Our Counsellors & Team

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Aspen Counselling Director

Linda Balfe

Linda Balfe, Director of Aspen Counselling Services Lucan has worked as a psychotherapist since 1997.It was then that she commenced her training and work in a voluntary organisation that provided low cost counselling. It was there that she got the vision to open and be part of developing an affordable counselling service that was accessible to whoever should need to avail. In 2001 Aspen was established. She has worked as a Psychotherapist and Director of this service where to date there are a team of over 40 therapists and volunteers working and making psychotherapy affordable and accessible. Linda has B.Sc. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certified as a Reality Therapist and a Certificate in Supervision. The areas that she specialise in are Attachment Disorders, Narcissistic Abuse, family systems, Loss and Grief, Addictions, Anxiety, Depression, Phobias. OCD, Stress management, Sexual Addiction/Dysfunction, sexual identity and Suicidal ideation. She works with Couples and Individuals. Linda is a Supervisor to other therapists where she supervises them in their clinical practice. She is an Accredited Psychotherapist and Qualified Supervisor with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy ( I.A.C.P)

Linda is Director, Supervisor and Psychotherapist -  MIACP SIACP, WGII

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Aspen Counselling Director

Patrick Corcoran

Patrick is a senior executive with 20+years’ of unique experience across several sectors and functions, including CRM, sales and marketing, finance, banking, manufacturing, retail businesses, charities, and ERP system implementation. Consistently identifying and accelerating strategic measures to strengthen performance with sustained operational results, He forges long-lasting client and business partner relationships to benefit all parties mutually.

 

A robust educational background consisting of an honours degree from UCD, a postgraduate diploma in Business Studies from Smurfit school of business and a professional accounting qualification with ACCA has given Patrick a solid foundation in all situations for an ever-changing working environment. His drive does not stop after work, and he has represented Ireland in 3 Ice swimming world championships and has been chairperson of the Leinster region for ACCA. Believing in giving back to the community, he has served as a director on several boards of charities, both past and present.

Our Wider Team

Michele Cormican

Michele has been with Aspen Counselling Services since 2018. She brings over 15 years of administrative experience in Office Management, Payroll and Accounting from her time in Trinity College, Dublin. After taking a number of years off to care for her family, she joined Aspen as a volunteer reception and then came on board as our Office Manager in January 2020. Michele looks after the day to day operations of Aspen, which includes ensuring our therapists are looked after and scheduling of appointments. She also assists in the development and implementation of policies and procedures, training and fundraising. Her primary goal is to keep our service running smoothly and to ensure that our clients are looked after in a confidential and sensitive manner.

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