Counselling in Dublin 8, Dublin

Photo of Carol Lacey, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Carol Lacey
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08  (Online Only)
I provide a safe, calm and confidential space to work collaboratively with clients to help you: Change unhelpful thinking patterns or self-beliefs. Reduce physical stress with Mindfulness skills. Create greater emotional understanding. Enable clients to work through issues and problems to gain more personal fulfilment in life and relationships.
I provide a safe, calm and confidential space to work collaboratively with clients to help you: Change unhelpful thinking patterns or self-beliefs. Reduce physical stress with Mindfulness skills. Create greater emotional understanding. Enable clients to work through issues and problems to gain more personal fulfilment in life and relationships.
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Catherine McFadden
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Catherine, I'm a fully qualified and accredited counsellor, and I help people overcome anxiety, stress and emotional pain and find calm again.I chose to do this work because it is deeply fulfilling to see each person that I work with heal and grow into the person they are meant to be. Do you ever have anxious thoughts, or the desire to feel more confident or to improve your self esteem? Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or lost in life? If you are looking for a life without constant anxiety - I can help you.
Hi, I'm Catherine, I'm a fully qualified and accredited counsellor, and I help people overcome anxiety, stress and emotional pain and find calm again.I chose to do this work because it is deeply fulfilling to see each person that I work with heal and grow into the person they are meant to be. Do you ever have anxious thoughts, or the desire to feel more confident or to improve your self esteem? Are you feeling stressed out, overwhelmed or lost in life? If you are looking for a life without constant anxiety - I can help you.
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Photo of Dr. Ivana Milivojevic Slote, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Dr. Ivana Milivojevic Slote
Psychotherapist, PhD, ICP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
I work with clients who deal with Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Relationship and Family Issues, Depression, Addiction, Identity Crisis, Abuse, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Low Self Esteem... For more details see liberties-psychotherapy.com. My role is in listening to you and helping you see where your problems come from and why they affect you in the ways they do, since behind a so-called symptom there is always a different, very particular story for everyone, with its elements sometimes connected in unexpected ways, from early childhood on.
I work with clients who deal with Anxiety, Stress, Loneliness, Relationship and Family Issues, Depression, Addiction, Identity Crisis, Abuse, Panic Attacks, Eating Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Phobias, Post Traumatic Stress, Low Self Esteem... For more details see liberties-psychotherapy.com. My role is in listening to you and helping you see where your problems come from and why they affect you in the ways they do, since behind a so-called symptom there is always a different, very particular story for everyone, with its elements sometimes connected in unexpected ways, from early childhood on.
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Dublin Mind Clinic
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Have you felt you wanted help or to work on personal development but did not know how? Have you felt you needed support with specific personal or life matters, or have you tried many different things before but never felt complete? At Dublin Mind Clinic, we have it all 'in-house'. With our multidisciplinary clinic design, you may avail of the services of Clinical- and Counselling-Psychology, Clinical Assessments for Teen and Adult ADHD and Autism, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Neurofeedback, Gut And Psychological Syndrome (GAPS) Nutrition, and Medical Advisory, all in the same place.
Have you felt you wanted help or to work on personal development but did not know how? Have you felt you needed support with specific personal or life matters, or have you tried many different things before but never felt complete? At Dublin Mind Clinic, we have it all 'in-house'. With our multidisciplinary clinic design, you may avail of the services of Clinical- and Counselling-Psychology, Clinical Assessments for Teen and Adult ADHD and Autism, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Neurofeedback, Gut And Psychological Syndrome (GAPS) Nutrition, and Medical Advisory, all in the same place.
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Photo of Jessica Gallagher, Counsellor in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Jessica Gallagher
Counsellor, MA, NAPCP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Quote 'I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become'. Sometimes life can be difficult, or we want to make changes, either way, you don't have to do it alone. I would love to hear from you and see what's brought you here today. I have a MA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology. Since 2020 I have worked as a counsellor in Sligo Rape Crisis Centre where I have the honour of supporting survivors of sexual abuse. Since then I have worked with a variety of mental health organisations. I am a pre-accredited member of NAPCP and as such follow all their legal and ethical guidelines.
Quote 'I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become'. Sometimes life can be difficult, or we want to make changes, either way, you don't have to do it alone. I would love to hear from you and see what's brought you here today. I have a MA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a BA degree in Psychology and Sociology. Since 2020 I have worked as a counsellor in Sligo Rape Crisis Centre where I have the honour of supporting survivors of sexual abuse. Since then I have worked with a variety of mental health organisations. I am a pre-accredited member of NAPCP and as such follow all their legal and ethical guidelines.
