Our Staff

Our Staff

Angela Lawless

Angela Lawless has been working in Pro-Consult since 2000.  Angela is an IACP accredited Counsellor. 

She has a higher diploma in Gestalt Therapy and is a Registered Clinical Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland.  Specific area of interest and experience are:  Abuse Issues, Disabilities, Stress, Anxiety and Depression.

Peter O’Toole

Peter O’Toole B.A. (Hons) in Humanities (Psy), Professional Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in applied Addiction Studies. 

He is an accredited Counsellor with the  I.A.C.P. and the Psychological Society of Ireland.  Peter takes and integrative approach, working from a number of different schools of Psychology including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

Works Tuesday afternoons.

Iggy Clarke

Iggy Clarke BSc.,B.A.B.D. is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counsellors/Psychotherapists (IACP)  accredited member of the Institue of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) and a postgraduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Areas of speciality include Bereavement, Loss, Depression, Anxiety, Suicide Issues, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Couple Counselling.
Iggy works Tuesdays and Thursdays (normal office hours)

Dermot Hughes

Dermot Hughes BSc (Psychology); B.A.Th.; B.Eng; MSc; Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy has been involved in Counselling for over 12 years and is an accredited member of the IACP. His experience as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist is wide ranging both in Ireland and abroad.


He has worked in Chile, Sri Lanka and the U.S.A.  He is also a fluent Spanish speaker.  Areas of expertise include Bereavement, Depression, Relationship Issues, Anxiety and Stress-Related Concerns, Personal Development, Panic Attacks, Trauma Events, Cross-Cultural Issues and Anger Management.  He uses a wide variety of counselling techniques including Cognite Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy and Person-Centred Approach.

Works Wednesday Thursday & Friday evenings after 6pm

Mary Bridget Haren MIACP

A Person centered therapist  I work with each client in a way that is best suited to their individual needs. Counselling allows the client to achieve greater self understanding, self-awareness, self understanding, acceptance,

 improved relationships and greater control over their own lives.

Some of the issues I work with include, grief, trauma, childhood abuse, anxiety, depression, couples that are experiencing difficulties in relationship, and serious illness.

I am an experienced counsellor having worked in the field of Domestic Abuse, and with traumatised clients  for many years. I’m also an experienced facilitator and use meditation and mindfulness to facilitate growth and health.

Dr. Kathleen FitzGerald

Dr. Kathleen FitzGerald, BSocSc Dip Psych MPhil MCoun DipGestalt Therapy DPsychotherapy.

Dr. Kathleen FitzGerald is Co-Founder of Pro Consult and a Senior Clinical/Counselling Psychologist and Psychotherapist. She is a Registered Psychologist and Associated Fellow with the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and an Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).

 Following her primary degree in Social Science at University College Dublin, Kathleen did postgraduate psychology at UCD and later completed a Masters in Clinical Psychology (University of Edinburgh) and a Masters in Counselling (University College Cork).  She is a qualified Gestalt Therapist, having trained with Erving and Miriam Polster in San Diego, USA and with Gestalt Associates of Los Angeles, USA.   In 2012 Kathleen was awarded a Doctorate in Psychotherapy from Dublin City University. 

Kathleen works with individuals and groups and is also involved in training.    She works with a range of psychological/emotional difficulties drawing from her wide and varied professional background to select the most effective approach for each individual client.  Additionally, she is available for supervision of counsellors and other professionals.

Finola Ó Siochrú.

M.A.. Dip. Psych., Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 3). Accredited member of IACP.


My primary aim in Counselling is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for clients to work through whatever blocks limit their capacity to live full and rewarding lives. While my main counselling approach is Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, I also draw on other integrative methods depending on the needs of each individual client.

Sensorimotor Psychotherapy is a talk therapy which draws on the wisdom of the body. Informed by the latest research in Neuro-Biology, it is especially useful in dealing with the effects of trauma. This may be a purely physical trauma, such as a car accident, or more complex trauma resulting from emotional, sexual or physical abuse.

I also draw on my many years of teaching Yoga and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in helping clients to access their own healing resources.

Special areas of interest: trauma, depression, anxiety, stress.

Bernadette McCartan

Bernadette Mc Cartan B.A., Grad.Dip. (Counselling & Psychotherapy).  MIACP., MIAHIP.


Bernadette holds a B.A. Degree in Psychology & Sociology from NUI Galway and a Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from DublinCityUniversity.  She is an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP), and the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP),  working within these Association’ s Code of Ethics.

The Institute of Professional Counselling Ltd.

1 St Helen's Street
Cooke's corner
Phone: 091 589581

Mobile: 087 235  6414

Email: office@proconsult.ie


Opening Hours:

9.30am to 5.30pm
Mon-Fri 10am-1pm Sat

We also offer evening appointments Tues-Fri where needed.

The Institute of Professional Counselling Ltd. A company limited by guarantee.


Registered in Ireland.   Reg. number 291398.

Registered office: 1 St Helen's Street, Cooke's Corner, Galway.   


Registered Charity Number: 20039554


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