Counselling in Tralee

Photo of Maryanne Keane, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Maryanne Keane
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Are you finding life difficult at the moment? Are you feeling stressed, or is something lacking or unresolved in your life. Are you experiencing shame, grief, loss or relationship difficulties? Talking about life's challenges in a safe, supportive & non-judgemental space can help you make sense of what's happening, and can lead to living a fuller life.
Are you finding life difficult at the moment? Are you feeling stressed, or is something lacking or unresolved in your life. Are you experiencing shame, grief, loss or relationship difficulties? Talking about life's challenges in a safe, supportive & non-judgemental space can help you make sense of what's happening, and can lead to living a fuller life.
(01) 267 6681 x10 View (01) 267 6681 x10
Photo of Tara O’Connor, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Tara O’Connor
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Tara is a Tralee and Killarney based MIACP psychotherapist with a medical background in general nursing. Her personal and theoretical counselling philosophy is grounded in her belief that the client (and all people) are inherently driven towards and have the capacity for growth, thriving and self actualisation. She is trauma informed and has done further training in the areas of fertility counselling, grief and loss studies, CBT for menopause, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and EMDR. She provides supports, tools and relational safety to help clients go from surviving to living a more fulfilled life.
Tara is a Tralee and Killarney based MIACP psychotherapist with a medical background in general nursing. Her personal and theoretical counselling philosophy is grounded in her belief that the client (and all people) are inherently driven towards and have the capacity for growth, thriving and self actualisation. She is trauma informed and has done further training in the areas of fertility counselling, grief and loss studies, CBT for menopause, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and EMDR. She provides supports, tools and relational safety to help clients go from surviving to living a more fulfilled life.
(01) 267 6527 x61 View (01) 267 6527 x61
Photo of Suzanne Downing, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Suzanne Downing
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Sometimes support is needed with life's challenges. I have many years of training and experience in dealing with many of these issues. I can offer a safe and confidential space where we can begin to look at what is happening for you in your life and where we can work together to help you move forward to a more comfortable way of living.
Sometimes support is needed with life's challenges. I have many years of training and experience in dealing with many of these issues. I can offer a safe and confidential space where we can begin to look at what is happening for you in your life and where we can work together to help you move forward to a more comfortable way of living.
087 350 3963 View 087 350 3963
Photo of John Collins, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
John Collins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych
Tralee, County Kerry V92
There are times in all our lives when we would benefit from some help and support. It can be difficult deciding who to see. I want to make it comfortable and simple. I offer all prospective clients an opportunity for us to meet and discuss how I can help and see if we are a good ‘fit’. I don’t charge for this and there is no assumption on my part that you will return, that would be your choice. I have extensive experience in many areas and confident I can help you help yourself. Deciding you want help is a sign of strength not weakness. Things can and do change for the better . . . there is light at the end of the tunnel !
There are times in all our lives when we would benefit from some help and support. It can be difficult deciding who to see. I want to make it comfortable and simple. I offer all prospective clients an opportunity for us to meet and discuss how I can help and see if we are a good ‘fit’. I don’t charge for this and there is no assumption on my part that you will return, that would be your choice. I have extensive experience in many areas and confident I can help you help yourself. Deciding you want help is a sign of strength not weakness. Things can and do change for the better . . . there is light at the end of the tunnel !
(01) 267 6595 x65 View (01) 267 6595 x65
Photo of Meg FITZGERALD, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Meg FITZGERALD
Counsellor, MA
Tralee, County Kerry V92
For all clientele to grow towards inner freedom so they can enjoy a rich, full life & overcome personal difficulties. By providing kindness, skills, encouragement and necessary challenge to people who want help, I use helpful skills within a confidential, non-judgemental & safe trauma informed practice space. Because we are all unique, I draw from a broad range of methods using a strengths based approach. My extensive training, support, experience and maturity in this field has helped clients find genuine, positive change. See more about me at www.fulllifetherapy.com
For all clientele to grow towards inner freedom so they can enjoy a rich, full life & overcome personal difficulties. By providing kindness, skills, encouragement and necessary challenge to people who want help, I use helpful skills within a confidential, non-judgemental & safe trauma informed practice space. Because we are all unique, I draw from a broad range of methods using a strengths based approach. My extensive training, support, experience and maturity in this field has helped clients find genuine, positive change. See more about me at www.fulllifetherapy.com
083 369 7011 View 083 369 7011
Photo of Caroline Corkery, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Caroline Corkery
