Counselling in County Kildare

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Helen May
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
As a person centred art therapist, I believe everyone has the potential for personal growth and development and by using the creative process as a therapeutic tool, you can be gently guided on that journey of self realisation, exploration and discovery. To aid and assist your understanding of mental health issues that present, facilitated in a safe non judgemental space as you journey on path of well-being, enabling your goals to be achieved, meeting your needs in the process. You do not need to have an artistic ability or background, just a willingness to allow the creative process to assist .
As a person centred art therapist, I believe everyone has the potential for personal growth and development and by using the creative process as a therapeutic tool, you can be gently guided on that journey of self realisation, exploration and discovery. To aid and assist your understanding of mental health issues that present, facilitated in a safe non judgemental space as you journey on path of well-being, enabling your goals to be achieved, meeting your needs in the process. You do not need to have an artistic ability or background, just a willingness to allow the creative process to assist .
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Enrich Art Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Kill, County Kildare W91
Art therapy uses spontaneous, creative expression within a theraputic relationship to assist in maintaining a good mental health. Art therapy helps to resolve conflicts and problems for a client. No experience with art materials are necessary. All ages welcome.
Art therapy uses spontaneous, creative expression within a theraputic relationship to assist in maintaining a good mental health. Art therapy helps to resolve conflicts and problems for a client. No experience with art materials are necessary. All ages welcome.
(01) 568 2872 x65 View (01) 568 2872 x65
Helen Mary Scanlon
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Leixlip, County Kildare W23
Hi i am a specialist couples therapist if you are having issues with sexual intimacy, physical or emotional abuse, or difficulty feeling heard talk to me. I also have 15 years experience working with individuals on life experiences.
Hi i am a specialist couples therapist if you are having issues with sexual intimacy, physical or emotional abuse, or difficulty feeling heard talk to me. I also have 15 years experience working with individuals on life experiences.
(01) 568 2872 x96 View (01) 568 2872 x96
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Dr Leigh-Anne Serb
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Clane, County Kildare W91
Not accepting new clients
Leigh-Anne has completed her degree as Doctor of Counselling Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. She is a Chartered Psychologist member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Counselling and Psychotherapy available for Adults, Adolescents, and Children. Leigh-Anne has 30 years of experience in working with adolescents in educational settings as well as various counselling services. She is equally experienced in offering psychotherapy to adult clients. Leigh-Anne can offer a wide range of counselling and psychological services across lifespan. Currently closed to new referrals.
Leigh-Anne has completed her degree as Doctor of Counselling Psychology at Trinity College, Dublin. She is a Chartered Psychologist member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. Counselling and Psychotherapy available for Adults, Adolescents, and Children. Leigh-Anne has 30 years of experience in working with adolescents in educational settings as well as various counselling services. She is equally experienced in offering psychotherapy to adult clients. Leigh-Anne can offer a wide range of counselling and psychological services across lifespan. Currently closed to new referrals.
(01) 267 6527 x88 View (01) 267 6527 x88
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Bernadette O'Boyle
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Leixlip, County Kildare W23
I believe the answers to our own problems are within us. You are the expert. The narrator of your story. Your experience is unique. Only you know what it is to be you. How it feels. My role is simply one of companion. It is hoped that as you journey along at your own pace you will begin to unravel and understand who you are and why you feel the way you do. This insight has the potential to make sense of your difficulties. To find the light in the dark. To see new roads to travel, better ways to live, and new eyes to see the world. To eventually have the courage to take the road meant for you. To become who you truly are.
I believe the answers to our own problems are within us. You are the expert. The narrator of your story. Your experience is unique. Only you know what it is to be you. How it feels. My role is simply one of companion. It is hoped that as you journey along at your own pace you will begin to unravel and understand who you are and why you feel the way you do. This insight has the potential to make sense of your difficulties. To find the light in the dark. To see new roads to travel, better ways to live, and new eyes to see the world. To eventually have the courage to take the road meant for you. To become who you truly are.
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Niamh Keane
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Niamh is an accredited member of IACP. Niamh works from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective, using a Person Centred approach to create a non-judgemental empathic space from which a client can explore issues they may be experiencing both past and present at their own pace. Niamh incorporates Mindfulness techniques into a session which can return calm to a situation and allow/support a client to make wiser choices.
Niamh is an accredited member of IACP. Niamh works from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective, using a Person Centred approach to create a non-judgemental empathic space from which a client can explore issues they may be experiencing both past and present at their own pace. Niamh incorporates Mindfulness techniques into a session which can return calm to a situation and allow/support a client to make wiser choices.
(01) 267 6570 x95 View (01) 267 6570 x95
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Judith Mary Dowling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile. If you are experiencing feelings of grief, sadness, isolation, anxiety, depression, anger or if you are experiencing the stress of a relationship breakup or divorce, sometimes the best way to process these feelings is to work through them with a qualified counsellor. My own experience of counselling as a client has shown me the healing power of talking therapy. Also, as a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist I have seen the healing power of counselling for the many different issues I work with in my therapy practice
Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile. If you are experiencing feelings of grief, sadness, isolation, anxiety, depression, anger or if you are experiencing the stress of a relationship breakup or divorce, sometimes the best way to process these feelings is to work through them with a qualified counsellor. My own experience of counselling as a client has shown me the healing power of talking therapy. Also, as a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist I have seen the healing power of counselling for the many different issues I work with in my therapy practice
087 779 6632 View 087 779 6632
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Core Clinical Therapy
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Celbridge, County Kildare W23  (Online Only)
The main aim of Core Clinical Therapy is to help you re-connect with your core potential. The part of you that you may have lost sight of because of circumstances that life may have thrown at you. You are 100% unique. There has never been anybody quite like you and there never will be anyone exactly like you ever again. Core Clinical Therapy can help you get the most from your one, precious life.
The main aim of Core Clinical Therapy is to help you re-connect with your core potential. The part of you that you may have lost sight of because of circumstances that life may have thrown at you. You are 100% unique. There has never been anybody quite like you and there never will be anyone exactly like you ever again. Core Clinical Therapy can help you get the most from your one, precious life.
083 372 0554 View 083 372 0554
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Fiona Feeley Psychotherapist
MA
Verified Verified
Maynooth, County Kildare W23
Psychotherapy that is individualised to a client's specific issues and needs. My name is Fiona. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy, an Hons Degree in Psychology and full certification as a Shamanic practitioner. I embody an integrated, holistic approach which works with thoughts, emotions, the nervous system and the body. I focus on helping clients develop practices such as compassion, awareness, acceptance and accountability.
Psychotherapy that is individualised to a client's specific issues and needs. My name is Fiona. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist with a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy, an Hons Degree in Psychology and full certification as a Shamanic practitioner. I embody an integrated, holistic approach which works with thoughts, emotions, the nervous system and the body. I focus on helping clients develop practices such as compassion, awareness, acceptance and accountability.
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Marion Rackard
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Not Verified Not Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Clients whom I have worked with are mostly seeking a safe and trusting space where they can be listened to at a deep level and their personal history better understood and integrated through a trauma lens. Often something happened that made it unsafe for them to be who they really are which resulted in life long self limiting beliefs. They are seeking change and are willing to commit to personal work that begins to help to reduce these long held self limiting internal belief systems.
Clients whom I have worked with are mostly seeking a safe and trusting space where they can be listened to at a deep level and their personal history better understood and integrated through a trauma lens. Often something happened that made it unsafe for them to be who they really are which resulted in life long self limiting beliefs. They are seeking change and are willing to commit to personal work that begins to help to reduce these long held self limiting internal belief systems.
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Emer Foley
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Celbridge, County Kildare W23
I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space for you from our very first session. I work with individuals and couples. As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I adapt the therapeutic approach used depending on each client’s needs, preferences and background. I am experienced with both online and face to face counselling. I am also a Speech and Language Therapist with many years of experience working with in hospital and healthcare settings.
I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space for you from our very first session. I work with individuals and couples. As an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I adapt the therapeutic approach used depending on each client’s needs, preferences and background. I am experienced with both online and face to face counselling. I am also a Speech and Language Therapist with many years of experience working with in hospital and healthcare settings.
(01) 267 6527 x69 View (01) 267 6527 x69
Maria Hartnett
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Maynooth, County Kildare W23
I want to be here for clients in their darkness and help them see the light with my empathy, understanding and compassion.
I want to be here for clients in their darkness and help them see the light with my empathy, understanding and compassion.
(01) 267 6536 x43 View (01) 267 6536 x43
Photo of Kamila Jelinkova, Psychotherapist in County Kildare
Kamila Jelinkova
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI Conditional
Verified Verified
Athy, County Kildare R14
I am qualified psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working within physical and mental health and social care settings. Over the last few years, my work has focused solely on mental health as I worked psychotherapeutically within variety of mental health and affiliated services in Ireland. including the perinatal mental health clinic in Holles Street National Maternity Hospital, the Rialto Community Project, the Drop-in Initiative, or my own private psychotherapeutic practice.
I am qualified psychotherapist with over 15 years’ experience working within physical and mental health and social care settings. Over the last few years, my work has focused solely on mental health as I worked psychotherapeutically within variety of mental health and affiliated services in Ireland. including the perinatal mental health clinic in Holles Street National Maternity Hospital, the Rialto Community Project, the Drop-in Initiative, or my own private psychotherapeutic practice.
