Substance Use Counselling in Stillorgan

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Riadhna Holahan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Stillorgan, 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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Maeve Burke
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI
Verified Verified
Stillorgan, County Dublin A94
Life can be challenging and can bring hardships, conflict and pain. Often people seek therapy at a moment of crisis where they want change in their lives. Psychotherapy offers the possibility for an individual to explore various aspects of their life and be listened to in a way that is rarely possible with family or friends. My experience includes working with psychiatric diagnoses, those affected by issues and symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, addiction, relationship issues, questions of gender and sexuality.
Life can be challenging and can bring hardships, conflict and pain. Often people seek therapy at a moment of crisis where they want change in their lives. Psychotherapy offers the possibility for an individual to explore various aspects of their life and be listened to in a way that is rarely possible with family or friends. My experience includes working with psychiatric diagnoses, those affected by issues and symptoms of anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, addiction, relationship issues, questions of gender and sexuality.
083 392 1604 View 083 392 1604
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Paula Coughlan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stillorgan, 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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Pradeep Kumar Chadha
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Stillorgan, 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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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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Chanel Kenney
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D06
I am a Counselling Psychologist with a masters degree from the university of Pretoria, South Africa. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic environments with clients of all age groups. My approach is integrative, meaning that I incorporate techniques from different approaches to suit my client’s needs. I aim to provide a safe space to explore behaviours or beliefs that may be contributing to emotional challenges and limiting your potential.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with a masters degree from the university of Pretoria, South Africa. I have worked in a variety of therapeutic environments with clients of all age groups. My approach is integrative, meaning that I incorporate techniques from different approaches to suit my client’s needs. I aim to provide a safe space to explore behaviours or beliefs that may be contributing to emotional challenges and limiting your potential.
(01) 267 6527 x39 View (01) 267 6527 x39
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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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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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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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Linda Lunardi
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
“”””I am not currently accepting new clients”””” I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. My services include general counseling, and I specialize in a variety of issues, including: relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction, self-harm, phobias including OCD.
“”””I am not currently accepting new clients”””” I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. My services include general counseling, and I specialize in a variety of issues, including: relationship difficulties, stress, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, domestic abuse, bereavement, addiction, self-harm, phobias including OCD.
(061) 572 524 x97 View (061) 572 524 x97
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Cogbeh - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04
My services are (1) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), (2) The Psychology Of Performance, (3) Meaning and Purpose in Life. In person or online. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Lecturer. Sports Coach. Sports Coach Tutor. Author of the book 'The Aware Self: A Compendium Of Conscious Living.'
My services are (1) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), (2) The Psychology Of Performance, (3) Meaning and Purpose in Life. In person or online. Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Lecturer. Sports Coach. Sports Coach Tutor. Author of the book 'The Aware Self: A Compendium Of Conscious Living.'
(01) 267 6641 x24 View (01) 267 6641 x24
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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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Agapi Kapeloni-Barrett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D14  (Online Only)
I work with people who have a variety of difficulties and varying degrees of distress, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, addiction, and bereavement. I strive to offer a safe, supportive and understanding space for all my clients. I very much believe (and have seen in practice) that therapy is a helpful means for resolving current and/or past issues which may affect people and constrain their ability to lead a fully functional and satisfying life. I have a special interest in (i) psychotherapy for older adults, (ii) addiction and (iii) couples therapy.
I work with people who have a variety of difficulties and varying degrees of distress, such as depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, addiction, and bereavement. I strive to offer a safe, supportive and understanding space for all my clients. I very much believe (and have seen in practice) that therapy is a helpful means for resolving current and/or past issues which may affect people and constrain their ability to lead a fully functional and satisfying life. I have a special interest in (i) psychotherapy for older adults, (ii) addiction and (iii) couples therapy.
(01) 267 6595 x57 View (01) 267 6595 x57
Photo of Paula Gallagher, MA, ICP, Psychotherapist
Paula Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MA, ICP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D18
I work with both adults and adolescents and provide a type of listening that is singular to each person (not a one answer fits all model). By attending therapy you release yourself of burdens and concerns and ongoing symptoms and find new ways of looking at life. The work I facilitate provides an insight and outlook that is focused towards helping each person find more understanding of themselves and what they want for themselves. My experience includes people with different psychiatric diagnosis, people experiencing grief, loss, addiction, ruminating and obsessive thoughts, pre and post natal depression and eating disorders.
I work with both adults and adolescents and provide a type of listening that is singular to each person (not a one answer fits all model). By attending therapy you release yourself of burdens and concerns and ongoing symptoms and find new ways of looking at life. The work I facilitate provides an insight and outlook that is focused towards helping each person find more understanding of themselves and what they want for themselves. My experience includes people with different psychiatric diagnosis, people experiencing grief, loss, addiction, ruminating and obsessive thoughts, pre and post natal depression and eating disorders.
(01) 267 6536 x57 View (01) 267 6536 x57
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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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Abniled Hernandez
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04  (Online Only)
If you are someone who is facing significant life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, and feels overwhelmed by these struggles. You are in need of a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can openly express your thoughts and emotions and your goal is emotional relief, and a sense of empowerment to make positive changes in your lives. I will support you to achieve a balanced and fulfilling life.
If you are someone who is facing significant life challenges, such as anxiety, depression, or relationship issues, and feels overwhelmed by these struggles. You are in need of a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can openly express your thoughts and emotions and your goal is emotional relief, and a sense of empowerment to make positive changes in your lives. I will support you to achieve a balanced and fulfilling life.
(01) 592 4196 x40 View (01) 592 4196 x40
Photo of Thomas M. Maher, MSc, Psychotherapist
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
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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Billy Desmond
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04
Life is challenging. Everybody faces difficult issues in their lives at one time or another. It could be with your partner, family, at work or with friends; remaining stuck in the same patterns of behaviour and preventing you from growing and moving on to live a more fulfilled life.
Life is challenging. Everybody faces difficult issues in their lives at one time or another. It could be with your partner, family, at work or with friends; remaining stuck in the same patterns of behaviour and preventing you from growing and moving on to live a more fulfilled life.
(01) 267 6681 x21 View (01) 267 6681 x21
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Lucy Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D04
Do you ever worry that you're not good enough in some way? Or maybe say yes to avoid confrontation? Maybe you are experiencing low mood or feeling anxious? Well if any of this sounds familiar, get in touch, because I work with people that are fed up of feeling this way and want to change their negative opinion of themselves. I see myself as a warm and open-minded person who understands that we all go through challenging periods in life when things feel overwhelming. Sometimes life can be hard; complicated, confusing and painful. I am here to listen and support you.
Do you ever worry that you're not good enough in some way? Or maybe say yes to avoid confrontation? Maybe you are experiencing low mood or feeling anxious? Well if any of this sounds familiar, get in touch, because I work with people that are fed up of feeling this way and want to change their negative opinion of themselves. I see myself as a warm and open-minded person who understands that we all go through challenging periods in life when things feel overwhelming. Sometimes life can be hard; complicated, confusing and painful. I am here to listen and support you.
(01) 267 6641 x70 View (01) 267 6641 x70
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.