When I first met Philip I was at the lowest point in my life, this was after a suicide incident that dramatically changed my life. Philip provided me a safe space to talk and through his counseling services he explored my painful issues and guided me through a path that helped me find inner peace.


A huge thank you to Philip for really helping my teenage daughter as she struggled with the loss of friendships with resulting low confidence issues and anxiety. To hear my very unhappy child talking x laughing again with Philip took such a weight off my shoulders . Thank you Philip for making her believe she is a beautiful, kind , young lady and her life is worth living.

Adele Kelly

When I first met Philip, my mind was frantic with the weight of what I had decided was the unbearable natural order of an unforgiving and pressurised world which I was unequipped to meet. From the forlorn hopelessness of perceived inadequacy, the pain of lost connection and the suffocation of the unatoned, Philip guided me to a place where I could not only cope, but reunite with a healing soul and a world where goodness and hope still live.


Philip is a brilliant counsellor with insight on a lot of different topics and life experiences. His humour, wit and compassion helped guide me from the sadness of a failed marriage to contentment and solid ground. I look forward to our sessions and I feel lucky to have found such good counsellor to steady me though life’s difficulties.


Like many clients considering therapy I shared their reservations and concerns regarding privacy, safety and confidentiality. Although being very distressed and needing support opening up to anyone was not in my nature. Thankfully Philips approach/practice soon reduced my fear and stress level and we were able to identify my goals and work towards a successful outcome. It is the best investment I ever made.

Mary Collins

I have known Philip for over 10 years now. He is a man of integrity who takes his work very seriously. He gives each client a unique service which offers them an experienced based approach but one which also grounded in his considerable learning. He is totally committed to the growth and personal development of every client with whom he works

Tearai Ni Cheileachair

I studied counselling and psychotherapy at North West Regional College. I found Philip’s name on the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy website and he was also recommended to me by a friend for counselling supervision. The sessions he provided me with were enormously beneficial to my theory, learning and practise as well as enlightening, empowering and productive on a very professional and confidential basis. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him to any counsellor who is looking for a supervisor.


When I was first referred to Phillip, I was in a bad physical and emotional state due to health and lifestyle issues. The sessions with Phillip opened my eyes, and my heart to the great things I had in my life. Through these sessions I have learned to deal with life challenges more effectively. And he made me so comfortable about opening up, which is not something I do. I'll never regret taking the step to get the help I needed, and I'm glad it was Phillip when I did.


I first began using Philip’s services about 5 years ago. At first I thought is this really going to work for me. I had all these emotions and pressures built up and no one to speak to for such a long time what harm could therapy do. I’m glad I stuck with it though, Philip always made me feel at ease and I found I could speak to someone who wasn’t going to judge or say “Man Up” or “Pull yourself together” which is what the people closest to you can do.  continue.....


....He has helped me to interpret the really important aspects of my life during what has been some tumultuous years coping with a loved one’s lifelong illness and death aswell as the aftermath.  He has been a grounding force in my decisions over the last number of years. Philip is a huge source of knowledge with many years of experience in his field and I would highly recommend his services to anyone. I still have some way to go but I’ll get there with Philip’s help.  


Philip is a gentleman with a sense of humor which can lighten every conversation. With his knowledge of life and theology Philip has a special insight of some of the most painful aspects of human life....

Supervisee E

I had the pleasure of working with Philip O’Rourke for a period of time, when life and work got the better of me. I had become overwhelmed by it all. My love of life was virtually gone... I was someone who, long ago, decided that counselling was not for me. I did not think it would be of any benefit to me and then I met Philip....


Our first conversation was by telephone and after a brief time, I decided I would give it a go. No matter how bad it was, it could not make me feel any worse than how I already felt. The sessions with Philip were relaxed, non - judgemental and professional. Despite my initial reservations, the sessions empowered me to take control of my life again, on my terms. With Philip’s help, I found myself again. Although, a lot of the hurt I experienced is still with me, I have learned ways to deal with it that has allowed me to live again. This is thanks to Philip. I cannot recommend Philip highly enough.

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