About the Service

Maybe I don’t really need counselling

You don’t know if you really need counselling. After all your life is ok really except………. This is often a common feeling people can have. So maybe the question to ask yourself is could your life be better? If there was more clarity, if your were more decisive, if you could ask for your needs, if you felt more empowered or if you were more motivated or your relationships were more fun , could you be enjoying life more at this time in your life.

If this is where you’re at why not give me a call now at 086.8231670 and if I am unavailable I can return your call at a time that is convenient for you so why not “choose life whatever the risk and make that call.”

Sheela Garvey

Sheelagh  Garvey

So who am I ? Well my name is Sheelagh Garvey. What I offer is my training and life experience over a number of years. While looking for more out of life I also became interested in counselling so I went back to college and  qualified as a  Counsellor with a B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy,and  registered with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy .

I completed my B.Sc in Counselling and Psychotherapy through PCI ( Middlesex University , London.) and have worked with survivors of abuse as part of the HSE service , and also with University students as part of the N.U.I. Counselling Service  for the last number of years. I have also worked as part of the Accord Services counselling both couples and individuals. More recently I work in a HSE  Community Counselling Service and also in private practice .

I have also trained as a Counselling Supervisor, and am qualified to work with Trainee therapists.

My interest in therapy developed over a number of years of working with children, using counselling approaches in a classroom setting. I trained as a homeopath and worked in the Rape Crisis Centre and also in private practice.
From the experience I’ve gained , I like to work in a holistic way taking account of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs of the person. Coming from an educational background I also like clients to understand their therapy. My approach is Client centered. I use CBT as well as combining aspects of Gestalt, and other approaches depending on what suits the clients. I believe clients have their own inner knowing of what works best for them. Some of the options I work with  are Music ,Art, Imagery, Writing etc.

As required by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I am in regular supervision and follow an ongoing programme of continued professional development.

I have worked with groups in delivering personal development programmes, and  Transformational Healing Workshops.

Issues I have worked with include:

  • Bereavement /Suicide
  • Alcoholic Family Issues
  • Work Issues/Bullying
  • Relationships Issues/ Couple Counselling
  • Confidence Issue 
  • Depression/OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Disability Issues
  • Phobias
  • Stress
  • Anxiety/Panic Issues
So If you think I can be of benefit to you in your life at this time give me a call on 086.823 1670