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Photo of Karen Foran Pyschotherapist Online Counselling, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Karen Foran Pyschotherapist Online Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08  (Online Only)
Hi everyone, I'm a psychotherapist working online. My approach is integrative, meaning I use different therapy methods, such as EMDR, that will help with your recovery process. My speciality is working with trauma, specifically sexual trauma and childhood trauma. When we are faced with challenges in our life the opportunity to discuss with someone impartial who will not judge you, can be a positive step. My experience enables me to support you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can identify what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential.
Hi everyone, I'm a psychotherapist working online. My approach is integrative, meaning I use different therapy methods, such as EMDR, that will help with your recovery process. My speciality is working with trauma, specifically sexual trauma and childhood trauma. When we are faced with challenges in our life the opportunity to discuss with someone impartial who will not judge you, can be a positive step. My experience enables me to support you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can identify what might be stopping you from reaching your full potential.
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Photo of Chris Anthony Rankin, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Chris Anthony Rankin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Chris has worked with a variety of people and presenting issues and focuses on creating a safe and supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. With a private practice since 2017 as a platform and over 20 years working in the services Chris has worked with a variety of presenting issues, including Addictions, Anxieties, Depression, Sexuality, LBGT+, Grief and Loss, to name but a few, and welcomes any opportunity to work with individuals looking to resolve challenges in relation to Behaviour, Emotion or Mental Health. Chris works In-Person in Ballyfermot, Online and uses the Phoenix Park to provide therapy outdoors.
Chris has worked with a variety of people and presenting issues and focuses on creating a safe and supportive relationship for positive and constructive therapy. With a private practice since 2017 as a platform and over 20 years working in the services Chris has worked with a variety of presenting issues, including Addictions, Anxieties, Depression, Sexuality, LBGT+, Grief and Loss, to name but a few, and welcomes any opportunity to work with individuals looking to resolve challenges in relation to Behaviour, Emotion or Mental Health. Chris works In-Person in Ballyfermot, Online and uses the Phoenix Park to provide therapy outdoors.
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Photo of Meadow Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Meadow Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Assoc
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Being human is not easy. It can be challenging to find something safe to rely on to when so much changes, sometimes without warning. Therapy provides a unique space to safely explore the painful parts of human experience, including difficulties with anxiety, depression or relationship issues, for example. Therapy can give the support and safety needed to explore and understand your experience, and often to reframe the beliefs, feelings and behaviours of your lived experience, so that ultimately you suffer less.
Being human is not easy. It can be challenging to find something safe to rely on to when so much changes, sometimes without warning. Therapy provides a unique space to safely explore the painful parts of human experience, including difficulties with anxiety, depression or relationship issues, for example. Therapy can give the support and safety needed to explore and understand your experience, and often to reframe the beliefs, feelings and behaviours of your lived experience, so that ultimately you suffer less.
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Elaine Sharkey Counselling
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing difficulty in your life right now? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, loss or maybe you feel stuck and can't see a way forward? I offer a listening ear so you can share your difficulties and explore your feelings, safe in the knowledge that you will be treated with respect, kindness and that you will be heard without judgement. I will help you to work through your concerns so that you can face life head on and strive towards a happier future.
Are you experiencing difficulty in your life right now? Are you overwhelmed by feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, sadness, loss or maybe you feel stuck and can't see a way forward? I offer a listening ear so you can share your difficulties and explore your feelings, safe in the knowledge that you will be treated with respect, kindness and that you will be heard without judgement. I will help you to work through your concerns so that you can face life head on and strive towards a happier future.
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Photo of Aoife Clarke, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Aoife Clarke
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
I hold a First Class BSc (Hons) degree & Dip. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, have additional training in the HSE’s suicide program SafeTalk, and the DRCC (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre) Cert. for working with sexual abuse victims. I have a special interest in the area of trauma. I work from a humanistic-integrative perspective with the clients needs at the core of the relationship. My training allows me to adapt to the different personalities of clients to tailor the therapy to their individual needs. Respecting every clients unique needs is my aim, while I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
I hold a First Class BSc (Hons) degree & Dip. in Counselling and Psychotherapy, have additional training in the HSE’s suicide program SafeTalk, and the DRCC (Dublin Rape Crisis Centre) Cert. for working with sexual abuse victims. I have a special interest in the area of trauma. I work from a humanistic-integrative perspective with the clients needs at the core of the relationship. My training allows me to adapt to the different personalities of clients to tailor the therapy to their individual needs. Respecting every clients unique needs is my aim, while I provide a warm, empathic, non-judgemental and confidential environment.
