Galway Community Counselling run a counselling service that is open and accessible to all. Most people have at some times experienced periods of difficulty and unhappiness in their lives. This can affect us on many levels and can have a serious impact on our relationships with others. Sometimes the reason can be clear and immediate. In other situations a person may have felt distressed or unhappy for a long time without an obvious cause. Our therapists are trained to deal with a wide variety of problems. People present for therapy for many different reasons. Some people have difficulty forming and maintaining long term healthy relationships, feeling lonely, isolated and unable to cope. Others are trying to deal with traumatic events, for example, bereavement, relationship breakdown, family or work difficulties. More experience sexual or intimacy problems, have low self confidence and may find it difficult to identify and prioritise their own needs without feeling guilt or shame. On our website we outline some of these problems.