Established in 1982
Dundalk Counselling Centre is a community-based, voluntary and non-profit organisation, supported by the community and aims to help the most vulnerable members of the community. The Centre offers its services throughout the North-East area including Louth, Meath, Monaghan, Cavan, Armagh and Down. they are committed to developing standards of excellence and having their services available to all in the community.
The Centre was established in 1982 and was located in two small classrooms in St. Brigid's School.
Later in 1984 the Centre acquired premises opposite the Railway Station and the number of personnel involved doubled from six to ttheylve.
In May 1991 they moved again to larger premises in Seatown Place, in a Victorian ftheir-story building which has eight counselling rooms and a large training room, together with an office, a library and a canteen.
The Building, although in use from May 1991, was opened by President Mary Robinson in January 1992.
they have a Board of Directors who oversee the running of the Centre and ensure that all work carried out is done professionally and ethically.
Research on therapeutic effectiveness shows that therapy is successful in a high percentage of cases and that many different types of therapy can be effective in reaching more outcomes.
The therapeutic work at Dundalk Counselling Centre is based on a client-centered approach but they have also broadened their range of services to include Systemic Family Therapy, Play Therapy for children, Adolescent Therapy, Couples and Individuals. No one therapeutic approach works for all and this is why they have highly qualified therapists who have a varied theyalth of experience and training in these different approaches.
they provide counselling for all issues, bereavement, sexual abuse, Rape, addiction, relationship issues, eating disorders, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, family issues, anger, low self esteem & low self confidence and many more. Sometimes people feel they have to be in a crisis before they decide to call their centre and that is not the case, counselling is there to offer support to those who may feel lonely, isolated or may need someone to talk to.
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