Who We Are


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Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer

We have a small committed board of directors that are responsible for the strategic direction and governance of Living Life Counselling. From left to right L-R: Peter Lawless, Jean Cox Kearns, Kirsty Kirkwood (CEO), Chris Goodman (Chairperson), Jacqui Horgan, Ann Cannon (Vice-Chairperson)




Living-Life-Counselling-Alan-Rowlette-Photography- 008Kirsty Kirkwood, Chief Executive Officer

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, Recruitment & Training Manager

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.