Awareness Counselling

Humanistic and Integrative approach

Welcome to Awareness Counselling

Not for profit - everyone should have access to therapy regardless of financial situation. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, we can negotiate. No one will be turned away.

Hello and welcome to Awareness Counselling, my name is Ken Curley and I am an Irish trained therapist living in the Netherlands. I've been trained by the most brilliant therapists Ireland has to offer in humanistic and integrative therapy. For more information on me please see my "About me" page.


Depression, a state of low mood and aversion to activity, can affect a person's thoughts, behaviour, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being. Symptoms of the mood disorder are marked by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration and a significant increase/decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping.


Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness and worry, usually generalized and unfocused as an overreaction to a situation that is only subjectively seen as menacing. It is often accompanied by muscular tension, restlessness, fatigue and problems in concentration. Anxiety can be appropriate, but when experienced regularly the individual may suffer from an anxiety disorder.


Stress is a feeling of strain and pressure and is a type of psychological pain.

Burnout is thought to result from long-term, unresolvable, job stress

What is Awareness Therapy?

Awareness Therapy is a humanistic and integrative therapy, an exploration of the issue(s) you bring to a session, using your greatest resource in the here and now, to gain insights and direction. Your greatest resource, what might that be? Well, simply put, it's you. You hold the keys to resolving your own issues, somewhere inside us rests the answers to our problems. With a bit of help in the here and now, focusing on body, emotion, feelings and the activity of our mind and thoughts. We can begin to see a direction, what really helps, what's really useful. A way forward!

Awareness and egalitarianism

Therapists/Counsellors are not perfect, we also have fears, concerns and faults and don’t have all the answers to questions. In a session, you are the expert on you and together we can explore where you are, where you want to go, and how to get there

About me

I started my journey as a therapist in 2006 when I began training with the Irish School of Awareness Therapy in Cork, Ireland. A very brilliant man by the name of Brandan Connelly and equally brilliant women whose name is Marie (Herlihy) Connelly offered me a place in their school of psychotherapy. I have no words to express my gratitude to them for giving me an opportunity to explore and understand my experience and the language of my emotion and feeling at such a deep level. An awareness of the passing moment, the "what are you aware of just now" question that would revolutionise and accelerate my learning of myself, others and reality. This moment to moment question which holds us steadily in "the now".

I am a member of CAT (Collectief Alternatief Therapeuten)