Glosna House Support Centre

'Glosna' translates to fertile place'  

Psychotherapy & Support Services with our team of Mental Health Professionals.

Glosna House is committed to offering affordable support & psychotherapy options to everyone. Our team of professional therapists offer their unique approach in supporting clients to access their full potential.

We offer Integrative & Humanistic Psychotherapy, CBT, Addiction Counselling, Teen Therapy, Bereavement Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Counselling, General Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Couples Counselling, Art Psychotherapy, Low Cost Counselling & Transformational Life Coaching. 

Marie Byrne M.I.A.H.I.P., Reg ICP & Glosna House Founder heads up the Psychotherapy Team. To chat to Marie about what service & therapist may suit you, please get in touch by phone or email. Marie hopes to support you in making a decision that feels right for you or your loved one.
Services are available Monday through Friday each week and we offer late night appointments too.

Our Aim:

Our aim is to provide you with a supportive and safe environment. By nurturing and valuing your strengths and resources, our goal is to support you in exploring your individual experiences, challenges, concerns, road blocks, stepping stones and personal goals. We hope to facilitate insight into your patterns of thought and behaviour that may be preventing you from leading a fulfilling and satisfying life so you can bring about positive change. We have a range of price options to choose from all of which are clearly outlined below and determined by the therapists. For questions on what scheme or therapist might suit you best just call us on 087-7693966.


Low Cost Counselling at €30
  • Claire Boland Student Member of APCP (18yrs plus)
  • Madeline Polcer Student Member of IACP (18 yrs plus)
  • Caroline Shore, Family Therapist in Training (all age groups)
  • Vanessa Fennelly Student Member of IACP (18 yrs plus)

Low Cost Counselling at €40
  • Mary Lalor Pre Accredited member of IACP (18 yrs plus)
  • Kamila Jelinkova Student Member of APPI (16 yrs plus)

Therapists offering weekly sessions at €60. 
  • Marie Byrne MIAHIP, Reg. ICP (Adults)
  • Liz Hutton MIAHIP, Reg. ICP (Adults)
  • Mark Redmond MIAHIP, Reg. ICP (Adults)
  • Coman Wilkinson MIAHIP, Reg. ICP (adolescents from 16 yrs & Adults & Couples)

Therapists offering weekly sessions at €65. 
  • Yvonne Booth, MIACP (Adolescents from 12 yrs & Adults & Couples)
  • Geraldine Kennedy, MIAHIP, ECP, Reg. ICP (Adults)
  • Claire Kelly, ACI (Adults) Transformational Life Coaching

Therapists offering weekly sessions at €70
  • Andrei Tcaciuc MAPPI, Reg ICP (Adolescents from 15 yrs & Adults)

Note: We offer a special rate for students of psychotherapy looking to complete their course requirement hours with a fully accredited member of our team. 

Call 0877693966 to make an appointment
What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a confidential & professional service for people who are looking for support & treatment for a wide range of issues. It provides a regular time for those in distress to explore their feelings and talk about their problems, challenges and fears. A therapist can support a client to develop better ways of coping, facilitate healing and can provide a structured support in assisting a client bring about positive change in their lives. Sometimes just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference.

Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy emphasizes a hopeful view of human beings and of their ability to be self-determining.  It believes that individuals are fundamentally responsible for themselves and, whilst recognising the tragic dimensions of human existence, it emphasises the ability of persons to go beyond themselves and realise their true nature. It seeks to assist people who are in crisis and/or are searching for meaning and purpose in life. Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy acknowledges the validity of a variety of therapeutic approaches to the individual. It seeks to integrate the use of two or more approaches in the practice of psychotherapy. Practitioners in this field embrace an attitude towards the practice of psychotherapy that affirms the inherent value of each individual. It is a unifying psychotherapy that responds appropriately and effectively to the person at the emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physiological levels of functioning.

The aim of integrative psychotherapy is to facilitate wholeness so that the quality of the person’s being and functioning in life is maximised with due regard for each individual’s own personal limited and external constraints. Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapies have many broad and creative approaches to working with clients. The therapeutic relationship is seen as a meaningful contract between equals, and the aims of therapy may include encouraging the self-healing capacities of the client, exploring the client’s concrete individual experience of anxiety and distress rooted in earlier relationships, or enabling insight into repeating patterns of behaviour which might be preventing clients from leading fulfilling and satisfying lives
Some experts claim that counselling tends to tackle problems at the time of the crises, whereas psychotherapy focuses on long-term, deeply embedded problems. Whether you choose a counsellor or psychotherapist, the main thing is to choose the right individual for you.

From our own experiences we believe that we all need support and a non-judgemental ear to listen and to help support us in life. There are no mysteries around therapy, it is a weekly one-to-one meeting between two people with the aim of improving overall well being. Integrative psychotherapy means drawing on and blending specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as those practising integrative psychotherapy do not believe that only one approach works for each client in all situations.

