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About Us

About Us

Muse Counselling & Training Service is a private sector agency which was set up to offer therapeutic and training services. The name MUSE itself symbolises Mental Understanding Support & Empowerment which are the key elements to both mental wellbeing and continued professional development. The more educated and aware that we are as people the empowered we become.

MUSE offers a range of expertise of therapeutic interventions from trained counsellors, psychotherapists and group facilitators.

Our Ethos

Is to provide a safe space to empower educate and support with respect for their autonomy, integrity and without judgement.

History of Muse

MUSE originated from the inspirations and expertise of three professional therapeutic practitioners with up to 25yrs experience in the field of mental health and the delivery of agency training. Sarah Curran (Psychotherapist) Karen Melaugh (Integrative counsellor) and Mark Gibney (Integrative Counsellor) work in collaboration in researching and developing training offered by MUSE.

Our aim

Is to support individuals, couples, groups and other agencies in personal and professional development by providing an integrative service tailored to meet their needs.

Meet Our Team


Sarah Curran

BACPAcc Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Couples Therapist and Group Training Facilitator


I am a Psychotherapist/Counsellor, Clinical Supervisor and Continued Professional Development Trainer. I have over 25yrs experience working in the field of mental health. I have worked for a number of professional agencies over the years including, Counselling Service, Addictions Service (PBNI) Domestic Violence Support Services Male & Female, Social Services, Prisoners Development Unit HMP Magilligan, Centre Manager Ashmore House, Project Manager NWC, Clinical Director Men’s Action Network and Clinical Director MUSE Counselling and Training Service. My experience of working with the above agencies has equipped me with a deep understanding of the stressors that can send people’s lives into chaos leaving a multitude of issues to balance. I believe that given the proper space, support and understanding that people can ultimately change their lives for the better. I have also gained vast experience in the implementation, development and delivery of group work and CPD training.


I have attained a Batchelor of Science in Psychoanalysis, Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Psychotherapy & Hypnotherapy, National Vocational Qualification in Child Development, National Open College Network level 3 Training Facilitator, National Open College Network level 3 Working with Victims of Domestic Violence, CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) Level 6 Therapeutic Counselling Supervision.

Continued Professional Development

Through my CPD Training I have attained, Suicide Intervention Training, Couples Counselling Training (from a RELATE accredited Psychotherapist/Trainer), Family Therapy Training, Addictions Training, Understanding Domestic & Sexual Violence, Working with Adolescents, Working with Perpetrators of Violence, Safeguarding Children & Vulnerable Adults, Designated Safeguarding Lead training and Equality and Diversity Training.


Karen Melaugh

Integrative Counsellor MBACP


I have five years’ experience working within the field of mental health in which I gained a robust experience in one to one counselling, couples counselling, therapeutic group work/ workshops and the delivery of agency training. I work from Humanistic Integrative Model which employs a none judgemental, client centred, respectful, confidential and safe therapeutic approach.


I began the pathway to my career in counselling in 2010 when I completed a CPCAB level four Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling. After which I completed a Foundation Degree in Counselling Studies. I have since furthered my continuous professional development through gaining a Certificate in Advocacy, Couples Counselling, Group Facilitation, Mental Health Awareness, Domestic Violence Training and Professional and Ethical Record Keeping.


Mark Gibney

BACPM Integrative Counselor, NLP, Hypnotherapy, Addictions and Group Training Facilitator


I am a humanistic Integrative Counsellor with 16yrs experience in mental health. I primarily worked within an addictions recovery group. Through volunteering with a suicide intervention charity as well as being a member of a charity management committee I gained an in-depth insight to the challenges and fears of people facing suicidal ideation and intent as a result of unresolved issues or depression. I further evolved my experience of depression, anxiety and life stressors while working in a community based centre as a trainee counsellor. While working for amen’s mental health and wellbeing clinic for two years I gained a deep insight to the services that may support men through experiences of abuse, addictions, relationship issues, depression and anxiety. I have several years experience in NLP, Hypnotherapy Practitioner as well substance misuse interventions. I also have 15 years experiences in group facilitation and agency training.


I have attained the following qualifications; CPCAB level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, NLP Practitioners Certificate and Hypnotherapy Practitioner. I have furthered my continuous professional development by attaining training in Suicide Intervention (ASSIST), Suicide Intervention Training from a Counselling Perspective, Motivational Interviewing, Understanding Domestic Violence, Substance Misuse Intervention and Mental Health First Aid.