About me...

Welcome to the website of counsellor and psychotherapist, Cormac Mc Quaid. I provide a counselling service in County Monaghan and County 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 experiences. In contrast, I was also curious as to why some people become emotionally and mentally unwell during their lifetime. 

In my late 20's, I became 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 has an important role to play in mental healthcare; over the years I have witnessed many people in the therapy room, who have experienced difficult life situations, recover their emotional well-being and improve the quality of their mental health.

Before opening my practice, I worked as an employed counsellor and psychotherapist in the voluntary and statutory sector - 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 experience 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.