Counselling in Kilkenny

Photo of Mariliis Liima, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Mariliis Liima
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Hi, I'm Mariliis. I provide support to people who have a variety of mental health concerns. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious and you might not be feeling like yourself. When you feel empty, disconnected or numb and you are struggling to find a purpose and meaning to your life. Please phone me today for support and hopefully together we will find the way to better your life.
Hi, I'm Mariliis. I provide support to people who have a variety of mental health concerns. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious and you might not be feeling like yourself. When you feel empty, disconnected or numb and you are struggling to find a purpose and meaning to your life. Please phone me today for support and hopefully together we will find the way to better your life.
(01) 267 6675 x29 View (01) 267 6675 x29
Photo of Christina Tyrrell, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Christina Tyrrell
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
I am a qualified accredited counsellor/Psychotherapist based in kilkenny city.I specialize in working with people to overcome depression,anxiety,over-thinking and relationship issues. My approach in therapy is personal centered and to adopt a positive approach and ensuring they are able to live their lives to the maximum potential.
I am a qualified accredited counsellor/Psychotherapist based in kilkenny city.I specialize in working with people to overcome depression,anxiety,over-thinking and relationship issues. My approach in therapy is personal centered and to adopt a positive approach and ensuring they are able to live their lives to the maximum potential.
(01) 267 6552 x11 View (01) 267 6552 x11
Photo of Kilkenny Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kilkenny Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Do you feel stuck? Are you noticing repeated patterns of behaviour that aren’t serving you? Do you feel stressed and anxious? Are you seeking change and looking to improve your well-being? We all face challenging periods from time to time and therapy can help improve our self-awareness and develop better coping skills.
Do you feel stuck? Are you noticing repeated patterns of behaviour that aren’t serving you? Do you feel stressed and anxious? Are you seeking change and looking to improve your well-being? We all face challenging periods from time to time and therapy can help improve our self-awareness and develop better coping skills.
(01) 263 0393 x33 View (01) 263 0393 x33
Photo of Essence Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Essence Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Welcome to Essence Counselling Working with both adolescents and adults in Kilkenny. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist BS.c (Hons) fully accredited IACP member and currently completing my Dip in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. I have training in Mindfulness for Professionals’Certificate, ASSIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) and ‘Understanding Self-Harm training with HSE
Welcome to Essence Counselling Working with both adolescents and adults in Kilkenny. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist BS.c (Hons) fully accredited IACP member and currently completing my Dip in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. I have training in Mindfulness for Professionals’Certificate, ASSIST training (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills) and ‘Understanding Self-Harm training with HSE
(01) 267 6527 x56 View (01) 267 6527 x56
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Dinan Counselling Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Welcome. I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, qualified to work with both Adults and Adolescents. My previous career as a critical care nurse supports my work in this area as it broadens my understanding of the many needs of my client. Difficulties and distress can arise in anyone's life at any time. Even with the support of family and friends, it may still be difficult to cope and function effectively. Sometimes it may be easier to talk with an independent person. In therapy I can offer a safe, secure and empathic environment.
Welcome. I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, qualified to work with both Adults and Adolescents. My previous career as a critical care nurse supports my work in this area as it broadens my understanding of the many needs of my client. Difficulties and distress can arise in anyone's life at any time. Even with the support of family and friends, it may still be difficult to cope and function effectively. Sometimes it may be easier to talk with an independent person. In therapy I can offer a safe, secure and empathic environment.
(01) 263 0393 x53 View (01) 263 0393 x53
Photo of David Maher, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
David Maher
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
I provide support for a variety of mental health concerns. I have many years of experience working in helping professions, particularly with young adults and teenagers. I have supported people suffering from depression and anxiety, as well as victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. I have worked with people with identity problems, self-esteem and confidence issues; always offering the values of respect, acceptance, understanding and compassion. Your mind is the most powerful resource you have. I can help you to learn how to use it to make powerful, lasting changes.
I provide support for a variety of mental health concerns. I have many years of experience working in helping professions, particularly with young adults and teenagers. I have supported people suffering from depression and anxiety, as well as victims of abuse, neglect, and sexual assault. I have worked with people with identity problems, self-esteem and confidence issues; always offering the values of respect, acceptance, understanding and compassion. Your mind is the most powerful resource you have. I can help you to learn how to use it to make powerful, lasting changes.
(01) 267 6692 x41 View (01) 267 6692 x41
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Sparrow Therapy Online
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95  (Online Only)
Online therapy available for you where ever you are.
