our therapists

Maria

Maria Stack
Clinical Director

Maria is a Qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist with an MA(Hons), BA(Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Diploma in Counselling and Addiction Studies from Galilee House of Studies and is a Fully Accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI).
Maria is a Humanistic Therapist and regards Carl Rogers core conditions of empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard as essential elements in building a therapeutic alliance. Maria has many years of experience working with adults (individually and in groups) struggling with Substance Abuse, Addiction, Trauma, Grief and loss, Depression and Relationships. She advocates Harm Reduction Therapies when appropriate for the client.
Maria has strong interpersonal skills; is empathetic, non-judgmental and inspired to help her clients grow through developing skills, encouraging personal growth and enabling self-motivation. Maria also sees clients, for in person therapy, at her Charleville, Co.Cork location

Margaret Cadogan

Margaret Cadogan

Senior Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Margaret has numerous years’ experience as a professional counsellor/psychotherapist both in private practice and within residential treatment facilities. She is a fully accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI). Over the years she engaged with issues relating to addiction, domestic abuse and support for families of individuals experiencing addiction.
Additionally, Margarete has extensive experience working with adults (individually and in groups) struggling with Trauma, Abuse, Grief and loss, Depression, Anxiety and Relationships. She advocates Harm Reduction Therapies when appropriate for the client. Margaret actively listens to her clients’ concerns and encourages self-awareness within a “safe, warm and confidential environment”
Margaret’s distinctive qualities include effective communication skills, acceptance, compassion, kindness, empathy and relationship-building.

Ali Burnard

Ali Burnard

Psychotherapist

Tel: 087-645-2227
Email: AlisonBurnard9@protonmail.com

Ali a fully qualified Gestalt Psychotherapist from the respected Gestalt Institute of Ireland and accredited with I.A.H.I.P. Ali’s background is varied and as such has a
wide scope of life experience to draw from when working to understand and support her clients. She believes when a client is supported with understanding, sensitivity and without judgement, new choices arise, and the way becomes clear.
 
She is available to work with adults one-one, face-to-face, on zoom or by phone on issues such as personal development; anxiety; trauma;
relationships; co-dependency; Homophobia/LGBTQI+; depression; anger; life
transitions & spiritual matters (however it's defined).

Ali is also available to working outdoors in Nature, drawing on the healing benefits of wild places. She is based in the beautiful surrounds of East Clare and is open to working according to each client's preference.

Donna O’Donovan

Donna O’Donovan

Qualified Counsellor

Donna is a qualified, pre-accredited Counsellor who holds a BA Honours degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Donna is a compassionate therapist who believes that with a willingness and openness to change, each individual can heal and move forward from difficulties and obstacles they have encountered throughout their life.
Donna’s goal as a therapist is to provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space for her clients to engage in self-exploration. This environment assists the client to gain more insight into themselves and their current struggles and issues
As an Integrative therapist, Donna employs several theories to help meet the needs of her clients, including a strong focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Humanistic & Integrative Therapy. Donna has experience working with clients in many different settings and within a variety of areas including addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, anger issues, relationships issues, low confidence/self-esteem.

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James Dune

Trainee Therapist

James is in his final year of a Master's in Counselling and Psychotherapy, having previously completed his BA in Social Care. James is very open and compassionate, together with a varied work background, which provides him the flexibility and maturity to work with clients in an open, non-judgemental environment. James brings his counselling theory, ethical frameworks and humanistic values into the therapy space.

James enjoys helping individuals find the power within themselves to better manage life’s challenges, while empowering, guiding and supporting each individual throughout the therapeutic process.
James’ approach is grounded in a person-centred and humanistic approach while integrating techniques from solution focused therapy and CBT.

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Yasmin Quinn

Online Services

Yasmin is a qualified, pre-accredited counsellor who holds a BA (Level 7) in Counselling & Youth Studies and has just completed her BA Honours (Level 8) in Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Yasmin enjoys working with children as well as adults and believes that everyone should have a safe and healing space to work through life difficulties. She has experience working with anxiety, depression, loss, relationship concerns and other life experiences. 

Yasmin sees therapy as a collaborative process. Using an integrative approach, she strives to foster a safe space where clients can tell their story, gain insight into how that has impacted them, and create a new reality that is more fulfilling.

Joe Hargrow

Joe Hargrow

Online Services

Joe is a second-year trainee psychotherapist (Master’s level 9) and holds a BA in Education. Over the past ten years he has worked with people from many different backgrounds. He has coached and supported people with disabilities and helped them to realise their true potential. He has also worked in psychiatric units with people suffering from a wide variety of mental health / illness difficulties.
Joe is a very open, welcoming and non-judgemental person. He offers walk and talk, one on one, face to face and zoom counselling. He is very Humanistic and person centered in his approach, but also incorporates CBT and solution focused therapy with his clients.

Joe sees clients for in person therapy at his Bulagen/kilmallock location.

If you would like to learn more about the full variety of counselling services available from Cúlra Counselling, please do not hesitate to get in contact with one of our members of staff, who will be more than happy to assist you with any queries you may have.

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