Counselling in County Mayo

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Photo of Kathleen Pidgeon, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Kathleen Pidgeon
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Claremorris, County Mayo F12
As a dedicated and empathic psychotherapist, my passion is helping individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to mental and emotional well-being. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and a compassionate, non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will work towards self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, family issues, or coping with grief I'm here to support you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.
As a dedicated and empathic psychotherapist, my passion is helping individuals navigate life's challenges and find their path to mental and emotional well-being. With a deep understanding of the complexities of the human mind and a compassionate, non-judgmental approach, I provide a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. Together, we will work towards self-discovery, personal growth, and healing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, family issues, or coping with grief I'm here to support you on your journey to a happier, healthier life.
(061) 572 524 x76 View (061) 572 524 x76
Deirdre Blewitt Counselling & Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ballina, County Mayo F26
I endeavour to support you if you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement, addiction, decision making, setting boundaries, self-care and any relationship issues.
I endeavour to support you if you are struggling with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression, bereavement, addiction, decision making, setting boundaries, self-care and any relationship issues.
(01) 267 6622 x97 View (01) 267 6622 x97
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Agata Cecylia Nowicka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Castlebar, County Mayo F23
I help adults and adolescents deal with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and school related issues etc. I specialise in helping clients who have experienced acute or chronic trauma, e.g. in childhood or in an abusive relationship. I use a unique combination of Bioenergy Healing and Psychotherapy to help calm and heal the nervous system overwhelmed by trauma. This approach also works very well for highly sensitive persons. Talk to me if you feel stuck in your life, career or relationship. Whatever is troubling you I can help you face it, understand it and deal with so you can have a good and happy life.
I help adults and adolescents deal with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and school related issues etc. I specialise in helping clients who have experienced acute or chronic trauma, e.g. in childhood or in an abusive relationship. I use a unique combination of Bioenergy Healing and Psychotherapy to help calm and heal the nervous system overwhelmed by trauma. This approach also works very well for highly sensitive persons. Talk to me if you feel stuck in your life, career or relationship. Whatever is troubling you I can help you face it, understand it and deal with so you can have a good and happy life.
087 936 2097 View 087 936 2097
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Essential Counselling
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Kiltimagh, County Mayo F12  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. Sometimes it can be difficult to make the decision to come to counselling and to make that first contact. Counselling can be a very positive and worthwhile experience. I am here to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that you feel safe to talk openly about any issue you may be experiencing.
I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist and counsellor. Sometimes it can be difficult to make the decision to come to counselling and to make that first contact. Counselling can be a very positive and worthwhile experience. I am here to listen to you in a non judgemental way so that you feel safe to talk openly about any issue you may be experiencing.
089 446 3132 View 089 446 3132
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Jonathan Monahan Mapcp
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Claremorris, County Mayo F12
It is my vision to support people, to work with them to find their purpose and talents in order to fulfil their potential in life. When a problem presents itself, I will help you in the search for solutions to the current impasse to allow movement forward. We can seek out the source of the problem to see if it can be prevented in the future, or at least its effects reduced, should it reoccur. I feel that by working like this, together you can learn how to overcome the difficulties life sends your way. In this way, you can become empowered. Using your own strengths you already possess to build a future you want to live in
It is my vision to support people, to work with them to find their purpose and talents in order to fulfil their potential in life. When a problem presents itself, I will help you in the search for solutions to the current impasse to allow movement forward. We can seek out the source of the problem to see if it can be prevented in the future, or at least its effects reduced, should it reoccur. I feel that by working like this, together you can learn how to overcome the difficulties life sends your way. In this way, you can become empowered. Using your own strengths you already possess to build a future you want to live in
089 451 3053 View 089 451 3053
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Karen Rooney
Psychotherapist, MA, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Ballinrobe, County Mayo F31
I am a pre-accredited member of IACP abiding by their codes of ethics and standards of working. I hold a Master of Arts in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy (Clinical). I strive to create a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where individuals can explore their inner selves, gain self-awareness, and tap into their inner wisdom and ultimately make changes to live the life they deserve with authenticity and to improve their health and well-being. Reaching out for support in times of difficulty is courageous and making the initial contact can be the hardest step of counselling.
