Sometimes talking is the most effective way of coping with the challenges posed by cancer, which is why our counselling service is one of the most important that we offer. Our dedicated counsellors are at the ready to meet with patients, their family members, bereaved members and also children affected by cancer.

 If you are dealing with stress, anxiety, anger, or the fear associated with a cancer diagnosis please don’t hesitate to contact us – our counsellors are here to talk.


Richard has been involved in counselling for over 30 years. He holds a graduate diploma in Counselling Psychology and Therapy. As a professional Richard is an accredited Member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and is currently a member and former Chairman of IACPS Dublin Regional Committee.

Deirdre Stanley Merren MIACP (Fully Accredited)
Deirdre has been involved in counselling since 2009. She works with the Gorey Family Resource Centre while at the same time building a private practice in Gorey and Brittas Bay. Deirdre presents the Look Good Feel Better workshops as part of our service.

Izabela Garkowska Morris
Izabela Garowska Morris is a bilingual counsellor/psychotherapist who works with adolescents and adults in multicultural Ireland. Izabela is a native Polish speaker who now lives in Wicklow. She has been a member of the IACP since 2012 and has served on the Board of Directors since 2017. Izabela holds a BA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. Her approach to counselling is integrative and holistic.