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Photo of Paula Gallagher, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Paula Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MA, ICP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
I work with both adults and adolescents and provide a type of listening that is singular to each person (not a one answer fits all model). By attending therapy you release yourself of burdens and concerns and ongoing symptoms and find new ways of looking at life. The work I facilitate provides an insight and outlook that is focused towards helping each person find more understanding of themselves and what they want for themselves. My experience includes people with different psychiatric diagnosis, people experiencing grief, loss, addiction, ruminating and obsessive thoughts, pre and post natal depression and eating disorders.
I work with both adults and adolescents and provide a type of listening that is singular to each person (not a one answer fits all model). By attending therapy you release yourself of burdens and concerns and ongoing symptoms and find new ways of looking at life. The work I facilitate provides an insight and outlook that is focused towards helping each person find more understanding of themselves and what they want for themselves. My experience includes people with different psychiatric diagnosis, people experiencing grief, loss, addiction, ruminating and obsessive thoughts, pre and post natal depression and eating disorders.
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Photo of Sílvia R. Ferreira, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Sílvia R. Ferreira
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
I am a humanist and integrative therapist. I offer a safe space for emotional and psychological support and growth. I have worked with people presenting various issues and experiences including, grief, panic attacks, anxiety, self-esteem, shame, bereavement and loss. I welcome cultural diversity and bring an awareness of the nuances this aspect of the person may manifest in the process.
I am a humanist and integrative therapist. I offer a safe space for emotional and psychological support and growth. I have worked with people presenting various issues and experiences including, grief, panic attacks, anxiety, self-esteem, shame, bereavement and loss. I welcome cultural diversity and bring an awareness of the nuances this aspect of the person may manifest in the process.
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Photo of Lindita Vani, Counsellor in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Lindita Vani
Counsellor, MSc, NAPCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Perhaps you are going through a life event, a transition, experiencing loss or unsure of the reasons behind the overwhelming feelings impacting you.
Perhaps you are going through a life event, a transition, experiencing loss or unsure of the reasons behind the overwhelming feelings impacting you.
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Photo of Aoife Cassidy, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Aoife Cassidy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Waitlist for new clients
Fern Therapy was set-up by Aoife Cassidy (MSc, MFA, Dip., CCTP, Pre-Accredited Member IACP), who has trained and worked in the therapeutic field for over 15 years. Aoife has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Aoife holds a Clinical MSc in Child and Adolescent Art Psychotherapy from the University of Dublin and Mater CAMHS, Dublin. Aoife also holds a Dip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Aoife has specialised in the treatment of trauma, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Fern Therapy was set-up by Aoife Cassidy (MSc, MFA, Dip., CCTP, Pre-Accredited Member IACP), who has trained and worked in the therapeutic field for over 15 years. Aoife has extensive experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families. Aoife holds a Clinical MSc in Child and Adolescent Art Psychotherapy from the University of Dublin and Mater CAMHS, Dublin. Aoife also holds a Dip. in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Practitioners Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Additionally, Aoife has specialised in the treatment of trauma, and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
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Photo of Michelle Heery, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Michelle Heery
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Not accepting new clients
Most of us are very good at bottling up how we are really feeling, this can serve us in the short term but sometimes these suppressed feelings will express themselves in more destructive ways such as explosive anger, frustration, depression, anxiety, self-harm and even physical illness. I will work with you to gently allow suppressed feelings emerge so they can be explored, understood and given the attention and kindness they deserve. I work indoors, online and outdoors in nature; where ever we decide to work I will create a comfortable, safe and held space where you can talk about and begin to heal whatever is going on for you.
Most of us are very good at bottling up how we are really feeling, this can serve us in the short term but sometimes these suppressed feelings will express themselves in more destructive ways such as explosive anger, frustration, depression, anxiety, self-harm and even physical illness. I will work with you to gently allow suppressed feelings emerge so they can be explored, understood and given the attention and kindness they deserve. I work indoors, online and outdoors in nature; where ever we decide to work I will create a comfortable, safe and held space where you can talk about and begin to heal whatever is going on for you.
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Photo of Carl Mojta, Psychotherapist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Carl Mojta
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Welcome! I am a U.S. based psychotherapist and accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I offer a person-centered, compassionate, and systemic approach to therapy. I consider working with each client to be a privilege and a collaborative therapeutic experience. One area of sexual health in which I specialise is Out of Control Sexual Behaviour (OCSB). OCSB is defined as “a sexual problem of consensual sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviours that feel out of control for the individual.” If you are interested in improving your sexual health and relationships, please contact me for more info.
