Hello, my name is Mandy Downes. I am a counsellor and psychotherapist living and working in Blessington, Co Wicklow. I am married to Ron and have two adult children and three grandchildren. I have a background in banking & finance and education. I started my life-long journey of counselling and psychotherapy in 2010 and that journey continues today. I am a kind, open-minded, supportive, non-judgemental person who genuinely cares about people, their mental health and wellbeing.
My professional approach to counselling is grounded in person-centred therapy, choice theory and reality therapy. My work in the field of education, both in Ireland and abroad, has afforded me the opportunity of working with adults and children from around the world, from many different and diverse backgrounds. This I believe has given me an invaluable insight and understanding into people, their culture and beliefs and value systems
I also provide a counsellor service in the Village Counselling Service, Dublin and The Swan Family Support Centre, Dublin on a voluntary basis.