Counselling in Lismore

Photo of Karen Begley-McCarthy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Begley-McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lismore, County Waterford P51
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. I am a fully accredited and insured counselling psychotherapist based in Lismore and Youghal. In my work, I create a safe, warm and professional space, where we can explore your life and the issues you are struggling with, whilst moving you towards healing and change you may be seeking.
Hello and welcome. I am a fully accredited and insured counselling psychotherapist based in Lismore and Youghal. In my work, I create a safe, warm and professional space, where we can explore your life and the issues you are struggling with, whilst moving you towards healing and change you may be seeking.
086 051 2530 View 086 051 2530
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Laura Burke Hurley
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lismore, County Waterford P51
Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy can be daunting at first but that is normal. It takes great courage to ask for help. I work by offering a safe and confidential space so that together we can focus on helping you find the best ways to explore any areas you are having difficulties in. I have experience of working with many of the common reasons people go to therapy including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, loss and relationship issues. I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist & counselling trainer, an experienced intellectual disability nurse and have a degree in Fine art.
Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy can be daunting at first but that is normal. It takes great courage to ask for help. I work by offering a safe and confidential space so that together we can focus on helping you find the best ways to explore any areas you are having difficulties in. I have experience of working with many of the common reasons people go to therapy including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, loss and relationship issues. I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist & counselling trainer, an experienced intellectual disability nurse and have a degree in Fine art.
089 458 8280 View 089 458 8280
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Eagle Moon Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Lismore, County Waterford P51
We seek therapy for a number of reasons, at times due to a specific experience and at other times because we feel that there are patterns that we would like to address and / or change. Whatever the reason, the process of talking through our feelings and thoughts, in a safe, non-judgemental space, can, in itself, be healing and can propel or create change. You might feel lost in life, stuck, powerless, unable to function in the world without a mask, endlessly comparing yourself to those around you and never feeling or believing that you are enough or have enough.
We seek therapy for a number of reasons, at times due to a specific experience and at other times because we feel that there are patterns that we would like to address and / or change. Whatever the reason, the process of talking through our feelings and thoughts, in a safe, non-judgemental space, can, in itself, be healing and can propel or create change. You might feel lost in life, stuck, powerless, unable to function in the world without a mask, endlessly comparing yourself to those around you and never feeling or believing that you are enough or have enough.
(01) 592 4196 x41 View (01) 592 4196 x41
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Mary Feehan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lismore, County Waterford P51
Quote Pema Chodron- 'Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know'. It takes a brave person to reach out to another, whether it is for help with an issue you are already aware of, or as a means of understanding yourself a bit better. We can all become 'stuck'. I believe the potential to grow and heal comes from within. Alot of our life's struggles are relational, how we are in relation to our view of ourselves and how we experience the quality of our connection to others.
Quote Pema Chodron- 'Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know'. It takes a brave person to reach out to another, whether it is for help with an issue you are already aware of, or as a means of understanding yourself a bit better. We can all become 'stuck'. I believe the potential to grow and heal comes from within. Alot of our life's struggles are relational, how we are in relation to our view of ourselves and how we experience the quality of our connection to others.
087 419 9423 View 087 419 9423

