Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd - Business All-Star Accreditation

Mary McHugh - Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd

Accredited Since: November 2020
Address: 10 Hazel Grove, Spencer Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo
Sector: Healthcare

Mary McHugh - Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd

Thought Leader Online Communication in Counselling & Psychotherapy- Mary McHugh

Mary McHugh has successfully navigated 3 rounds of auditing which proved his performance, trust, and customer-centricity.

The auditing process has left us in no doubt as to Mary McHugh’s suitability for Business All-Star accreditation and her inclusion in The Register of Irish Business Excellence (TRIBE).

Kieran Ring, Deputy Chair, Adjudication Board

About Mary McHugh - Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd

Established in 2011. People were struggling and were not being met in the conventional way because of physical or emotional difficulty. We set up our business out of need rather than a desire to set up a business. We felt ethically obligated to support these people. At that time the Celtic tiger had left and with it lots of our young people and some partners, husbands and fathers. We became a connection for them as they struggled with homesickness, anxiety, depression, addiction and more.

We were able to support couples by offering online to both of them at the same time. It was groundbreaking and exciting and yet very frightening for us as we were going against our core training. The desire to support was stronger so we decided to set up a business based as identical as we could on our own private practice.

We work with people not only in Ireland but all over the world. We pride ourselves on our ability to connect with people and to provide a service that supports them towards wellness. Our team consists of Psychotherapists, Social Workers, Psychologists and Supervisors who are independent in their own right but contract work from IOCPS. Within that we are able to be there not only for the individual but for the businesses who are progressive in offering support in wellness and counseling to their employees. We deliver webinars and offer one to one support for both employers and employees.

We know online counseling works. We are pioneers in our field and have the evidence to support our work. The relationship is the key and we endeavor to be personable, open and warm in our communications. Our motto has always been ‘Wherever You Are, We Are’ and we are adding to that now as we want ‘To Become A Household Name, Should Anyone Ever Need Us’.

Mary McHugh - Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd - Business All-Stars Accreditation

Message from Mary McHugh - Owner, Irish Online Counselling and Psychotherapy Service Ltd

I am delighted to have been awarded this prestigious accreditation. I am delighted too for Mental Health. Mental Health really needs Media, Employers and all of us as beacons for talking about, normalising and openly discussing the huge importance of both Mental and Physical Health.

Earlier this Autumn I was awarded a National Award for Online Transformation with Network Ireland. For me, none of this would be possible if it wasn’t for the amazing family I have. Family really is everything at the end of the day. From there life will flow. I consider myself very lucky to have that. I also would not be receiving this if it was not for my good friend and colleague who set this up nearly 10 years ago with me, Donijka Monk. Donijka stepped away from the business side 2 years ago but is still working with clients within the business.

She is an amazing woman who too is passionate about the empowerment of the human being and about transparency. Also the therapists and colleagues who take on work in IOCPS. They continuously show enthusiasm and drive in being at the forefront of delivering an online service that is accessible to whoever may need it.

What a great birthday gift to IOCPS. We are in our 10th year of business and look forward to celebrating our 10th Anniversary on July 22nd, 2021