Welcome! I am a U.S. based psychotherapist and accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). I offer a person-centered, compassionate, and systemic approach to therapy. I consider working with each client to be a privilege and a collaborative therapeutic experience. One area of sexual health in which I specialise is Out of Control Sexual Behaviour (OCSB). OCSB is defined as “a sexual problem of consensual sexual urges, thoughts, or behaviours that feel out of control for the individual.” If you are interested in improving your sexual health and relationships, please contact me for more info.
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Photo of Begona Nunez Sanchez, Psychologist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Begona Nunez Sanchez
Psychologist, MPSI
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Anxiety can limit our daily lives and become overwhelming. Let´s work together in a collaborative therapeutic process that will be aimed to overcome the obstacles that block you from living with serenity. I am a multilingual (Italian/English/Spanish) psychotherapist trained in CBT, DBT and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I integrate these approaches in working with ADOLESCENTS and ADULTS, tailoring treatment to every individual’s needs. Everyone has personal strengths that are helpful to improve and live better. Let's uncover yours so that you can reach your own potential and create positive, sustainable change in your life.
Anxiety can limit our daily lives and become overwhelming. Let´s work together in a collaborative therapeutic process that will be aimed to overcome the obstacles that block you from living with serenity. I am a multilingual (Italian/English/Spanish) psychotherapist trained in CBT, DBT and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I integrate these approaches in working with ADOLESCENTS and ADULTS, tailoring treatment to every individual’s needs. Everyone has personal strengths that are helpful to improve and live better. Let's uncover yours so that you can reach your own potential and create positive, sustainable change in your life.
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Ann Spellman (Skittles Play Therapy)
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that all children and young people deserve the opportunity to feel safe, to be happy and to achieve their potential in life. I work creatively using a non-directive, holistic model of Play Therapy to support children to help themselves. Working with a fun, non-judgemental approach I value everybody's talents equally. I facilitate children and young people to choose the activity in each session while I hold the space to keep everybody physically and emotionally safe. In Play Therapy children encounter the world at conscious and unconscious levels, working through difficulties in their own time.
I believe that all children and young people deserve the opportunity to feel safe, to be happy and to achieve their potential in life. I work creatively using a non-directive, holistic model of Play Therapy to support children to help themselves. Working with a fun, non-judgemental approach I value everybody's talents equally. I facilitate children and young people to choose the activity in each session while I hold the space to keep everybody physically and emotionally safe. In Play Therapy children encounter the world at conscious and unconscious levels, working through difficulties in their own time.
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Shaunna Impey Charles
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
My psychotherapeutic approach is Integrative and informed by Psychodynamic, Attachment, and Person-Centred theory. Working integratively is a model of treatment that works with the whole person — their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physiological systems. I work within a relational and trauma-informed lens.
My psychotherapeutic approach is Integrative and informed by Psychodynamic, Attachment, and Person-Centred theory. Working integratively is a model of treatment that works with the whole person — their thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physiological systems. I work within a relational and trauma-informed lens.
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Photo of Silvia Plaza Martin, Psychologist in Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin
Silvia Plaza Martin
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified
Dublin 8, Dublin, County Dublin D08
Waitlist for new clients
Please, contact me through my website: www.violetpsychology.com, not PychologyToday - The most important thing for me from the beginning of therapy is to understand what you are feeling, why and how this problem has come into your life. I put myself in your shoes, and once I have understood your problem, its origin, and the emotions you are going through, I will help you understand why you feel this way and how to manage it. This is a safe space where you can share anything that worries you without the fear of being judged.
Please, contact me through my website: www.violetpsychology.com, not PychologyToday - The most important thing for me from the beginning of therapy is to understand what you are feeling, why and how this problem has come into your life. I put myself in your shoes, and once I have understood your problem, its origin, and the emotions you are going through, I will help you understand why you feel this way and how to manage it. This is a safe space where you can share anything that worries you without the fear of being judged.
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Number of Counsellors in Dublin 8, Dublin

70+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Dublin 8, Dublin who prioritize treating:

85% Anxiety
81% Depression
74% Stress
72% Self Esteem
70% Relationship Issues
64% Bereavement
62% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

95% Laya
81% VHI
76% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Dublin 8, Dublin see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dublin 8, Dublin?

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.