Proudly embracing an empathic personal counselling philosophy

With a counselling philosophy based on valuing individual differences, honesty, trust, genuineness, integrity, confidentiality, connection and relationship, Marie Lyons provides individual therapy sessions from her private practice in Ballinasloe.

Having attained a wealth of experience in a variety of treatment settings to include residential addiction centres and community–based organisations, Marie is highly qualified within the counselling realm having graduated with a Diploma in Drugs Counselling and Intervention Skills in UCD followed by a (1st Class Hons ) Degree in Counselling and Addiction Studies in the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences, (ICHAS ) Limerick.

An accredited member of Addiction Counsellors of Ireland (ACI ) who strictly adheres to the professional code of practise, Marie strongly believes in self empowerment.

“I am not a fixer and do not have all the answers but I may have a few suggestions and will definitely walk the walk with each person that seeks help from me. I believe we are all born with the potential for growth and a capacity to embrace change,” Marie believes.


Addiction – Problematic Alcohol;Drug Use;Prescription and Over the Counter Drugs;Gambling;Eating Disorders;Internet;Kleptomania;Sex;Shopping;Video Games and Exercise.

Harm Reduction – Relapse Prevention;Anxiety;Depression;Bereavement and Loss; Confidence and Low Self-Esteem;Relationships;Stress;Verbal/Physical Abuse;Suicidal Ideations;Prevention;Bullying;Loneliness.

Marie’s overall focus is to greet each person with warmth, empathy and respect and to help with their personal growth, fulfil their potential and enjoy a greater sense of mental and physical wellbeing.

Marie works with adults and young people between the ages of 16 years and 25 years. Please revert to her website, email or call 087 7826020 for further information.


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