The An Tobar Nua Counseling Center aims to support and assist people in overcoming life’s challenges as they move towards healing and positive change by eliminating the barrier of costly therapy.
Our services combine sound psychological training within a Christian ethos. This means we view each person to be of great worth and value, with the potential to live life to the full – mind, body, and spirit. Counseling is available to all people from all backgrounds, and we currently offer services to both children and adults. Our specialized therapy for children incorporates therapeutic play in our recently updated facilities.
Our qualified counselors are trained in an integrative therapeutic model that incorporates Psychodynamic, Person Centered, and Cognitive Behavioral therapies. Our fully-accredited counselors are committed to offering up-to-date and relevant therapy, and actively pursue ongoing educational training. We also host continuing education seminars to provide training to other local counselors, as well as community seminars focusing on mental health and coping therapies.
We offer one-on-one counseling in a non-judgmental setting, specializing in general emotional and mental health, substance addiction, family members of substance abuse, anxiety, stress & life crisis, anger management, loss & bereavement, depression, past or present abuse (physical, emotional, or sexual), loss of direction, and relationship difficulties.
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Kelly and Susan Curry
Founders and Directors
Kelly and Susan Curry established FICM in 1993. Originally from Kentucky, the Currys have been married since 1977. They have two daughters who were both raised in Ireland. Kelly formerly served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of HMA, Inc and Susan is a trained learning disabilities teacher. Both of the Currys graduated from Ravencrest Bible School. Kelly is an ordained minister and Susan is a qualified Christian counselor.
General Manager & Director of Outreach - An Tobar Nua
Originally from Belfast, Mike came to An Tobar Nua in 2001 after several years in the medical manufacturing industry. With nearly two decades of experience in charity work and his business expertise, he oversees our daily operations. He also leads our Youth Outreach initiatives which works with students (secondary school) across the country. He is an avid fan of full-contact sports and trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. When not at An Tobar Nua, Mike can be found pursuing his passion for kayaking with his family.
Executive Director - Foundation In Christ Ministries
Having grown up in Galway, Natalie has found various ways over the years to be involved at An Tobar Nua in Galway, initially serving as a Mission Experience Volunteer for several terms. Although now located stateside, she joined the Foundation In Christ Ministries team in 2015 to assist with its operations in the US. Natalie is a graduate of Asbury University and is a licensed CPA in Kentucky. Natalie is passionate about FICM’s mission and views each interaction as an opportunity to continue spreading the Gospel into the world. She and her husband have three young boys, and they often spend their family time at Costco eating free samples, playing games, or building with LEGOs.
Head Counselor – An Tobar Nua
Thomas joined the An Tobar Nua staff in 2002. As an MIACP certified Irish counselor, he has a BSc in Counseling & Psychotherapy and is fully accredited by the Irish Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy and the Irish Association of Christian Counselors. As our Head Counselor, Thomas has been a vital part of developing our confidential and non-judgmental counseling service. Thomas has a heart to accompany individuals as they journey towards healing and wholeness.
Licensure & Accreditations: M.I.A.C.P., BSc (with Honors) in Counseling & Psychotherapy, Diploma in Christian Counseling & Psychotherapy, Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Graduate Diploma in Child & Adolescent Counseling
Counselor; Staff Chaplain – An Tobar Nua
Megan joined the An Tobar Nua team in 2004. She plays an active role in staff leadership and pastoral care. Megan has a BSc in Counseling & Psychotherapy and is fully accredited by the Irish Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy. She has a heart to support and assist people in overcoming life’s challenges as they move towards healing and positive change.
Licensure & Accreditations: M.I.A.C.P., BSc (with Honors) in Counseling & Psychotherapy, Diploma in Christian Counseling & Psychotherapy, Certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Post-Graduate Certificate in Family Therapeutic Skills
Manager of Outreach; Retreat Leader - Connacht
A native Galwegian, Andrew came to An Tobar Nua in 2014 after working for two years prior with a local church in Galway City. He graduated with a degree in Highway Engineering and was a former student of IBI (Irish Bible Institute) College. A talented singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Andrew often leads worship in different venues in Galway City and for student ministries associated with the café. He enjoys writing music, kickboxing and spending time with his wife and children.
Originally from the UK, Callum moved to Galway at the age of 11 and regularly visited the cafe as a teenager. He holds a Bachelors in Psychology and is currently working on his MBA at Trinity. Having been part of the team at An Tobar Nua from 2013 to 2018 during his university days, Callum returned in 2019 after gaining experience working with an international non-profit organization in the Middle East and London, and has worked in both the retreat department and in café management, where he merges his passions for leadership, interpersonal growth, evangelism and business development. Callum enjoys reading, exercising and spending quality time with loved ones, namely his dogs Archie and Blue! He also loves all things sport and is an avid supporter of Arsenal F.C.
Manager – Bothar Emmaus Bookshop
After many years in the retail industry with one of Ireland’s most successful brands, Deirdre joined the team in 2006. Her love for knowledge and her heart to help others find scriptural answers to life’s problems made the bookshop the perfect fit. She is originally from Cavan but has been a Galwegian since 1991. When not at An Tobar Nua, Deirdre can be found volunteering in her local parish or spending time with her daughter and granddaughter.
Emmaus Scripture School Lecturer
Originally from Poland, Tomasz joined the An Tobar Nua team in 2014, driven by his passion for great coffee and student ministry. Tomasz holds two Master’s degrees: one in Philosophy from Jagiellonian University in Krakow and the other in Theology from Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Theology through Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tomasz has a heart to walk alongside his students as they grow in their knowledge of Christ. When not at An Tobar Nua, Tomasz can be found playing strategy games or exploring the West of Ireland with his wife and three kids.