​Booking your first session

I offer an initial consultation, with no further obligation, to help you decide whether you think counselling with me will be helpful.

You can contact me on:
085 172 4288

Or email me on:
indublincounselling@gmail.com

How long is a session? 
Usually 50 minutes.

How many sessions will I need?

Each person is unique and the number of sessions needed is very much dependant on the individual, why they have come and what they want to achieve. Some issues can be resolved after a few meetings, others require longer term counselling

Fees:
€55 per session

Practice Address:
8 St Martins Park, Dublin 6W. Click here for MAP.

Telephone and Skype Counselling and Psychotherapy is now available to those who cannot call to my office in person. Telephone and Skype Counselling takes place at a set, agreed time. Please contact me for further details.

Examples of Issues I work with:

  • Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks
  • Depression; Sadness; Loss of purpose
  • Low Self Esteem / Self Confidence
  • Relationship issues
  • Bereavement, Loss, Grief
  • Feeling Overwhelmed, unable to cope
  • Personal Development
  • Unsure how to reach your goals.

Approach

Working one to one, my approach is humanistic and integrative. I provide a caring, professional counselling service drawing from a number of theories, Humanistic & Person Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Gestalt Therapy and I work with mindfulness. I aim to work with each client in a way that is best suited to their individual needs. Please see testimonials below.

My Approach to Counselling and Psychotherapy

My philosophy is that each person is unique and deserves that I work with them individually and specifically. For this purpose, I use Humanistic and Person Centred Therapy, Mindfulness Techniques, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Testimonials

"Over the past year, I was struggling to cope. I’ve always liked being busy, doing challenging work, sport and going out. But, recently, it all got too much, juggling young children, job, friends and family, never having enough time for anything. I had everything I wanted and I felt so unhappy. Through counselling with Geraldine, things began to shift straight away. I have learned to focus on myself, my needs and to slow down. I used to run around and try to do everything, never wanting to say No. I’ve become more aware of my feelings and it’s okay to be me, to listen to myself. I feel happier in my skin, more secure and confident. I can’t imagine that I would have found so much peace without Geraldine’s help. I would highly recommend Geraldine to anyone struggling to make sense of their life."

Dublin 2, Bereavement

 

Providing Psychotherapy and Counselling in South Dublin, Dublin City, Terenure, Harold’s Cross, Portobello, Kimmage, Crumlin, Templeogue, Rathmines, Rathgar, Rathfarnham, Knocklyon, Walkinstown, Dublin South, easy access from M50 and Dublin city centre, free parking facilities and convenient to bus routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need counselling? I usually work things out on my own…

Most of us, at some time in our lives, have periods when it is very hard to cope. This can be very distressing, health and happiness may suffer and other aspects of our lives may be affected. Often we can overcome life’s difficulties on our own or with the help and support of friends and family. Sometimes, however, we can feel overwhelmed by difficult feelings that won’t go away, or get stuck in patterns of thinking and behaviour which we can’t seem to change. Friends, no matter how supportive, don’t know how to help, or maybe we just don’t want to burden them with our problems.

That’s when it can be helpful to have the professional help of a counselor – free from judgement and who can help you to make sense of your life. All of us feel worried or depressed at some time. Perhaps you are making the same mistakes time and time again. Working with a counsellor will enable you to understand yourself better. You will be able to make decisions to change your life and to realise yoru full potential.

By engaging in counselling or psychotherapy you are taking responsibility by accepting where you are in life and that you want to change the situation.

Why counselling?

As an experienced and qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, I am trained to actively and attentively listen. Counselling is about talking through your difficulties, enabling you to take your power back, gaining self awareness, understanding your feelings and finding a way to get out of your mind and into your life. Drawing on a number of theories and methods, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Techniques, Humanistic and Person Centred Therapy, I provide a caring professional, counselling service and work with each client in a way that is best suited to their individual needs.

How confidential is counselling?

My objective is to offer a confidential, safe, and comfortable setting for the counselling and psychotherapy services I provide to clients.

All sessions are private and confidential. I maintain confidentiality in line with the ethical guidelines of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) of which I am a member.

How can counselling or psychotherapy help me?

Counseling can provide you with a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space in which you can come to understand yourself and your feelings more fully, and in which new perspectives and new possibilities for change can emerge.
My role as a counselor is to facilitate self-exploration, change and growth. You won’t ever be told what to do or be pressurised into making changes you don’t want to make. I provide you with a warm, respectful, accepting environment which is based on support and confidentiality. This creates a trustworthy atmosphere where you can feel secure enough to work on any difficulties.
The service I offer is professional, understanding and caring. I will treat you with sensitivity and respect and provide a confidential environment where you can talk about your thoughts and feelings.
I believe that we everyone has the capacity to grow and change. I firmly believe that given the right circumstances a person can fulfil any number of their possibilities in life. Counseling offers a safe environment for the person to grow but also to come to terms with and find acceptance of parts of their self. This means that as a therapist I will offer you acceptance, empathy, warmth and understanding and a place where you will not be judged. This will be true no matter what issues you choose to bring.
All information you bring is kept strictly confidential and I adhere to the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) ethical codes and standards of practice.
Whether your difficulties are long-standing or you feel you could just do with some support to get through a difficult time, it is likely I can help. I have worked successfully with a wide range of issues and concerns, including:

  • anxiety; stress; panic attacks
  • depression; sadness; low mood
  • loss of purpose; loss of meaning; loss of pleasure
  • low self confidence; low self-esteem; shyness; social anxiety; social phobia
  • anger; irritability; short temper; anger management
  • loss; bereavement; grief; grieving
  • difficulties in relationships; trust issues
  • Feelings of unhappiness
  • Understanding and coping with dilemmas and changes

This is by no means an exhaustive list.

What can counselling help me with?

As a trained, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist, I have worked with clients on a wide range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger management, panic attacks, abuse, addictions, bereavement, grief, suicide thoughts, self harm.

These may be specific and definable such as problems with moods and emotions; difficulties in relationships; addictive and compulsive behaviours; choices and dilemmas; or coming to terms with change and loss.

People also bring problems that are more difficult to define – a sense of confusion about their lives and about who they are, a lack of direction, a loss of meaning or joy in living, difficulties in relating to others, social anxiety, feeling isolated, experiencing loss or concerns about chronic fatigue.

What will I talk about?

It is very common for clients to feel nervous about attending counselling for the first time. It can be a difficult step for many of us. Some clients worry about what they will spend the time talking about. You do not have to be clear as to what your problem is, or indeed, whether or not you have a problem at all. Just remember this time is for you. The service I offer is professional, understanding and caring. I treat clients with sensitivity and respect and provide a confidential environment where they can talk about the thoughts and feelings. You will find that your views and experiences are encouraged and heard and we will go at your pace.
The most effective counselling happens when there is a trusting and warm relationship built between the counsellor and client. I work in a sensitive, honest and open way with people from all walks of life. I aim to encourage a trusting relationship where you will feel safe enough to explore problems / feelings and express thoughts openly and honestly without fear of criticism or judgement.