What is Transformational Life Coaching?

Life coaching is a support service offering a relationship between a coach and client where they explore the client’s current reality and where they ultimately want to be. They will then work together to navigate a course of action to achieve the desired change. It can be any area of life, and goal, any dream. The relationship offers a safe, confidential, positive space for the client and will provide the accountability, encouragement and guidance needed as they go about their transformation.

Some people seek coaching as they have clear changes they want to make in their lives and need support through it. For others, they simply feel 'stuck', with no clarity as to why they feel this way, just a strong desire to change something. Coaching can help you with both of these - whether it is to take real action towards a goal you already have identified or to help you unlock your purpose, potential and/or heart’s desires.

Coaching will also support you as you navigate your way towards achieving your goals and dreams, helping you to overcome any challenges you may face. It will help you to identify and break free of limiting beliefs and negative patterns that have previously prevented your growth, progress and change. Instead, you will connect with your values, purpose, authenticity and expand your belief system. It ultimately will support you in living a life that is more true to you and to SHINE!!!

What can Life Coaching help with?

The key to a successful coaching experience is to embrace it and remember you and your journey are unique! With coaching, you set the agenda and the pace so each coaching experience is individual to the person. Whatever your goal or desire, coaching can offer the space, guidance, encouragement and support you need. 

Here are some of the key areas that coaching can help with. 

  • You want to create the life you truly want & become the owner of your story
  • You wish to discover and/or nurture your life purpose and hearts desires
  • You have a goal, dream, vision and seek support to bring it to life
  • You feel stuck, overwhelmed, disconnected or burnt out
  • You want to feel empowered to overcome any challenges that get in the way of you living your best life
  • You need help letting love in - practicing self worth, self love, and self care
  • You wish to manage stress and work- life balance
  • You want to develop your own business or make changes in your career
  • You believe you can't make change and need to challenge self-limiting beliefs and unlock your full potential
  • You need support to simply take a first step to a great, big, wonderful adventure

What can you expect?

To work together with your Coach in a safe, positive, confidential space. They will be fully committed to you and your transformation process as you go about creating the changes you desire in your life.

Your coach will guide you with powerful questions, feedback and actions and will always work at your pace and to your agenda. Some people value gentle steering and guidance, where others will appreciate a more challenging approach. Your story is unique and personal, so how you work is up to you.

A coaching session last 60 minutes. Depending on your own personal goals, coaching can typically take anywhere from 6 to 20 weeks (more often than not, 12 sessions is the golden number). In your first session, you will be invited to explore what has led you to coaching and to take a look at your current situation and visions or goals. From there, you and your Coach will be able to work out together what your relationship will look like and how long it may last.

Throughout your coaching and transformational journey, you will experience wonderful insights, casting aside limiting beliefs and barriers that have been holding you back. You will gain clarity, confidence and will experience so many magical moments as your light starts to shine bright.

All you need to do is take the first small step....

What does Life Coaching cost?

A 60 minute session is €65 and is typically a short term support service (approximately 12 weeks).

What is Couples Relationship Coaching?

Generally distress within relationships is not due to fundamental differences between couples but to small niggling arguments, communication issues, boundary issues, a conflict in values and beliefs, excessive stress and how we interpret what the other says and does. Couples Relationship Coaching is for those who don’t feel they need counselling per se but would like to address specific issues around their relationship from where they are now to where they want to go. 

Some of the most common issues include:

  • Frequent arguing and a lack of communication
  • Overcoming Stress, Low moods and discord in the relationship
  • Managing conflict and  lack of teammate solidarity
  • Unsatisfactory sex-life and Marital boredom
  • Differing goals
  • Emotional or physical infidelity

Some clients come for coaching together, others alone or in a combined approach (attending some sessions together and some alone). The therapist applies the techniques of cognitive behavioural therapy and coaching to sessions and this provides a powerful means of uncovering and changing the underlying beliefs and automatic thinking that have been driving behaviour to the detriment of the clients relationship. By putting specific plans and goals in place, clients are provided with relevant techniques and tools to reach solutions quickly and effectively.

Active Participation:

Therapy is a team effort. If you don’t take an active part in your sessions, you won’t find the experience valuable. Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. Working towards these benefits, however, requires effort on your part. Psychotherapy requires your very active involvement, honesty, and openness to change your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviours. Good therapy should feel safe and enable you to take risks with the issues you are prepared to work on. You can get the best results by being open, saying how you are really feeling and by giving your therapist honest feedback on how you experience the therapy.