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Things never have a way of working out in life as to how we thought it would. Life throws many obstacles in our path, which can be very challenging. These can cause us to question ourself, our lives and our beliefs. These can create anxiety or depression, feelings of not being able to cope. It can leave us feeling broke and feeling that there is no way forward. We loose someone we love or a relationship or job, which can lead us to grieving for what we have lost. Sometimes we just need to find the right direction for our life.
Things never have a way of working out in life as to how we thought it would. Life throws many obstacles in our path, which can be very challenging. These can cause us to question ourself, our lives and our beliefs. These can create anxiety or depression, feelings of not being able to cope. It can leave us feeling broke and feeling that there is no way forward. We loose someone we love or a relationship or job, which can lead us to grieving for what we have lost. Sometimes we just need to find the right direction for our life.
(01) 267 6692 x57 View (01) 267 6692 x57
Photo of Marie Gannon, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Marie Gannon
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Ask yourself a few questions. Are you experiencing a challenging stage in life, a conflicted state of mind, or difficulty within yourself that keeps on returning to trouble you? Are you finding relationships unfulfilling, stressful, or lonely? Do you worry about the future or are affected by the past? Do you replay everything you could have done differently but are consumed by guilt and regret? Do you spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think and how to make them happy? Maybe you are asking yourself how did my life turn out like this? It's exhausting. Isn't it?
Ask yourself a few questions. Are you experiencing a challenging stage in life, a conflicted state of mind, or difficulty within yourself that keeps on returning to trouble you? Are you finding relationships unfulfilling, stressful, or lonely? Do you worry about the future or are affected by the past? Do you replay everything you could have done differently but are consumed by guilt and regret? Do you spend a lot of time worrying about what other people think and how to make them happy? Maybe you are asking yourself how did my life turn out like this? It's exhausting. Isn't it?
(01) 267 6692 x35 View (01) 267 6692 x35
Photo of Kerry Counselling Services, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Kerry Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome! There are times in our lives when we all need help. You may have been struggling with something for a long time, or recent events may be distressing for you. It is always helpful to take time out - in a safe space to sit, reflect, and consider ways of coming to terms with grief or loss or to prepare to make changes to improve the quality of your life. In a warm and safe environment, free from judgment, you will be able to explore what is going on for you and you will experience respect, acceptance, curiosity, gentle challenge, and an appreciation for who you are. I look forward to working with you.
Hello and welcome! There are times in our lives when we all need help. You may have been struggling with something for a long time, or recent events may be distressing for you. It is always helpful to take time out - in a safe space to sit, reflect, and consider ways of coming to terms with grief or loss or to prepare to make changes to improve the quality of your life. In a warm and safe environment, free from judgment, you will be able to explore what is going on for you and you will experience respect, acceptance, curiosity, gentle challenge, and an appreciation for who you are. I look forward to working with you.
086 372 3833 View 086 372 3833
Photo of Maggie May O'Callaghan, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Maggie May O'Callaghan
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Assoc
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Not accepting new clients
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long term basis depending on your needs. My work is guided by the belief that healing is always possible. I work with clients experiencing challenges including a specific life event, stress, relationship issues, career issues. issues around confidence and body image or generalized life dissatisfaction. I hold a space for you to get what you need, to facilitate you to process your emotions and to develop tools to support your resilience and empower you to identify and mobilize your needs.
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long term basis depending on your needs. My work is guided by the belief that healing is always possible. I work with clients experiencing challenges including a specific life event, stress, relationship issues, career issues. issues around confidence and body image or generalized life dissatisfaction. I hold a space for you to get what you need, to facilitate you to process your emotions and to develop tools to support your resilience and empower you to identify and mobilize your needs.
(01) 267 6692 x48 View (01) 267 6692 x48
Photo of Ger Lowe in Tralee, County Kerry
Ger Lowe
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
I work with and support people in addiction who want to get well and get their lives back on track. I have over 20 years experience working in both community and residential treatment programmes, I feel that building up a trust and relationship with the client is important if the person is going to get well and engage in the process. I also work with families and concerned persons affected by addiction both on a one to one and group support, I believe that recovery often starts first with the family members who get well themselves.
I work with and support people in addiction who want to get well and get their lives back on track. I have over 20 years experience working in both community and residential treatment programmes, I feel that building up a trust and relationship with the client is important if the person is going to get well and engage in the process. I also work with families and concerned persons affected by addiction both on a one to one and group support, I believe that recovery often starts first with the family members who get well themselves.
