Counselling in County Galway

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Photo of Tina Collum, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Tina Collum
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or relationship issues ? Together we can work together to help you understand, work through and develop healthy and productive mechanisms to deal with life’s issues. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in my therapeutic approach but I will also use other approaches as per clients needs
Are you struggling with anxiety, stress or relationship issues ? Together we can work together to help you understand, work through and develop healthy and productive mechanisms to deal with life’s issues. I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in my therapeutic approach but I will also use other approaches as per clients needs
(01) 263 0393 x14 View (01) 263 0393 x14
Photo of Niamh Dolan, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Niamh Dolan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is holistic and person centered. I use an integrative and humanistic approach. I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is key to developing a trusting therapeutic space, where client and counsellor can work together to explore ways towards achieving the goals and needs of each individual client.
My approach to counselling and psychotherapy is holistic and person centered. I use an integrative and humanistic approach. I believe that the relationship between the counsellor and the client is key to developing a trusting therapeutic space, where client and counsellor can work together to explore ways towards achieving the goals and needs of each individual client.
(01) 267 6692 x39 View (01) 267 6692 x39
Photo of Eileen Mac Donnell, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Eileen Mac Donnell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Tuam, County Galway H54
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
087 698 4142 View 087 698 4142
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Cara Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
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Photo of Deirdre Hegarty, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Deirdre Hegarty
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I am an experienced & professionally qualified psychotherapist. I work from an integrative approach which means I draw on different therapeutic models including Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt, Art & Sand Therapy. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive & non judgemental space where you can explore the issues you are facing. You might be feeling overwhelmed with simple day to day tasks. You may have difficulty in forming & maintaining relationships. Or you could be unable to let go of something from your past.
I am an experienced & professionally qualified psychotherapist. I work from an integrative approach which means I draw on different therapeutic models including Person-Centred, CBT, Gestalt, Art & Sand Therapy. I offer a safe, confidential, supportive & non judgemental space where you can explore the issues you are facing. You might be feeling overwhelmed with simple day to day tasks. You may have difficulty in forming & maintaining relationships. Or you could be unable to let go of something from your past.
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Connemara Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Oughterard, County Galway H91
Welcome. I am Sarah Hynes, an Adult and Child Psychotherapist with experience between educational settings (NUI Galway Student Counselling, Primary Education) and private practice. I was also a primary school teacher for 10 years. My practice is based in Oughterard, Co. Galway and I also work with clients online. I provide psychotherapy and counselling to adults, teenagers and children. I use play therapy with children up to 12 years old and creative therapy/talk therapy with adolescents and adults. I also provide psychoeducation, support and counselling to parents.
Welcome. I am Sarah Hynes, an Adult and Child Psychotherapist with experience between educational settings (NUI Galway Student Counselling, Primary Education) and private practice. I was also a primary school teacher for 10 years. My practice is based in Oughterard, Co. Galway and I also work with clients online. I provide psychotherapy and counselling to adults, teenagers and children. I use play therapy with children up to 12 years old and creative therapy/talk therapy with adolescents and adults. I also provide psychoeducation, support and counselling to parents.
(01) 267 6570 x17 View (01) 267 6570 x17
Photo of Susanna Sweeney, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Susanna Sweeney
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you tired of feeling the disturbing symptoms of anxiety and PTSD (trauma)? Please know that you can reduce symptoms and ultimately clear them altogether! Work with me online via Zoom and experience results in just a few sessions with ultra short term therapy. Replace any disturbing symptoms with confidence and finally feel like you can truly be yourself once more, express yourself fully, live your dreams and go forward living life on your own terms. See client testimonials here: https://www.onlinehypnotherapyclinic.com/online-hypnosis-anxiety-breakthrough-testimonials.html
Are you tired of feeling the disturbing symptoms of anxiety and PTSD (trauma)? Please know that you can reduce symptoms and ultimately clear them altogether! Work with me online via Zoom and experience results in just a few sessions with ultra short term therapy. Replace any disturbing symptoms with confidence and finally feel like you can truly be yourself once more, express yourself fully, live your dreams and go forward living life on your own terms. See client testimonials here: https://www.onlinehypnotherapyclinic.com/online-hypnosis-anxiety-breakthrough-testimonials.html
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Photo of Helen Concepta Shaughnessy, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Helen Concepta Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Craughwell, County Galway H91
Are you having difficulty putting into words how you are feeling or looking for a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential and respectful space where you can safely share thoughts, feelings, and challenges at a pace that suits you? Having worked in Cuan Mhuire Galway and Let’s Get Talking Galway, I found that treating people during and after recovery for addiction most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how addiction can be a coping mechanism
Are you having difficulty putting into words how you are feeling or looking for a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential and respectful space where you can safely share thoughts, feelings, and challenges at a pace that suits you? Having worked in Cuan Mhuire Galway and Let’s Get Talking Galway, I found that treating people during and after recovery for addiction most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how addiction can be a coping mechanism
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Photo of Shane O'Callaghan, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Shane O'Callaghan
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I can help with many different issues as most of them stem from the same problem, repressed emotions. So whether it's addiction or relationship issues, the process in therapy is about reconnecting with the body and releasing those repressed emotions.
