Josephine O'Halloran

Counsellor, Psychotherapist,

Relationship Counsellor & Accredited Supervisor


About Josephine

My name is Josephine O’Halloran and I am a counsellor, psychotherapist,

relationship counsellor & accredited supervisor in private practice in Galway.


  • I see individuals/couples who have issues around abuse, anxiety, bullying, depression, grief & loss and relationship problems.
  • I work with couples who are undergoing IVF fertility treatment, women who have had abortions or miscarriages and people with illness or disability.
  • I also work as a supervisor to counsellors/psychotherapists, student counsellors and people who need supervision in their work.
  • I also provide Marriage Preparation Courses for engaged couples.

Helpful links:

IAHIP – Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy

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Norman Warden’s Counselling website

Josephine O Halloran - Counsellor and Psychotherapist

Josephine O’Halloran

My Theoretical Approach:


  • I incorporate Person-Centred, Humanistic and Integrative, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Gestalt, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Neuro Linguistic Programming into my work.
  • I specialise in working with couples using John Gottman and Harville Hendrix Imago Models.
  • I explore the client’s problem in a safe, non-judgemental and confidential setting.
  • I believe that we all have the ability to heal ourselves and the capacity to change, if we wish to do so.
  • I offer my clients unconditional support in their quest to reach their potential and to gain the strength and the confidence to help themselves in the future.

Professional Development:


  • I obtained a Professional Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.
  • I hold accredited membership of the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP).
  • I am an accredited supervisor with IAHIP and I supervise other therapists, supervisors and student counsellors.
  • I also hold Certificates in Critical Incident Stress Management & Neuro Linguistic Programming.
  • I have Diplomas in Training and Education and in Community Development Practice from NUI Galway.





  • Couples Counselling is for people who have difficulty in communicating.
  • Most of us live life in the fast lane where couples don’t see enough of each other. There are money worries and often a lack of trust, with pressure to perform and look good. A true relationship should enhance your life.
  • Josephine O’ Halloran offers everything from counselling for couples going for fertility treatment to teaching better communication with each other.

Marriage Preparation Courses:

  • This 3 hour course is held in a private and confidential setting for each individual couple.
  • They are required to complete a questionnaire about their relationship prior to the course and the work is based around this.
  • The course also helps the couple to strengthen their relationship and gives them the tools to deal with future challenges which arise over the course of their marriage.


My services as a therapist and the kinds of problems I work with daily are:

Abuse, Anxiety, Depression, Bullying, Grief and Loss, and Relationship Problems.

I also work with:

Couples who are undergoing IVF Fertility Treatment.

People with Illness or Disability.

Supervision to other therapists, supervisors, student counsellors and people who need
supervision in their work.

Therapy FAQs

Therapy & Counselling explained


What is counselling?

Counselling focuses on a particular problem or difficulty that the client is having and is usually short term. It is always at the request of the client as no one can properly be ‘sent’ for counselling.

What is Psychotherapy?

  • Also known as the ‘talking cure,’ psychotherapy is the practice of tending to or healing the soul, body, and mind.
  • It is not about giving instruction or advice.
  • Psychotherapy encompasses past, present and future, and acknowledges various forms of consciousness.
  • There are many types of approaches and school of thought in psychotherapy, some are better suited for more immediate, briefer therapy issues, while others are more appropriate for deeper, longer-term therapy.

What kinds of issues do clients bring to the therapy sessions?

The more common issues include:

  • Abuse
  • Adoption
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Grief & Loss
  • Identity Problems
  • Life Changes
  • Low Self-Esteem & Lack of Self Confidence
  • Relationships
  • Personal Development
  • Stress

Everything the clients discuss is confidential except if I feel that they are a danger to themselves or others. Then I would feel obliged to break confidentiality.

What are the Benefits to Psychotherapy?

  • The client can experience an increase in self-awareness and self-confidence.
  • He/she will feel in charge of his/her life.
  • He/she may experience better sleeping and eating patterns.
  • Their personal/professional relationships improve.

What are your Fees?

My fee is €70 per session.


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