I am a pre-accredited member of IACP abiding by their codes of ethics and standards of working. I hold a Master of Arts in Integrative and Humanistic Psychotherapy (Clinical). I strive to create a compassionate, safe, and non-judgemental therapeutic environment where individuals can explore their inner selves, gain self-awareness, and tap into their inner wisdom and ultimately make changes to live the life they deserve with authenticity and to improve their health and well-being. Reaching out for support in times of difficulty is courageous and making the initial contact can be the hardest step of counselling.
(01) 263 0697 x88 View (01) 263 0697 x88
Photo of Rita Paine, MA, NAPCP, Psychotherapist
Rita Paine
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Westport, County Mayo F28
I work with all clients to provide a confidential and safe space that supports and empowers individuals. We work together and meet challenges with actionable skills and a deep sense of personal belief and self compassion. I understand how hard it can be to seek help. I regard all clients with compassion and without judgement. Life throws us many challenges. These can include illness or grief, struggles in the perinatal period or any of a myriad of situations that at times can feel too complicated to even express. It is at these times therapeutic input can assist.
I work with all clients to provide a confidential and safe space that supports and empowers individuals. We work together and meet challenges with actionable skills and a deep sense of personal belief and self compassion. I understand how hard it can be to seek help. I regard all clients with compassion and without judgement. Life throws us many challenges. These can include illness or grief, struggles in the perinatal period or any of a myriad of situations that at times can feel too complicated to even express. It is at these times therapeutic input can assist.
(01) 263 0697 x92 View (01) 263 0697 x92
Photo of Andrew Sleater, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Andrew Sleater
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ballina, County Mayo F26
I am committed to providing a confidential safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings in relation to issues that need resolution and help achieve the client’s goals. I work from a person-centred perspective placing great importance on the therapeutic relationship, which empowers you to find your own answers. I draw on concepts in existential philosophy (what it is to be human). My role will be to listen, bringing your attention to things you might not have noticed, suggesting things to consider, and assisting you in exploring a different perspective, and deepen your understanding of yourself. i
I am committed to providing a confidential safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings in relation to issues that need resolution and help achieve the client’s goals. I work from a person-centred perspective placing great importance on the therapeutic relationship, which empowers you to find your own answers. I draw on concepts in existential philosophy (what it is to be human). My role will be to listen, bringing your attention to things you might not have noticed, suggesting things to consider, and assisting you in exploring a different perspective, and deepen your understanding of yourself. i
(01) 592 4196 x57 View (01) 592 4196 x57
Bernadette Avdic
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Castlebar, County Mayo F23
Bernie has worked with a range of people and presenting issues as a Psychotherapist. She focuses on creating a supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. Drawing from a variety of theories, Bernie integrates them to work in a way that suits each client. Bernie offers a non-judgmental space to sit and listen. She will work with you at your pace to achieve the best outcomes for you as an individual. Bernie has worked as a Psychiatric Nurse since 2006. Working in this area has given Bernie a great insight into the impact mental health and how important it is to work towards maintaining a healthy mind.
Bernie has worked with a range of people and presenting issues as a Psychotherapist. She focuses on creating a supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. Drawing from a variety of theories, Bernie integrates them to work in a way that suits each client. Bernie offers a non-judgmental space to sit and listen. She will work with you at your pace to achieve the best outcomes for you as an individual. Bernie has worked as a Psychiatric Nurse since 2006. Working in this area has given Bernie a great insight into the impact mental health and how important it is to work towards maintaining a healthy mind.
(01) 267 6692 x76 View (01) 267 6692 x76
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OC Counselling
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Claremorris, County Mayo F12
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with a strong commitment to helping individuals aged 12 and above navigate life's challenges.