More Therapists Nearby

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Dr. Aine Lombard
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
Hello & welcome to my profile. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the PSI (M12836C) and Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (PYL31683). I offer confidential psychological therapy in person & online. There are a multitude of issues and concerns that may prompt any person, of any background, in any situation, to seek out a Psychologist. These may include experiences of helplessness, feelings of distress, confusion, or stagnation personally or professionally. Often, people feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone; this helplessness is a universal human trait, however, it can be lessened through therapy.
Hello & welcome to my profile. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the PSI (M12836C) and Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (PYL31683). I offer confidential psychological therapy in person & online. There are a multitude of issues and concerns that may prompt any person, of any background, in any situation, to seek out a Psychologist. These may include experiences of helplessness, feelings of distress, confusion, or stagnation personally or professionally. Often, people feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone; this helplessness is a universal human trait, however, it can be lessened through therapy.
(01) 267 6517 x10 View (01) 267 6517 x10
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Helen O' Donovan
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
The Gestalt therapy model that I work within promotes the use of creativity, action and a dynamic appreciation of the client's whole world. Every client has a unique situation and unique reasons for deciding they want to come to therapy. While certain issues may be universal in nature e.g. anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues (including friendships and work colleagues), struggles with self-esteem, long-term or terminal illness, each person's way of coping with them is as unique as their personality and circumstances.
The Gestalt therapy model that I work within promotes the use of creativity, action and a dynamic appreciation of the client's whole world. Every client has a unique situation and unique reasons for deciding they want to come to therapy. While certain issues may be universal in nature e.g. anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues (including friendships and work colleagues), struggles with self-esteem, long-term or terminal illness, each person's way of coping with them is as unique as their personality and circumstances.
085 193 0388 View 085 193 0388
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James Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Ballyduff, County Waterford P51
How we feel, think, and act can be confusing and overwhelming. We often feel alone with our problems, unsure of where to begin. Therapy allows us to untangle, organise and understand what we're stuck on. With nearly a decade of experience, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from people with a wide range of difficulties. This has helped me develop the knowledge and tools to confidently support people searching for understanding and direction, whether for a recent development or a lifelong issue.
How we feel, think, and act can be confusing and overwhelming. We often feel alone with our problems, unsure of where to begin. Therapy allows us to untangle, organise and understand what we're stuck on. With nearly a decade of experience, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from people with a wide range of difficulties. This has helped me develop the knowledge and tools to confidently support people searching for understanding and direction, whether for a recent development or a lifelong issue.
(01) 267 6552 x25 View (01) 267 6552 x25
Photo of Evie Flynn, DCounsPsych, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Evie Flynn
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
I am a qualified and fully accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist MIACP. I tailor therapy to each clients needs. Key to my approach is identifying objectives and goals for our work together such as experiencing feelings of inner peace and worth, connecting with a sense of inner purpose, experiencing the freedom to live life without feeling burdened or guilty, connecting more in relationships, overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, overcoming trauma. I use a number of therapeutic frameworks including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Attachment, and Person Centred.
I am a qualified and fully accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist MIACP. I tailor therapy to each clients needs. Key to my approach is identifying objectives and goals for our work together such as experiencing feelings of inner peace and worth, connecting with a sense of inner purpose, experiencing the freedom to live life without feeling burdened or guilty, connecting more in relationships, overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, overcoming trauma. I use a number of therapeutic frameworks including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Attachment, and Person Centred.
(01) 267 6622 x98 View (01) 267 6622 x98
Photo of Melissa Daly, MSc, NAPCP, Psychotherapist
Melissa Daly
Psychotherapist, MSc, NAPCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
Your mental health is as important and unique as your physical health. The two are closely connected, with each often influencing the other. Life is full of challenges that can sometimes feel overwhelming, and seeking extra support to navigate through them is completely okay. Counselling is a space where you can open up about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.
Your mental health is as important and unique as your physical health. The two are closely connected, with each often influencing the other. Life is full of challenges that can sometimes feel overwhelming, and seeking extra support to navigate through them is completely okay. Counselling is a space where you can open up about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.
(01) 267 6595 x83 View (01) 267 6595 x83
Photo of Evelyn Barlow, MSc, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Evelyn Barlow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
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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John Castleford ... At Life-Minded
MA
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
We think too much. Especially when worrying and anxious, when it can seem like our brain is on steroids. Because we are an intelligent species our brain has evolved to keep in mind our storehouse of memories of past stressful events. But retrieving pat stresses inevitably keeps the pains in the past very much in the present. Neuroscience shows we are wired to be acutely aware of potential dangers. And that's been evolutionarily advantageous. BUT you don't want to be feeling continually stressed. So, how do you WANT to feel instead? You certainly don't want to feel a prisoner of your feelings. How best to feel in control?
We think too much. Especially when worrying and anxious, when it can seem like our brain is on steroids. Because we are an intelligent species our brain has evolved to keep in mind our storehouse of memories of past stressful events. But retrieving pat stresses inevitably keeps the pains in the past very much in the present. Neuroscience shows we are wired to be acutely aware of potential dangers. And that's been evolutionarily advantageous. BUT you don't want to be feeling continually stressed. So, how do you WANT to feel instead? You certainly don't want to feel a prisoner of your feelings. How best to feel in control?
(01) 267 6641 x32 View (01) 267 6641 x32
Photo of Marc Somers, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Marc Somers
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ballinamult, County Waterford E91
Waitlist for new clients
18 years+ in full time practice. Dual layer Level 9 qualifications (Psychology & Psychotherapy). Psychotherapist at the HSE. Previously held positions at the Suicide Resource Office, Accord, Pieta House, ComPsych International and NUIM.
18 years+ in full time practice. Dual layer Level 9 qualifications (Psychology & Psychotherapy). Psychotherapist at the HSE. Previously held positions at the Suicide Resource Office, Accord, Pieta House, ComPsych International and NUIM.
(01) 267 6536 x29 View (01) 267 6536 x29

