About me...

Welcome to the website of Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Cormac Mc Quaid. I provide a counselling service in Monaghan for adults and adolescents who are seeking support for emotional and mental health difficulties.

Looking back, I always had an interest in trying to understand the human psyche. While growing up, I was particularly interested in understanding more about the ways that people cope with problems, adapt to changes, and survive difficult life events. In contrast, I was also keen to understand more about the factors and circumstances which can contribute to people sometimes becoming emotionally distressed and mentally unwell. 

In my late 20's, I became increasingly interested in the idea of helping people who experience emotional and mental health difficulties to help themselves. This resulted in me embarking on journey of academic, introspective, and clinical training to became a Counsellor and Psychotherapist which took about seven years to complete. And now, even though I am a fully qualified and accredited practitioner, I am still learning more about human emotion, behaviour and well-being.

My qualifications include a MSc. in Mental Health, BSc. (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy, Dip. in Integrative Counselling and a Cert. in Education and Training: I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Middlesex University London, IICP College Dublin, and Maynooth University. I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Prior to opening my counselling practice, I worked as an employed Counsellor and Psychotherapist in the voluntary and statutory sectors: I have extensive experience of working with young people and adults in the specialist areas of suicide prevention, the treatment of self-harm, adolescent substance misuse, and addiction. I also have experience of working with people experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties like bereavement, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress.