Counselling in Blackrock

Florencia Shanahan
Psychologist, MPSI
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Spanish - English - French
Spanish - English - French
(01) 263 0697 x62 View (01) 263 0697 x62
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Shelly MacSweeney
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, work-life balance, self-worth, relationship issues, sexuality issues, LGBTQI+ friendly and trauma (both PTSD and Complex PTSD). I have personal and professional experience in a variety of pregnancy related issues including birth trauma and matresence (the transition to motherhood), pre and post abortion support, fertility issues, adoption, post-natal depression and miscarriage. I have a particular interest in childhood emotional neglect and developmental trauma. With the right support, deep wounds from childhood can heal.
I work with a wide variety of issues including anxiety, depression, grief, loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, work-life balance, self-worth, relationship issues, sexuality issues, LGBTQI+ friendly and trauma (both PTSD and Complex PTSD). I have personal and professional experience in a variety of pregnancy related issues including birth trauma and matresence (the transition to motherhood), pre and post abortion support, fertility issues, adoption, post-natal depression and miscarriage. I have a particular interest in childhood emotional neglect and developmental trauma. With the right support, deep wounds from childhood can heal.
(01) 267 6681 x73 View (01) 267 6681 x73
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Maria Fennell
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
Maria is a Fully-accrediated IACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist, and has many years experience working with Anxiety, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Depression, Bereavement, Separation, Sucicidial Ideation, PSTD. Maria's approach is person centred and integrative, she works from a cognitive (CBT) perspective.
Maria is a Fully-accrediated IACP Counsellor & Psychotherapist, and has many years experience working with Anxiety, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Depression, Bereavement, Separation, Sucicidial Ideation, PSTD. Maria's approach is person centred and integrative, she works from a cognitive (CBT) perspective.
086 242 1983 View 086 242 1983
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Silvana Sapyras Byrne
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
I am a Chartered Psychologist, specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, an evidence-based therapy that focuses on finding solutions to specific problems, finding out what keeps the person ‘stuck’ and making changes in their thinking and actions to improve feelings. It is also a collaborative therapy, which means that the therapist encourages the client’s active participation through tasks during and between sessions. The sessions are provided in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, in-person or online.
I am a Chartered Psychologist, specialised in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, an evidence-based therapy that focuses on finding solutions to specific problems, finding out what keeps the person ‘stuck’ and making changes in their thinking and actions to improve feelings. It is also a collaborative therapy, which means that the therapist encourages the client’s active participation through tasks during and between sessions. The sessions are provided in Portuguese, Spanish, and English, in-person or online.
(061) 572 524 x25 View (061) 572 524 x25
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Dr. Ruth Buckmaster
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Ruth is a Dublin based chartered clinical psychologist offering individual therapy sessions to adults both online and in a therapy room in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Ruth completed her BA in Psychology in University College Dublin (UCD), her MSc in Applied Psychology in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and PhD in Clinical Psychology in UCD.
Ruth is a Dublin based chartered clinical psychologist offering individual therapy sessions to adults both online and in a therapy room in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Ruth completed her BA in Psychology in University College Dublin (UCD), her MSc in Applied Psychology in Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and PhD in Clinical Psychology in UCD.
(01) 263 0393 x87 View (01) 263 0393 x87
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Noel Dillon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
I have over 25 years experience of successfully helping people of all ages with a variety of mental health issues and the general struggles of life.
I have over 25 years experience of successfully helping people of all ages with a variety of mental health issues and the general struggles of life.
(01) 267 6527 x14 View (01) 267 6527 x14
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Leisha McGrath & Associates
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Not accepting new clients
I have 20 years experience working with both organisations and the people in them, facilitating them to be their version of success. As a Chartered Psychologist with BPS and PSI and a Certified Coach, my approach with clients is to partner with them in a non-judgemental way, supporting them to feel empowered and to take their next steps. Part of my work is focused with Organisations and how they are structured and with their Talent Management, but increasingly my focus is working with individuals around Selection, Development, Wellness and Executive and Maternity Coaching.
I have 20 years experience working with both organisations and the people in them, facilitating them to be their version of success. As a Chartered Psychologist with BPS and PSI and a Certified Coach, my approach with clients is to partner with them in a non-judgemental way, supporting them to feel empowered and to take their next steps. Part of my work is focused with Organisations and how they are structured and with their Talent Management, but increasingly my focus is working with individuals around Selection, Development, Wellness and Executive and Maternity Coaching.
(01) 568 2872 x80 View (01) 568 2872 x80
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Emily Bruton Iniekio
MA
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is daunting. Don't let the darkness swallow you. Reach out, you will be surprised how much talking to someone can be a transformative experience. Therapy by its nature, should be non-judgemental, empathic and warm. This is how I practice.
Finding the right therapist is daunting. Don't let the darkness swallow you. Reach out, you will be surprised how much talking to someone can be a transformative experience. Therapy by its nature, should be non-judgemental, empathic and warm. This is how I practice.
(01) 267 6595 x87 View (01) 267 6595 x87
