Hi, I'm Carmel...
For the past 5 years I have trained and worked as a relationship counsellor and in 2020 set up Laois Couples Counselling.
I always had a keen interest in Psychology,, and in 2016 I got the opportunity to train as a relationship counsellor with ACCORD, in Newbridge. I began my career studying business studies in college and worked in business analytics for many years, but I knew I wanted something more and relished the opportunity to develop this aspect of myself.
I have a deep passion for helping people, and in particular couples, to navigate relationships. To this end I am currently training in The Developmental Model of Relationship Therapy with Ellyn Bader & Pete Pearson to further enable me to help couples navigate their relationship issues.
I have been married to Chris for over 15 years, and we have two children, so I have experienced the ups and downs of the different stresses and life events that can befall a relationship.
I believe in the power of communication and connection and am certain that by using the right communication tools many of the challenges and difficult situations relationships face can improve. If you can build the connection in your relationship it can withstand any turbulence that comes up.
My mission is to
Help you reconnect by providing a safe space for conflict resolution, developing good communication skills within the relationship, and allowing you both time to heal and rediscover the fun in your relationship.
Work with you to define new relationship goals, supporting you throughout your journey to achieve these goals. If you know what you want, then it is easier to tell your partner what that is.
Help you define what you want from a relationship, and to assess your own role in impacting the dynamic of your relationship. Nothing happens in a vacuum, conflict in a relationship is not the fault of only one person.
If you’d like to find out more about the services I offer please visit the Our Services section of my website. Or Get In Touch with me, I’m more than happy to chat with you to find out how I can support you in your relationship needs.