Counselling in Galway

Photo of Susanna Sweeney, MSc, Psychotherapist
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
(01) 267 6681 x30 View (01) 267 6681 x30
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Valerie Ballarotti
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling heard and understood by a caring and competent therapist can help us learn to listen and understand ourselves better at times of crisis and transition. Therapy can help us access more inner clarity, creativity and compassion to face what comes our way. I am an accredited counselor and psychotherapy based in Galway for over 20 years. I offer both short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy to adults concerned about their mental health or simply wanting to find a firmer footing in their lives
Feeling heard and understood by a caring and competent therapist can help us learn to listen and understand ourselves better at times of crisis and transition. Therapy can help us access more inner clarity, creativity and compassion to face what comes our way. I am an accredited counselor and psychotherapy based in Galway for over 20 years. I offer both short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy to adults concerned about their mental health or simply wanting to find a firmer footing in their lives
(01) 267 6675 x91 View (01) 267 6675 x91
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Sunflower Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Upon finishing college I thought of the many needa of potential clients. As a result of this I spent a year working in a drug & alcohol addiction centre. Gaining the experience & knowledge necessary to treat people during & after recovery for addiction. I soon discovered that regardless of the presenting issue most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I then went on to study Traumatology & PTSD. Currently working in the therapeutic setting with families of those with disabilities.
Upon finishing college I thought of the many needa of potential clients. As a result of this I spent a year working in a drug & alcohol addiction centre. Gaining the experience & knowledge necessary to treat people during & after recovery for addiction. I soon discovered that regardless of the presenting issue most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I then went on to study Traumatology & PTSD. Currently working in the therapeutic setting with families of those with disabilities.
(01) 267 6622 x50 View (01) 267 6622 x50
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Paul Adams Counselling and Psychotherapy
IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I have extensive experience working with both individuals and couples on a wide range of issues from relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression and loss and grief. I offer counselling to those who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a relationship and struggling to move forward with their life as a single person. My more senior age experience has facilitated an easy relationship with clients of all ages. This helps me in developing a connection with the client that is built on respect and honesty.
I have extensive experience working with both individuals and couples on a wide range of issues from relationship difficulties, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, depression and loss and grief. I offer counselling to those who are struggling to come to terms with the loss of a relationship and struggling to move forward with their life as a single person. My more senior age experience has facilitated an easy relationship with clients of all ages. This helps me in developing a connection with the client that is built on respect and honesty.
(01) 267 6641 x59 View (01) 267 6641 x59
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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
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Sheena Kelly–SK Counselling
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Does it feel like life is getting the better of you? Like life feels overwhelming most of the time? My name is Sheena Kelly and I am here to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I believe people are the experts in their own lives. By providing the right conditions, and using a number of approaches, you can find your way to your own healing, purpose, and self-acceptance, in order to feel comfortable and confident to direct your life.
Does it feel like life is getting the better of you? Like life feels overwhelming most of the time? My name is Sheena Kelly and I am here to help. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I believe people are the experts in their own lives. By providing the right conditions, and using a number of approaches, you can find your way to your own healing, purpose, and self-acceptance, in order to feel comfortable and confident to direct your life.
(01) 263 0697 x94 View (01) 263 0697 x94
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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.
(01) 267 6641 x69 View (01) 267 6641 x69
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Mary-Angela Sheehan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
We all need someone to talk to. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, stuck or unable to focus? Are you unsure how to move forward through this? Let me help you. I work with people short term and long term. I work with ages 18 years and over. I provide a safe and confidential environment. I am a qualified Psychotherapist with a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work both a private practice and with Letsgettalking Galway. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-centred with elements of Gestalt and Mindfulness. Remember today is the 1st day of the rest of your life and it might be time for change.
We all need someone to talk to. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, stressed, stuck or unable to focus? Are you unsure how to move forward through this? Let me help you. I work with people short term and long term. I work with ages 18 years and over. I provide a safe and confidential environment. I am a qualified Psychotherapist with a degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work both a private practice and with Letsgettalking Galway. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-centred with elements of Gestalt and Mindfulness. Remember today is the 1st day of the rest of your life and it might be time for change.
(01) 267 6675 x99 View (01) 267 6675 x99
Photo of Caroline Murphy, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Caroline Murphy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Not accepting new clients
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.
