Substance Use Counselling in Sandyford

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Riadhna Holahan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D18
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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Three Rock Counselling - IFS Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D18
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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Melissa Oosthuizen
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D18
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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Online Psychologists
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D18
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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Martin Dunlea
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D16
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
(01) 267 6622 x18 View (01) 267 6622 x18
Online Psychologist Richard Meacham
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Sandyford, County Dublin D18
086 340 2334 View 086 340 2334

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Chloe Reynor
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D12
Not accepting new clients
Counselling can help you find the words for experiences you were previously unable to speak about. You can learn to recognize and express your feelings. Counselling can teach you how to set healthy boundaries, how to be assertive and how to stand up for yourself. You can also learn how to allow yourself to be vulnerable, in a way that is safe for you. You might discover that it is ok to be human, to make mistakes and to change your mind. Counselling can help you tune into your gut and to learn how to trust yourself.
Counselling can help you find the words for experiences you were previously unable to speak about. You can learn to recognize and express your feelings. Counselling can teach you how to set healthy boundaries, how to be assertive and how to stand up for yourself. You can also learn how to allow yourself to be vulnerable, in a way that is safe for you. You might discover that it is ok to be human, to make mistakes and to change your mind. Counselling can help you tune into your gut and to learn how to trust yourself.
(01) 267 6641 x72 View (01) 267 6641 x72
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Denis Mahoney
Psychotherapist, MSc, ICP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
You may have been be struggling with something for a long time. You may have fears, anxieties that limit your life. You might notice patterns repeating themselves in your life. Some issues may seem too difficult to resolve. You may need to explore some things in your life that are difficult to discuss with those who are close to you. You may not yet have the words to describe how you feel.
You may have been be struggling with something for a long time. You may have fears, anxieties that limit your life. You might notice patterns repeating themselves in your life. Some issues may seem too difficult to resolve. You may need to explore some things in your life that are difficult to discuss with those who are close to you. You may not yet have the words to describe how you feel.
(01) 267 6622 x99 View (01) 267 6622 x99
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Christina Penney
Psychotherapist, MSc, FTAI
Verified Verified
Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin A96
I truly enjoy my work because I see the possibilities and potential for desired changes in my clients. Listening to each individuals unique experiences is a privilege in which I too learn from , together co- creating meaning and facilitating healing and personal growth.
I truly enjoy my work because I see the possibilities and potential for desired changes in my clients. Listening to each individuals unique experiences is a privilege in which I too learn from , together co- creating meaning and facilitating healing and personal growth.
(01) 267 6595 x81 View (01) 267 6595 x81
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Muriel Currid
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Tallaght, County Dublin D24
Waitlist for new clients
Muriel is available for short term counselling as a way of supporting you with a specific problem or situation or long-term psychotherapy supporting you deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others, uncovering thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and emotional reactions and responses possibly outside of your conscious awareness.
Muriel is available for short term counselling as a way of supporting you with a specific problem or situation or long-term psychotherapy supporting you deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others, uncovering thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and emotional reactions and responses possibly outside of your conscious awareness.
(01) 267 6692 x30 View (01) 267 6692 x30
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Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D01  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Ciarán Coyle MIACP, founder of Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach and believe that each client has the potential to grow intrinsically. I work from a person centered perspective and integrate choice theory, Existential, Gestalt, CBT, REBT,multicultural, among others into my practice. Regular feedback from the client is important to me. Client preferences are essential to successful therapy and meeting people where they are at at any given moment. I have background studies in addiction and am committed to continuous learning for personal and professional growth.
Hi my name is Ciarán Coyle MIACP, founder of Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach and believe that each client has the potential to grow intrinsically. I work from a person centered perspective and integrate choice theory, Existential, Gestalt, CBT, REBT,multicultural, among others into my practice. Regular feedback from the client is important to me. Client preferences are essential to successful therapy and meeting people where they are at at any given moment. I have background studies in addiction and am committed to continuous learning for personal and professional growth.
(01) 267 6675 x52 View (01) 267 6675 x52
Photo of Brendan Dolan, MSc, ICP, Psychotherapist
Brendan Dolan
Psychotherapist, MSc, ICP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Throughout our lives we encounter situations that challenge us. Sometimes we just can't get passed them, we get stuck and cannot seem to find a solution. As a result we become anxious, stressed or even depressed. I work with clients in a non directive way through psychoanalysis, which allows the client look at their situation or problems, explore the potential causes and find a way of dealing with them. There is no 'one size fits all' solution to personal difficulties, everyone's experience is unique and the psychoanalytic approach allows the client find a solution that is individual to their situation.
Throughout our lives we encounter situations that challenge us. Sometimes we just can't get passed them, we get stuck and cannot seem to find a solution. As a result we become anxious, stressed or even depressed. I work with clients in a non directive way through psychoanalysis, which allows the client look at their situation or problems, explore the potential causes and find a way of dealing with them. There is no 'one size fits all' solution to personal difficulties, everyone's experience is unique and the psychoanalytic approach allows the client find a solution that is individual to their situation.
(01) 267 6681 x37 View (01) 267 6681 x37
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Sat Nam Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D03
I am a therapist with a focus on empowering clients to trust their inner voice and find meaning in their own lives. I work from a holistic, humanistic and integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, and existentialism. I have a special interest in the areas of family constellations, spirituality, addiction, recovery, and crises of meaning and purpose.
I am a therapist with a focus on empowering clients to trust their inner voice and find meaning in their own lives. I work from a holistic, humanistic and integrative approach, drawing on different therapeutic models, including psychodynamic, person-centred, and existentialism. I have a special interest in the areas of family constellations, spirituality, addiction, recovery, and crises of meaning and purpose.
