Hello! My name is Eileen Foley. I support people who struggle with their alcohol and drug use to find the best way forward in their lives. I also support families to overcome the anxiety and overwhelm they feel when coping with someone’s alcohol and drug use.
I believe that people have an inner strength that they are sometimes unaware of, so when they work with me I show them they are the experts in their lives and support them to find the solutions that best suits them.
Having graduated in 2011 with a Bachelor Of Arts in Addiction Counselling I have been working in private practice since. I am also a keen blogger and educator, and in recent years I have started to offer online workshops.
I provide a safe and confidential place where you can explore your concerns, ask questions and get support so you can move forward in your life.
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If you are worried about your alcohol or drug use its important to look at what is going on for you. Understanding why you are abusing alcohol or drugs can help change behaviors in a positive way leading to positive changes in your life
Family members who live with the effects of alcohol and drug abuse need support to understand what is happening in their family, the vital need of self-care and healthy boundaries. It is important to know you do not have to deal with this on your own. I support you in recognizing the impact substance abuse is having on you and your family and what you need to do to take care of yourself.
This involves completing a questionnaire with where you also discuss the questions as you go along. The questions focus on your history of drug & alcohol abuse, how and when it started, how it has progressed and impacted on your life.
While most daily events are not life threatening, for the person with anxiety even the smallest task can become overwhelming and frightening. In counselling you will learn that anxiety is a healthy response which protects us. It will also help you learn new skills for coping, ways of thinking and how it impacts on your anxiety.
If you think you might be depressed it is important you speak to a doctor or mental health professional in order to get a correct diagnosis. Counselling will help you to explore your emotions, discuss how to overcome issues that may be exasperating your symptoms, and develop coping skills and life skills
I provide online counselling through Skype. Online counselling is an opportunity to speak to a professionally trained person who can support you in learning new skills and new ways of looking at situations.
It provides the same professional service from the comfort of your own home
My face to face practice is based in Listowel, Co Kerry. My approach to counselling is person centred and allows you to explore and talk about personal issues in a safe, confidential, environment. If you need clarity on a particular issue or want to change self-destructive patterns of behaviour or thinking then counselling can help.
Eileen is a qualified addiction counsellor and recovery coach. She is a straight talking professional with a deep and sincere empathy with the patient that is suffering from the disease of addiction, the family members who have loved ones in addiction, colleagues , friends and all concerned persons. She is experienced counsellor and employs the most up to date techniques in helping all stakeholders to get to the root cause of the issues associated with addictions , including the physical, mental, behavioural consequences always providing a clear pathway of options and choices to all who are looking for sustainable solutions. I have referred many people to Eileen over the years and she has a very inexpensive care plan that will provide each individual with the space and time needed to look at what is going wrong in ones life and more importantly with the necessary life coping mechanisms to implement a customised and individualised recovery plan. I commend Eileen for the work she carries out with understanding, a great sense of clarity and with the client very much at the centre of her focus.
/ Recovery Advocate
On a doctors recommendation, I booked a session with Eileen. I was very skeptical as I had been to counselling before with mixed results. Eileen was very professional and friendly and saw me just days after I contacted her. She gave me some good insights and tools to help me address the problems that I was facing. I would highly recommend Eileen.
Eileen is a wonderful professional. She is warm and approachable, and as a fellow counsellor, I am so grateful to have her to refer clients to who need her specialist input. Addictions affect families as well as the individual, and Eileen offers a great service and support through her work.