(01) 267 6641 x49 View (01) 267 6641 x49
Photo of Brigid Nee, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Brigid Nee
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Brigid is an Art Psychotherapist with considerable experience of working with children, adolescents and parents/guardians, and has gained significant knowledge in the area of intellectual disabilities. She is passionate about creating safe and containing spaces in order to enable clients to explore their individual needs and reach their unique potential. 
Brigid is an Art Psychotherapist with considerable experience of working with children, adolescents and parents/guardians, and has gained significant knowledge in the area of intellectual disabilities. She is passionate about creating safe and containing spaces in order to enable clients to explore their individual needs and reach their unique potential. 
085 283 7245 View 085 283 7245
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Barbara Guiney Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Therapist's job is not "fixing". Instead, I would like to hear your story, how does it feel to be you, in your own words. My core belief is that there is nothing wrong with people, although many often feel otherwise. My philosophy comes from exploring what actually happened in a person’s life that after years of pain and hurt they feel broken. Each story is unique and deserves to be heard, but only when you are ready. And once you are able to take that step, I will be here to support you on your healing journey.
Therapist's job is not "fixing". Instead, I would like to hear your story, how does it feel to be you, in your own words. My core belief is that there is nothing wrong with people, although many often feel otherwise. My philosophy comes from exploring what actually happened in a person’s life that after years of pain and hurt they feel broken. Each story is unique and deserves to be heard, but only when you are ready. And once you are able to take that step, I will be here to support you on your healing journey.
(01) 267 6603 x50 View (01) 267 6603 x50
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Geraldine Donnelly
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hi. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, offering a safe, confidential space to you, where you can connect with my empathetic and non-judgmental listening presence. My ethos is person-centred and I believe the client-therapist therapeutic relationship is central to the process of self-exploration, change and growth. I work in a humanistic and holistic way, seeing you as the expert in your own life.
Hi. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, offering a safe, confidential space to you, where you can connect with my empathetic and non-judgmental listening presence. My ethos is person-centred and I believe the client-therapist therapeutic relationship is central to the process of self-exploration, change and growth. I work in a humanistic and holistic way, seeing you as the expert in your own life.
(01) 267 6692 x18 View (01) 267 6692 x18
Photo of Marie Tierney, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Marie Tierney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Not accepting new clients
No matter where you're starting from, change is possible. I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and EMDR for adults and adolescents over 16 years in Galway and Online. Specialising in anxiety, trauma, addiction and sexuality, I am passionate about personal transformation. I create a safe, compassionate space to restore calm, confidence and control in your life. My approach is collaborative, respectful and non-judgemental. Together we will work through your issues, helping you transform your life and relationships, feeling happier and at peace with yourself.
No matter where you're starting from, change is possible. I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS) therapy and EMDR for adults and adolescents over 16 years in Galway and Online. Specialising in anxiety, trauma, addiction and sexuality, I am passionate about personal transformation. I create a safe, compassionate space to restore calm, confidence and control in your life. My approach is collaborative, respectful and non-judgemental. Together we will work through your issues, helping you transform your life and relationships, feeling happier and at peace with yourself.
(01) 267 6681 x71 View (01) 267 6681 x71
Photo of Elva McDonagh, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Elva McDonagh
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Are you a professional woman in her 30s? Are you very busy and would like to do therapy in your time and in the comfort of your own home or office. Typically women come to me because they are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. They are working very hard, life is super busy and they are unsure of what they want from life. They know there is more to life but can't figure it out, they often feel stuck. They procrastinate and constantly worry finding it hard to make a decision. Life has not turned out how they may have imagined and managing how they are feeling can be difficult.
Are you a professional woman in her 30s? Are you very busy and would like to do therapy in your time and in the comfort of your own home or office. Typically women come to me because they are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. They are working very hard, life is super busy and they are unsure of what they want from life. They know there is more to life but can't figure it out, they often feel stuck. They procrastinate and constantly worry finding it hard to make a decision. Life has not turned out how they may have imagined and managing how they are feeling can be difficult.
(01) 267 6681 x29 View (01) 267 6681 x29
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Emma Comerford
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91
I work with clients in times of change, grief and crisis who may be feeling depressed, anxious or stressed. Together we explore and develop insights into what the client is doing, why they are doing it and what the need is behind it, then find more fruitful ways to do it. Often this involves identifying behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes from the past and how they are experienced in the present.
