Welcome to A Cherished Mind

A Cherished Mind provide individual counselling, couples counselling and family therapy in Clare with the goal of helping people overcome a range of issues in their lives.

A Cherished Mind provide individual counselling, couples counselling and family therapy in Clare with the goal of helping people overcome a range of issues in their lives. 

Our fully qualified and dedicated counselor, Matt McCormack, is always aiming to create environments where each individual feels relaxed, allowing us to work towards building their confidence and overcome their issues.

Through counselling and therapy, you will be able to make vital changes in your life to benefit you and those around you - no matter how big or small you believe your problems are.

A Cherished Mind have a proven track record of effectively helping with, among other things:

  • Addictions

  • Anger Control

  • Anxiety

  • Bereavement

  • Bullying

  • Depression

  • Panic

  • Phobias

  • Relationship Issues

  • Relaxation

  • Self Esteem

  • Work Issues

A Cherished Mind operates Monday through Friday from 10am-7pm, however, we understand that work and home commitments can sometimes get in the way and are flexible in assisting with appointments outside these hours.

Set personal goals and understand yourself better through individual counselling

Matt McCormack

Matt McCormack is the dedicated counselor at A Cherished Mind. Matt received an Honours Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is accredited by the Association of Professional Counsellors & Psychotherapists in Ireland (APCP). In addition to this professional degree, Matt has received diplomas in family therapy, anger management and addiction studies, as well as being a long time facilitator with addiction groups. Matt's aim is to create a welcoming, non-judgemental environment in which he can work towards understanding your problems and ultimately overcoming them. Matt has over a decade of experience in helping people overcome a variety of issues and understands that each person is unique. Tailoring treatments while seeking to find the best solution for each individual's requirements is at the heart of Matt's work. Rather than providing a just solution, the ultimate goal for the people we see is to leave them with the necessary skills to continuously live a happy life.

individual counseling

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling involves working with our dedicated counselor in a safe, caring and confidential environment. Client Centred Counselling is about placing you and only you at the centre of the therapy. Counselling will provide a unique solution for every individual while supporting you make vital changes in your life.

couples counseling

Couples Counselling

Couples counselling and marriage counselling is a form of therapy where couples individually or collectively work to resolve difficulties in their relationship or marriage. Couples counselling can help establish realistic expectations and goals for the relationship and focus on areas for improvement. We are committed to helping people build lasting and loving relationships through couples counselling and marriage counselling.

family therapy

Family Therapy

Family therapy is a type of group counselling. The goal of family therapy is to help everyone support listening and attending to the other while addressing harmful behaviours and establishing steps to take in order to move forward as a whole. Family therapy can help families deal with stressful or distressing life changes in a safe and confidential environment as well as encouraging family units to build upon the work carried out in sessions and put them into practice in real life.

A Cherished Mind can help you with issues in your family, relationship or marriage


“I first met Matt back in 2007 after I had separated and moved to Co Clare. I was going through a traumatic time to say the least. Matt instantly made me feel comfortable and at ease. I had been to a counsellor before but here, with Matt's help, I learnt over time that my happiness and control over my life was in my own hands. Through the techniques I learnt during my sessions at A Cherished Mind, I learnt how to relax and regain control for myself. Matt was at all times patient, kind and a great listener, I still use the methods he showed me to take stock before reacting and now life is so much better for me because of this.”


“I am happy to say I found that the environment was safe and secure and altogether relaxing. The counsellor was professional and overall it was a very helpful service with great care and attention given to my specific needs. I would not hesitate in recommending "A Cherished Mind". As the saying goes, "Why not take that first step?" - I'm glad I did, it's changed my life forever, and given me a way to live as a happier and more complete person.”


“I attended Matt at A Cherished Mind Counselling for depression. He was calmly confident in his attitude and immediately I knew he was both knowledgeable and experienced. And so started my sessions. Knowing I was in good hands and made to work out my issues in a professional way taught me that when I start feeling as if life is getting too much I can use the tools and methods I learnt to work my own way through it. Now "I" am in control.”


“This changed my life around. I really wasn't convinced that counselling could help me and was very nervous making the first call but it was a very welcoming and relaxed environment and Matt was full of understanding & gentle guidance. He gave me plenty of time, and for the first time in a long time I felt fully accepted with no judgement made on me. I think this is what helped me want to help myself more. Top marks & thanks.”

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