I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor with a strong commitment to helping individuals aged 12 and above navigate life's challenges.
(01) 267 6595 x43 View (01) 267 6595 x43
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North Mayo Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ballina, County Mayo F26
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor who places you, the client, at the centre of the work. I have a vast range of experience in this field and aim to provide long term solutions to my clients to help them navigate life's difficulties.
I am an Integrative Humanistic Counsellor who places you, the client, at the centre of the work. I have a vast range of experience in this field and aim to provide long term solutions to my clients to help them navigate life's difficulties.
(01) 267 6517 x34 View (01) 267 6517 x34
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Mai O’Neill
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Castlebar, County Mayo F23
I have worked as a therapist for the past 22 years in private practice. It is my great privilege to be with people at perhaps the most difficult times in their lives what ever the circumstances. It is my experience that all of us long for connection to ourselves and others - essentially to be met as a person - regardless of presenting issue.
I have worked as a therapist for the past 22 years in private practice. It is my great privilege to be with people at perhaps the most difficult times in their lives what ever the circumstances. It is my experience that all of us long for connection to ourselves and others - essentially to be met as a person - regardless of presenting issue.
(01) 267 6552 x20 View (01) 267 6552 x20
Photo of Davnet Grogan, MA, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Davnet Grogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Castlebar, County Mayo F23
Not accepting new clients
Hi I'm Davnet, I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist based in Co.Mayo. Life and relationships can be challenging and stressful at times, this can trigger feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, confusion and grief. Sometimes we need help and support during these difficult times. I can support you in developing a deeper and more compassionate relationship to yourself and others by leaning into your own natural wisdom.
Hi I'm Davnet, I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist based in Co.Mayo. Life and relationships can be challenging and stressful at times, this can trigger feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, confusion and grief. Sometimes we need help and support during these difficult times. I can support you in developing a deeper and more compassionate relationship to yourself and others by leaning into your own natural wisdom.
(01) 568 2872 x35 View (01) 568 2872 x35
Rebecca Kinsella Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, ICP
Verified Verified
Westport, County Mayo F28
Not accepting new clients
My expertise is in working with individuals to facilitate their personal growth, insight and understanding. This helps them to resolve inner conflicts and to overcome obstacles that are holding them back from living to their full potential. People come perhaps because they find themselves unfulfilled, challenged and dissatisfied in areas of their life. This may manifests in various areas, such as self esteem, relationships, sexuality, work spiritual or creative aspects of their life. They may feel depressed, anxious, empty, held back, perhaps have low self esteem or a sense there life could be more than what it is.
My expertise is in working with individuals to facilitate their personal growth, insight and understanding. This helps them to resolve inner conflicts and to overcome obstacles that are holding them back from living to their full potential. People come perhaps because they find themselves unfulfilled, challenged and dissatisfied in areas of their life. This may manifests in various areas, such as self esteem, relationships, sexuality, work spiritual or creative aspects of their life. They may feel depressed, anxious, empty, held back, perhaps have low self esteem or a sense there life could be more than what it is.
(01) 267 6681 x35 View (01) 267 6681 x35
Photo of Caroline Healy, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Caroline Healy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Ballina, County Mayo F26
Hi, my name is Caroline and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Councillor working in Ballina, County Mayo. I offer a confidential space where you can feel safe to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences fully and where we can work together to find ways towards achieving your goals and needs.
Hi, my name is Caroline and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Councillor working in Ballina, County Mayo. I offer a confidential space where you can feel safe to explore thoughts, feelings and experiences fully and where we can work together to find ways towards achieving your goals and needs.
(01) 267 6603 x39 View (01) 267 6603 x39
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David Morrin
Damhachtain Ardoideachais agus Oiliúna, MA
Verified Verified
Claremorris, County Mayo F12  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or life direction, I believe my therapeutic experience can help you. I firmly believe that when we transform our relationship with ourselves we help reconstruct our relationship to the world around us. My goal is to support you in creating new choices established in the present rather than the past and gently guide you to a place of self care rather than self criticism.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma or life direction, I believe my therapeutic experience can help you. I firmly believe that when we transform our relationship with ourselves we help reconstruct our relationship to the world around us. My goal is to support you in creating new choices established in the present rather than the past and gently guide you to a place of self care rather than self criticism.
