Substance Use Counselling in Blackrock

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Riadhna Holahan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Riadhna specialises in Problematic Substance Use/ Addiction and related issues with adults, adolescents and their families.
In Private Practice, Riadhna offers general, integrative therapeutic support for anyone experiencing issues affecting their quality of life (in 1:1, family and group settings) using Reality Therapy (RT) and Person Centred Counselling (PCC) as her primary therapeutic models. Riadhna supports clients with varying issues and needs.
Riadhna specialises in Problematic Substance Use/ Addiction and related issues with adults, adolescents and their families.
In Private Practice, Riadhna offers general, integrative therapeutic support for anyone experiencing issues affecting their quality of life (in 1:1, family and group settings) using Reality Therapy (RT) and Person Centred Counselling (PCC) as her primary therapeutic models. Riadhna supports clients with varying issues and needs.
(061) 572 524 x59 View (061) 572 524 x59
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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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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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Pradeep Kumar Chadha
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
“Overactive” busy minds have difficulty slowing down. I see it everyday. Having genes for a mental illness does not guarantee having one. Exposure to traumas is also needed to cause a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. I help a person when they are looking for help in reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience involves helping a person process their traumas to heal them emotionally. In Walsh protocol , food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
“Overactive” busy minds have difficulty slowing down. I see it everyday. Having genes for a mental illness does not guarantee having one. Exposure to traumas is also needed to cause a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. I help a person when they are looking for help in reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience involves helping a person process their traumas to heal them emotionally. In Walsh protocol , food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
(01) 267 6536 x99 View (01) 267 6536 x99
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Paula Coughlan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low-energy days too often? Or do you want more for your life? Please contact me today for support. I specialise in working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or unresolved childhood issues and trauma. I will work with you to create the life you really want.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low-energy days too often? Or do you want more for your life? Please contact me today for support. I specialise in working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or unresolved childhood issues and trauma. I will work with you to create the life you really want.
(01) 267 6622 x88 View (01) 267 6622 x88
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Conn Fitzgibbon
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackrock, County Dublin A94
Sometimes in life you need a place to explore the difficulties that arise. Either behaviours, feelings or emotions. At times you need to be listened to confidentially and without judgement. What troubles our minds can have such a negative impact on the quality of our lives. Psychological troubles come in many forms, relational both to oneself and to others, grief and loss, behavioural problems from anxiety or depression and rage or sometimes it's hard to tell exactly what it is, only a sense that things are not right. The first brave step to take is to share that difficulty.
Sometimes in life you need a place to explore the difficulties that arise. Either behaviours, feelings or emotions. At times you need to be listened to confidentially and without judgement. What troubles our minds can have such a negative impact on the quality of our lives. Psychological troubles come in many forms, relational both to oneself and to others, grief and loss, behavioural problems from anxiety or depression and rage or sometimes it's hard to tell exactly what it is, only a sense that things are not right. The first brave step to take is to share that difficulty.
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Hibernium Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackrock, County Dublin A94  (Online Only)
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for both Polish and English Speakers. I am a Fully Accredited Member of the Irish Association (IACP) for the same. My practice of psychotherapy is supervised by regular supervision and professional improvement through additional courses, symposia and creative work. I have a decent year of experience working as a Social Care Worker in the Mental Health and Homeless sector. I am a psychotherapist who works in the humanistic and existential approaches. I contributed to numerous projects that helped clients to achieve their goals.
I offer Counselling and Psychotherapy for both Polish and English Speakers. I am a Fully Accredited Member of the Irish Association (IACP) for the same. My practice of psychotherapy is supervised by regular supervision and professional improvement through additional courses, symposia and creative work. I have a decent year of experience working as a Social Care Worker in the Mental Health and Homeless sector. I am a psychotherapist who works in the humanistic and existential approaches. I contributed to numerous projects that helped clients to achieve their goals.
(01) 267 6675 x36 View (01) 267 6675 x36

