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Alannah Dawson Sligo Counselling and Psychotherapy, is a fully accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist and member of IACP. Alannah offers one to one, online and telephone counselling with adults, students and groups.
With a BA (Hons Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Cert in Sports Psychology, Couples Counselling and MBCBT (Mindfulness based cognitive behavioural therapy). As a therapist, the therapeutic approaches I take to therapy include an integrative one, incorporating Psychodynamic Therapy (exploring the influence of past experiences on current behaviours) and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) including the principles of Person-Centred Therapy (an empathic approach that empowers clients to fulfil their own potential).
Alannah Dawson Sligo Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe and supportive space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a non-judgemental, empathic way. In order for them empower themselves, on a journey to recovery and growth.

Alannah Dawson Sligo Counselling and Psychotherapy has over 17 years experience working in the areas of physical and mental health.

Offering an integrative therapy and counselling service to adults, students and groups, face to face in Sligo, online and via telephone, enabling anyone, anywhere to access counselling.

I am a fully accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist with the IACP, I offer the highest in standard personal therapy with tailored multidisciplinary approaches for all my clients. Everyone is uniquely different, I take an individual, non judgemental, empathic and genuine approach to all my clients own needs.

Counselling or psychotherapy can help with a number of issues. I work with anxiety, depression, stress, anger management, sexuality issues, panic attacks, low self-esteem, grief, loss, infertility and relationship issues, to name a few. I allow a safe confidential, calm space for clients to better understand their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours.

 I work with clients using a blend of person centred, psychodynamic and other solution focused approaches. Client-Centred Psychotherapy is a humanistic approach to therapy that deals with a client’s conscious knowledge and experience of themselves. The person-centred approach values the clients ability in developing their own potential.

  • Anger Management
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Career Guidance
  • Codependency
  • Coping Skills
  • LGBT
  • Infertility
  • Grief and Loss
  • Pregnancy loss
  • Miscarriage
  • Stillbirth
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Life Transitions
  • Couples counselling
  • Marital and Premarital
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation

Call today for a free no obligation chat to see if counselling is for you.

Contact: mobile number 087 3240595

Alannah’s been a great therapist and a huge help in my personal life. Very good at making you feel comfortable and keeping the session on track, can’t recommend her enough.

Liam, Dublin

Alannah is both a wonderful counsellor and therapist. She has a very holistic approach, making you feel truly heard.

Emma, Sligo

Best counsellor I ever had, helped me a lot when I was down and needed help.

Graeme, Dublin

When I was very depressed, someone recommended me the counselling sessions and that was how I met Alannah. Her warm and understanding personality helped me realise what I needed to heal within myself. Sometimes we are unable to see certain facts or deny them and the assistance of a counsellor may open us to let go suppressed emotions. If you are looking for trust and open talk, then definitely meet Alannah.

MA, 2018, Dublin

Never having considered professional help before, I was unsure what to expect and also quite nervous. I came across Alannah when I’d reached an all time low point in my life. It was the best decision I ever made. Through sessions with Alannah and her skill of guiding me through the process, I’ve rediscovered myself and the true joys in life. I also feel assured that I’m better equipped to handle situations or setbacks that can naturally occur. What struck me most about her was her ability, not only to listen, but to engage in conversation in a way that felt totally natural and comfortable. I’d have no hesitation recommending Alannah, just as I have done with friends and family.