Counselling in Swords

Photo of Elaine Fagan in Swords, County Dublin
Elaine Fagan
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Hi, I'm Elaine Fagan and I am an Accredited Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor for Creative Arts Therapists. I have 20+ years experience supporting children and families with a variety of needs. I specialise in providing one to one play therapy for children aged 3-16 years. Play therapy can help with the following issues: grief and loss, attachment and trauma, anxiety, impact of parental separation, sibling rivalry, sleep difficulties, low self esteem, ASD etc. I also support parents and offer parent coaching sessions individually tailored to meet your family's needs. I am also an approved clinical supervisor.
Hi, I'm Elaine Fagan and I am an Accredited Play Therapist and Clinical Supervisor for Creative Arts Therapists. I have 20+ years experience supporting children and families with a variety of needs. I specialise in providing one to one play therapy for children aged 3-16 years. Play therapy can help with the following issues: grief and loss, attachment and trauma, anxiety, impact of parental separation, sibling rivalry, sleep difficulties, low self esteem, ASD etc. I also support parents and offer parent coaching sessions individually tailored to meet your family's needs. I am also an approved clinical supervisor.
(01) 267 6570 x97 View (01) 267 6570 x97
Photo of Michelle Smyth, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Michelle Smyth
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
There are many reasons why you might be considering therapy. You may be feeling overwhelmed, unhappy distressed, troubled and unable to cope. You may be feeling anxious, suffering with social anxiety and/or generally worried about your current situation, your future or both. You may be having problems in your relationships or grieving the loss of someone close. You may be struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or pornography. You may just want to talk and be listened to and that is okay. Whatever your reasons we are here to help.
There are many reasons why you might be considering therapy. You may be feeling overwhelmed, unhappy distressed, troubled and unable to cope. You may be feeling anxious, suffering with social anxiety and/or generally worried about your current situation, your future or both. You may be having problems in your relationships or grieving the loss of someone close. You may be struggling with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, gambling or pornography. You may just want to talk and be listened to and that is okay. Whatever your reasons we are here to help.
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Photo of Trish Banks, Counsellor in Swords, County Dublin
Trish Banks
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
087 270 3496 View 087 270 3496
Photo of Caroline Irwin, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Caroline Irwin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Deciding to start therapy can be a difficult decision to come to. When you are not feeling like yourself, it can seem particularly daunting. My aim, as a psychotherapist, is to work collaboratively with each client. I tailor each session to suit each individual in order to ensure and maintain emotional safety, working at a pace that suits you. Whatever you are wanting to explore or talk about, I am here to listen.
Deciding to start therapy can be a difficult decision to come to. When you are not feeling like yourself, it can seem particularly daunting. My aim, as a psychotherapist, is to work collaboratively with each client. I tailor each session to suit each individual in order to ensure and maintain emotional safety, working at a pace that suits you. Whatever you are wanting to explore or talk about, I am here to listen.
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Anne Coghlan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
I work with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, low-mood, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, infertility, relationship difficulties, work and family issues, to name but a few. Or with clients who may simply be feeling overwhelmed with life in general and are unsure how to move forward. I also work with couples who may be experiencing a crisis in their relationship or who simply need guidance on how to reconnect with each other.
I work with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, low-mood, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, infertility, relationship difficulties, work and family issues, to name but a few. Or with clients who may simply be feeling overwhelmed with life in general and are unsure how to move forward. I also work with couples who may be experiencing a crisis in their relationship or who simply need guidance on how to reconnect with each other.
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Sean Adams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swords, County Dublin K67
You have taken the brave decision to look for help with the distress in your life.It can feel like you are going to climb a mountain and it can feel impossible! You don’t have to give in to the darkness, or be controlled by your anxieties. I want you to be free of your emotional pain, and help you find your way; to live your life the way you want. I can provide a space where you feel valued and understood, you will feel safe knowing your experiences will be accepted. You can explore with me, at your own pace, creating a place for recovery and growth;allowing you to discover your own summit by becoming the person you are meant to be.
You have taken the brave decision to look for help with the distress in your life.It can feel like you are going to climb a mountain and it can feel impossible! You don’t have to give in to the darkness, or be controlled by your anxieties. I want you to be free of your emotional pain, and help you find your way; to live your life the way you want. I can provide a space where you feel valued and understood, you will feel safe knowing your experiences will be accepted. You can explore with me, at your own pace, creating a place for recovery and growth;allowing you to discover your own summit by becoming the person you are meant to be.
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Camelia Laza
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swords, County Dublin K67
Waitlist for new clients
My desire is to offer the clients a supportive and safe environment that is confidential and free of judgment. I am working with both adults and adolescents enabling them to grow their self-esteem, self-confidence, and empowering them to believe in their own unique purpose.
