About me...


Welcome to the website of counsellor and psychotherapist, Cormac Mc Quaid. I provide a counselling service in Monaghan and Kildare for adults and adolescents who are in need of support for emotional and mental health issues.


I have always had an interest in trying to understand the human psyche; growing up, I was particularly interested in how people cope with problems, adapt to changes, and survive difficult life events. In contrast, I was also curious as to why some people become emotionally and mentally unwell. 

In my late 20's, I became increasingly interested in the idea of being able to help people who experience emotional and mental health difficulties and that is why I became a counsellor and psychotherapist. As a practitioner, I believe that counselling and psychotherapy is an important element of mental healthcare: over the years I have witnessed many people in the therapy room, who have experienced difficult life situations, recover the quality of their emotional and mental health.


Prior to opening my counselling practice, I worked as an employed counsellor and psychotherapist in the voluntary and statutory sectors: I have worked with young people and adults in the specialist areas of suicide prevention, the treatment of self-harm, adolescent substance misuse, and addiction. I have also worked with many people who have experienced emotional and mental health issues like bereavement, loss, trauma, depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.


I am a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Middlesex University London, IICP College Dublin and Maynooth University: 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 an accredited therapist with the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.