Rainbow Programme

The current Rainbow Programme comes to a close tomorrow Tuesday 20th November. It has been a very rewarding 9 weeks for the children and also for the Facilitators. Many thanks to all who helped and also to the parents, grandparents and guardians who helped the children attend each evening.

The new programme will commence on January 15th next.

How to know when you need to see a Counsellor

Counselling can be beneficial to most people and can help with stress and difficult times in all our lives.

There are many reasons why accessing our counselling service may be a step in the right direction for you. Modern society can be complex and demanding on our mental health and wellbeing. Looking for help is the first step in improving our levels of  stress.

Our  counselling service  can be accessed by self referral and is staffed by fully qualified and accredited psychotherapists. The service is donation based and while a waiting list applies, it is not too long at present. Contact us on 071 9170329 or by email or call into the centre

10 signs you may find counselling helpful
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Bereavement
  • Anger Management
  • Social anxiety
  • Addiction issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsions
  • Need to talk with a professional therapist

When you call us to make an appointment you will be asked some very basic question. Your name, contact number, where you heard of our service, if there is a preferred time for an appointment. We will then inform you of our donation policy–this is agreed between you and the counsellor at the first appointment and depends on what you feel you can afford to pay but is always set at a low affordable level.

This form will be passed to our counselling service and when an appointment becomes available, the counsellor will contact you on her own phone. So don’t be expecting a call from the St. Michael’s phone number !You can speak to her in further detail when making an appointment.

Couple and Child Counselling:

Couple and child counselling is available. Two of our counsellors see children, (under 18) and we try to ensure where possible that children are not waiting.

One counsellor sees couples so there may be a slightly longer wait time for couple counselling.

When you have been allocated an appointment, you can attend the Centre (Plenty of parking available) and go immediate to the counsellor without calling to reception. You are of course welcome to call in to the office if you have any queries about where to go or wait.

Contact us at 071 9170329 or email  stmichaelsfamilylifecentre@eircom.net


All further contact is between you and the counsellor. We ask that you let the counsellor if you cannot keep an appointment or if you have changed your mind about attending so the space can be allocated to someone else on the waiting list

Rainbow Programme

The new revised Rainbow Programme for children bereaved by the loss of a parent or significant person in their family and for children whose parents have separated or divorces will commence on September 18th for  9 weeks

The places on the Separation groups are all taken but we do have one or two places on the Bereavement groups.

We are taking names for the following programme which will take place in January 19

Anyone interested in volunteering to train as a facilitator in the Autumn please contact the centre for details