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The Service we Provide

You will be asked to complete a Consent Form before proceeding with sessions. This form is issued to gain your informed consent for the sessions provided within our one-to-one Online Counselling Service. It is important that you understand the service provided to you, the cost involved (if applicable), and what is done with the personal information shared by you. Please read our Online Counselling Policy here before booking sessions.

Our Dedicated Team

Brian Holohan

Online Counsellor

Brian holds a Master’s Degree in Sexuality Studies, a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, a Diploma in Addiction Psychology, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and is in the process of pursuing a PhD. In his work, the main approaches Brian uses are person-centred, integrative and humanistic.

Anika Sparkling

Online Counsellor

Anika holds a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST), a Certificate in Domestic Abuse (ADAPT), Certificate in CBT Training and is currently undertaking her BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which she expects to complete in 2017. Anika’s interests lie in Suicide Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Relationship/Family Counselling and Mental Health.

Gaye O'Hagan

Online Counsellor

Gaye holds an Honours Degree in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Gaye specialises in Systemic Family Therapy, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, Addiction Counselling and Occupational First Aid. Gaye has extensive experience working in crisis situations with children and adolescents in residential settings and has also worked in Women’s Refuge and the Homeless sector.

Karen Murphy

Online Counsellor

Karen holds an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling Psychology and is currently completing her Masters in CBT. She has also trained in Online Counselling Skills, Train the Trainers program, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Children First Training and a Certificate for Counsellors working in the LGBT field. Karen has worked in the area of suicide prevention and mental health promotion for a number of years and has extensive experience and knowledge of online counseling.

John Hickey

Online Counsellor

John Hickey M.Sc; P.Grad Dip; B.Sc (Hons) Psychology; Dip (MAPCP; MACI Accredited Clinical Supervisor). John has worked with ICHAS since 2010 and provides a range of services including Academic and Clinical Supervision whilst also lecturing on Undergraduate Degree Programmes in conjunction with Griffith College. John has a keen interest in the area of addiction related presentations and also works closely with families experiencing relationship and emotional difficulties.


‘One to one counselling has been invaluable to me. I managed to speak comfortably to a counsellor for the first time. I’ve tried face to face counselling over the years several times and I was sitting in anxious silence for most of the sessions. I have come a good way to feeling better as a direct result of your one to one counselling.’

- Anonymous

‘The programme gave me knowledge about depression and anxiety, especially the symptoms of these mental issues. From that, I learned that I was just sick, I could get better and defeated the issues. My counselor was very professional and helpful. He knew how to approach me without tearing me apart like others did so I could open up myself for the first time in my life’

- Anonymous

‘I found the whole initial procedure of applying for support very easy and quick. I have found the service really excellent and very suited to my needs. It has always been accessible and non-judgemental. Thank you.’

- Anonymous

‘Turn2me has been very helpful with providing me a great counselor who has given me power and knowledge to move forward in my life. I am grateful to her and this site for helping me, I still have work to do, lots of practice and exercises, but one day I look forward to reaching there. Thank you.’

- Anonymous

‘Thank you to this website they got me back on my feet by just giving me someone to talk to and there is a lovely community feel when everyone really helps lift your mood. My councillor was amazing, listened and gave me a different look on the little things i was working about. thank you for everything!’

- Anonymous

‘I found the weeks of counselling amazing maybe the best thing I’ve ever done for my mental health and for myself. My counsellor was fantastic, full of great advice and tips that I incorporated into my daily life and routines. I started an anxious teary mess and while I still worry and am anxious im acknowledging it when it occurs and moving past it. His help has been invaluable in my life and for that I’m truly grateful. i will continue to log on to this site and log thoughts just to check in with myself and keep up all the work i have put it. excellent service many many thanks’

- Anonymous

‘I have recently started to use the Thought Catcher. I do not use it every day but only when I remember. I find this a nice little tool as it makes me reflect on how I really am feeling at the point in time.’

- Anonymous

‘My Counsellor has been a wonderful help in my current situation and when I was down she helped me very much. Really appreciated the opportunity to access counseling in this way.’

- Anonymous

‘Found the whole initial procedure of applying for support very easy and quick. I have found the service really excellent and very suited to my needs. It has always been accessible and non-judgemental. Thank you.’

- Anonymous

‘The online counselling was very effective for me. It enabled me to access supports at a time that suited me and when I needed it the most. I found it a great way to really get the root of what was going on with me. I found the online counselling brilliant. ’

- Anonymous

‘I found it of great benefit it was good to have sessions online would Def recommend it’

- Anonymous

Our Service Statistics


New user registrations in 2016


Members used services in 2016.*


Thoughts recoreded in our Thought Catcher mood diary


Comments made on users thoughts


Sessions Delivered*


Applications for 1-1 Online Counselling Sessions*


Online Support Groups facilitated on Anxiety, Depression, Stress, General Mental Health & Suicidal Thoughts/Feelings

*2016 stats for Ireland only.

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