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Counselling and Psychotherapy
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Counselling Service
Fiona Gallagher MBACP

Professional Qualifications

Degree in Counselling (University of Ulster)
Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching

To book an appointment contact Fiona on 087 381 4607
or email fgallagher.couns@gmail.com

About Counselling

Counselling gives you time and space to explore any issue that is of concern to you. Counsellors are specially trained to listen attentively and provide a supportive, non-judgmental, confidential environment where you have the opportunity to engage in self-reflection, with a focus on your wellbeing and personal growth.

Coming for counselling can take courage as it involves facing up to your difficulties and asking someone else for help. It is not a sign of weakness, but rather a sign that you are taking steps to address any problems that you are facing.

What issues can you bring to counselling?

Life DirectionsPeople come to counselling for a variety of reasons. Most counselling clients are ordinary people, struggling with common, everyday issues. Though the list is not exhaustive, these are some of the issues that clients bring with them to counselling:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Conflict
  • Bereavement
  • Self image or identity
  • Self-esteem and confidence issues
  • Coping with illness
  • Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Work and career challenges
  • Fears or Panic
  • Phobias or Obsessions
  • Guilt or shame
  • Trauma
  • Parenting issues
  • Loneliness
  • Unable to find enjoyment despite success
  • Feeling ‘stuck’

Some people may have more than one issue that they would like to deal with and counsellors are experienced in working in ways that allow clients to separate their issues and work through their difficulties in their own way. No issue is too big or too small.

How can counselling help you?

Counselling helps you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to identify how they can be interlinked. It can:

• provide support for you at times of crisis or change
• help you to resolve feelings of denial, guilt and shame
• help you to deal with events from your past
• help you to access and harness your own hidden resources
• help you find new direction
• help you to find solutions or set goals or stay motivated
• help you to accept yourself, build your confidence and find more positive ways to deal with life’s challenges

About the counsellor:

My name is Fiona Gallagher (MBACP) and I have a Degree in Counselling from the University of Ulster and a Diploma in Personal and Business Coaching from the Irish Lifecoach Institute. As a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP www.bacp.co.uk, which covers both Ireland and the UK) I am bound by Counselling Professional Ethics, including confidentiality.

I have been working as a Counsellor for the past three years, both part-time at Letterkenny Women’s Centre and in private practice in the Donegal Town area.

I like to create a warm and welcoming environment in the counselling room and to make clients as comfortable as possible.

Contact:

Contact Fiona on 087 381 4607

or by e-mail fgallagher.couns@gmail.com.

I am very happy to answer any queries or concerns you may have about the counselling service or about the way that I work. If you don't reach me on the phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you as soon as possible.



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