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Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
My name is Jane Topkin and I am the founder of Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy. The concept of my practice is based on the idea of the relationship with ourselves. We may endure many struggles in life and as humans, we are resilient and creative, however, we can never run away from ourselves. As many of our core issues perpetuate, they will not cease to show up until we face ourselves in the midst of our truth. Our relationships with others are also of crucial importance, being the reason why many people come to therapy in the first place.
My name is Jane Topkin and I am the founder of Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy. The concept of my practice is based on the idea of the relationship with ourselves. We may endure many struggles in life and as humans, we are resilient and creative, however, we can never run away from ourselves. As many of our core issues perpetuate, they will not cease to show up until we face ourselves in the midst of our truth. Our relationships with others are also of crucial importance, being the reason why many people come to therapy in the first place.
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Photo of Annalisa Nardini, Psychotherapist in County Kildare
Annalisa Nardini
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Leixlip, County Kildare W23
Anna adopts a Humanistic and Integrative approach specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She uses a flexible and personalised approach to help people make sense of specific and problematic events in their life. Problem-solving and decision-making can be challenging and Anna focuses on empowering people with the skills they need to achieve their goals.
Anna adopts a Humanistic and Integrative approach specialising in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She uses a flexible and personalised approach to help people make sense of specific and problematic events in their life. Problem-solving and decision-making can be challenging and Anna focuses on empowering people with the skills they need to achieve their goals.
(01) 267 6692 x75 View (01) 267 6692 x75
Photo of Daniela Carvalho, Psychologist in County Kildare
Daniela Carvalho
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
I have been working in different clinical settings and with clients from multiple age groups. My experience is with adults, adolescents and children and a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses, from depression to grief, anxiety, self-harming and suicide ideation.
I have been working in different clinical settings and with clients from multiple age groups. My experience is with adults, adolescents and children and a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses, from depression to grief, anxiety, self-harming and suicide ideation.
083 193 8950 View 083 193 8950
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Counselling for All
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91  (Online Only)
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
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Andrea Brady
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
​By looking at the emotional needs and wants I help clients to really understand the complexity of what is underneath the emotions they experience. We can present with a symptom like emotion such as fear, anger or people pleasing. However, when we fully understand where this comes from we become more aware, and with awareness, we then have the ability to make choices on how we want to proceed.
​By looking at the emotional needs and wants I help clients to really understand the complexity of what is underneath the emotions they experience. We can present with a symptom like emotion such as fear, anger or people pleasing. However, when we fully understand where this comes from we become more aware, and with awareness, we then have the ability to make choices on how we want to proceed.
(01) 267 6692 x79 View (01) 267 6692 x79
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Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
At Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy I understand that sitting down and looking for counsellors in your area (whether it is for yourself or a friend or family member) can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. I would like to make that process easier for you. At Blue Sky the aim is to make our service easily accessible so that you feel free to call, email, text or drop in to see how the process of counselling might work for you. You don’t need a referral to come to counselling, all you need to do is contact Blue Sky by your preferred method.
At Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy I understand that sitting down and looking for counsellors in your area (whether it is for yourself or a friend or family member) can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. I would like to make that process easier for you. At Blue Sky the aim is to make our service easily accessible so that you feel free to call, email, text or drop in to see how the process of counselling might work for you. You don’t need a referral to come to counselling, all you need to do is contact Blue Sky by your preferred method.
(01) 267 6692 x84 View (01) 267 6692 x84
Photo of Declan Peelo, Psychotherapist in County Kildare
Declan Peelo
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Maynooth, County Kildare W23
I have several years experience working with unique individuals and the issues they bring at challenging times in their lives. Our mental health, is our wealth and when it is suffering, it may significantly affect the way we see ourselves, others and the world. I can be there to support you.
I have several years experience working with unique individuals and the issues they bring at challenging times in their lives. Our mental health, is our wealth and when it is suffering, it may significantly affect the way we see ourselves, others and the world. I can be there to support you.
(01) 267 6552 x88 View (01) 267 6552 x88

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in County Kildare who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
76% Depression
76% Stress
75% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

98% Laya
96% VHI
88% Irish Life

How Counsellors in County Kildare see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Kildare?

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.