Counselling in Balbriggan

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pearl counselling and psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
I offer a service where you can think through your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a calm confidential space, to talk things out that are troubling you without fear of being judged or criticised. Counselling and psychotherapy may help you understand your past patterns that keep repeating. After a while you learn to see things differently, empowering you to take a different perspective and make conscious changes accordingly. Phone for your first consultation today.
I offer a service where you can think through your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a calm confidential space, to talk things out that are troubling you without fear of being judged or criticised. Counselling and psychotherapy may help you understand your past patterns that keep repeating. After a while you learn to see things differently, empowering you to take a different perspective and make conscious changes accordingly. Phone for your first consultation today.
(01) 568 2872 x54 View (01) 568 2872 x54
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Michaela Brigid Harrison
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
I work with individuals facing a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem challenges, and life transitions. My approach is adaptable, allowing me to assist individuals in navigating various emotional and psychological concerns to promote overall well-being and resilience.
I work with individuals facing a diverse range of issues, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem challenges, and life transitions. My approach is adaptable, allowing me to assist individuals in navigating various emotional and psychological concerns to promote overall well-being and resilience.
(01) 263 0393 x45 View (01) 263 0393 x45
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Bridget Mannion
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Would you like to feel better, behave differently, change your thinking or make other life changes? Are you interested in learning more about yourself, personal development or reaching your full potential? Sometimes that listening ear, support and guidance needs to come from someone outside of your network of family and friends. I’m an empathic and non-judgemental mental-health professional and I’m here to help you with that.
Would you like to feel better, behave differently, change your thinking or make other life changes? Are you interested in learning more about yourself, personal development or reaching your full potential? Sometimes that listening ear, support and guidance needs to come from someone outside of your network of family and friends. I’m an empathic and non-judgemental mental-health professional and I’m here to help you with that.
087 836 1671 View 087 836 1671
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Sarah Traynor
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is what I specialise in, meaning that a persons unconscious has a privileged place in the therapeutic work. The work is very individual, where we work together to find alternative ways in navigating what is problematic for you.
Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is what I specialise in, meaning that a persons unconscious has a privileged place in the therapeutic work. The work is very individual, where we work together to find alternative ways in navigating what is problematic for you.
(061) 572 524 x72 View (061) 572 524 x72
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Ciarán Everitt
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy with clients wishing to explore a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, self-esteem, meaning in life, bereavement, personal development, childhood trauma, suicide intervention.
I offer individual counselling and psychotherapy with clients wishing to explore a wide range of issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger issues, self-esteem, meaning in life, bereavement, personal development, childhood trauma, suicide intervention.
(01) 267 6641 x34 View (01) 267 6641 x34
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Amy Sweetman
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
There are many people who experience overwhelming emotion and find it challenging to cope with the stressors of life. Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential environment to fully express yourself and sort through those difficult emotions. I will work with you collaboratively, at your own pace, exploring the areas in your life, past and present, that may be inhibiting your overall happiness and well-being. I work with an array of issues, including, but not confined to depression, anxiety, family & work difficulties, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, childhood trauma, loss & grief.
There are many people who experience overwhelming emotion and find it challenging to cope with the stressors of life. Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential environment to fully express yourself and sort through those difficult emotions. I will work with you collaboratively, at your own pace, exploring the areas in your life, past and present, that may be inhibiting your overall happiness and well-being. I work with an array of issues, including, but not confined to depression, anxiety, family & work difficulties, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, childhood trauma, loss & grief.
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Beauty Ndevu Ncube
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Our physical and mental well-being are interlinked. At times we may feel our worries and anxieties are dictating the way we live our lives. At times we find ourselves not able to enjoy things that we used to and get no sense of achievement in activities that we do. Do you want to make changes, but you have no idea on how to begin.
Our physical and mental well-being are interlinked. At times we may feel our worries and anxieties are dictating the way we live our lives. At times we find ourselves not able to enjoy things that we used to and get no sense of achievement in activities that we do. Do you want to make changes, but you have no idea on how to begin.
(01) 267 6622 x72 View (01) 267 6622 x72
Starlight Psychotherapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Low Cost Counselling Service Our affordable counselling service is now available for adult clients. This service is provided by senior trainee or pre-accredited therapists who have attained the required standard of training and receive regular clinical supervision and support. Availability is limited, please call to enquire.
Low Cost Counselling Service Our affordable counselling service is now available for adult clients. This service is provided by senior trainee or pre-accredited therapists who have attained the required standard of training and receive regular clinical supervision and support. Availability is limited, please call to enquire.
(061) 572 524 x48 View (061) 572 524 x48
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Patricia Gavin
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
I work with a variety of clients who are overwhelmed withnissues affecting them and who feel that they are unable to cope, or that the could cope better if they could find a way of dealing with things. Using the human givens framework helps us to look at all the things affecting them, and by understanding them and their consequences more, find new ways of getting their emotional needs met. By engaging with people in a compassionate and non judgemental way, together we can find strengths and resources that help us overcome the challenges that we have.