The Therapist:

A therapist will be assigned to you based on your presenting needs. However, it is your right to determine if the therapist assigned to you meets your needs. Your therapist is either fully accredited with IAHIP or IACP or working towards their accreditation with either governing body. You do not have to stay with a therapist with whom you cannot relate or feel safe. The relationship between you and your therapist is fundamental to the therapeutic process. If one therapist does not feel right for you, you can ask to be referred back to Glosna and we will assign an alternative therapist to you. If this arises please call us on 087 7693966.

Weekly Appointments:

Sessions last 50-60 minutes, your therapist will confirm this with you at the first session. You will be offered weekly standing appointments with your therapist. An important part of the therapeutic process is providing consistency, predictability and security for therapy sessions. Your therapist will confirm your next appointment in person at the end of each session and these appointments are committed to by both parties weekly in advance. In general you will be offered the same time and same place on a regular basis, unless otherwise agreed with you in particular circumstances (i.e. shift workers etc) Note: There may come a time when you feel the need to reduce the regularity of appointments to every second week. This will be looked into in terms of availability for said appointments by the therapist if and when it occurs.


You have a right to expect professional confidentiality from your therapist. They may not release information to medical providers, schools, solicitors or other professionals unless you personally request it and you sign a Release Of Information (ROI) form. The duty of a therapist to keep confidential any information given by a client is required by law- except in very specific circumstances. Therapists are required to report to the appropriate authorities/parties information that leads them to believe that:

  • The client presents a danger to him/herself
  • The client presents a danger to the life, health and/or property of another
  • When there is reasonable suspicion of child, dependent or elder abuse or neglect, current or historical
  • The client is gravely disabled and is judged to be incapable of making self-care decisions

Duration of Therapy & Reviews:

We are often asked how long therapy will or should last. The answer to this question relies heavily on your involvement and commitment to the therapeutic process alongside your therapist. Time frames vary depending on the presenting issues. Keep in mind that psychotherapy is a medium to long-term process so don't expect any instant solutions to your concerns. However it is important to firstly establish a relationship with your therapist. In our experience a minimum commitment to 6 sessions allows for this therapeutic relationship to form and it is from this foundation that therapy can then move to a deeper level. You will agree regular reviews with your therapist to assess what is working and what is not. Also your personal goals may change and evolve and it is important you explore these with your therapist as therapy progresses.

Giving feedback

You should give regular feedback during sessions about what aspects of the therapy have been helpful and what have not. A good therapist will invite you to do this and will allow time for it. This should help issues to be dealt with when they arise.


To provide the best quality care, our therapists are in active supervision. Supervision is a formal arrangement for Psychotherapists to discuss their work regularly with a qualified & experienced professional who mentors their work. Supervision is done with the full anonymity of the client preserved- no names or identifying circumstances are used.

What to expect from your first session?

During the first session, you will be asked about what brings you to therapy. You will be asked what your concerns, challenges & fears and details of any symptoms you are experiencing. You therapist will gather a brief history from you (as the sessions progress the therapist will gather more information). History-taking may cover such things as your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic and friends), your current living situation and your career. The therapist may ask you to fill out forms about your current and past physical and emotional health. It might take a few sessions for your therapist to fully understand your situation and concerns and to determine the best approach or course of action. The first session is also an opportunity for you to interview your therapist to see if his or her approach and personality are going to work for you. Don't hesitate to ask questions anytime during your appointment. If you don't feel comfortable with the first psychotherapist you see, try someone else. The more you understand the psychotherapy process experience or how it all works, the more comfortable you’ll be. Ask questions about the therapy process, and ask the therapist to repeat anything you don’t understand.


Your therapist will confirm their weekly fee with you. Payment is taken by the therapist at the end of each session. There is no general facility to take credit/debit cards.


We realise from time to time you may need to cancel or reschedule a weekly session. In the event that you need to cancel a session, you are required to give a certain period of notice as laid out by your therapist in the first session; otherwise the full fee is incurred. If you fail to keep an appointment you will be charged for that missed session. You are required to contact your therapist directly for any changes in appointments.

Contacting your Therapist:

In your first session your therapist will agree how you will contact each other outside of the therapy space and set boundaries around this. As this is a professional relationship, contact outside of therapy is not encouraged. All concerns, issues and questions are best dealt with in the therapeutic space. In the case of emergencies, your therapist will agree a safe and supportive method of contact with you.

Parents of under 18s:

As a parent of a client under 18 you are required to sign a consent form for your child to access therapy. There may be times when you wish to speak with your child’s therapist around the work; this will be arranged in the form of a face to face session for you through the therapist, and not a telephone conversation.  

Concluding Therapy:

As you are approaching the end of therapy, you and your therapist will discuss a plan to conclude your therapy. These sessions are known as the “closing sessions”.

“If therapy has been successful, clients will also have learned how to be their own therapist. It seems that when people experience the genuineness of another and a real attentive caring and valuing by that other person; they begin to adopt the same attitude towards themselves.” Brian Thorne