Counselling in Blessington

Photo of David Cleary, Counsellor in Blessington, County Wicklow
David Cleary
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
Behind every person who feels despair, lost, alone, helpless, panicked, depressed, trapped, is a person who can be helped. Sharing the burden, feeling supported, being heard, not feeling judged, empathy- these are all aspects of counselling that I provide. For some, it means telling their story and being heard properly, maybe for the first time ever. I have a passion for helping people to understand themselves better and working with them to remove the blocks in the way of their inner peace. Importantly, I always believe that change, release from suffering and a better way forward is possible for every person.
Behind every person who feels despair, lost, alone, helpless, panicked, depressed, trapped, is a person who can be helped. Sharing the burden, feeling supported, being heard, not feeling judged, empathy- these are all aspects of counselling that I provide. For some, it means telling their story and being heard properly, maybe for the first time ever. I have a passion for helping people to understand themselves better and working with them to remove the blocks in the way of their inner peace. Importantly, I always believe that change, release from suffering and a better way forward is possible for every person.
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Blessington Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
Hello, I'm Mandy Downes MAPCP. At Blessington Counselling we offer a private, confidential and safe space where you can talk freely about what is on your mind in a non-judgemental, caring environment. Our approach is based upon modern professional standards drawn from person-centred therapy, choice theory / reality therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Hello, I'm Mandy Downes MAPCP. At Blessington Counselling we offer a private, confidential and safe space where you can talk freely about what is on your mind in a non-judgemental, caring environment. Our approach is based upon modern professional standards drawn from person-centred therapy, choice theory / reality therapy & Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
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Photo of Margot Mary Ussher, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Margot Mary Ussher
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I have been working with clients since 2006 and my aim is always to offer a space for each client, adolescent or adult, to feel comfortable and safe. It is important to me to offer an experience of ease and flow to the client. I work in a non-judgement and real way which I have found leads the client into a relaxed place within themselves. I am holistically focused, so this means I have quite a few tools in the toolbox to approach the various topics or issues which arise in each session. My motto is Answering the Call of The Heart and embody this in my everyday practice and that spills into my work in the therapy room.
I have been working with clients since 2006 and my aim is always to offer a space for each client, adolescent or adult, to feel comfortable and safe. It is important to me to offer an experience of ease and flow to the client. I work in a non-judgement and real way which I have found leads the client into a relaxed place within themselves. I am holistically focused, so this means I have quite a few tools in the toolbox to approach the various topics or issues which arise in each session. My motto is Answering the Call of The Heart and embody this in my everyday practice and that spills into my work in the therapy room.
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Photo of Aisling Reid, Counsellor in Blessington, County Wicklow
Aisling Reid
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I am passionate about therapy and believe in the value of holding a safe non-judgmental space where clients can work through their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions. I have experience working in areas including (but not limited to) grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and co-dependency.
I am passionate about therapy and believe in the value of holding a safe non-judgmental space where clients can work through their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions. I have experience working in areas including (but not limited to) grief and loss, relationships, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and co-dependency.
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Photo of Avril Anne Bailey, Counsellor in Blessington, County Wicklow
Avril Anne Bailey
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor to explore issues that are presenting in life and are causing difficulties? These could be relationships, personal crisis, addictions, or other challenges you may be dealing with. We live in a complex and ever-changing world and emotional distress can occur in anyone's life for a whole variety of reasons. In my practice I see how compassion, self-knowledge and understanding can be transformative and with the right care and supports clients take back control of their lives, overcome old trauma, manage present day challenges and setbacks, identify and achieve their personal goals.
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor to explore issues that are presenting in life and are causing difficulties? These could be relationships, personal crisis, addictions, or other challenges you may be dealing with. We live in a complex and ever-changing world and emotional distress can occur in anyone's life for a whole variety of reasons. In my practice I see how compassion, self-knowledge and understanding can be transformative and with the right care and supports clients take back control of their lives, overcome old trauma, manage present day challenges and setbacks, identify and achieve their personal goals.
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Photo of Siân Keary in Blessington, County Wicklow
Siân Keary
MA
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way. My initial priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. We then work together to understand, and feel into how you experience your inner and outer world. This creates understanding and the opportunity to find ways to meet your difficulties and create new possibilities.
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way. My initial priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. We then work together to understand, and feel into how you experience your inner and outer world. This creates understanding and the opportunity to find ways to meet your difficulties and create new possibilities.
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Photo of Grace Cafolla, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Grace Cafolla
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your issues in order to facilitate healing and to support you in the choices you make in the future. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is most important and the style of therapy used must reflect the individual.
I will provide a safe, non-judgemental space to explore your issues in order to facilitate healing and to support you in the choices you make in the future. I believe the relationship between therapist and client is most important and the style of therapy used must reflect the individual.
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Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. I work across a spectrum of mental health concerns, but have a particular interest in trauma, grief/loss, maternal mental health (in particular crisis pregnancy and miscarriage), addiction, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and perfectionism.
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. I work across a spectrum of mental health concerns, but have a particular interest in trauma, grief/loss, maternal mental health (in particular crisis pregnancy and miscarriage), addiction, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and perfectionism.