More Therapists Nearby

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Melissa Oosthuizen
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
I am an experienced psychotherapist who offers a supportive and confidential environment. I work with individuals who are searching for direction, struggling with overwhelming issues or experiencing difficulties in their personal or professional relationships. I believe that everyone’s story matters and that it is through the psychotherapeutic exploration of the individual’s subjective experience that ultimately leads to the freedom of living a fuller life.
I am an experienced psychotherapist who offers a supportive and confidential environment. I work with individuals who are searching for direction, struggling with overwhelming issues or experiencing difficulties in their personal or professional relationships. I believe that everyone’s story matters and that it is through the psychotherapeutic exploration of the individual’s subjective experience that ultimately leads to the freedom of living a fuller life.
(01) 267 6536 x53 View (01) 267 6536 x53
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Mark Crummy Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to find peace in your life? Do you need a compassionate and supportive listening ear to explore your mental health difficulties? Mark has a profound interest and extensive experience in men's mental health, the LGBTQIA+ community, addiction, PTSD, Neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism) and other various mental health needs of those of all sexualities and genders. You may want to start psychotherapy to feel a sense of empowerment in your life, to allow you the freedom of living your life authentically or to learn how to manage, cope and strive through times of crisis or stress.
Are you struggling to find peace in your life? Do you need a compassionate and supportive listening ear to explore your mental health difficulties? Mark has a profound interest and extensive experience in men's mental health, the LGBTQIA+ community, addiction, PTSD, Neurodiversity (ADHD and Autism) and other various mental health needs of those of all sexualities and genders. You may want to start psychotherapy to feel a sense of empowerment in your life, to allow you the freedom of living your life authentically or to learn how to manage, cope and strive through times of crisis or stress.
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Arran Whelan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Life can be difficult, and we all could do with that extra support at times. I am here to accompany you through your therapeutic journey and make sense of how you experience the world. I provide counselling and therapy services to people across a wide range of issues, for both adult and adolescent clients. I integrate various forms of therapy, including person centred, gestalt, and existentialism, to find the approach that meets your individual need
Life can be difficult, and we all could do with that extra support at times. I am here to accompany you through your therapeutic journey and make sense of how you experience the world. I provide counselling and therapy services to people across a wide range of issues, for both adult and adolescent clients. I integrate various forms of therapy, including person centred, gestalt, and existentialism, to find the approach that meets your individual need
(01) 267 6692 x37 View (01) 267 6692 x37
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Dr. Andrea Pousada-Fitzpatrick
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Pousada uses a holistic approach to explore the reasons underlying symptoms helping you to understand the issues that you are experiencing. Therefore, she practices from an integrative approach with a special focus on psychodynamic psychotherapy in combination with other techniques. Her main goal is to assist you in exploring yourself, to find your strengths to enable you to overcome difficulties, developing strategies and coping skills in order to achieve your full potential and improve your quality of life.
As a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist, Dr. Pousada uses a holistic approach to explore the reasons underlying symptoms helping you to understand the issues that you are experiencing. Therefore, she practices from an integrative approach with a special focus on psychodynamic psychotherapy in combination with other techniques. Her main goal is to assist you in exploring yourself, to find your strengths to enable you to overcome difficulties, developing strategies and coping skills in order to achieve your full potential and improve your quality of life.
085 734 7836 View 085 734 7836
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Three Rock Counselling - IFS Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Stillorgan, County Dublin A94
I am not taking on any new clients at present. I will have some capacity in June 2024 for client interested in IFS Therapy . I work in my practice helping people who seek therapy for a range of emotional and stress-related issues including stress, anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks and grief. I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life. I endeavour 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 at times disconnect from what's important.
I am not taking on any new clients at present. I will have some capacity in June 2024 for client interested in IFS Therapy . I work in my practice helping people who seek therapy for a range of emotional and stress-related issues including stress, anxiety, worry, depression, anger, panic attacks and grief. I believe that everyone deserves to live a full and meaningful life. I endeavour 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 at times disconnect from what's important.
087 675 6977 View 087 675 6977
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Mary Brennan
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04
If you find your thoughts, feelings and emotions are limiting your enjoyment to engage fully in life because of past experiences, life's demands, uncertain Covid-19 times; you may need to talk to a trained professional to enable you to get experienced psychological support I work from the viewpoint of seeing each client as unique and autonomous providing a safe, confidential, non judgemental, respectful, supportive space to explore areas of concern at your own pace. This process enables you to explore different perspectives, develop coping skill in order for you to realise your full potential and improve your quality of life.
If you find your thoughts, feelings and emotions are limiting your enjoyment to engage fully in life because of past experiences, life's demands, uncertain Covid-19 times; you may need to talk to a trained professional to enable you to get experienced psychological support I work from the viewpoint of seeing each client as unique and autonomous providing a safe, confidential, non judgemental, respectful, supportive space to explore areas of concern at your own pace. This process enables you to explore different perspectives, develop coping skill in order for you to realise your full potential and improve your quality of life.
(01) 267 6675 x83 View (01) 267 6675 x83
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Thomas M. Maher
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
I work from a humanistic client centered framework. Whether if this is to aid with issues of anxiety and all that anxiety pertains to, family conflict, relationship with self or others, anger, LGBTQ Health and more. In my private practice I have a particular interest in working with trauma. I draw from a myriad of therological approachs within my work. Currently I am working in Dublin + Online and available to see clients privately.