I work with a variety of clients who are overwhelmed withnissues affecting them and who feel that they are unable to cope, or that the could cope better if they could find a way of dealing with things. Using the human givens framework helps us to look at all the things affecting them, and by understanding them and their consequences more, find new ways of getting their emotional needs met. By engaging with people in a compassionate and non judgemental way, together we can find strengths and resources that help us overcome the challenges that we have.
(01) 267 6681 x55 View (01) 267 6681 x55
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Paul Flannery
Counsellor, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
(01) 267 6536 x65 View (01) 267 6536 x65
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Caroline Irwin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Deciding to start therapy can be a difficult decision to come to. When you are not feeling like yourself, it can seem particularly daunting. My aim, as a psychotherapist, is to work collaboratively with each client. I tailor each session to suit each individual in order to ensure and maintain emotional safety, working at a pace that suits you. Whatever you are wanting to explore or talk about, I am here to listen.
Deciding to start therapy can be a difficult decision to come to. When you are not feeling like yourself, it can seem particularly daunting. My aim, as a psychotherapist, is to work collaboratively with each client. I tailor each session to suit each individual in order to ensure and maintain emotional safety, working at a pace that suits you. Whatever you are wanting to explore or talk about, I am here to listen.
(01) 568 2872 x81 View (01) 568 2872 x81
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Trish Banks
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
087 270 3496 View 087 270 3496
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Connections Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, ICP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Sharon, I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor with over twenty years' offering counselling and therapy. I offer an attuned, kind, relational approach. Long and short term work is available for all issues big and small. Specialist in working with teens and young adults. Also working with parents/carers of younger children. Exploring any emotional issues, such as difficult childhood experiences, including experiences of abuse or trauma as well as general day to day stresses and issues. Sessions are offered in person in my welcoming room or online via zoom.
Hello, my name is Sharon, I am an experienced psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical supervisor with over twenty years' offering counselling and therapy. I offer an attuned, kind, relational approach. Long and short term work is available for all issues big and small. Specialist in working with teens and young adults. Also working with parents/carers of younger children. Exploring any emotional issues, such as difficult childhood experiences, including experiences of abuse or trauma as well as general day to day stresses and issues. Sessions are offered in person in my welcoming room or online via zoom.
(01) 267 6527 x98 View (01) 267 6527 x98
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Barry Smyth
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Clients come to counselling when their normal coping mechanisms are no longer working for them and they are feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid. It may be due to anxiety in their life, stress in work or relationships, low self esteem or depression. They come looking for clarity, a sense of understanding that they are not alone in what they are feeling and perhaps for practical techniques to manage the conflicting emotions. They also want to be really listened to and not to be judged as they tell their story.
Clients come to counselling when their normal coping mechanisms are no longer working for them and they are feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid. It may be due to anxiety in their life, stress in work or relationships, low self esteem or depression. They come looking for clarity, a sense of understanding that they are not alone in what they are feeling and perhaps for practical techniques to manage the conflicting emotions. They also want to be really listened to and not to be judged as they tell their story.
(01) 267 6634 x14 View (01) 267 6634 x14
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Jennifer Hayden
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Many people encounter challenges that they need help overcoming. I create a space were clients feel safe, heard and understood. Our sessions will provide you with the opportunity to talk about issues or problems in your life in an accepting and confidential environment with someone who really listens to you and supports you as you find new ways to cope. Counselling focuses on your strengths and abilities to help you make changes in your life, to grow and to develop yourself as a person.
Many people encounter challenges that they need help overcoming. I create a space were clients feel safe, heard and understood. Our sessions will provide you with the opportunity to talk about issues or problems in your life in an accepting and confidential environment with someone who really listens to you and supports you as you find new ways to cope. Counselling focuses on your strengths and abilities to help you make changes in your life, to grow and to develop yourself as a person.
(01) 267 6552 x89 View (01) 267 6552 x89
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Deirdre O'Neill
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Waitlist for new clients
What if you could experience less anxiety? Or learn how to manage and eliminate panic attacks? What if you could be kinder to yourself? Are you struggling with stress or feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are coping with depression? Or trying to come to terms with a loss and suffering with grief? Perhaps you sometimes feel lonely and wonder why your relationships are not working as you would like them to. We all struggle with life and it's challenges sometimes. ​Counselling can help you to learn how to manage anxiety and challenging emotions and thoughts.
What if you could experience less anxiety? Or learn how to manage and eliminate panic attacks? What if you could be kinder to yourself? Are you struggling with stress or feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are coping with depression? Or trying to come to terms with a loss and suffering with grief? Perhaps you sometimes feel lonely and wonder why your relationships are not working as you would like them to. We all struggle with life and it's challenges sometimes. ​Counselling can help you to learn how to manage anxiety and challenging emotions and thoughts.
(01) 568 2872 x98 View (01) 568 2872 x98
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Happy Healthy Mind
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Not accepting new clients
If you're looking for a supportive, positive, safe space to explore what's going on for you and how to move forward, then pull up a chair and let's chat...
If you're looking for a supportive, positive, safe space to explore what's going on for you and how to move forward, then pull up a chair and let's chat...
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Louise Rossiter
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment that supports this ,so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance.
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment that supports this ,so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance.
(01) 568 2872 x46 View (01) 568 2872 x46
Sandra O'Brien
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Balbriggan, County Dublin K32
(01) 267 6692 x49 View (01) 267 6692 x49

