Mary Murphy Counselling, Psychotherapy and Career Services in Cork

About Me

Originally from rural Co Wexford, I began my working life in Dublin before I got itchy feet and moved to London. That move presented me with an opportunity to study and transition into HR Management & Development and later Career Counseling. Initially thinking I might stay a few years, I actually stayed for sixteen! Contact Me

Counselling & Psychotherapy Training

Shortly after returning to Ireland I decided to delve a little deeper and I began my training with the Flatstone Institute, a small organisation based in Cork. I chose them because of how they structure the training with an emphasis on experiential learning and personal development. It's how I learn best because I understanding the meaning and complexity of life issues through my own internal response rather than academic learning. The other primary focus of that training is on working from a relational perspective with clients. It was less about the tools and more about the heart!


My interest in spirituality is not as a subject of study but as a lived experience, which really means being guided by my soul (intuition) for direction, authenticity and nourishment. I have a sense of what we long for and are capable of and that the struggle between soul longing, human conditioning and experience is challenging. However, I also believe that struggle is natural and necessary in order to grow in consciousness, humility and humanity and it is my belief that life itself presents us naturally with the growth opportunities we need along the way.

This is something I am conscious of in my work with clients.

My Approach

As a Counsellor I work from a person centred, humanistic and intuitive perspective with influences from life itself. I believe strongly in the healing and soothing power of mother nature who has no agenda and does not try to interfere, it just is. I also believe fully in the power of compassion, kindness and non-judgement as prerequisites to healing and I know the healer lies within.

As an Interview Coach I bring my experience from the various working roles to tease out the evidence of your experience to help you answer competency based questions in a clear, simple form. .

As a CV Writer I listen and facilitate the conversation to gain an understanding of what’s important and get a sense of the person as well as career history so that I can refine and translate that information into a targeted CV.

Qualifications & Accreditation

In 2011 I received a Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy from the Flatstone Institute, Cork and became accredited to the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) in 2015. I abide by the IAHIP code of ethics and I am in regular supervision for my work.

At present I am also a member of The Association of Registered Complimentary Health Therapists of Ireland (ARCHTI).


If you would like to make an appointment you can contact me via phone or email.

Please leave a message if you get through to my voicemail and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Phone: 083 3518131

Email: [email protected]

Alternatively you can also contact me using the email contact form below and I will reply as soon as possible, usually same day or within 24 hours, unless if contact is made over the weekend my response is likely to the following Monday.

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Room Location:

Plunkett Chambers
21/23 Oliver Plunkett Street
Cork City

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Mary Murphy
Plunkett Chambers
21/23 Oliver Plunkett Street
083 3518131
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