My desire is to offer the clients a supportive and safe environment that is confidential and free of judgment. I am working with both adults and adolescents enabling them to grow their self-esteem, self-confidence, and empowering them to believe in their own unique purpose.
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Shannon Baker
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67  (Online Only)
I work with a wide range of clients from those with anxiety to those suffering from CPTSD and childhood trauma and late diagnosed ADHD. I understand that these clients may have a wide range of historical symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction and self medicating.
I work with a wide range of clients from those with anxiety to those suffering from CPTSD and childhood trauma and late diagnosed ADHD. I understand that these clients may have a wide range of historical symptoms such as anxiety, depression, addiction and self medicating.
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Photo of Sarah Louise Roche, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Sarah Louise Roche
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
When we are suffering, it is common to concentrate on all that is wrong or negative in our lives. Counselling can offer a place to gently explore these negative beliefs and understand the patterns we have learned to survive in the world. Using a non-judgmental person-centred approach, I collaborate with the client to best meet their individual needs and goals.
When we are suffering, it is common to concentrate on all that is wrong or negative in our lives. Counselling can offer a place to gently explore these negative beliefs and understand the patterns we have learned to survive in the world. Using a non-judgmental person-centred approach, I collaborate with the client to best meet their individual needs and goals.
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LMC Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swords, County Dublin K67
Are you or you struggling to cope with some of life's difficulties? Know that support is available here. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgememtal space where you can feel heard and have the space to process any issues that may be causing you anxiety.
Are you or you struggling to cope with some of life's difficulties? Know that support is available here. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgememtal space where you can feel heard and have the space to process any issues that may be causing you anxiety.
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Photo of Amy Sweetman, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Amy Sweetman
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
There are many people who experience overwhelming emotion and find it challenging to cope with the stressors of life. Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential environment to fully express yourself and sort through those difficult emotions. I will work with you collaboratively, at your own pace, exploring the areas in your life, past and present, that may be inhibiting your overall happiness and well-being. I work with an array of issues, including, but not confined to depression, anxiety, family & work difficulties, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, childhood trauma, loss & grief.
There are many people who experience overwhelming emotion and find it challenging to cope with the stressors of life. Psychotherapy can offer you a safe and confidential environment to fully express yourself and sort through those difficult emotions. I will work with you collaboratively, at your own pace, exploring the areas in your life, past and present, that may be inhibiting your overall happiness and well-being. I work with an array of issues, including, but not confined to depression, anxiety, family & work difficulties, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, life transitions, childhood trauma, loss & grief.
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Photo of Louise Rossiter, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Louise Rossiter
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment that supports this ,so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance.
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment that supports this ,so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance.
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Photo of Garrett Redmond, Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Garrett Redmond
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is accredited to work with children/adolescents and adults. I work with varied presenting issues with expertise in addiction, grief bereavement and loss, anxiety with children/adolescents and adults. My work has included varied addiction treatment centres, prisons and community projects focused on mental health. I have worked in a community setting with children and adolescents and families with varied presenting issues. I currently consult for a large multi national company in related to their employee assistance programme and overall wellness structure.
I am an Integrative psychotherapist who is accredited to work with children/adolescents and adults. I work with varied presenting issues with expertise in addiction, grief bereavement and loss, anxiety with children/adolescents and adults. My work has included varied addiction treatment centres, prisons and community projects focused on mental health. I have worked in a community setting with children and adolescents and families with varied presenting issues. I currently consult for a large multi national company in related to their employee assistance programme and overall wellness structure.
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Photo of Wiktoria Fraczek in Swords, County Dublin
Wiktoria Fraczek
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Therapy comes from the latin word to unburden yourself. As we go through life, we might do things that we are not proud of or find ourselves in situations that are extremely stressful or heartbreaking. Holding all of that inside is very heavy and difficult and can make us feel horrible. Sometimes we might not even know why we feel so bad. Especially when it comes to how we view ourselves or behave in relationships. There are ways to make things better.
Therapy comes from the latin word to unburden yourself. As we go through life, we might do things that we are not proud of or find ourselves in situations that are extremely stressful or heartbreaking. Holding all of that inside is very heavy and difficult and can make us feel horrible. Sometimes we might not even know why we feel so bad. Especially when it comes to how we view ourselves or behave in relationships. There are ways to make things better.