I can help with many different issues as most of them stem from the same problem, repressed emotions. So whether it's addiction or relationship issues, the process in therapy is about reconnecting with the body and releasing those repressed emotions.
(01) 263 0697 x45 View (01) 263 0697 x45
Photo of Rosaleen Mannion, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Rosaleen Mannion
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I have over twenty years experience working in Child Welfare and Protection with the HSE/Tusla. I have worked as a Psychotherapist since 2010. My experience ranges from working as a Psychotherapist with the Student Counselling Service, NUIG; HSE; and in Private Practice. I have a passion for working with young people.
I have over twenty years experience working in Child Welfare and Protection with the HSE/Tusla. I have worked as a Psychotherapist since 2010. My experience ranges from working as a Psychotherapist with the Student Counselling Service, NUIG; HSE; and in Private Practice. I have a passion for working with young people.
(01) 267 6595 x56 View (01) 267 6595 x56
Photo of John Mc Namara, Psychotherapist in County Galway
John Mc Namara
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hi, my name is John and I am a psychotherapist operating out of Galway City and Westport, Co Mayo. My objective is to provide a place where individuals can feel safe and secure in being able to discuss a variety of issues which may be causing issue within ones day to day life. By facilitating this space one can feel more capable in addressing concerns which they may be struggling with. My main approach is person centered as I believe most answers come from within whilst also incorporating CBT and Gestalt therapy. People come to see me for a variety of different reasons, this includes dealing with anxiety, stress and depression.
Hi, my name is John and I am a psychotherapist operating out of Galway City and Westport, Co Mayo. My objective is to provide a place where individuals can feel safe and secure in being able to discuss a variety of issues which may be causing issue within ones day to day life. By facilitating this space one can feel more capable in addressing concerns which they may be struggling with. My main approach is person centered as I believe most answers come from within whilst also incorporating CBT and Gestalt therapy. People come to see me for a variety of different reasons, this includes dealing with anxiety, stress and depression.
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Photo of Noelle Fahy, Counsellor in County Galway
Noelle Fahy
Counsellor, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
There are times when life can seem overwhelming in particular if we are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Daily life stressors of work and family responsibilities can contribute to these feelings. At other times we may be going through life changes such as a bereavement, issues in our relationships or periods of extended stress at work. Therapy offers a space to notice and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to be curious about how your past experiences may be impacting your present day life and your thoughts about the future. Coping skills and strategies are taught to allow you be more present.
There are times when life can seem overwhelming in particular if we are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Daily life stressors of work and family responsibilities can contribute to these feelings. At other times we may be going through life changes such as a bereavement, issues in our relationships or periods of extended stress at work. Therapy offers a space to notice and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to be curious about how your past experiences may be impacting your present day life and your thoughts about the future. Coping skills and strategies are taught to allow you be more present.
(01) 267 6517 x93 View (01) 267 6517 x93
Photo of Stephen Byrne, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Stephen Byrne
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with individuals aged 18 years and over, providing a professional, confidential service. I believe that the unique relationship between the therapist and client is key to the success of therapy as the relationship facilitates the trusting environment within which a client's concerns can be shared, explored, and addressed. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-Centred with elements of CBT and Mindfulness. I cover all areas of general counseling including stress, anxiety, grief and loss, and depression.
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with individuals aged 18 years and over, providing a professional, confidential service. I believe that the unique relationship between the therapist and client is key to the success of therapy as the relationship facilitates the trusting environment within which a client's concerns can be shared, explored, and addressed. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-Centred with elements of CBT and Mindfulness. I cover all areas of general counseling including stress, anxiety, grief and loss, and depression.
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Photo of Zoe Patten, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Zoe Patten
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Life can be difficult. The uncertainty of the future can be crippling. Feeling anxious, angry and depressed is normal but sometimes they take over and prevents us from living. I will work alongside clients and discuss their specific goals, needs and their issues.
Life can be difficult. The uncertainty of the future can be crippling. Feeling anxious, angry and depressed is normal but sometimes they take over and prevents us from living. I will work alongside clients and discuss their specific goals, needs and their issues.
