Photo of Margaret McGoldrick, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Margaret McGoldrick
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dromahair, County Leitrim F91
I strongly believe that the client is the expert. The client is the one who lives inside the self and has had the experiences. They know when something resonates with them in a therapy session. They know what they can and cannot cope with. They know the areas and issues that need to be addressed. I believe that there is a natural predisposition towards health in everyone. People just need to gain a confidence in listening to what their body, mind and emotions are telling them. I listen to what the client brings to me and their goals. This may be short-term counselling, or a more processing through psychotherapy.
I strongly believe that the client is the expert. The client is the one who lives inside the self and has had the experiences. They know when something resonates with them in a therapy session. They know what they can and cannot cope with. They know the areas and issues that need to be addressed. I believe that there is a natural predisposition towards health in everyone. People just need to gain a confidence in listening to what their body, mind and emotions are telling them. I listen to what the client brings to me and their goals. This may be short-term counselling, or a more processing through psychotherapy.
(01) 267 6622 x20 View (01) 267 6622 x20
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Stephanie Barnes Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Kinlough, County Leitrim F91
As a Play / Child Therapist I support your child through difficult emotions, behaviours and life situations. Play /Child Therapy can help build mental & emotional well-being. Play therapy is suitable for ages 4-12 years There are many situations in which play therapy can be helpful for your child: Worry, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety. Feeling sad / angry. Behavioural issues. Divorce / separation
. School / learning difficulties. Bullying Death of a loved one / grief Illness / hospitalization
. A change in the family dynamic / environment. Social difficulties.
As a Play / Child Therapist I support your child through difficult emotions, behaviours and life situations. Play /Child Therapy can help build mental & emotional well-being. Play therapy is suitable for ages 4-12 years There are many situations in which play therapy can be helpful for your child: Worry, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety. Feeling sad / angry. Behavioural issues. Divorce / separation
. School / learning difficulties. Bullying Death of a loved one / grief Illness / hospitalization
. A change in the family dynamic / environment. Social difficulties.
(01) 263 0697 x81 View (01) 263 0697 x81