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Aoife Cassidy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Fern Therapy was set-up by Aoife Cassidy (MSc, MFA, Dip., CCTP, Pre-Accredited Member IACP), who has trained and worked in the therapeutic field for over 15 years. Aoife has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Aoife holds a Clinical MSc in Child and Adolescent Art Psychotherapy from the University of Dublin and Mater CAMHS, Dublin. Aoife also holds a Dip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Aoife has specialised in the treatment of trauma, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Fern Therapy was set-up by Aoife Cassidy (MSc, MFA, Dip., CCTP, Pre-Accredited Member IACP), who has trained and worked in the therapeutic field for over 15 years. Aoife has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Aoife holds a Clinical MSc in Child and Adolescent Art Psychotherapy from the University of Dublin and Mater CAMHS, Dublin. Aoife also holds a Dip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Aoife has specialised in the treatment of trauma, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
(01) 267 6517 x36 View (01) 267 6517 x36
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Dr. Ronan O' Neill One Health Therapy
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Ronan completed his Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City, University of London (2016), internationally approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulator for Practitioner Psychologists in the Uk, and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ronan is a member of The Irish Psychological Society (PSI), The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Division of Counselling Psychologists (DCoP).
Ronan completed his Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from City, University of London (2016), internationally approved by the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), the statutory regulator for Practitioner Psychologists in the Uk, and accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Ronan is a member of The Irish Psychological Society (PSI), The British Psychological Society (BPS) and The Division of Counselling Psychologists (DCoP).
(01) 267 6527 x62 View (01) 267 6527 x62
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Mary Spierin
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
If you are looking for help to deal with an emotional or stress-related issue - anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks, fear, effects of trauma, bereavement, grief & loss, self-confidence; or if you would like to learn some techniques to help you manage stress/anxiety/worry, build resilience and improve your well-being; contact me and I will be happy to help you.
If you are looking for help to deal with an emotional or stress-related issue - anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks, fear, effects of trauma, bereavement, grief & loss, self-confidence; or if you would like to learn some techniques to help you manage stress/anxiety/worry, build resilience and improve your well-being; contact me and I will be happy to help you.
(01) 267 6536 x79 View (01) 267 6536 x79
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Hilary Kitson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
People seek psychotherapy and counselling for different reasons. They may be in need of emotional and psychological support to help them through a time of crisis; they may feel stuck with some aspect of their life that they want to change; they may be carrying wounds from old life experiences that are continuing to cause pain; or they may simply want to become a better version of themselves. I offer a confidential, supported space where you can explore whatever it is that you need help with.
People seek psychotherapy and counselling for different reasons. They may be in need of emotional and psychological support to help them through a time of crisis; they may feel stuck with some aspect of their life that they want to change; they may be carrying wounds from old life experiences that are continuing to cause pain; or they may simply want to become a better version of themselves. I offer a confidential, supported space where you can explore whatever it is that you need help with.
(01) 568 2872 x30 View (01) 568 2872 x30
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Tadhg Hayes
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
You find life is a struggle. However, you have a feeling it does not need to be this way. You have tried various strategies and coping mechanisms, you have given your all and no matter how hard you try, you find yourself stuck again and again! Your mind is anxious about the future as you wonder whether you will be able to sustain such discomfort with life. Your mind also tends to dart back into the past, wondering regretfully about things you did or failed to do. A smooth and easy relationship with the here and now alludes you. You want to try something new. It is time to try 'change' through psychotherapy.
You find life is a struggle. However, you have a feeling it does not need to be this way. You have tried various strategies and coping mechanisms, you have given your all and no matter how hard you try, you find yourself stuck again and again! Your mind is anxious about the future as you wonder whether you will be able to sustain such discomfort with life. Your mind also tends to dart back into the past, wondering regretfully about things you did or failed to do. A smooth and easy relationship with the here and now alludes you. You want to try something new. It is time to try 'change' through psychotherapy.
(01) 267 6681 x40 View (01) 267 6681 x40
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Lorna Boyle Therapy - anxiety, depression, loss
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
I am a psychotherapist with experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, addiction, cultural and identity issues, health related issues and fertility. I will work collaboratively with you to create a safe space where you can unburden yourself from the thoughts and events you may feel tangled up in and together we will carve a path forward. My aim is that you will experience me as empathic, supportive and non-judgemental, while also helping you to see your issues in a different light by providing new perspectives, using creative interventions and compassionate challenging.
I am a psychotherapist with experience working with clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, addiction, cultural and identity issues, health related issues and fertility. I will work collaboratively with you to create a safe space where you can unburden yourself from the thoughts and events you may feel tangled up in and together we will carve a path forward. My aim is that you will experience me as empathic, supportive and non-judgemental, while also helping you to see your issues in a different light by providing new perspectives, using creative interventions and compassionate challenging.
083 381 5651 View 083 381 5651
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Danielle Crimin
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Play Therapy helps children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, change their behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways. It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, such as a serious illness or hospitalization, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, a family crisis, or an upsetting change in their environment. Play therapy can help children with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, or anger, as well as those with attention deficit disorders.
