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Annette O'Donovan BA HDip in Ed MPhil  Dip in Counselling and Psychotherapy. MIAHIP


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Hello and welcome my name is Annette O'Donovan and I am the founder of NewWay Counselling and Psychotherapy Services. As the name suggests this service offers you an opportunity to experience your worries and personal issues in a 'new way'. In a way that that will help you find a new direction and hope for the future.


I am a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I hold a Diploma in counselling and Psychotherapy with the Flatstone Institute Cork. I am a fully accredited member of IAHIP (the Irish Association for Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy) and work according to its code of ethics.This is a professional confidential service that provides a supportive healing space Where you can explore issues in your life that you would like to change.

We in NewWay understand that reaching out for help is a sign of courage and strength and have experience in dealing with a wide range of issues that may be causing you emotional distress. Sometimes people don’t seek professional help because of stigma and stereotypes, like that a belief its only for seriously ill people. Feeling worried, scared or embarrassed in deciding whether to seek professional help or not is is not at all uncommon. Its important to realise that we as counsellors are used to dealing with all sorts of issues  and that no problem is too big or too small or odd to bring to counselling.

Its not always possible to ask friends or family for help. Having someone who is professionally trained and independent of people you know can be a relief and allows you the feeling of not being judged.

If you have tried making changes by yourself but keep getting stuck, Counselling and Psychotherapy will help you to find clarity, understand whats getting in your way or keeping you from living your life to the full. My therapeutic approach is Humanistic Integrative. within this therapeutic framework is very much a person centred approach to healing, where I listen to what you want and guide and support you on your journey towards those changes you wish to make.It doesn’t provide answers but helps you find your own. At the heart of the counselling and psychotherapy experience is the empathic, nuturing and trusting compassionate relationship that can be developed between you and your time with me as you journey.

Some reasons why you may seek Counselling:

If you are,

  • Feeling depressed

  • Life is overwhelming and you are finding it hard to cope

  • Uncertain of what to do

  • Feeling alone

  • Having difficulty in relationships

  • Feeling sad and confused quite a lot of the time

  • You may want to...

  • Make some changes in you life

  • Address some of your worries

  • Or you might feel like it would be helpful to talk with somone  about something that’s happened and is impacting on your day to day life in a negative way and just won’t go away.

  • It might be that you are concerned about a friend or a family member

Also it is an opportunity to develop your self-awareness around:


  • Who you really are?

  • How you came to be that person?

  • Patterns and themes in your life and relationships?

  • The world in which you live?



Some of the benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy:


  •  Life-long problem solving skills.

  •  Deeper appreciation of yourself

  •  Promotes happiness and well being

  •  Healthier relationships

  •  Liberating

  •  Empowering to help you make your own choices.

  •  Gain insights and personal growth

  •  Self acceptance and change

  •  Reach your full potential so you can live your live to the full

"The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change."   Carl Rogers

The counselling and psychotherapy service provided is strictly confidential, with certain legal and ethical limitations. Confidentiality is discussed and explained in more detail during our first session.

At present I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy to adults and young people aged 18 years and over.


Some of the issues we deal with are, but not limited to;
• Anxiety and panic attack
• Self-Esteem
• Depression/Lowmood
• Relationship difficulties
• Bereavement and Loss
• Sexual abuse
• Workplace stress and Bullying
• Women's issues
• Rural isolation
• Loneliness
• Family issues


"The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are"  Carl Jung

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The Cost is €70 and the duration is 60 minutes

Cancellation Policy:when you make an appointment the agreed time is reserved especially for you.Please kindly give us 24 hours notice if you need to cancel, or a cancellation fee will apply.



Mill Race Clinic
McSwiney Quay
Co.Cork P72X786
"One's destination is never a new place, but rather a new way of looking at things."  Henry MIller
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