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Ruth Carroll-Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Skerries, County Dublin K32
Ruth warmly welcomes you to her Psychotherapy and Counselling practice. With the DCU MSc in Psychotherapy, she is IACP Accredited, highly qualified and experienced in working with adults, couples and adolescents who present with a broad range of issues. She has completed advanced trainings in cutting edge evidence based practices including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, 'game-changers' for trauma therapy. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy and draws from a diverse range of creative approaches. She looks forward to meeting you where she can provide you with the therapy you need.
Ruth warmly welcomes you to her Psychotherapy and Counselling practice. With the DCU MSc in Psychotherapy, she is IACP Accredited, highly qualified and experienced in working with adults, couples and adolescents who present with a broad range of issues. She has completed advanced trainings in cutting edge evidence based practices including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, 'game-changers' for trauma therapy. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy and draws from a diverse range of creative approaches. She looks forward to meeting you where she can provide you with the therapy you need.
(01) 267 6595 x69 View (01) 267 6595 x69

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Balbriggan

10+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Balbriggan who prioritize treating:

84% Depression
84% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
74% Bereavement
74% Stress
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Irish Life
100% Laya
100% VHI

How Counsellors in Balbriggan see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Balbriggan?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, eircode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or eircode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Most Psychologists are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement in Ireland, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Ireland. Psychologists have earned a doctoral degree in psychology and many are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a doctoral degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the IACP or ICP, they must complete a minimum of an NFQ Level 7 programme with 100 hours of clinical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of post-training clinical experience under clinical supervision.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in Ireland could cost between €50 – €90 when seeing a counsellor and €75 - €120 or more when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The National Counselling Service (NCS) is a government-funded service that provides short to medium term counselling and psychotherapy for free to individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. The service can be accessed by GP referral or self-referral.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your eircode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the IACP, the ICP, or PSI are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a child is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.