual’s and their families lives.

 

I received BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy, currently studying an MA in CBT.

Breda offers sessions to clients from all walks of life including teenagers and also offer online and phone consultations.

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Alan Jones

Alan is currently operating a waiting list.

 

Over the past ten years he has worked within his own private practice in Limerick city,  along  with various organisations such as Saoirse Treatment centre in Limerick, Merchants Quay and the Youth advocate program (YAP) Ireland. YAP.

Alan offers sessions to clients from all walks of life including teenagers and also offer online and phone consultations.

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