Online Therapists

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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
Photo of Elena Winch, NAPCP, Psychotherapist
Elena Winch
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Duncormick, County Wexford Y35
Counselling offers a safe place to think about issues in your life that are causing you distress. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, have suffered trauma, be questioning your relationships or sexuality, or have other issues you want to explore. I will help you look at your thinking, feelings and behaviour and work with you to find ways of being in the world that are helpful and healthy for you,
Counselling offers a safe place to think about issues in your life that are causing you distress. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, have suffered trauma, be questioning your relationships or sexuality, or have other issues you want to explore. I will help you look at your thinking, feelings and behaviour and work with you to find ways of being in the world that are helpful and healthy for you,
(01) 267 6552 x18 View (01) 267 6552 x18
Photo of Helena O'Leary, APCP, Counsellor
Helena O'Leary
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Life Coach working online and face-to-face in Cork. I specialise in helping individuals navigate the challenges of stress anxiety, identity, self-image, and looking after their well-being. Life has a way of presenting us with hurdles, and I understand the impact stress and anxiety can have firsthand. Through my own journey, I discovered the transformative power of seeking support from a counsellor. This experience fueled my passion to assist others in overcoming their obstacles and developing self-awareness.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Life Coach working online and face-to-face in Cork. I specialise in helping individuals navigate the challenges of stress anxiety, identity, self-image, and looking after their well-being. Life has a way of presenting us with hurdles, and I understand the impact stress and anxiety can have firsthand. Through my own journey, I discovered the transformative power of seeking support from a counsellor. This experience fueled my passion to assist others in overcoming their obstacles and developing self-awareness.
(01) 267 6595 x62 View (01) 267 6595 x62
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Tara Jane O'Connor
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist. The therapeutic style of counselling I provide is a person-centred integrative approach to therapy. I strive to create a safe space in therapy by providing my clients with an empathic non-judgemental attitude. I believe I possess the following qualities of genuineness, compassion, respect, and an indomitable spirit.
Accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist. The therapeutic style of counselling I provide is a person-centred integrative approach to therapy. I strive to create a safe space in therapy by providing my clients with an empathic non-judgemental attitude. I believe I possess the following qualities of genuineness, compassion, respect, and an indomitable spirit.
(01) 267 6675 x21 View (01) 267 6675 x21
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Inner Wild Therapy with Donna O'Shea
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Killorglin, County Kerry V93
Donna is a proud Gestalt Psychotherapist and set up Inner Wild Therapy to have a better life-work balance. She can work with you in the comfort of her office at Killorglin, or through Outdoor Therapy. Through her unique approach to therapy, Donna encourages her clients to connect with their inner self while immersing themselves in the beauty and tranquility of nature. We can Walk & Talk within the solace of nature. She also offers Remote Therapy where the client feels comfort in their own surroundings. Inner Wild means to find solace withing the wilds of nature or it could mean finding peace within your suffering.
Donna is a proud Gestalt Psychotherapist and set up Inner Wild Therapy to have a better life-work balance. She can work with you in the comfort of her office at Killorglin, or through Outdoor Therapy. Through her unique approach to therapy, Donna encourages her clients to connect with their inner self while immersing themselves in the beauty and tranquility of nature. We can Walk & Talk within the solace of nature. She also offers Remote Therapy where the client feels comfort in their own surroundings. Inner Wild means to find solace withing the wilds of nature or it could mean finding peace within your suffering.
(01) 267 6603 x33 View (01) 267 6603 x33
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Una Kirwan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Glanmire, County Cork T23
Welcome. I know how important choosing the right counsellor is. The relationship between client and counsellor is integral for growth and healing. I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are arising in your life. I work from a humanistic integrative perspective and believe that the client is the expert in their own journey.
Welcome. I know how important choosing the right counsellor is. The relationship between client and counsellor is integral for growth and healing. I offer a warm, compassionate and confidential space for you to explore whatever issues are arising in your life. I work from a humanistic integrative perspective and believe that the client is the expert in their own journey.
(01) 267 6634 x20 View (01) 267 6634 x20
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Cope Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Carlow, County Carlow R93
Is everything getting you down? Anxiety and panic attacks taking over your life? Relationship issues becoming unbearable? Have you experienced a loss and finding it difficult to cope? Are you having health problems? I have worked with many sensitive issues in the past and can help you through this difficult time with therapy. I can guide you through and assist you to process your challenges. Establishing a better quality of life in a safe environment.
Is everything getting you down? Anxiety and panic attacks taking over your life? Relationship issues becoming unbearable? Have you experienced a loss and finding it difficult to cope? Are you having health problems? I have worked with many sensitive issues in the past and can help you through this difficult time with therapy. I can guide you through and assist you to process your challenges. Establishing a better quality of life in a safe environment.
(01) 267 6641 x51 View (01) 267 6641 x51
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Brian Moriarty
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Killarney, County Kerry V93
I aim to give clients a healing environment that is private, strictly confidential, and judgment-free so they can recognise, investigate, and ultimately address their issues. I am an integrative psychotherapist, with a BSc Honours Degree, and have a genuine empathetic personality. In addition to integrating different models and methods of theory, I use a person-centred approach that is specifically customised to address the needs and concerns of each of my clients. These include internal family systems, attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and psychoeducation.
I aim to give clients a healing environment that is private, strictly confidential, and judgment-free so they can recognise, investigate, and ultimately address their issues. I am an integrative psychotherapist, with a BSc Honours Degree, and have a genuine empathetic personality. In addition to integrating different models and methods of theory, I use a person-centred approach that is specifically customised to address the needs and concerns of each of my clients. These include internal family systems, attachment theory, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, and psychoeducation.
(01) 267 6595 x71 View (01) 267 6595 x71

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Lismore

< 10

Counsellors in Lismore who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Lismore see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Lismore?

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.