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From the Desk of the CEO

Dear Friends of Tara,

We have had a busy summer: a strong presence of Tara Centre Counselling/Psychotherapy staff at the Trauma Summit in Belfast; the Garden Party in June at Áras an Uachtaráin in Dublin, hosted by President Higgins and his wife, Sabina, in celebration of the work we do in the ‘pursuit of Peace and Reconciliation’; and a delightful day with Dr Éamon Phoenix and fifty-two of our Tara Friends on a guided historical tour of the Inishowen Peninsula.

It has been business as usual in the delivery of Therapeutic Services, the beating heart of Tara. Our new staff are now firmly embedded in our existing dedicated, excellent team with increased capacity to meet even more of the demand for these services.

Michael O Doherty kicks off our Autumn/Winter programme commencing on the 8th & 9th September. Michael’s private Clinic runs here from 10th – 13th September. Declan Coyle offers ‘The Enneagram’, an ideal ‘partner’ to the Green Platform and a unique opportunity for growth and exploration. Then another firm favourite – Dr Eamon Phoenix will continue his 5-week Wednesday evening series of Seminars with a focus on Welfarism and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, and Dr Aileen O’ Kane will deliver, “All Illness begins in the Gut”, as well as “An Introduction to Ayurveda Parts 1 & 2”.

You may be aware that Paula McIntyre has been awarded her MBE. She will be working with us at Tara to cook up a storm in Omagh. Watch this space, details and dates to be confirmed!

As a Friend of Tara, you will notice that there is a personal Invitation for you to consider setting up a Standing Order Mandate. The Standing Order Mandate on page 25 of the Brochure can be completed and returned to me or handed in at Reception. If you have any questions, please feel free to pick up the ’phone or come in and ask, we’re here to help. Sustainability is key to Tara’s future in the community. We count on your continued support.

And if you shop on – here’s a way to donate to Tara without it costing you any money. For every purchase you make on, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the overall purchase to us here at Tara. Full details on page 26. Whatever form your support takes, our thanks, as always, go to you. Your support at every level enables us to continue to do what we do here at Tara – day and daily. There’s the work you can see in the ‘shop window’ – the Seminars and Workshops – and then there is the work that goes on in the quiet corridors of our therapy suites.

I look forward to seeing you in the Centre over the next few months.
With warmest regards,

Margaret Spencer



Chief Executive Officer