Photo of Sarah Skinner, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Sarah Skinner
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I believe that creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore what's happening for them is fundamental to therapy. I think part of this is clients finding a therapist that feels like rhe right fit for them. I see each client as unique, with different needs and so I work flexibly focusing on responding to each individual client in the way that best works for them. I work to enable clients to reconnect with themselves with the support and guidance they need to gain more understanding around their experience and find ways to navigate challenges that work for them as a person.
I believe that creating a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore what's happening for them is fundamental to therapy. I think part of this is clients finding a therapist that feels like rhe right fit for them. I see each client as unique, with different needs and so I work flexibly focusing on responding to each individual client in the way that best works for them. I work to enable clients to reconnect with themselves with the support and guidance they need to gain more understanding around their experience and find ways to navigate challenges that work for them as a person.
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Photo of Petra Eaglesfield Counselling, Counsellor in Bray, County Wicklow
Petra Eaglesfield Counselling
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98  (Online Only)
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are “- Carl Jung You are the expert in your own life and therefore hold all the answers. My role as a therapist is to kindly hold pace for you to find those answers. I am a fully qualified therapist with several years' experience working with both adults and adolescents. I use a solution focused and integrated approach to support a person's mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. I would describe myself as genuine, warm, empathetic and approachable.
The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are “- Carl Jung You are the expert in your own life and therefore hold all the answers. My role as a therapist is to kindly hold pace for you to find those answers. I am a fully qualified therapist with several years' experience working with both adults and adolescents. I use a solution focused and integrated approach to support a person's mental, physical, emotional, social and spiritual wellbeing. I would describe myself as genuine, warm, empathetic and approachable.
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Photo of Judy Ferguson, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Judy Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
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Photo of Martin Dunlea in Bray, County Wicklow
Martin Dunlea
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
I help people to feel calmer, think straighter, and act better. If your issue is anxiety, stress, depression, panic attacks, ptsd, or relationship problems, then I understand how stressed and exhausted you must feel. My goal is to get you feeling better from the very first session. I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if my approach is the right fit for you. Get in touch today.
(01) 267 6622 x18 View (01) 267 6622 x18
Photo of Yolanda Kennedy Gavin, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Yolanda Kennedy Gavin
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
It can be really daunting to start or resume therapy and that's why I focus on creating a space that is warm and safe, to help you feel more comfortable figuring out what's troubling you and unpacking your feelings, thoughts and experiences. I particularly love to help people discover who they are beyond who they have learned to be through their life experiences and environment. I will work collaboratively with you using various therapeutic approaches such as humanistic, CBT, narrative, attachment theory and creative techniques, based on what you need and prefer.
It can be really daunting to start or resume therapy and that's why I focus on creating a space that is warm and safe, to help you feel more comfortable figuring out what's troubling you and unpacking your feelings, thoughts and experiences. I particularly love to help people discover who they are beyond who they have learned to be through their life experiences and environment. I will work collaboratively with you using various therapeutic approaches such as humanistic, CBT, narrative, attachment theory and creative techniques, based on what you need and prefer.
(01) 267 6603 x27 View (01) 267 6603 x27
Photo of Sandra Devlin, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Sandra Devlin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Why look for a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist? Challenges are a part of life but nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. Sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in relationships with the important people in our lives, low self-esteem, low self confidence are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist.
Why look for a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist? Challenges are a part of life but nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. Sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in relationships with the important people in our lives, low self-esteem, low self confidence are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor & Psychotherapist.
(01) 263 0697 x69 View (01) 263 0697 x69
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Mary-Clare Bagot
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist (Registered member IACP) . I provide a warm and non-judgemental safe space for you to feel heard and understood. I can help you look at challenges you are facing and unpack what's going on.
I am a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist (Registered member IACP) . I provide a warm and non-judgemental safe space for you to feel heard and understood. I can help you look at challenges you are facing and unpack what's going on.
(01) 568 2872 x22 View (01) 568 2872 x22
Photo of Megan Cleary, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Megan Cleary
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and I meet each client with compassion, empathy and warmth. My passion lies in creating a safe and collaborative environment that is non – judgemental and prioritise to ensure that each client feels valued and heard, while exploring challenges, gaining insights and developing practical tools to navigate life’s complexities.
I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and I meet each client with compassion, empathy and warmth. My passion lies in creating a safe and collaborative environment that is non – judgemental and prioritise to ensure that each client feels valued and heard, while exploring challenges, gaining insights and developing practical tools to navigate life’s complexities.
