Who We Are


Board of Directors

We have a small committed board of directors that are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of Living Life Counselling. Front Row L-R: Ann Cannon (vice-chairperson), Chris Goodman (chairperson), Back Row L-R: Jean Cox Kearns, Peter Lawless, Jacqui Horgan.



Kirsty Kirkwood is our director of living life counsellingKirsty Kirkwood, CEO

Kirsty joined the board of Living Life in 2006. She held a previous directorship with Investor Fund Services as well as being a Vice President of Human Resources for State Street. Kirsty qualified as a psychotherapist with Turning Point. She holds an MA in Strategic HRM from Coventry University and an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling from DCU. She is a Fellow of the CIPD and an accredited psychotherapist with IACP. In September 2011 Kirsty took up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Living Life Counselling.


Anne O’Connor, Clinical Lead

Anne trained in the Tivoli Institute in Dun Laoghaire. In 2002 she joined Living Life Counselling as a volunteer counsellor and became a member of staff in 2006. Anne holds a BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy; a Diploma in Gestalt Therapy and a Diploma in Community Development. Anne is an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor with the IACP.