Best wishes to all those students writing their Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams! From all the Team at the Centre.
Welcome to the Connolly Counselling Centre
We believe in treating the whole person and so offer a range of therapeutic services individually tailored to our clients needs. On our website you can find information on the mental health services and complimentary therapies we offer for children, adolescents, students and adults.
I cannot recommend Fergus Breen enough. Fergus helped our son navigate through a very difficult time to a very successful outcome. It is evident Fergus has a great understanding & empathy with young people, our son felt very at ease & completely trusted Fergus. Myself & my husband found Fergus very easy to communicate with, he made the whole process very comfortable for all of us, we feel very lucky to have found him.
D., parent of teenage boy
Sharron, I just thought I would write this email to say thank you for everything you have done and for all of the encouragement you provided me with. You made everything so simple and easy to apply in every day life. I am now doing something I love and I am the happiest I have been in a long time. Thank you for all of your hard work and for listening to me it meant so much.
F., male, 32 years old
Sharron, if there was an award for psychologists and psychotherapists who go above and beyond, you'd win every year hands down. I hope that you are in the best of health and happiness; you deserve no less. I am continuing to do well since we finished up therapy. Thank you very much for your email, it's so kind and thoughtful of you and it really brightened my day up.
L., male, 20 years old
Dear Sharron, This little email is sending you a massive ‘Thank You’ for all of your help over the last few months. You have just been fantastic to myself and my daughter. I truly believe that we were meant to meet you at the time we did because if we hadn’t, who knows where we’d be right now, instead of where we are. You have quite literally saved my daughter's life. I can’t thank you enough.
A., mother of 18 year old daughter
When I first went to Fergus, I was in the midst of deep anxiety and grief. I found Fergus to be very patient and he provided exactly the space I needed to process what was going on for me, and what had happened to me in the past. He gave me practical tools as well as asking really helpful questions to help me find my strength and to be able to be 'ok' with who I am. I felt like I found myself for the first time and I'm so glad I took the step to go to Fergus for counselling.
T., female, 28 years old
All the things I worried about in the past are now all just bad memories. Everything has changed now and I’m much more relaxed. I am so proud of myself. It has helped me so much in life and everyone around me too. Owen has helped me so much and anything I do will never be enough to thank him.
C., female, 12 years old
We felt compelled to write to you to thank you for saving our marriage. We were in such a difficult place when we first came to you. Of all of the marriage counsellors we have seen over the years nobody compares to you. Over the time we attended therapy our marriage went from strength to strength and it is all because of you. You helped us to see things from each-others perspective and to learn to love and respect each-other again. While at times therapy was tough you also brought fun back into our lives and into our marriage. We both want to say a massive thank you. Because of your help, support and encouragement we can now see a long and bright future together. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We will never forget you Sharron.
Married couple in their 40's
Owen is a warm, compassionate listener who displayed great insight and knowledge in our sessions. Because he took the time to understand and accept me, I was able to take on board the things he said that challenged me. He helped me to gain a different perspective on my problems. I have recommended him to several friends experiencing difficulties.
G., female, 36 years old
I'm so proud to know this wonderful man, and call him a friend. Owen has saved my life (literally) many times in the past. He is one of the best people I know and an outstanding therapist. I've sent many of my own clients to him over the years and every one of them has found him as beneficial as I have.