I work from a humanistic client centered framework. Whether if this is to aid with issues of anxiety and all that anxiety pertains to, family conflict, relationship with self or others, anger, LGBTQ Health and more. In my private practice I have a particular interest in working with trauma. I draw from a myriad of therological approachs within my work. Currently I am working in Dublin + Online and available to see clients privately.
(01) 267 6675 x41 View (01) 267 6675 x41
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Karen Parrow
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D14
I decided to train as a professional counsellor after my own experience with depression. It's such an incredible privilege to be able to use my own life experiences to help others. Whichever way we work together, the relationship between us will be what enables the changes you wish to make and I will consistently offer empathy and support, no matter how difficult some of the things we deal with may be, and to be honest and upfront with you. This will help to nurture an environment in which you feel truly heard, valued, and empowered to make positive change.
I decided to train as a professional counsellor after my own experience with depression. It's such an incredible privilege to be able to use my own life experiences to help others. Whichever way we work together, the relationship between us will be what enables the changes you wish to make and I will consistently offer empathy and support, no matter how difficult some of the things we deal with may be, and to be honest and upfront with you. This will help to nurture an environment in which you feel truly heard, valued, and empowered to make positive change.
085 756 5452 View 085 756 5452
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Dublin Human Givens Centre
MA
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Feel better today. Human Givens Therapy is a bio-psycho-social, brief, solutions-focused therapy designed to help you feel and function better fast. As Human Givens psychotherapists we offer reliable and practical help, using current psychological knowledge to resolve difficulties and help you move on in your life. We work with you, the individual, to achieve your goal for therapy as quickly as possible. Find out more at www.dublinhumangivens.ie
Feel better today. Human Givens Therapy is a bio-psycho-social, brief, solutions-focused therapy designed to help you feel and function better fast. As Human Givens psychotherapists we offer reliable and practical help, using current psychological knowledge to resolve difficulties and help you move on in your life. We work with you, the individual, to achieve your goal for therapy as quickly as possible. Find out more at www.dublinhumangivens.ie
(01) 267 6622 x27 View (01) 267 6622 x27
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Online Psychologists
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Dr Deirdre Walsh is a holistic psychologist and yoga instructor. She believes in an integrated approach to human health and wellness and that there’s many ways to help empower people to better themselves. She is passionately committed to helping people reconnect with the best version of themselves and ignite their true potential.
Dr Deirdre Walsh is a holistic psychologist and yoga instructor. She believes in an integrated approach to human health and wellness and that there’s many ways to help empower people to better themselves. She is passionately committed to helping people reconnect with the best version of themselves and ignite their true potential.
(01) 568 2872 x33 View (01) 568 2872 x33
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Joyce Ring
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04
We all want to feel empowered to live our best life. The problem for most of us is that we don't know how and end up feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or stuck – and we usually turn to food, alcohol, drugs or other behaviours to help us feel better. If this seems familiar, I can help YOU take back control of YOUR life. Working integratively I include all of the elements that make up your whole person including conscious thoughts, unconscious senses, behaviours, somatic sensations and systemic influences. Contacting me is the first step towards YOU becoming empowered to create YOUR best life!
We all want to feel empowered to live our best life. The problem for most of us is that we don't know how and end up feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or stuck – and we usually turn to food, alcohol, drugs or other behaviours to help us feel better. If this seems familiar, I can help YOU take back control of YOUR life. Working integratively I include all of the elements that make up your whole person including conscious thoughts, unconscious senses, behaviours, somatic sensations and systemic influences. Contacting me is the first step towards YOU becoming empowered to create YOUR best life!
(01) 267 6641 x39 View (01) 267 6641 x39
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Sean McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MSc, ICP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D02
If you are an adult and have experienced abuse and/or neglect during your early years, then this is an area I have a particular interest in. Equally, if you are looking to gain insight into how early experience comes to shape and mould our adult selves, then perhaps I can help. It may be that you are experiencing a lack of joy or meaning in life and are looking for a safe and confidential space to explore your inner world. You may have anxiety, depression, obsessional thoughts, addictions, relational issues, loneliness, or it may simply be that you are attempting to situate yourself meaningfully into the greater social fabric
If you are an adult and have experienced abuse and/or neglect during your early years, then this is an area I have a particular interest in. Equally, if you are looking to gain insight into how early experience comes to shape and mould our adult selves, then perhaps I can help. It may be that you are experiencing a lack of joy or meaning in life and are looking for a safe and confidential space to explore your inner world. You may have anxiety, depression, obsessional thoughts, addictions, relational issues, loneliness, or it may simply be that you are attempting to situate yourself meaningfully into the greater social fabric
(01) 267 6692 x10 View (01) 267 6692 x10
Bragada
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin A96
If you feel desperate, searching for sense, with doubts, or anxious feelings, or sadness, if you feel lost and want to get out, find your path, or just improve, to reach personal life goals to know yourself better, or just be at peace with yourself, or even if you dare to pursue your dreams... if you suffer, but you do not find the answers... come and start therapy at etymonpsychology.com. We treat and intervene any kind of form of human suffering, which encompasses any psychological problem including personality disorders, which are not of a different nature that any other problematic pattern.
If you feel desperate, searching for sense, with doubts, or anxious feelings, or sadness, if you feel lost and want to get out, find your path, or just improve, to reach personal life goals to know yourself better, or just be at peace with yourself, or even if you dare to pursue your dreams... if you suffer, but you do not find the answers... come and start therapy at etymonpsychology.com. We treat and intervene any kind of form of human suffering, which encompasses any psychological problem including personality disorders, which are not of a different nature that any other problematic pattern.
(01) 568 2872 x12 View (01) 568 2872 x12

