Welcome to A Cherished Mind

A Cherished Mind provides effective, non-judgemental counselling and psychotherapy services covering a range of issues. We work on the basis that no two people are the same and tailor our approach to each individual accordingly.

We aim to create an environment where each person we see feels relaxed, ultimately allowing us to work towards building their confidence and overcoming their issues. Psychotherapy and counselling is effective in overcoming a range of issues and nothing is too big or too small to bring to our door.

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 to 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.

We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.  (Albert Einstein)

Matt McCormack

A Cherished Mind’s dedicated psychotherapist is Mr. Matt McCormack. Matt received a level 8 bachelor’s degree in counselling and psychology and is accredited by the APCP (Associations of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). In addition to his professional degree Matt has achieved 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 with you towards understanding your problems and, ultimately, overcoming them. Matthew has over a decade of experience, in which time he has helped people overcome a variety of issues. Matthew understands that each person is unique and tailors his treatments accordingly, seeking to find the best solution for each individual’s requirements. The ultimate goal is for the people we see to leave with the necessary skills to continuously live a happy life, rather than just providing a dead end solution.

Contact A Cherished Mind in confidence to arrange an appointment. We offer a safe, secure and relaxed environment for you to deal with your concerns.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Psychological issues can arise as a result of a number of different factors and can manifest themselves in a variety of ways. A Cherished Mind are experienced in treating a variety of symptoms which arise from mental health issues. We try to move beyond labels in order to treat each person as an individual through unique solutions.

  • Counselling is about placing you and only you at the centre of the therapy.

  • Counselling is confidential: privacy and confidentiality is the ethos of our sessions.

  • Counselling is non-judgemental: the counsellor does not judge the morality of the client.

  • Counselling can support you in making vital changes in your life.

The role of the counsellor is to facilitate the clients work in ways which respect the client’s values, personal resources and capacity of self-determination. (British Association for Counselling)

Scenes to Calm & Relax

Settle yourself in a quiet place, a place where you are comfortable. It can be anywhere, real or unreal as long as you are happy there. Now, take a few slow and deep breaths, sit back and take that few precious moments for You:


“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.”

Contact Us

A Cherished Mind

The Hermitage, Killeenan, Dysart, Corofin,

Ennis, Co. Clare, V95F9W6, Ireland


065 679 8844



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