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Photo of Samantha Doyle, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Samantha Doyle
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I suffered from anxiety&panic attacks for 22yrs due to bullying & narcissistic abuse, which held my back from achieving my goals until I got help. Being a Co-dependent people pleaser meant that I was putting other people’s wants and needs before my own, trying to get acceptance, manage the situation and to keep the peace. This was exhausting until I learned how to take my personal power back
I suffered from anxiety&panic attacks for 22yrs due to bullying & narcissistic abuse, which held my back from achieving my goals until I got help. Being a Co-dependent people pleaser meant that I was putting other people’s wants and needs before my own, trying to get acceptance, manage the situation and to keep the peace. This was exhausting until I learned how to take my personal power back
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Photo of Marianne Gunnigan, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Marianne Gunnigan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
​I am an accredited member of IACP offering help with psychological and emotional difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I have been qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2012 and I established my private practice here in Sallins, Co Kildare in 2016 where I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to individuals over 18 years of age, who are currently experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties in their lives. I hold a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from AIT as well as a Professional Certificate in CBT from PCI college.
​I am an accredited member of IACP offering help with psychological and emotional difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I have been qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2012 and I established my private practice here in Sallins, Co Kildare in 2016 where I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to individuals over 18 years of age, who are currently experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties in their lives. I hold a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from AIT as well as a Professional Certificate in CBT from PCI college.
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Photo of Aisling Mc Govern Nolan, Counsellor in Blessington, County Wicklow
Aisling Mc Govern Nolan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
I offer a safe heart centred space to help my clients unpack at a gentle pace that suits them. No problem is too small to bring to counselling. Talking things through with a stranger can help find and bring resources and solutions into sight and is therefore "the gift of therapy". I work with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly to match your requirements. I have a wide range of training and approaches such as choice therapy, Positive thinking, meditation, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and shamanism.
I offer a safe heart centred space to help my clients unpack at a gentle pace that suits them. No problem is too small to bring to counselling. Talking things through with a stranger can help find and bring resources and solutions into sight and is therefore "the gift of therapy". I work with clients experiencing anxiety, low self-esteem, and relationship problems. Sessions can be weekly or fortnightly to match your requirements. I have a wide range of training and approaches such as choice therapy, Positive thinking, meditation, mindfulness, solution-focused therapy, and shamanism.
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Photo of Daniela Carvalho, Psychologist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Daniela Carvalho
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow 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.
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Photo of Teodora Dimitrijevic, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Teodora Dimitrijevic
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Teodora! Ever since a young age, I was very passionate about understanding human behaviour. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, maintaining relationships, or if you just feel the need to open up, I am here for you. My practical and theoretical education consists of various psychological and psychotherapeutic schools, and therefore, my approach will be based on your needs and preferences.
Hi, my name is Teodora! Ever since a young age, I was very passionate about understanding human behaviour. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, maintaining relationships, or if you just feel the need to open up, I am here for you. My practical and theoretical education consists of various psychological and psychotherapeutic schools, and therefore, my approach will be based on your needs and preferences.
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Photo of Wicklow & Kildare Mental Health Services, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Wicklow & Kildare Mental Health Services
Psychotherapist, MA, APCP
Verified Verified
Blessington, County Wicklow W91
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Photo of Adrianna Mannix in Blessington, County Wicklow
Adrianna Mannix
MSc
Verified Verified
Dunlavin, County Wicklow W91
I am a cognitive behavioural therapist/health coach with over 15 years of experience in health and well-being. I've worked in rehabilitation for more than ten years, helping people become the best version of themselves. I achieve this by understanding my own challenges and victories. I engage in an open, trusting environment with a connection that encourages others to grow. My passion is helping others challenge their own limiting self-beliefs, thus bringing them to a space of self-acceptance and positive change.
I am a cognitive behavioural therapist/health coach with over 15 years of experience in health and well-being. I've worked in rehabilitation for more than ten years, helping people become the best version of themselves. I achieve this by understanding my own challenges and victories. I engage in an open, trusting environment with a connection that encourages others to grow. My passion is helping others challenge their own limiting self-beliefs, thus bringing them to a space of self-acceptance and positive change.
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Photo of Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunlavin, County Wicklow W91
Siobhan is a fully certified CBT, DBT and ACT therapist. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is a Bachelor of Science qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She works in the Naas and Kilcullen areas of County Kildare. Siobhan is a qualified Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. She has a level 9 Cert in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) working with children and adolescents She works with her Clients using Talk Therapy integrated with Creative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Siobhan has a great interest in Adolescents and Adults.
Siobhan is a fully certified CBT, DBT and ACT therapist. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is a Bachelor of Science qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She works in the Naas and Kilcullen areas of County Kildare. Siobhan is a qualified Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. She has a level 9 Cert in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) working with children and adolescents She works with her Clients using Talk Therapy integrated with Creative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Siobhan has a great interest in Adolescents and Adults.
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Online Therapists