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Photo of Beauty Ndevu Ncube in Swords, County Dublin
Beauty Ndevu Ncube
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Our physical and mental well-being are interlinked. At times we may feel our worries and anxieties are dictating the way we live our lives. At times we find ourselves not able to enjoy things that we used to and get no sense of achievement in activities that we do. Do you want to make changes, but you have no idea on how to begin.
Our physical and mental well-being are interlinked. At times we may feel our worries and anxieties are dictating the way we live our lives. At times we find ourselves not able to enjoy things that we used to and get no sense of achievement in activities that we do. Do you want to make changes, but you have no idea on how to begin.
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Photo of Donna Mc Cafferty (Online Only), Psychotherapist in Swords, County Dublin
Donna Mc Cafferty (Online Only)
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swords, County Dublin K67  (Online Only)
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
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Photo of Deirdre O'Neill, Counsellor in Swords, County Dublin
Deirdre O'Neill
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Waitlist for new clients
What if you could experience less anxiety? Or learn how to manage and eliminate panic attacks? What if you could be kinder to yourself? Are you struggling with stress or feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are coping with depression? Or trying to come to terms with a loss and suffering with grief? Perhaps you sometimes feel lonely and wonder why your relationships are not working as you would like them to. We all struggle with life and it's challenges sometimes. ​Counselling can help you to learn how to manage anxiety and challenging emotions and thoughts.
What if you could experience less anxiety? Or learn how to manage and eliminate panic attacks? What if you could be kinder to yourself? Are you struggling with stress or feeling overwhelmed? Maybe you are coping with depression? Or trying to come to terms with a loss and suffering with grief? Perhaps you sometimes feel lonely and wonder why your relationships are not working as you would like them to. We all struggle with life and it's challenges sometimes. ​Counselling can help you to learn how to manage anxiety and challenging emotions and thoughts.
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Photo of Linda Parsons in Swords, County Dublin
Linda Parsons
DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67
Linda is a qualified Psychotherapist and Life Coach. Linda implements her own innovative approach to coaching, which is a hybrid of psychotherapy & coaching. No matter what you've been through or what your facing, as you apply the practices of coaching, you will discover how to generate the change you want to make in your life. Through the coaching experience your essential self emerges in a most organic way. Linda is the Author of the book " LIfe/Work Coaching & the process of Self-Discovery"
Linda is a qualified Psychotherapist and Life Coach. Linda implements her own innovative approach to coaching, which is a hybrid of psychotherapy & coaching. No matter what you've been through or what your facing, as you apply the practices of coaching, you will discover how to generate the change you want to make in your life. Through the coaching experience your essential self emerges in a most organic way. Linda is the Author of the book " LIfe/Work Coaching & the process of Self-Discovery"
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Photo of Ian Croft, Counsellor in Swords, County Dublin
Ian Croft
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Swords, County Dublin K67
I'm a therapist who values the potential within every individual. I believe that people hold the key to their own solutions, and I'm here to help them discover their inner resilience. I focus on working with the person, not just the presenting issues, and I'm dedicated to creating a supportive and nonjudgmental space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and feelings, using thoughtful questions and active listening to uncover your strengths and remove any self-imposed barriers. My goal is to help you on the journey to living the life you desire.
I'm a therapist who values the potential within every individual. I believe that people hold the key to their own solutions, and I'm here to help them discover their inner resilience. I focus on working with the person, not just the presenting issues, and I'm dedicated to creating a supportive and nonjudgmental space. Together, we'll explore your thoughts and feelings, using thoughtful questions and active listening to uncover your strengths and remove any self-imposed barriers. My goal is to help you on the journey to living the life you desire.
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Photo of Declan Fitzpatrick, Counsellor in Swords, County Dublin
Declan Fitzpatrick
Counsellor, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Swords, County Dublin K67  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have maintained a private practice n the greater Dublin area for the last fourteen years. I work with clients to help address issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and many more. I believe in working in a collaborative way with my clients and strive to create a strong working relationship and while being sensitive to and aware of my clients emotional struggles and difficulties. I offer a free initial 20 min. assessment.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have maintained a private practice n the greater Dublin area for the last fourteen years. I work with clients to help address issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and many more. I believe in working in a collaborative way with my clients and strive to create a strong working relationship and while being sensitive to and aware of my clients emotional struggles and difficulties. I offer a free initial 20 min. assessment.
(01) 267 6552 x38 View (01) 267 6552 x38

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swords

40+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Swords who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
83% Stress
81% Depression
77% Bereavement
74% Relationship Issues
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Aviva
86% Irish Life
86% Laya

How Counsellors in Swords see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Swords?

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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.