Online Therapists

Photo of Kerry Mc Donagh, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Kerry Mc Donagh
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Sligo, County Sligo F91
Hello, my name is Kerry and I am a therapist based in Sligo Ireland. I understand that life can be very difficult. We may feel trapped with nowhere to turn. It can be hard to take the first step to ask for help. Well done on being here today reading this. The thing is you do not need to do this on your own. I would like to offer you a place that is safe, welcoming, warm and without judgement. I have in MA in integrative counselling and psychotherapy therefore I will adapt my approach to suit whatever concerns or worries you bring in. I really believe in the therapy process as I have walked the path before you.
Hello, my name is Kerry and I am a therapist based in Sligo Ireland. I understand that life can be very difficult. We may feel trapped with nowhere to turn. It can be hard to take the first step to ask for help. Well done on being here today reading this. The thing is you do not need to do this on your own. I would like to offer you a place that is safe, welcoming, warm and without judgement. I have in MA in integrative counselling and psychotherapy therefore I will adapt my approach to suit whatever concerns or worries you bring in. I really believe in the therapy process as I have walked the path before you.
(01) 267 6692 x58 View (01) 267 6692 x58
Photo of Eugene Mc Govern, CBPI, Psychotherapist
Eugene Mc Govern
Psychotherapist, CBPI
Verified Verified
Grange, County Sligo F91  (Online Only)
ICP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with more that 20 years experience in the HSE Mental Health Services. Areas of expertise involves working with clients dealing with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD and social anxiety.
ICP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with more that 20 years experience in the HSE Mental Health Services. Areas of expertise involves working with clients dealing with anxiety, panic disorder, depression, OCD, PTSD and social anxiety.
(01) 267 6517 x67 View (01) 267 6517 x67
Photo of Dr. Patsy Mc Sharry (Coach Counsellor And Psychotherapist), PhD
Patsy provides the Psychological Services of Coaching, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Sligo both in person and online. Coaching is provided to individuals to assist them in achieving and fulfilling on life goals in areas of wellbeing, self esteem, confidence, education, career, relationships, work life balance etc. A Counselling and Psychotherapy service is also available for clients experiencing mental health distress such as anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, stress, burn out and overwhelm. Patsy has seen first hand the effectiveness of combining Coaching and Psychotherapy in her practice in the service of her clients.
Patsy provides the Psychological Services of Coaching, Counselling and Psychotherapy in Sligo both in person and online. Coaching is provided to individuals to assist them in achieving and fulfilling on life goals in areas of wellbeing, self esteem, confidence, education, career, relationships, work life balance etc. A Counselling and Psychotherapy service is also available for clients experiencing mental health distress such as anxiety, panic, low mood, depression, stress, burn out and overwhelm. Patsy has seen first hand the effectiveness of combining Coaching and Psychotherapy in her practice in the service of her clients.
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Photo of Jodi Mc Caffrey, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Jodi Mc Caffrey
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Sligo, County Sligo F91
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and scary first step for many,but little steps lead to long term benefits,together we will explore your thoughts emotions and feelings in confidence with empathy always at the forefront,we will explore what coping mechanisms you might be using that aren't serving you,look for new ways of coping and being in your world,I offer a warm confidential none judgemental space for growth on your journey wherever you may be on your path in life & look forward to working with you.
Starting therapy can be a daunting experience and scary first step for many,but little steps lead to long term benefits,together we will explore your thoughts emotions and feelings in confidence with empathy always at the forefront,we will explore what coping mechanisms you might be using that aren't serving you,look for new ways of coping and being in your world,I offer a warm confidential none judgemental space for growth on your journey wherever you may be on your path in life & look forward to working with you.
(01) 263 0697 x86 View (01) 263 0697 x86
Photo of Darren O'Loughlin, MA, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Darren O'Loughlin
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Sligo, County Sligo F91
My task is to help you to achieve better mental health through a therapeutic relationship based on empathy and understanding, with no judgement and no pressure. Each life story is unique and each psychological journey can be profound in meaning and worth. I am here to listen, to provide a safe and welcoming space, and to accompany you on that journey. Using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques and skills, I will try to support you with each step that you take and each new insight you discover.
My task is to help you to achieve better mental health through a therapeutic relationship based on empathy and understanding, with no judgement and no pressure. Each life story is unique and each psychological journey can be profound in meaning and worth. I am here to listen, to provide a safe and welcoming space, and to accompany you on that journey. Using a variety of psychotherapeutic techniques and skills, I will try to support you with each step that you take and each new insight you discover.
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Photo of Sandra Martin, DCounsPsych, Counsellor
Sandra Martin
Counsellor, DCounsPsych
Verified Verified
Sligo, County Sligo F91
Life can be difficult and at times we may need to seek professional help, this is where I can assist. I work with a holistic and Person-centred approach, incorporating therapy interventions when needed. Within counselling sessions, I assist clients to utilise their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I provide empathy and warmth which creates a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can process and heal. I strive to be a source of motivation for clients to take manageable steps toward bringing about understanding, healing, meaning, and a stronger sense of self.
Life can be difficult and at times we may need to seek professional help, this is where I can assist. I work with a holistic and Person-centred approach, incorporating therapy interventions when needed. Within counselling sessions, I assist clients to utilise their strengths to help them sort out their challenges and achieve their goals. I provide empathy and warmth which creates a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can process and heal. I strive to be a source of motivation for clients to take manageable steps toward bringing about understanding, healing, meaning, and a stronger sense of self.
(01) 267 6595 x67 View (01) 267 6595 x67
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Rhona Gardiner Counsellor& Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Sligo, County Sligo F91
The aim of counseling and psychotherapy is for the client to understand their own internal mind and frame of reference, leading to a better understanding of their sense of self and learning how to nurture and nourish the self. The client learns that only they, can change their own behaviour not anyone else, considering how they unlearn old behaviours and exploring ways to learn more healthy ones. Collaborating on realistic goal setting can be empowering for the client. Gaining an understanding of Family Dynamics and examining the clients own attachment style to their primary carers is also considered.
The aim of counseling and psychotherapy is for the client to understand their own internal mind and frame of reference, leading to a better understanding of their sense of self and learning how to nurture and nourish the self. The client learns that only they, can change their own behaviour not anyone else, considering how they unlearn old behaviours and exploring ways to learn more healthy ones. Collaborating on realistic goal setting can be empowering for the client. Gaining an understanding of Family Dynamics and examining the clients own attachment style to their primary carers is also considered.
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Photo of Éamon Óg McDermott, NAPCP, Psychotherapist
Éamon Óg McDermott
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Ballintogher, County Sligo F91  (Online Only)
My own experience has demonstrated to me the immense healing that can take place in one being able to fully express themselves without fear of judgment. It is my role as a psychotherapist to provide an environment of empathy, safety and support, so that emotional and mental growth will occur naturally. My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate growth through the skill of active and mindful listening and non directive guidance.
My own experience has demonstrated to me the immense healing that can take place in one being able to fully express themselves without fear of judgment. It is my role as a psychotherapist to provide an environment of empathy, safety and support, so that emotional and mental growth will occur naturally. My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate growth through the skill of active and mindful listening and non directive guidance.
(01) 267 6570 x41 View (01) 267 6570 x41
Photo of Mar Healy, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Mar Healy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Grange, County Sligo F91  (Online Only)
Welcome, glad you've landed here. The foundation of my offering is rooted in compassion and acceptance, where all of you can be welcomed, witnessed, and understood, with warmth and non-judgment. Many of our current-day difficulties are rooted in old wounding and once adaptive patterns, which no longer support our wellbeing. Sessions may often be experiential, working with experience in the body and tracking nervous system responses. Talking will only get us so far in our healing journey; much of our inner world is held beyond the realms of cognition or words, and so we must access it as such.
Welcome, glad you've landed here. The foundation of my offering is rooted in compassion and acceptance, where all of you can be welcomed, witnessed, and understood, with warmth and non-judgment. Many of our current-day difficulties are rooted in old wounding and once adaptive patterns, which no longer support our wellbeing. Sessions may often be experiential, working with experience in the body and tracking nervous system responses. Talking will only get us so far in our healing journey; much of our inner world is held beyond the realms of cognition or words, and so we must access it as such.
(01) 263 0697 x83 View (01) 263 0697 x83

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in F91

< 10

Counsellors in F91 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% School Issues
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
50% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in F91 see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in F91?

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.