(01) 267 6692 x12 View (01) 267 6692 x12
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LV Counselling
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Claremorris, County Mayo F12
I provide a non-judgmental and confidential support through a humanistic and integrative approach. I am deeply empathetic and offer a safe environment, where you can work through your difficult experiences in an understanding and compassionate manner. My approach allows me to bring together a variety of therapies to ensure the best outcome for you. I believe in tailoring my approach and meeting the client where they are at, as no two people’s experiences are the same.
I provide a non-judgmental and confidential support through a humanistic and integrative approach. I am deeply empathetic and offer a safe environment, where you can work through your difficult experiences in an understanding and compassionate manner. My approach allows me to bring together a variety of therapies to ensure the best outcome for you. I believe in tailoring my approach and meeting the client where they are at, as no two people’s experiences are the same.
(01) 267 6603 x73 View (01) 267 6603 x73
Photo of Dr. Michelle Hopkins Chartered Clinical Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol PSI, Psychologist
Dr. Michelle Hopkins Chartered Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Westport, County Mayo F28  (Online Only)
I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), helping you explore your current difficulties (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression) within the context of unexpected significant life changes/events, attachment and relationship issues, trauma, and loss. By sharing psychological understanding, connecting past experiences to present difficulties, I can support you to work through and process your thoughts and feelings, identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and coping.
I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT), helping you explore your current difficulties (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression) within the context of unexpected significant life changes/events, attachment and relationship issues, trauma, and loss. By sharing psychological understanding, connecting past experiences to present difficulties, I can support you to work through and process your thoughts and feelings, identifying and changing unhelpful patterns of behaviour and coping.
(061) 572 524 x35 View (061) 572 524 x35
Photo of Annie Doyle, MIACP, Counsellor
Annie Doyle
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bohola, County Mayo F12
Noticed that you're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Is there a part of you that is suffering with anxiety and finding life's challenges hard to cope with? Do you notice that you have lost interest in things that used to bring you joy? Do you feel stuck and confused about your identity? Have you lost a loved one or had a significant relocation recently? Seeking support from an internationally experienced professional can support you in exploring issues in a safe space built on profound experience and knowledge, which your friends and family may be unable to offer.
Noticed that you're feeling stressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Is there a part of you that is suffering with anxiety and finding life's challenges hard to cope with? Do you notice that you have lost interest in things that used to bring you joy? Do you feel stuck and confused about your identity? Have you lost a loved one or had a significant relocation recently? Seeking support from an internationally experienced professional can support you in exploring issues in a safe space built on profound experience and knowledge, which your friends and family may be unable to offer.
(01) 267 6517 x95 View (01) 267 6517 x95
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Irish Online Counselling & Psychotherapy Service
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Castlebar, County Mayo F23
Counselling Online is the first online counselling service in Ireland. With over 13 years experience in the online world, we pride ourselves on our heart built service. We offer you choice from the very beginning, helping you to choose who best suits your needs. Have a look at the profiles of our therapists and how you would like to work. You will have an appointment within 24 hours of booking.
Counselling Online is the first online counselling service in Ireland. With over 13 years experience in the online world, we pride ourselves on our heart built service. We offer you choice from the very beginning, helping you to choose who best suits your needs. Have a look at the profiles of our therapists and how you would like to work. You will have an appointment within 24 hours of booking.
(01) 267 6622 x79 View (01) 267 6622 x79

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€60

Counsellors in County Mayo who prioritize treating:

84% Anxiety
74% Depression
69% Relationship Issues
69% Self Esteem
68% Stress
60% Trauma and PTSD
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

85% VHI
77% Laya
69% Irish Life

How Counsellors in County Mayo see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Mayo?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.