(01) 263 0393 x24 View (01) 263 0393 x24
Photo of Rosa Montague, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Rosa Montague
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Not accepting new clients
My aim is to offer a safe space for clients to explore their issues in a non-judgemental, empathetic and genuine way. In this supportive environment, clients have an opportunity to understand their feelings, their reactions and behaviours openly.
My aim is to offer a safe space for clients to explore their issues in a non-judgemental, empathetic and genuine way. In this supportive environment, clients have an opportunity to understand their feelings, their reactions and behaviours openly.
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Photo of Gemma Perkins, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Gemma Perkins
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
As a beacon of empathy & expertise in the field of psychotherapy, I am dedicated to guiding individuals through the intricate paths of their mental health journey. Equipped with a Hons degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, & fuelled by a dedication to holistic healing, I have embarked on a journey of continuous learning. My pursuit of excellence led me to attain a Level 9 certificate in CBT, coming equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of techniques to address a wide range of mental health concerns. I also attained Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which studies the interplay between mind & body in the healing process
As a beacon of empathy & expertise in the field of psychotherapy, I am dedicated to guiding individuals through the intricate paths of their mental health journey. Equipped with a Hons degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy, & fuelled by a dedication to holistic healing, I have embarked on a journey of continuous learning. My pursuit of excellence led me to attain a Level 9 certificate in CBT, coming equipped with a comprehensive toolkit of techniques to address a wide range of mental health concerns. I also attained Level 1 training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, which studies the interplay between mind & body in the healing process
(01) 267 6517 x37 View (01) 267 6517 x37
Photo of Kristin Rogers, Counsellor in Bray, County Wicklow
Kristin Rogers
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
People are all just trying their best, but it is very normal to struggle with life at times. I like helping people who are feeling stuck get unstuck. I like helping people see that they have the power to make something better from their life. I used to be a homebirth midwife, and I find myself drawn to people who are in big life transitions. Or knowing that there is a change needed that maybe is not yet clear. But much happiness comes from learning to truly appreciate what is real in your life today.
People are all just trying their best, but it is very normal to struggle with life at times. I like helping people who are feeling stuck get unstuck. I like helping people see that they have the power to make something better from their life. I used to be a homebirth midwife, and I find myself drawn to people who are in big life transitions. Or knowing that there is a change needed that maybe is not yet clear. But much happiness comes from learning to truly appreciate what is real in your life today.
(01) 267 6517 x48 View (01) 267 6517 x48
Photo of Kate Shannon, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Kate Shannon
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I really believe in the power of therapy as a way to evoke meaningful change; whether its from ongoing struggles, self -limiting beliefs, harmful behaviours or painful cycles in relationships. My approach to therapy is from a contemporary, integrative and compassion-focused perspective. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can help facilitate personal growth, the healing of wounds and acceptance of self. Its my aim to help you feel safe to creatively explore options, find out what you may need, and give you support during challenging times.
I really believe in the power of therapy as a way to evoke meaningful change; whether its from ongoing struggles, self -limiting beliefs, harmful behaviours or painful cycles in relationships. My approach to therapy is from a contemporary, integrative and compassion-focused perspective. The therapeutic relationship between client and therapist can help facilitate personal growth, the healing of wounds and acceptance of self. Its my aim to help you feel safe to creatively explore options, find out what you may need, and give you support during challenging times.
(01) 267 6692 x43 View (01) 267 6692 x43
Photo of Shell Counselling & Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Shell Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, APCP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I am a qualified integrated counsellor & psychotherapist, which means I will work with you on your presenting issue and customise a stategic, goal orientated approach that will specifically match your individual needs. I will provide an unbiased, non-judgemental, safe space in which you can speak freely about any issue's, concerns or problems that may be stopping you from living the life you want and deserve. The majority of my clients see a notable improvement in mood and relationships with others within the first 4-6 weeks.
I am a qualified integrated counsellor & psychotherapist, which means I will work with you on your presenting issue and customise a stategic, goal orientated approach that will specifically match your individual needs. I will provide an unbiased, non-judgemental, safe space in which you can speak freely about any issue's, concerns or problems that may be stopping you from living the life you want and deserve. The majority of my clients see a notable improvement in mood and relationships with others within the first 4-6 weeks.
(01) 267 6595 x26 View (01) 267 6595 x26
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Counselling Forward
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
As a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist I offer an unique service, that specialises in supporting those with both physical and emotional issues. Covid has show the really impact any illness can have not only on our health but also on our emotion health. It demonstrate that health can’t be viewed in isolate and to feel fully healthy we most also allow our minds , thoughts and feelings to be acknowledged, understood and cared for. I have over twenty years experience in supporting roles in both psychiatric, medical and homeless services. In my Private Practice, I can support you gain control over issues that are overwhelming.
