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Welcome to my website, I’m glad you dropped by. Your search has brought you here to me and I hope you can find the answers to some of the questions you have. Whether it is a crisis that has just happened, or you have had your shoulder to the wheel of a more long-term issue … you are in the right place … I know the courage it took to do the search … you may find that was the hardest step … but the next step is to make the call … reach out … give yourself the chance…


When we struggle with stress and anxiety be it from our workplace or from within our family over a long enough period of time this can often lead to depression, exhaustion, lethargy and loss of commitment and motivation. There is no magic pill … certainly your GP can prescribe stop gap anxiety and depression medications … but the long-term solutions require a little more of the courage it took for you to make it here … make the call … Over the years I have never encountered a client who committed to therapy that regretted it … in many ways it is the investment in your future we all wish we had made sooner. Do you recognise yourself here? You’re in the right place, I can help.


I will carefully listen to your unique story and together, as equals, chart realistic options for the future.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here”.

“Desiderata” by Max Ehrmann.

My Specialities

Bullying treatment by Michael Hastings, Cork Ireland


Anxiety treatment by Michael Hastings in Cork Ireland


Trauma treatment by Michael Hastings in Cork Ireland


Abuse treatment by Michael Hastings in Cork Ireland


Hi I'm Michael

Michael Hastings counsellor and psychotherapist

I am Michael Hastings MBPsS., Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I follow a humanistic and integrative approach to therapy where your authentic self is welcomed and nourished with compassion.


I began my journey by completing a BSc (Hon) in 2003 and became a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I then completed a Master of Science in Psychology (MSc Psy.) four years later in 2007. I have also completed an Advanced Diploma in Child Development. I have also completed a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy.


Over the years I have worked with a wide range of issues but have most experience in the areas of anxiety, trauma, stress, grief, abuse and family/relationship issues. I am a warm, compassionate, and non-judgmental therapist.


More about my practice

What I treat

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Stress

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Relationships

  • Eating Disorders

  • Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Gender issues

  • Abuse

How I treat

  • Humanistic and Integrative

  • Hypnotherapy

  • CBT

  • REBT

  • DBT

Who I treat

  • Couples

  • Families

  • Adults

  • Young adults

  • Adolescents

  • Children


Mike was like an emotional lifeboat to me during one of the worst periods of my life. I can’t imagine what my life would be like now if it had not been for him. It’s quite possible even likely that I wouldn’t be here." S.

I found Mike to be very wise and professional not to mention extremely funny. I laughed and laughed through many of our sessions. There were certainly some tears but in the end all I wanted was peace and that I got." Ava

I think of Mike as the older (much older 😉) brother that my family couldn’t provide. A reliable “light house” when I was all at sea. Because of the time of year that I started going to Mike I always remember him when I smell cut grass!! Defenitely one of the good guys!" Mark G.

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