I work with clients in times of change, grief and crisis who may be feeling depressed, anxious or stressed. Together we explore and develop insights into what the client is doing, why they are doing it and what the need is behind it, then find more fruitful ways to do it. Often this involves identifying behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes from the past and how they are experienced in the present.
(01) 263 0697 x16 View (01) 263 0697 x16
Photo of Mary Cahir, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Mary Cahir
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
This time of year can be really stressful, we are up against some picture perfect idea of what Christmas should be like. The reality is that there is a level of stress and anxiety. Being around certain family and friends at this time of year is difficult. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and I can help you cope with stressful situations more effectively. If your goals are to improve your quality of life, to have better relationships in your life and work; I can help you. A few sessions can make a big difference! Book a free 20min chat so you can meet with me, no obligation.
This time of year can be really stressful, we are up against some picture perfect idea of what Christmas should be like. The reality is that there is a level of stress and anxiety. Being around certain family and friends at this time of year is difficult. I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor and I can help you cope with stressful situations more effectively. If your goals are to improve your quality of life, to have better relationships in your life and work; I can help you. A few sessions can make a big difference! Book a free 20min chat so you can meet with me, no obligation.
(01) 267 6622 x75 View (01) 267 6622 x75
Photo of Conor Donaghey, MSc, IAHIP Assoc, Counsellor
Conor Donaghey
Counsellor, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I draw from various counselling modalities, such as humanistic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to create a personalised experience. I believe that your therapy should reflect your unique circumstances, allowing us to explore your past, gain insights into your present, and collaboratively discover the best path forward for you.
I am an integrative therapist, meaning that I draw from various counselling modalities, such as humanistic therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), to create a personalised experience. I believe that your therapy should reflect your unique circumstances, allowing us to explore your past, gain insights into your present, and collaboratively discover the best path forward for you.
(01) 267 6570 x28 View (01) 267 6570 x28
Photo of Clare McGee, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Clare McGee
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it can be hard to know who to talk to, and what to say. Does this feel familiar to you? My main aim is to listen with empathy and to form a deep relationship within which healing can occur. I will endeavour to understand so that you feel heard and will create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences fully.
Sometimes life can feel overwhelming and it can be hard to know who to talk to, and what to say. Does this feel familiar to you? My main aim is to listen with empathy and to form a deep relationship within which healing can occur. I will endeavour to understand so that you feel heard and will create a safe space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences fully.
(01) 267 6692 x17 View (01) 267 6692 x17
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Patricia Burke
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
My name is Patricia, and I am an integrative therapist. This means I do not solely rely on one theory or approach when working with clients. I would describe my therapeutic lens as both person-centred and humanistic. I see my clients as being the experts of their own world and I am by their side to support change, self-exploration and to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for that journey.
My name is Patricia, and I am an integrative therapist. This means I do not solely rely on one theory or approach when working with clients. I would describe my therapeutic lens as both person-centred and humanistic. I see my clients as being the experts of their own world and I am by their side to support change, self-exploration and to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for that journey.
(061) 572 524 x43 View (061) 572 524 x43
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Jennifer Anne Hamilton
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Psychotherapist/Supervisor with IACP & BACP. Member of ACTO. I have an Honors degree in Psychology, Higher Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. I hold a Post Grad Dip in Expressive Arts Therapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Grief & Bereavement,CBT . I have worked with individual clients and groups since 2009, originally training as a Life and Business Coach with the Irish Life Coach Institute. I trained further, to became a Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I am Certified in Training and Development from the Irish Institute of Training & Development.
Psychotherapist/Supervisor with IACP & BACP. Member of ACTO. I have an Honors degree in Psychology, Higher Diploma in Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy. I hold a Post Grad Dip in Expressive Arts Therapy and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder & Trauma Grief & Bereavement,CBT . I have worked with individual clients and groups since 2009, originally training as a Life and Business Coach with the Irish Life Coach Institute. I trained further, to became a Clinical Hypnotherapist and a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming. I am Certified in Training and Development from the Irish Institute of Training & Development.
(01) 568 2872 x72 View (01) 568 2872 x72

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Galway

100+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Galway who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
76% Depression
76% Self Esteem
76% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
60% Trauma and PTSD
59% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% Laya
81% VHI
76% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Galway see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 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.