Online therapy available for you where ever you are.
(01) 267 6517 x59 View (01) 267 6517 x59
Photo of Samantha Mair, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Samantha Mair
Psychotherapist
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionist traits). Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and find meaning and satisfaction in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what it is that’s causing you difficulty, and an evidence-based approach to help you to finally move forward.
I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionist traits). Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and find meaning and satisfaction in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what it is that’s causing you difficulty, and an evidence-based approach to help you to finally move forward.
087 342 6130 View 087 342 6130
Photo of April Bergin, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
April Bergin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
I provide counselling to clients who are facing a variety of issues and concerns. I work in a professional, non-judgemental, confidential manner. I am accredited with the IACP and am also a member of the Ecotherapy Network of Ireland. I am an Autistic, neuroaffirming therapist. I provide a safe space for clients to talk about the issues and concerns which they are experiencing. I conduct sessions face-to-face and online via video sessions. Because I know the decision to reach out to a therapist can be daunting, I strive to make therapy safe and client focused. For more information please see my website: www.aprilbergin.com
I provide counselling to clients who are facing a variety of issues and concerns. I work in a professional, non-judgemental, confidential manner. I am accredited with the IACP and am also a member of the Ecotherapy Network of Ireland. I am an Autistic, neuroaffirming therapist. I provide a safe space for clients to talk about the issues and concerns which they are experiencing. I conduct sessions face-to-face and online via video sessions. Because I know the decision to reach out to a therapist can be daunting, I strive to make therapy safe and client focused. For more information please see my website: www.aprilbergin.com
087 968 4940 View 087 968 4940
Photo of Mary McCarthy, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Mary McCarthy
Counsellor, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Are you experiencing emotional pain in your life and feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Do you feel like you are really struggling & need support? Have you issues around self esteem, confidence, relationships, bullying, workplace problems, Fertility, weight? If so, I understand & I can help you. To begin the healing process we will focus on your specific goals & give structure to the therapy. I will support you to learn new skills to deal with your problems. I am also a qualified Career Guidance Practitioner & work therapeutically with adolescents. As a HR professional I have years of experience dealing with workplace issues.
Are you experiencing emotional pain in your life and feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Do you feel like you are really struggling & need support? Have you issues around self esteem, confidence, relationships, bullying, workplace problems, Fertility, weight? If so, I understand & I can help you. To begin the healing process we will focus on your specific goals & give structure to the therapy. I will support you to learn new skills to deal with your problems. I am also a qualified Career Guidance Practitioner & work therapeutically with adolescents. As a HR professional I have years of experience dealing with workplace issues.
(01) 568 2872 x79 View (01) 568 2872 x79
Photo of David O Dea, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
David O Dea
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? I realise for some people therapy can seem like an intimating experience, for this reason I aim to provide a non-judgemental and welcoming space from the first session. I am dedicated pre-accredited psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate their personal journeys toward growth, self-discovery, and well-being.
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? I realise for some people therapy can seem like an intimating experience, for this reason I aim to provide a non-judgemental and welcoming space from the first session. I am dedicated pre-accredited psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate their personal journeys toward growth, self-discovery, and well-being.
(01) 263 0393 x32 View (01) 263 0393 x32
Photo of Katarzyna Bascik, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Katarzyna Bascik
Psychotherapist
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Are you looking for a safe place to talk? I'm here to listen to You. Perhaps you feel depressed, anxious, stressed or unwell. Maybe you struggle with addiction or eating problems. Perchance you are tired with every day life, feel alone or trapped, unmotivated or unhappy. I'm here for you, to equip yourself with coping skills and help you to reach your goals for a balanced, fulfilled and happy life. I can help you as well with your eating habits, loosing weight without restricted diet or problems with IBS, SIBO and every where when mind and gut play role.
Are you looking for a safe place to talk? I'm here to listen to You. Perhaps you feel depressed, anxious, stressed or unwell. Maybe you struggle with addiction or eating problems. Perchance you are tired with every day life, feel alone or trapped, unmotivated or unhappy. I'm here for you, to equip yourself with coping skills and help you to reach your goals for a balanced, fulfilled and happy life. I can help you as well with your eating habits, loosing weight without restricted diet or problems with IBS, SIBO and every where when mind and gut play role.
(01) 568 2872 x50 View (01) 568 2872 x50
Photo of Luke Martin in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Luke Martin
DCounsPsych
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Everyone suffers from moments of stress or anxiety and many of us battle with some sort of addictions or bad habits. However, if stress, anxiety, addictions or bad habits are preventing you from living the way you want, it might be time to get the help you deserve. Your mind is the most powerful resource you have. I can help you to learn how to use it to make powerful, lasting changes.
