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 [email protected] or call 087 7826020 for further information.


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