(01) 267 6527 x10 View (01) 267 6527 x10
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Judith leigh May
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin A96
Creating a foundaition for success with life Coaching. Navigating EFT Emotional Freedom Tapping. Eliminate limiting self beliefs that hold you back in life. Complex-PTSD Trauma Specialist . 23 years ago I broke my neck, Opioid addiction recovery specialist. 2marriages 2divorces 2 miscarriages. Surgical TRAUMA blocked areas of life body/mind /subconscious thoughts. Compassionate Belief Coding. Relationship Co-dependancy. Kids Separation anxiety, Divorce affects. Solo moms hectic life/work/family balance. CBT childhood, adult Complex -PTSD trauma. NLP Rape support, preparing women for court procedures. Mental wellbeing Lifecoaching
Creating a foundaition for success with life Coaching. Navigating EFT Emotional Freedom Tapping. Eliminate limiting self beliefs that hold you back in life. Complex-PTSD Trauma Specialist . 23 years ago I broke my neck, Opioid addiction recovery specialist. 2marriages 2divorces 2 miscarriages. Surgical TRAUMA blocked areas of life body/mind /subconscious thoughts. Compassionate Belief Coding. Relationship Co-dependancy. Kids Separation anxiety, Divorce affects. Solo moms hectic life/work/family balance. CBT childhood, adult Complex -PTSD trauma. NLP Rape support, preparing women for court procedures. Mental wellbeing Lifecoaching
(01) 267 6595 x72 View (01) 267 6595 x72
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Sarah Culligan
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D06  (Online Only)
I believe in providing a safe space for clients where they are met with compassion and nonjudgement. I feel that the client possesses the inner resources within themselves to move through difficult experiences but may need support in facilitating this process through therapy. I believe in meeting the client where they are at and I tailor my therapeutic approach depending on the client’s needs. I am particularly passionate about issues relating to sex, gender and cultural issues as well as self-development and awareness.
I believe in providing a safe space for clients where they are met with compassion and nonjudgement. I feel that the client possesses the inner resources within themselves to move through difficult experiences but may need support in facilitating this process through therapy. I believe in meeting the client where they are at and I tailor my therapeutic approach depending on the client’s needs. I am particularly passionate about issues relating to sex, gender and cultural issues as well as self-development and awareness.
(01) 267 6675 x25 View (01) 267 6675 x25
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Vasilija Plavc
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D12
Are you struggling with low self-esteem and confidence? Do you find it challenging to establish healthy boundaries and nurture fulfilling relationships? My mission is to guide you and support you to become the best version of yourself. Counselling services are dedicated to empowering clients just like you. Whether you're looking to improve your personal life, relationships, or have better coping skills, we will work on that together.
Are you struggling with low self-esteem and confidence? Do you find it challenging to establish healthy boundaries and nurture fulfilling relationships? My mission is to guide you and support you to become the best version of yourself. Counselling services are dedicated to empowering clients just like you. Whether you're looking to improve your personal life, relationships, or have better coping skills, we will work on that together.
(01) 267 6570 x93 View (01) 267 6570 x93
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Pat Timlin
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Life can feel like a rollercoaster at times. Talking to someone can help you make sense of what is going on for you. Slowly you can start to put these negative thoughts and feelings into perspective. We will explore these thoughts and feelings. This allows you to understand why you feel the way you do and it begins the process of change. I support people through a wide range of issues including: stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, loss, bereavement, sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQI, alcohol and substance abuse, compulsive behaviours, motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.
Life can feel like a rollercoaster at times. Talking to someone can help you make sense of what is going on for you. Slowly you can start to put these negative thoughts and feelings into perspective. We will explore these thoughts and feelings. This allows you to understand why you feel the way you do and it begins the process of change. I support people through a wide range of issues including: stress, trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, loss, bereavement, sexual identity, gender issues, LGBTQI, alcohol and substance abuse, compulsive behaviours, motivation, self-esteem and self-confidence.
(01) 568 2872 x67 View (01) 568 2872 x67
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Bespoke Counselling Centre
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D07
Registered Counsellor, M.ACI., B.A. Counselling with Addiction. Dip. General Counselling. Dip. Human Resource Management. Areas of specialties are mental health, addiction and grief. Mark has experience working with a variety of clients including: bereavement, dependent/harmful substance misuse, dometic abuse, neurodiverse development, couples & relationship struggles, depression, human Issues, anger management, emotional disturbance & family trauma.
Registered Counsellor, M.ACI., B.A. Counselling with Addiction. Dip. General Counselling. Dip. Human Resource Management. Areas of specialties are mental health, addiction and grief. Mark has experience working with a variety of clients including: bereavement, dependent/harmful substance misuse, dometic abuse, neurodiverse development, couples & relationship struggles, depression, human Issues, anger management, emotional disturbance & family trauma.
(01) 267 6527 x73 View (01) 267 6527 x73
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Online Psychologists
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02  (Online Only)
Richard is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works with people who have a deep desire to change the patterns within their relationships, either with themselves or with others. Richard has worked with clients from 4 to 94, in a variety of different setting, from primary care public health services, to the hospice service. He has worked with people with present with a number of different issues, from addiction to trauma, which are often interlinked.
Richard is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works with people who have a deep desire to change the patterns within their relationships, either with themselves or with others. Richard has worked with clients from 4 to 94, in a variety of different setting, from primary care public health services, to the hospice service. He has worked with people with present with a number of different issues, from addiction to trauma, which are often interlinked.
(01) 568 2872 x55 View (01) 568 2872 x55
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Paul Flannery
Counsellor, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
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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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.