Meet Our Counsellors

Dolores Tiernan

Chief Executive Officer

A former banking executive, Sligo native Dolores Tiernan has over 20 years’ experience as an addiction counsellor and programme administrator, having trained with the Hazelden International Addiction Programme. She commenced her counselling career in 1998 as Aftercare Co-ordinator in the Rutland Centre, Dublin, and served as Deputy Director in The Grove (2002-2010) and Senior Addiction Counsellor with the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Kerry (2010-2019).

An advocate of a holistic and client-centred approach to the treatment of addiction disorders, Dolores’ work at The Grove involves the continuing evolution of the recovery programmes based on the outcomes of new evidence-based research.

She is an accredited Clinical Supervisor with Addiction Counsellors of Ireland and has also trained with the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre.


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