(01) 263 0393 x71 View (01) 263 0393 x71
Photo of Helena Clark, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Helena Clark
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
I work with people with various presenting issues whose common denominator is that they need a positive change or changes in their lives. It could be mental health issues, major life crises, simply feeling lost or stuck at certain points in their lives, or being overwhelmed by daily demands. They all have taken the very first steps towards getting better by contacting a therapist and asking for an appointment.
I work with people with various presenting issues whose common denominator is that they need a positive change or changes in their lives. It could be mental health issues, major life crises, simply feeling lost or stuck at certain points in their lives, or being overwhelmed by daily demands. They all have taken the very first steps towards getting better by contacting a therapist and asking for an appointment.
(01) 263 0393 x54 View (01) 263 0393 x54
Photo of Counselling and Psychotherapy Zone, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Counselling and Psychotherapy Zone
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Available in English & Polish language. By applying the Humanistic-Integrative therapeutic approach I possess the expertise and ability to utilize several different styles and technics in this field of work to suit every client to their specific needs and demands. All my clients are met with respect and dignity provided in a non-judgmental safe space. The wisdom of Stoicism, also therapeutic technics originating from Eastern cultures and philosophies allow me to utilize their priceless tools in form of mindfulness, meditation as well as breathing technics helping achieve tranquillity and release the tension and stress
Available in English & Polish language. By applying the Humanistic-Integrative therapeutic approach I possess the expertise and ability to utilize several different styles and technics in this field of work to suit every client to their specific needs and demands. All my clients are met with respect and dignity provided in a non-judgmental safe space. The wisdom of Stoicism, also therapeutic technics originating from Eastern cultures and philosophies allow me to utilize their priceless tools in form of mindfulness, meditation as well as breathing technics helping achieve tranquillity and release the tension and stress
085 123 4103 View 085 123 4103
Photo of Peggy Bailey Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Peggy Bailey Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
“Hello and welcome”. Life can be challenging, and often we can feel disconnected and alone, without even knowing why. I offer a safe, confidential space to explore these complex feelings and the resulting fears, anxiety and stress that prevent you from enjoying your life to its fullest. Together, and at a pace that works for you, we will identify your goals for therapy and using an integrative holistic approach, we will work toward a supportive, empowering resolve of your difficulties, whether in your personal or professional life. This relational approach fosters healing and growth, and nurtures a healthier way of living.
“Hello and welcome”. Life can be challenging, and often we can feel disconnected and alone, without even knowing why. I offer a safe, confidential space to explore these complex feelings and the resulting fears, anxiety and stress that prevent you from enjoying your life to its fullest. Together, and at a pace that works for you, we will identify your goals for therapy and using an integrative holistic approach, we will work toward a supportive, empowering resolve of your difficulties, whether in your personal or professional life. This relational approach fosters healing and growth, and nurtures a healthier way of living.
087 391 8798 View 087 391 8798
Photo of Lorraine Boyle Counselling, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Lorraine Boyle Counselling
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
I offer compassionate & confidential counselling to adults. Individual face to face and phone counselling available from an integrative approach, providing a non judgmental space to explore at your own pace.
I offer compassionate & confidential counselling to adults. Individual face to face and phone counselling available from an integrative approach, providing a non judgmental space to explore at your own pace.
(01) 568 2872 x15 View (01) 568 2872 x15
Photo of Mariusz Wojciech Sunklad, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Mariusz Wojciech Sunklad
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Therapy in English & Polish language, good rapport with students and young people. Anxiety, depression, work-related stress, college pressure, phobias, addictions, loss and bereavement, domestic abuse, and trauma. Also, Covid 19 mental calamity. These services are available for all individuals over 18 years of age, welcoming all ethnic origins, gender, religious beliefs, atheist, and all sexual orientations; fine connection with LGBT clients. Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured, allow the obstacle to be the path.
Therapy in English & Polish language, good rapport with students and young people. Anxiety, depression, work-related stress, college pressure, phobias, addictions, loss and bereavement, domestic abuse, and trauma. Also, Covid 19 mental calamity. These services are available for all individuals over 18 years of age, welcoming all ethnic origins, gender, religious beliefs, atheist, and all sexual orientations; fine connection with LGBT clients. Life is meant to be enjoyed not endured, allow the obstacle to be the path.
(061) 572 524 x95 View (061) 572 524 x95
