Rachel John Counselling Services by Joanne Griffin
We all have times in our lives that are more difficult than others. Sometimes this leads to our feelings and emotions becoming overwhelming or out of control or more than we can cope with. Counselling offers time, space and safety to express feelings; to feel understood and to discover the way forward. Counselling can enable people to recognise their strengths and find more effective ways of coping.
Rachel John Counselling Services offers an emphatic, safe, and confidential environment in which to explore any issues that are troubling you. Rachel’s philosophy is to foster an environment that promotes diversity, equality, deep learning and growth in a humanistic and integrative manner.
Rachel graduated with a BA degree in Counselling and Psychometric Testing from the National Counselling Institute of Ireland in Limerick and has also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with PCI College, Dublin.
This dynamic new business was established by Rachel John in 2013 as a private practice based in Milltown, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Rachel also works closely with the Killorglin Family Resource Centre where there exists a strong commitment to delivering a low-cost, confidential counselling service to all members of the community.
In times gone by, Counselling held a stigma for many people. Mental Health issues were something to be avoided. Thankfully today, people are beginning to recognise the benefits that counselling can provide. Rachel is familiar with the poignancy and delicacy of the mixed feelings that a client may experience – part of a person may want to go for counselling and part will definitely not. However, it is at this stage that a client needs to let go of the immense pressure that has been built up by a denial that one is “absolutely ok”.
Further details of this new venture can be found on www.racheljohncounselling.com by email at [email protected] on facebook @ Rachel John Counselling Services or speak directly to Rachel on 085 216 0125
This exciting new enterprise has emerged in 2013 with the help of the Short Term Enterprise Allowance (STEA) facilitated by South Kerry Development Partnership Ltd (SKDP). This scheme encourages people getting certain social welfare payments to take up self employment opportunities by allowing them to retain a proportion of their social welfare payment, plus secondary benefits.
For further information on the BTWEA or STEA, please contact an Enterprise Officer from SKDP in your area. Joanne Griffin (Killorglin and Kenmare) on 087 615 2660 or Anne O Riordan (Cahersiveen and Killarney) on 066 947 2724.