Caroline Says Farewell To Counselling Service After 25 Years

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Caroline Flahive receives a bouquet of flowers for Chairperson of the Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service to mark her leaving the service after 25 years. Photo by Dermot Crean

STAFF from Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service gathered for a special tribute to the Project Manager who is leaving after nearly 25 years.

Caroline Flahive from Kielduff has been with the service from its inception in 1998. Based at St John’s Parish Centre in Tralee, Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service provides specialised one to one counselling and psychotherapy to adolescents aged 12 to 18 years.

They also provide play therapy and family therapy, working in locations throughout the county and dealing with up to 400 clients every year.

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“I will miss it. I had a great interest in the work and commitment, but I leave behind a great team and a strong board,” said Caroline.

Tim Daly, Chairperson of the Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service Board, Tim Daly, paid tribute to Caroline on her years of service.

Project Manager at Kerry Adolescent Counselling Service, Caroline Flahive (seated third from left) joined by staff to mark her leaving the Tralee-based service after 25 years. Also included, seated from left; Bridget Horgan, Noreen Roper, Tim Daly and Breda Lyons. At back; Margaret Culloty, Eileen O’Sullivan, Sharon Roche, Jim Maher, Donna O’Shea, Josephine Cahill, Maryanne Maguire, Brian O’Donoghue and Rachel John. Photo by Dermot Crean

“Caroline has been a great support in leading and directing the Service over the past 25 years. She’s also been a great support to young people of Kerry in promoting youth mental health across the region, she’s done a fantastic job,” said Tim.

Caroline is leaving the service to take up a new role as student counsellor at the Munster Technological University Kerry Campus.

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