Mary McHugh – Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy
Mary McHugh qualified with a post graduate degree in Psychotherapy and hold a Masters in Mindfulness Based Interventions. Mary set up Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy (IOCPS) in 2011 when she saw a real need and gap in the way counselling was offered. From working in setting up a online medium for people who were struggling with depression and anxiety, she quickly came to see that there were lots of people who were unable to access face to face therapy for whatever their reasons (some included severe social anxiety, disability, family/work commitments, geographic location etc)
Since its conception, IOCPS has grown beyond the domestic need in Ireland and we have become increasingly aware of the need for a home based support for the Irish diaspora/expat. ‘Over 50% of our clients are Irish people living and working abroad. Our service allows them to access a home from home counselling service with flexible times (office hours are 6am – 10pm GMT) and convenient medium choices (instant chat, telephone call or video call)’. So regardless of whether someone is traveling to different locations within the same country, or to different countries, their counselling support remains a constant, allowing them to access counselling wherever life takes them.
Counselling session are one hour in length and people can choose from three ways in which to access – instant chat, telephone and video Call (skype). All session are traditionally conducted via skype but alternatives can be arranged fro those in countries where Skype and its use is restricted.
Mary has embraced the changes in our world today and has met a need that has become apparent in our fast changing world. With so much connectivity we are losing connection and are suffering from severe stress, Auto immune diseases and loneliness. Mary’s online service is a life line to connecting and healing.
Mary is looking at future plans and says ‘we are looking to expand our team and get our name more recognised worldwide’. Mary enjoyed participating on EMPOWER Growth as it helped me really own my passion for what I am doing and has supported me and given me structure going forward. I have taken on their expertise and opinions. I loved the interaction of the other women and the real strength we all had to push though when at times it can be so difficult. part’. I have made so many great connections with great people and my hope going forward is that that continues and deepens.
For further information contact: www.counsellingonline.ie