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Substance Use Counsellors

How do substance and drug recovery or rehabilitation programs work?

In inpatient programs, individuals live in a facility with other clients in recovery; in outpatient programs, individuals reside at home. These facilities are staffed with healthcare professionals including physicians, nurses, psychologists, counsellors, and psychotherapists. Staff often also includes people who have recovered themselves, serving as mentors and guides. These programs may use abstinence, harm reduction, detoxification, psychotherapy, and other methods.

How do 12-step programs combined with psychotherapy work?

Members of 12-step programs help each other reach abstinence and work to maintain it. These programs promote complete change in the individual’s emotional, mental, physical, and even spiritual perspectives. Some programs require that new members attend 90 meetings in 90 days. Many people do attend these programs in conjunction with their work in psychotherapy; the combination of therapy along with 12-step can be extremely effective.

How does harm reduction combined with psychotherapy work?

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, harm reduction prevents death, injury, disease, overdose, and substance misuse. People who choose harm reduction for substance use reduce the amount of drugs they consume. It is not abstinence-based like a 12-step program, but combining harm reduction with psychotherapy proves to be effective for many people.

Are there specific medications for substance and drug use?

There are medications approved to treat substance use disorder—such as buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone, and acamprosate. These medications do help people cope with substance use as well as avoid the problem of relapse. Naltrexone can help reduce cravings, methadone is an opioid medication used to treat severe pain, and acamprosate may help ease symptoms like poor sleep and anxious feelings.