Everyone suffers from moments of stress or anxiety and many of us battle with some sort of addictions or bad habits. However, if stress, anxiety, addictions or bad habits are preventing you from living the way you want, it might be time to get the help you deserve. Your mind is the most powerful resource you have. I can help you to learn how to use it to make powerful, lasting changes.
(01) 267 6552 x65 View (01) 267 6552 x65
Photo of Peter Scanlon, Psychologist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Peter Scanlon
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
I’m an Associate Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (memb. no. 087638). I am also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (memb. no M4479C). With both the British Psychological Society and the Irish Psychological Society I am a Senior Practitioner on both their ‘Registers of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy’. For more information see About - www.peterscanlon.com.
I’m an Associate Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (memb. no. 087638). I am also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (memb. no M4479C). With both the British Psychological Society and the Irish Psychological Society I am a Senior Practitioner on both their ‘Registers of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy’. For more information see About - www.peterscanlon.com.
(01) 267 6675 x97 View (01) 267 6675 x97
Photo of Kaylene Petersen, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Kaylene Petersen
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
(01) 267 6552 x45 View (01) 267 6552 x45
Photo of Geraldine Griffin, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Geraldine Griffin
Psychotherapist, MA, ICP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Let’s begin! Even if, at the moment, you are feeling a bit lost or stuck, is it possible that this could be an important turning point in your life? You do not need to do this alone. In difficult times, often the wisest thing to do, is to get professional advice. This fresh perspective from an objective person, with your best interests in mind, is my offer. Now you can do this from the comfort of your home by video call or alternatively you may come to see me in person.
Let’s begin! Even if, at the moment, you are feeling a bit lost or stuck, is it possible that this could be an important turning point in your life? You do not need to do this alone. In difficult times, often the wisest thing to do, is to get professional advice. This fresh perspective from an objective person, with your best interests in mind, is my offer. Now you can do this from the comfort of your home by video call or alternatively you may come to see me in person.
(01) 263 0393 x44 View (01) 263 0393 x44
Photo of Lesley Delaney, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Lesley Delaney
Psychotherapist
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95  (Online Only)
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives and possibilities. I am here to help you.
I offer a safe relaxed space where you will be really listened to without judgement. My aim is to help you to understand yourself better, change destructive behavioural patterns, improve your emotional wellbeing and take more control of your life. Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Perhaps you are stuck or dissatisfied with your life or your relationship? Maybe work is taking over your life? Do you need help to make a change? Together we can explore your feelings, to make sense of what is happening or happened in your life. Together we can explore new perspectives and possibilities. I am here to help you.
(01) 267 6517 x73 View (01) 267 6517 x73
Photo of Majella Phelan Counselling, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Majella Phelan Counselling
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
A client experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, family trauma, bullying, relationship challenges, parenting, low self esteem and confidence. A need to get to know oneself better. A need to understand a situation, a person, or circumstance more fully. A need for peace of mind and heart. A need for answers to internal questions that are causing unrest. The client wants peace of mind and heart as there is or are some thing(s) causing them distress. The client may not know what the issues are. I offer the client a safe space to discover what they need help with and walk with them on that journey.
A client experiencing issues of anxiety, depression, family trauma, bullying, relationship challenges, parenting, low self esteem and confidence. A need to get to know oneself better. A need to understand a situation, a person, or circumstance more fully. A need for peace of mind and heart. A need for answers to internal questions that are causing unrest. The client wants peace of mind and heart as there is or are some thing(s) causing them distress. The client may not know what the issues are. I offer the client a safe space to discover what they need help with and walk with them on that journey.
(01) 267 6552 x41 View (01) 267 6552 x41
Photo of Maryrose McCormack, Counsellor in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Maryrose McCormack
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Offering Individual and Couples Counselling in a warm an welcoming environment at The Haven Clinic in Kilkenny City & Carlow. Also offering appointments via video and phonecall from the comfort of your home.
Offering Individual and Couples Counselling in a warm an welcoming environment at The Haven Clinic in Kilkenny City & Carlow. Also offering appointments via video and phonecall from the comfort of your home.
(01) 267 6641 x58 View (01) 267 6641 x58
Photo of Evelyn Barlow, Psychotherapist in Kilkenny, County Kilkenny
Evelyn Barlow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny R95
Not accepting new clients
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
085 724 4175 View 085 724 4175

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kilkenny

70+

Average cost per session

€65

Counsellors in Kilkenny who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
63% Bereavement
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Laya
87% Irish Life
80% VHI

How Counsellors in Kilkenny see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kilkenny?

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.