As a Health Psychologist and Psychotherapist I offer an unique service, that specialises in supporting those with both physical and emotional issues. Covid has show the really impact any illness can have not only on our health but also on our emotion health. It demonstrate that health can’t be viewed in isolate and to feel fully healthy we most also allow our minds , thoughts and feelings to be acknowledged, understood and cared for. I have over twenty years experience in supporting roles in both psychiatric, medical and homeless services. In my Private Practice, I can support you gain control over issues that are overwhelming.
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Photo of JM Holistic Counselling, Counsellor in Bray, County Wicklow
JM Holistic Counselling
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Jacinta. Sometimes life can be very challenging and it's possible to feel lost, confused and even alone. I create a confidential safe space where you can be who you are, be heard and understood. Change can be very frightening when it is undesired and even when it is longed for. Whatever your past experiences may be I help you to clarify where you are now and together we explore pathways to your future.
Hello! I'm Jacinta. Sometimes life can be very challenging and it's possible to feel lost, confused and even alone. I create a confidential safe space where you can be who you are, be heard and understood. Change can be very frightening when it is undesired and even when it is longed for. Whatever your past experiences may be I help you to clarify where you are now and together we explore pathways to your future.
(01) 267 6570 x58 View (01) 267 6570 x58
Photo of Cady Walker, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Cady Walker
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Starting therapy can be daunting and feel a little bit scary at times, that’s why I am here to help support you every step of the way. Offering a safe place for you to be heard and understood. I work with a multiple of presentations including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, self-harm, adoption, bereavement, and body image. Collaboration for me is impetrative and this ensures your needs are met and understood.
Starting therapy can be daunting and feel a little bit scary at times, that’s why I am here to help support you every step of the way. Offering a safe place for you to be heard and understood. I work with a multiple of presentations including but not limited to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, stress, self-harm, adoption, bereavement, and body image. Collaboration for me is impetrative and this ensures your needs are met and understood.
(01) 267 6527 x95 View (01) 267 6527 x95
Photo of Fiona Tierney, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Fiona Tierney
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore and process difficulties that may be having a profound impact on the way you live your life today. Often early childhood experiences influence how we see the world, our behaviour and the way we form and maintain relationships. Counselling can help you understand and process these challenges and develop healthier behaviour patterns. It can also help with the implementation of safe boundaries, necessary for optimal wellbeing.
I provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to explore and process difficulties that may be having a profound impact on the way you live your life today. Often early childhood experiences influence how we see the world, our behaviour and the way we form and maintain relationships. Counselling can help you understand and process these challenges and develop healthier behaviour patterns. It can also help with the implementation of safe boundaries, necessary for optimal wellbeing.
(01) 267 6570 x79 View (01) 267 6570 x79
Photo of Louise M Patterson, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Louise M Patterson
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Please note unfortunately I am not currently taking new referrals. I am an adult, child and adolescent Psychotherapist. I have worked in a number of sectors including school settings, residential care settings, and for charitable bodies. I am passionate about working therapeutically with families, children and teens living with life challenges such as anxiety, bereavement, selective mutism, parental separation, foster and residential care, ADHD, Autism, bereavement, homelessness, amongst others.
Please note unfortunately I am not currently taking new referrals. I am an adult, child and adolescent Psychotherapist. I have worked in a number of sectors including school settings, residential care settings, and for charitable bodies. I am passionate about working therapeutically with families, children and teens living with life challenges such as anxiety, bereavement, selective mutism, parental separation, foster and residential care, ADHD, Autism, bereavement, homelessness, amongst others.
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Photo of Ann Bracken Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Ann Bracken Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98  (Online Only)
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
(01) 267 6552 x46 View (01) 267 6552 x46
Photo of Paula Lynch, Psychotherapist in Bray, County Wicklow
Paula Lynch
Psychotherapist, MA, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Bray, County Wicklow A98
Opening up and acknowledging the route of our fears and anxieties, can be a very vulnerable part of us to share. However looking at this part of ourselves, sheds light upon what it is that has been holding us back and with this knowledge, we become empowered and begin to unlock their true potential.
Opening up and acknowledging the route of our fears and anxieties, can be a very vulnerable part of us to share. However looking at this part of ourselves, sheds light upon what it is that has been holding us back and with this knowledge, we become empowered and begin to unlock their true potential.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bray

50+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Bray who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
92% Stress
82% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
69% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Laya
82% Irish Life
76% VHI

How Counsellors in Bray see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bray?

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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.