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Photo of Marie Lyons, Counsellor in County Galway
Marie Lyons
Counsellor, ACI
Verified Verified
Ballinasloe, County Galway H53
I provide one to one counselling in a confidential, friendly, non judgemental and empathic environment whereby I help to alleviate the stressors of daily living. Such issues include addictions, anxiety, bereavement, anger, emotional distress and relationship difficulties whereby I incorporate a treatment strategy tailored to the individual needs of my clients.
I provide one to one counselling in a confidential, friendly, non judgemental and empathic environment whereby I help to alleviate the stressors of daily living. Such issues include addictions, anxiety, bereavement, anger, emotional distress and relationship difficulties whereby I incorporate a treatment strategy tailored to the individual needs of my clients.
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Photo of Mike O'Halloran, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Mike O'Halloran
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Supervisor
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
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Photo of Marie Lyons, Counsellor in County Galway
Marie Lyons
Counsellor, ACI
Verified Verified
Ballinasloe, County Galway H53
I provide one to one counselling therapy in a friendly, confidential, non judgemental & empathic environment whereby I help to alleviate the stressors of daily living. Such issues include addictions, anxiety, bereavement/loss, anger, emotional/physical distress, self esteem and relationship difficulties. I incorporate a treatment strategy which is tailored to the individual needs of my clients with all ages varying from 16 years onwards. Some of the interventions I utilise consist of Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
I provide one to one counselling therapy in a friendly, confidential, non judgemental & empathic environment whereby I help to alleviate the stressors of daily living. Such issues include addictions, anxiety, bereavement/loss, anger, emotional/physical distress, self esteem and relationship difficulties. I incorporate a treatment strategy which is tailored to the individual needs of my clients with all ages varying from 16 years onwards. Some of the interventions I utilise consist of Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
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Photo of Louise Hammond, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Louise Hammond
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? I specialize in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in a private and comfortable setting in Galway and online zoom sessions at a reduced rate. Life can be a struggle when dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, grief, relationship issues, gender identity, unresolved childhood issues, loneliness, suicidal ideation and long-standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. For specialized treatments I offer hypnotherapy. Together we explore this.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? I specialize in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in a private and comfortable setting in Galway and online zoom sessions at a reduced rate. Life can be a struggle when dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, grief, relationship issues, gender identity, unresolved childhood issues, loneliness, suicidal ideation and long-standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. For specialized treatments I offer hypnotherapy. Together we explore this.
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Kate O’Sullivan
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I offer safe, supportive and creative environment that supports children and adults to deal with and overcome challenges they encounter on their life journey. Art therapy process facilitates both verbal and non-verbal communication that can help to make sense of and process emotional material.
I offer safe, supportive and creative environment that supports children and adults to deal with and overcome challenges they encounter on their life journey. Art therapy process facilitates both verbal and non-verbal communication that can help to make sense of and process emotional material.
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Photo of Caroline Murphy, Psychotherapist in County Galway
Caroline Murphy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you feeling conflicted, anxious, depressed or stuck within a part of your life. I am an experienced and empathic psychotherapist working in Galway for the past 12 years. I offer both short term and longer term support. Within my practice I have supported people struggling with work related stress, relationship issues, anxiety, anger, low mood and I have a keen interest in working with self esteem issues. I work from a place of compassion and aim to support clients in finding this part within themselves also. We work in collaboration with one another curiously exploring whatever parts present themselves within the sessions.
Are you feeling conflicted, anxious, depressed or stuck within a part of your life. I am an experienced and empathic psychotherapist working in Galway for the past 12 years. I offer both short term and longer term support. Within my practice I have supported people struggling with work related stress, relationship issues, anxiety, anger, low mood and I have a keen interest in working with self esteem issues. I work from a place of compassion and aim to support clients in finding this part within themselves also. We work in collaboration with one another curiously exploring whatever parts present themselves within the sessions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in County Galway who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Self Esteem
74% Stress
71% Relationship Issues
59% Coping Skills
58% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Laya
81% VHI
78% Irish Life

How Counsellors in County Galway see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Galway?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, eircode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or eircode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Most Psychologists are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement in Ireland, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Ireland. Psychologists have earned a doctoral degree in psychology and many are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a doctoral degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the IACP or ICP, they must complete a minimum of an NFQ Level 7 programme with 100 hours of clinical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of post-training clinical experience under clinical supervision.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in Ireland could cost between €50 – €90 when seeing a counsellor and €75 - €120 or more when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The National Counselling Service (NCS) is a government-funded service that provides short to medium term counselling and psychotherapy for free to individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. The service can be accessed by GP referral or self-referral.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your eircode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the IACP, the ICP, or PSI are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a child is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.