Photo of Jackie Harvey Gestalt & EMDR Therapy, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Jackie Harvey Gestalt & EMDR Therapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Jackie has developed a private practice based in Co. Kerry, Ireland, Here she practices as a Gestalt and EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Jackie has also gained valuable experience working in various community settings in East and South West Kerry, she works with you on developing a safe relationship, so that you feel at ease and comfortable in the session, you can work at your own pace on your desired issues, this can be something from the present, for example a relatioship breakdown, workplace stress, grief and loss, or a wish to better yourself through self awareness and personal growth.
Jackie has developed a private practice based in Co. Kerry, Ireland, Here she practices as a Gestalt and EMDR Therapist (Eye Movement, Desensitisation and Reprocessing). Jackie has also gained valuable experience working in various community settings in East and South West Kerry, she works with you on developing a safe relationship, so that you feel at ease and comfortable in the session, you can work at your own pace on your desired issues, this can be something from the present, for example a relatioship breakdown, workplace stress, grief and loss, or a wish to better yourself through self awareness and personal growth.
(01) 267 6622 x14 View (01) 267 6622 x14
Photo of Deirdre Gallagher, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Deirdre Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MA, APCP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92  (Online Only)
• Poor sleep • Feeling bad about yourself • Worrying about the future and/or thinking a lot about the past • Feeling down, tired or having little energy • Not feeling good enough • Feeling alone or overwhelmed
• Poor sleep • Feeling bad about yourself • Worrying about the future and/or thinking a lot about the past • Feeling down, tired or having little energy • Not feeling good enough • Feeling alone or overwhelmed
(01) 568 2872 x99 View (01) 568 2872 x99
Photo of Eileen Foley, Counsellor in Tralee, County Kerry
Eileen Foley
Counsellor, ACI
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
I help people who struggle with their alcohol and drug use to find the best way forward in their lives. I also support families to overcome the anxiety and overwhelm they feel when coping with someone’s alcohol and drug use. I believe that people have an inner strength that they are sometimes unaware of, so when they work with me I show them they are the experts in their lives and support them to find the solutions that best suits them. . For more information go to www.innerhealingcounselling.com
I help people who struggle with their alcohol and drug use to find the best way forward in their lives. I also support families to overcome the anxiety and overwhelm they feel when coping with someone’s alcohol and drug use. I believe that people have an inner strength that they are sometimes unaware of, so when they work with me I show them they are the experts in their lives and support them to find the solutions that best suits them. . For more information go to www.innerhealingcounselling.com
(01) 267 6641 x20 View (01) 267 6641 x20
Photo of Eli Guruceaga O'Leary, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Eli Guruceaga O'Leary
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
Hi all! Since 2018, I have provided clients in Killarney County Kerry, Ireland,  a wide range of psychological and counselling services to suit their needs. Your well-being is my ultimate concern. ​I offer you a non-judgmental and safe space where we can work collaboratively. My therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence and assist you in the healing process. Therapy will help you to identify what your needs are. You will learn about the importance of self-care and self-love to regain confidence and reach the desired goals. ​
Hi all! Since 2018, I have provided clients in Killarney County Kerry, Ireland,  a wide range of psychological and counselling services to suit their needs. Your well-being is my ultimate concern. ​I offer you a non-judgmental and safe space where we can work collaboratively. My therapy sessions are designed to strengthen your confidence and assist you in the healing process. Therapy will help you to identify what your needs are. You will learn about the importance of self-care and self-love to regain confidence and reach the desired goals. ​
(01) 267 6675 x78 View (01) 267 6675 x78
Photo of Life Events Counselling with Michelle Melia, Psychotherapist in Tralee, County Kerry
Life Events Counselling with Michelle Melia
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Tralee, County Kerry V92
I believe that we need all the help and support we can get these days, and my aim is to encourage you to feel comfortable enough to speak about whatever is troubling you. I aim to enable you to feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgement. I know the courage it takes to enter a therapeutic relationship so I make every effort to create an online/ face to face space that makes each person I talk with feel genuinely heard and understood. When you speak in confidence with me, you speak with a trained professional with no agenda when offering guidance or support, only your very best interests at heart.
I believe that we need all the help and support we can get these days, and my aim is to encourage you to feel comfortable enough to speak about whatever is troubling you. I aim to enable you to feel safe, understood, respected, and accepted without judgement. I know the courage it takes to enter a therapeutic relationship so I make every effort to create an online/ face to face space that makes each person I talk with feel genuinely heard and understood. When you speak in confidence with me, you speak with a trained professional with no agenda when offering guidance or support, only your very best interests at heart.
(01) 267 6641 x75 View (01) 267 6641 x75

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tralee

30+

Average cost per session

€ 60

Counsellors in Tralee who prioritize treating:

78% Anxiety
75% Self Esteem
72% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
59% Bereavement
59% Trauma and PTSD
56% Anger Management

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Laya
86% Irish Life
86% VHI

How Counsellors in Tralee see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tralee?

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.