Welcome to Breathe Free Counselling

Dawna Concannon, Breathe Free Counselling is a trained and fully qualified Holistic Integrative Psychotherapist and a member of IACP.

Get to know Dawna

I achieved graduate Higher Diploma in Holistic Psychotherapy and is a qualified member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP)

I achieved a Diploma in adult guidance and counselling in Maynooth University

I also hold a Post Grad Diploma in Integrated Adolescent Psychotherapy awarded by An Grianán College, Tipperary.

I hold post-grad certification in Child Adolescent Counselling awarded by IICP College, Dublin together with post-grad certification in CBT and Mindfulness for Children/Adolescents awarded by Mindfulness Institute, Merrion Square, Dublin.

Other Training - Children First Training, CLIMB Facilitator (Workshops for children up to 12 years dealing with family member’s diagnosis of Cancer),

Drug and Alcohol Awareness.
Fully Garda Vetted.

Understanding the Essence of Counselling

What is Counselling?

Counselling offers a confidential and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their lives and address any issues hindering their fulfillment. As a counselor, my role is to listen attentively, provide support, and guide clients in discovering potential paths for change and personal growth.

I am dedicated to a person-centered approach, where I adapt my methods to suit the needs of each individual. For children and adolescents, I find it beneficial to equip them with a 'toolbox' of coping strategies they can readily access in challenging situations.

I continuously seek out diverse therapeutic modalities such as sand-play therapy, mindfulness, visualization, storytelling, and art, to offer clients varied avenues for expressing their emotions.

If you need someone to talk to, I'm here to lend an empathetic ear


Higher Diploma in Holistic Psychotherapy

Awarded by ICPPD Athlone,
Co Westmeath.

Diploma in Adult Guidance and Counselling.

Diploma in Adult Guidance and Counselling.

Post Grad Diploma in integrated Adolescent Psychotherapy

Awarded by An Grianán College, Tipperary.

Certification in Child Adolescent/Counselling.

Awarded by IICP College,
Tallaght, Dublin.

Certification in Mindfulness and CBT for Adolescent

Awarded by Mindfulness Institute, Merrion Square, Dublin.

Accredited Member of IACP

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy


Counselling is a weekly, one-hour commitment, and we encourage clients to come on time, to make the most of their counselling process.


We would ask that you give 48 hours notice, if you need to cancel an appointment.  Without this notice, you will be required to pay the fee.


In the best interests of our client’s confidentiality we do not write court reports, we can however offer you a statement of attendance on request.


West and Midland Ireland.
Mon - Thurs, 10am - 9pm

"Take these broken wings and learn how to fly"

The Beatles: Blackbird

Breathe Free Counselling - Qualified Psychotherapy in west of Ireland

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