Play Therapy helps children with social or emotional deficits learn to communicate better, change their behavior, develop problem-solving skills, and relate to others in positive ways. It is appropriate for children undergoing or witnessing stressful events in their lives, such as a serious illness or hospitalization, domestic violence, abuse, trauma, a family crisis, or an upsetting change in their environment. Play therapy can help children with academic and social problems, learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, anxiety, depression, grief, or anger, as well as those with attention deficit disorders.
(01) 267 6692 x42 View (01) 267 6692 x42
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Wei Sim Ho
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Life can be difficult at times. You may be stressed and anxious, you may feel helpless and depressed, or feel sad or feel unfulfilled or out of control of your own life. Your relationships may be suffering. You may be facing major crossroads in your life or you may feel desperate and not know how to go on. You feel alone and isolated. You would like some support during this difficult time, or to be able to talk to someone in a safe confidential and non-judgmental environment.
Life can be difficult at times. You may be stressed and anxious, you may feel helpless and depressed, or feel sad or feel unfulfilled or out of control of your own life. Your relationships may be suffering. You may be facing major crossroads in your life or you may feel desperate and not know how to go on. You feel alone and isolated. You would like some support during this difficult time, or to be able to talk to someone in a safe confidential and non-judgmental environment.
087 691 9168 View 087 691 9168
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Keelin O'Dwyer
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life of their choosing. I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and transformative space for my clients and always practice with these values in mind. During times of struggle or stress, we can easily disconnect from what's important to us. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and will assist you in getting back in touch with your authentic self. I specialise in the following areas: Anxiety, Stress, Life Transition and Change, Confidence and Self-esteem, Self-Compassion, Relationships and Chronic Pain.
I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life of their choosing. I strive to create a compassionate, non-judgmental, and transformative space for my clients and always practice with these values in mind. During times of struggle or stress, we can easily disconnect from what's important to us. I believe you are the expert on yourself, and will assist you in getting back in touch with your authentic self. I specialise in the following areas: Anxiety, Stress, Life Transition and Change, Confidence and Self-esteem, Self-Compassion, Relationships and Chronic Pain.
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Anita Coghlan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Not accepting new clients
As a person centred Psychotherapist I offer a safe space for clients and couples to look at and talk about the issues they feel are preventing them moving forward with their lives and relationships. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, we experience loss and change in our relationships, jobs, identity, family or health. It can feel difficult to find someone to talk to. I provide an understanding and non judgmental environment in which the issues clients face can be addressed.
As a person centred Psychotherapist I offer a safe space for clients and couples to look at and talk about the issues they feel are preventing them moving forward with their lives and relationships. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, we experience loss and change in our relationships, jobs, identity, family or health. It can feel difficult to find someone to talk to. I provide an understanding and non judgmental environment in which the issues clients face can be addressed.
087 689 6927 View 087 689 6927
Photo of Craig Joseph McCullough, Psychotherapist in Blackrock, County Dublin
Craig Joseph McCullough
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
I have provided psychotherapy to clients for a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, and family dynamics. I work with those struggling to overcome a situation, past or present, that is causing them to feel stagnate or disillusioned. I help people make new choices in their thinking and behaviour and better choices to improve resilience and health. Together, we explore ways that will help gain insight that leads to making adjustments for living more authentically and having healthier relationships.
I have provided psychotherapy to clients for a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, and family dynamics. I work with those struggling to overcome a situation, past or present, that is causing them to feel stagnate or disillusioned. I help people make new choices in their thinking and behaviour and better choices to improve resilience and health. Together, we explore ways that will help gain insight that leads to making adjustments for living more authentically and having healthier relationships.
(01) 568 2872 x39 View (01) 568 2872 x39
Photo of Eleonora Zuliani in Blackrock, County Dublin
Eleonora Zuliani
MSc
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
To those navigating the intricate dance of life, feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, or the lingering echoes of trauma, I extend a compassionate hand as your guide. If you find yourself yearning for a transformative journey, seeking balance amidst the chaos, or desiring a connection between mind, body, and soul, I'm here to help. Let's break free from limitations, rewrite your narrative, and create lasting positive change together. My services are available in English, Italian, and Spanish.
To those navigating the intricate dance of life, feeling the weight of stress, anxiety, or the lingering echoes of trauma, I extend a compassionate hand as your guide. If you find yourself yearning for a transformative journey, seeking balance amidst the chaos, or desiring a connection between mind, body, and soul, I'm here to help. Let's break free from limitations, rewrite your narrative, and create lasting positive change together. My services are available in English, Italian, and Spanish.
(01) 267 6603 x94 View (01) 267 6603 x94

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blackrock

40+

Average cost per session

€80

Counsellors in Blackrock who prioritize treating:

88% Anxiety
83% Relationship Issues
81% Depression
76% Stress
69% Bereavement
69% Self Esteem
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Laya
56% Irish Life
56% VHI

How Counsellors in Blackrock see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blackrock?

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.