Supporting people affected by addiction in Athy & surrounding areas to rebuild their lives
Willow work with people and families struggling with addiction in Athy and Co.Kildare. We are a voluntary community group. Our aim is to respond to the problems associated with drug use in our community, with care and respect. We neither condone or condemn drug use.
We provide confidential practical support, person centred counselling and rehabilitation support, in a private and safe environment. We only use evidenced based interventions with qualified registered addiction counsellors.
Our success is based on a whole person and partnership approach. We treat everyone with dignity and respect; helping each person to fulfil their potential. We believe in the benefits of working from a harm reduction perspective.
Sharon Malloy BA (Hons) MACI
Sharon began counselling in 2001 with the South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre and Merchants Quay Ireland. Identifying the link that exists between trauma and addiction Sharon went on to do a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Addiction Studies along with a Diploma in Drugs Counselling Theory and Intervention Skills. Sharon is currently training in the evidence based Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA) and Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT).
Sharon uses a person-centred approach and works from a harm reduction perspective and where appropriate incorporates group therapy and mindfulness. In addition to her work with Willow Community Counselling Services Sharon also facilitates a Concerned Others Programme with Aislinn Aiseiri and also provides one-to-one support to perpetrators of domestic violence through the MEND programme.
Sharon is registered with the addiction counsellors of Ireland.
Sharon has worked with the South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre and Merchants Quay Ireland.
Auricular Acupuncturist and CRAFT Practitioner
Teresa is an Auricular Acupuncturist and a (Community Reinforecment Approach and Family Training) CRAFT Therapist. Teresa works with families and concerned persons. Teresa is also a facilitator with Aislinn Aiseiri Treatment Centre Ballyragget. She has been facilitating parent groups and delivering 12 week concerned persons programs since 2012.