Update to Services

St Michael’s Family Centre is opened as an essential service. However there are some restrictions in office hours to allow for staff to work from home where possible.
Counselling service has moved to phone counselling where possible but face to face can be facilitated in emergencies. Referrals are being taken by phone 071 9170329 or 087 3902661 or you can email your details to centrestmichaels@gmail.com. A counsellor will contact you promptly. Please leave a message on our landline or send a text to the mobile number.
Given the continuing Covid situation it is unlikely that the propose date of January for the new Rainbow programme will be possible. A final decision on this will be taken by end of November.

ANXIETY AND YOUR CHILD

The Parenting Support Champions are delighted to deliver the fifth Webinar in the Parent Learning Initiative series. This series is supported by Tusla. This Webinar will focus on Anxiety and will be delivered by Psychologist Julie Meehan. Both members of the public and those working in the Community / Voluntary / Educational sector are welcome to attend. The link for registration is: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/117272660685 .

PART TIME COUNSELLOR/PSYCHOTHERAPIST

COUNSELLING POSITION

St Michael’s Family Centre, Church Hill, Sligo invites applications for a part time couple and child Counselling/Psychotherapist position.

The successful candidate will be a

Fully qualified psychotherapist with qualification/experience in couple and child counselling.

The position will be 12.5 hours per week but flexibility will apply.

Accreditation to IACP or ICP essential

Closing date for receipt of CV’s Monday 17th August 2020.

Shortlisting will apply.

Please contact centrestmichaels@gmail.com for further job application details

Counselling

Adult individual counselling appointments are available at St Michael’s. Please contact us on 071 9170329 during office hours or 0873902661 at any time. Leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Our service is donation based, this is decided between you and the counsellor depending on your circumstances.

Re-opening of St Michael’s

St Michael’s Family Centre is now re-opened and services are provided in a limited manner. Face to face counselling has resumed as has play therapy for children already on our list.

All safety guidelines are being adhered to.

Rent of rooms is also available and guidelines are available to those wishing to return.

Support groups will be contacted shortly to discuss when they can resume depending on the relaxation of restrictions on June 29th.

Please contact the office on 071 9170329 with any queries

Update

As the country begins its journey back to some sort of new normal, the outdoor CE staff in St Michael’s have resumed work on the grounds. Hopefully we will see the fruits of their work in the coming months. All guidelines will be followed by Martin and Josef in their work.

Please be aware that although we are not open for face to face counselling, referrals can still be taken and will be passed on immediately to a counsellor who will get in touch promptly. A conversation with the counsellor or a phone counselling session may be of great help at the present moment so please get in touch if you feel you need someone to talk to

Hopefully there will be a further increase in our service after the 8th June with a return to near normal after July 20th. We are aware that the remainder of the year is still very uncertain and because of this, for the first time in 25 years we will not publish an Autumn brochure of courses this August.
We will however publish a leaflet with our services which should be available in September.

We ask all our friends, users, groups and tutors to be patient and to continue to support the centre during this time of uncertainty