Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre Counselling Service

Counselling Services

Liam Cannon, Counselling Director  at Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal


Counselling is for anyone who at present is finding it difficult to cope with problems relating to relationships, stress, depression, bereavement, personal growth and other issues. Counselling can help small problems from becoming more serious.

For an appointment contact Liam Cannon, Counselling Director available Tuesdays from 9.30a.m.-5.00p.m. or phone the Pastoral Centre from Mon-Fri 9.30a.m.- 5.00p.m. at 074 9121853.
A Changed Life - Support Group for Families Bereaved by Suicide - Raphoe Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, Ireland

Rainbows / Spectrum Programme

... it doesn't need to hurt forever.

Rainbows Bereavement Care is a support programme for children/young people:
Rainbows offers a service for children from 6 - 13 years of age. Spectrum offers a service for teenagers.
When a family member dies or separation occurs, not only do the parents grieve, the children do also. However, children find it extremely difficult to verbalize their feelings because of their age and short life experience. For this reason they have sometimes been called "the forgotten grievers."

Rainbows is a 9 Week Support Programme which offers the children peer support, a warm relaxed atmosphere, trained caring adults, and the use of art and play, an opportunity for children to express their feelings. The Rainbows programme commences: Autumn 2018 on Saturday mornings from 11.00 a.m. till 12.00 noon.

This programme is free for all.

To reserve a place and receive an application form please contact the Pastoral Centre: 074 9121853.

Rainbows is a support group for children who are grieving because of death or separation in the family.
It runs for 1 hour on a Saturday morning over 9 weeks.
If you are interested in volunteering as a rainbows facilitator please contact the Pastoral Centre, Monastery Avenue, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Tel: 0749121853

A Changed Life - Support Group for Families Bereaved by Suicide

This is a support group for anyone who has lost someone to suicide.The programme begins in Sept/Oct each year and runs for 8 weeks. This group brings participants through a programme designed to meet the needs of those bereaved by suicide. Each meeting is approximately 2 and a half hours long and a different theme is discussed weekly so attendance is important. Following completion of this 8 week programme, participants are invited to join in a monthly support group. The small group will be closed on the first night, i.e. no new participants will be allowed to join the group once it has commenced. New group starting shortly For information on what the group offers please contact: Liam Cannon, Director of Counselling at: 074 9121853

Bereavement Group

A support group for people who have lost a loved one commencing Autumn 2018. Groups are small and participants are taken through an 8 week programme in working through grief following a bereavement. Sessions are structured in a way that each night a different theme relating to bereavement will be discussed. Groups are facilitated by 2 psychotherapists.New group starting shortly on a Tuesday evening from 7pm-9.30pm. For more information please contact Liam Cannon, Director of Counselling, at the Pastoral Centre on 0749121853
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