James Sweeney
Donegal - James Sweeney

Professional Solution Focused Counselling Service, Confidential Service

Tabor House, Drimark, Donegal Town Co. Donegal
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About Us

Established in 1997, over the years our aim has always been to provide a much needed service for Donegal, Leitrim, Sligo and surrounding counties.

Both counsellors have a wealth of experience and are professionally trained and work under supervision and to the highest Guidelines.



James Sweeney: A native of Donegal who has trained extensively in counselling with University of Ulster graduating with a Diploma in Counselling. He also holds an Advanced Diploma in Supervision, A Diploma in Family Law, Certificate in Family Mediation, HIV Education, Bereavement and Loss Counselling and also Training with Merchants Quay Project in Drugs and Alcohol Counselling.

James is a fully accredited member of the I.A.C.T.

Our Services













The above is a brief resume of services offered. Other services may be available depending on the needs of the client/s or organisation.



Our Logo the Butterfly signifies change. Clients come to us for counselling for various reasons but mainly because some form of change has taken place in their lives or because they wish to make some change in their lives. This may be perceived by the client as a crisis.

Counselling is a purposeful shared activity, aiming to help clients help themselves. Counselling helps the client talk about, explore and understand the motives behind thoughts and feelings, and to work out the best strategies for them before taking Action.

Our role as counsellors is to walk the journey with the client and try and facilitate the changes necessary for the client to move on and lead a happy, purposeful life and overcome the present crisis in their lives.

We aim to provide a safe, warm, non-judgemental setting for clients to explore the options, choices and realistic goals which are open to them. The service we offer is private and confidential and we are aware that this is of utmost importance to the Client.

If you feel you or your organisation can benefit from any of our services, please contact us for further Information.


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Please Feel Free to Contact Us:



Tabor House,


Donegal Town






074 972 3822



087 287 9707


Drug & Alcohol Addiction

People become dependent on drugs and alcohol for many reasons, every person has their own story and their own road that took them to that point. One common thread most people share when they become dependent on alcohol and drugs is the emotional and physical affects that their dependency causes. No matter what the reasons are for an individual becoming dependent on alcohol or drugs and it doesn't matter how long it took them to get there, addiction affects self-esteem, relationships and eventually every aspect of your life if you don't seek help.


Just as every individual has their own reasons for becoming dependent on alcohol, drugs, and sometimes both, every person has to find their own solution or path to abstinence and recovery. There are many paths to recovery; it's important and crucial that every person finds the path that's right for them. When this happens life becomes bearable again, self-esteem increases, relationships can heal, and a person's quality of life improves.


Co-dependency affects a person in much the same way. Being co-dependent on another person destroys self-esteem, can cause depression, decreases your quality of life, and can destroy relationships. Finding the right path for recovery from dependency will improve your quality of life, build self-esteem and improve the way you see the world around you.


What is Stress?

Stress is simply a fact of nature -- forces from the inside or outside world can affect the individual. The individual responds to stress in ways that affect them as well as their environment. Because of the overabundance of stress in our modern lives, we usually think of stress as a negative experience, but from a biological point of view, stress can be a neutral, negative, or positive experience. 


In general, stress is related to both external and internal factors. External factors often include things such as the physical environment, including your job, your relationships with others, your home, and all the situations, challenges, difficulties, and expectations you're confronted with on a daily basis. Internal factors can determine your body's ability to respond to, and deal with, the external stress-inducing factors. Internal factors which influence your ability to handle stress include your nutritional status, overall health and fitness levels, emotional well-being, and the amount of sleep and rest you get.


Stress has driven evolutionary change (the development and natural selection of species over time). Thus, the species that adapted best to the causes of stress (stressors) have survived and evolved into the plant and animal kingdoms we now observe.

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