Photo of Teresa Mary Cleary O Brien, Psychotherapist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Teresa Mary Cleary O Brien
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Blackwater, County Wexford Y21
If you are feeling overwhelmed, lack confidence, suffer with anxiety and low mood; give yourself the gift of therapy. Unpack your troubles in a confidential, non-judgmental space and regain that will empower you to make decisions and regain the confidence to enjoy your life. No problem is too big or small.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, lack confidence, suffer with anxiety and low mood; give yourself the gift of therapy. Unpack your troubles in a confidential, non-judgmental space and regain that will empower you to make decisions and regain the confidence to enjoy your life. No problem is too big or small.
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Photo of Paul Flannery, Counsellor in Blessington, County Wicklow
Paul Flannery
Counsellor, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
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Photo of Nollaig O Sullivan in Blessington, County Wicklow
Nollaig O Sullivan
MSc
Verified Verified
Killaloe, County Clare V94  (Online Only)
I am one of only 28 Accredited Performance Psychologist in Ireland, I have over 12 year’s experience working within the field of psychology. Athletes, business people, anybody who wants to achieve peak performance in their field can benefit from performance psychology. I create tailor made psychological programmes in helping individuals to identify a positive mindset for developing, enhancing and maintaining peak performance. Drawing on psychological principles on the human mind, I provide the techniques and resources for the individual to develop mental skills to perform to the best of their ability.
I am one of only 28 Accredited Performance Psychologist in Ireland, I have over 12 year’s experience working within the field of psychology. Athletes, business people, anybody who wants to achieve peak performance in their field can benefit from performance psychology. I create tailor made psychological programmes in helping individuals to identify a positive mindset for developing, enhancing and maintaining peak performance. Drawing on psychological principles on the human mind, I provide the techniques and resources for the individual to develop mental skills to perform to the best of their ability.
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Photo of Dr. Tim van Wanrooij, Psychologist in Blessington, County Wicklow
Dr. Tim van Wanrooij
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
I offer psychological therapy (psychotherapy) and consultation services primarily for adult individuals, romantic couples and other relationships (e.g. business owners, co-workers, family members, friends etc.). I specialise in experiences and topics such as anxiety, relationships, sexuality, LGBTQI+, and HSP highly sensitive people. I offer this in both English and Dutch
I offer psychological therapy (psychotherapy) and consultation services primarily for adult individuals, romantic couples and other relationships (e.g. business owners, co-workers, family members, friends etc.). I specialise in experiences and topics such as anxiety, relationships, sexuality, LGBTQI+, and HSP highly sensitive people. I offer this in both English and Dutch
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blessington

10+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Blessington who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Anger Management
79% Stress
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Irish Life
80% Laya
80% VHI

How Counsellors in Blessington see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blessington?

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.