Adult & Adolescent Counselling

Maura Dolan – Psychotherapist

Maura is an experienced and accredited Psychotherapist and works with Adults and Adolescents from an Integrative and Humanistic perspective. Her office is based in Gort Co. Galway. Maura previously worked in the social care profession for 17 years and worked in a variety of settings both on the frontline and in management positions. Maura has an Honours Degree in Applied Social Studies and a Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy. She also has a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy. Maura has also completed further training in supporting adults and adolescents through Loss and Bereavement with the Irish Hospice foundation.  Maura has a special interest in providing counselling support to Adults and Adolescents who have been affected by a Cancer diagnosis.


Maura is a member of the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and a member of the Irish Council of Psychotherapy (ICP), which means she abides by and works within an agreed ethical framework and code of practice. Maura holds garda clearance and adheres to the Children’s First Act 2015.

Martin Dunne – Psychotherapist

Hello, my name is Martin Dunne and I am a qualified counsellor and an accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).


I am an integrative psychotherapist meaning I use different modalities of therapy towards helping my clients feel  more of  sense of ease and understanding of their situation.

These modalities include a Person-Centred approach, Gestalt, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems, or a Neuro-Affective Relational Model (NARM).  The needs and wishes of my client shape the approach we take, together, in search of ease from your emotional pain.

Ann Gallagher – Psychotherapist

Anne is a qualified counsellor & a fully accreditted member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
Anne will be a familiar face to many in Gort from her time as a nurse in Gort Medical Centre.


In her own words …

I have completed four years training with The Tivoli Institute, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin and graduated in 2021 with an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (Clinical). I am a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and I abide by the code of ethics laid down by IACP. I am also a Registered General Nurse and Midwife and has gained many years’ experience working with patients in both the hospital setting and in Primary Care as a Practice Nurse in Gort Medical Centre.

Throughout my nursing career, I recognised the need for patients to be given the time and space to be listened to, in an empathetic, congruent environment, away from the clinical setting. I practice Psychodynamic Therapy, which is an Integrative and Humanistic approach and have also developed an interest in Psychosynthesis, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural approaches. I am passionate about continuous ongoing education and personal development and am presently undertaking a Certificate in Bereavement and Loss with ICCPD, Athlone (Holistic Counselling And Psychotherapy Education and Training College). 

I believe in the power of the unique relationship between the therapist and client. I feel privileged to be able to facilitate the clients in exploring their own different experiences of living with Cancer; and also facilitating families struggling with loss and grief in a safe, non-judgemental space. My approach is empathetic and client-centred.