While the service receives its funding from the Catholic Church in Ireland, it is independent of the church in relation to its policies and procedures and the manner in which the service is provided.

Independent Board Members

Towards Healing is governed by an independent Board of Directors.
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Towards Healing Service Provision Team

Towards Healing services are managed by the Director of Services, Dr. Aisling Hearns, the Counselling Manager, John O’Donoghue, a team of Counselling Coordinators, and Finance and Administration staff.

The overall strategic direction of the organisation is established by the Board. The Board delegates responsibility and authority to lead the organisation and services to the Director of Services, who in turn delegates responsibility to members of the team.

Independent Affiliate Counsellors

Counsellors to whom our clients are referred by Towards Healing are independent, professionally qualified, and work in the context of an ethical code, which guarantees safety and confidentiality for every client. Towards Healing engages only qualified and accredited counsellors who have knowledge and experience working with trauma.