Counselling

At some point, we can all feel overwhelmed, stressed or stuck in our lives. Taking the first step to move forward can be daunting, but we provide a professional setting in which issues can be explored in a safe and confidential manner. At times of crisis or change, Counselling and Psychotherapy can provide great support, insight and a resource to find different ways to cope in the future.

At Clontarf Psychotherapy we offer individual sessions of counselling and psychotherapy. Our approach is person centered, placing value on the knowledge and expertise of the person in front of us and working with them to access this more effectively. We provide a confidential atmosphere in which all issues can be explored with confidence.

Counselling tends to be shorter term and solution focused, whereas Psychotherapy offers a more in depth exploration, working with both past and present difficulties and building a persons ability to cope differently in the future.

Is Counselling/ Psychotherapy for me?

People tend to seek help from a trained professional when they begin to feel overwhelmed or distressed by the issues facing them. A qualified therapist can help you find the best solution for you. This can mean changing behaviours, which create, or add to the problem, or finding more effective ways to cope with situations beyond your control.

Issues may include :

  • Relationship problems
  • Self-esteem/confidence issues
  • Past or current abuse
  • Depression, anxiety, stress and other mental or emotional issues
  • Career/job stress
  • Bereavement

About Our Therapists

Tara Dunphy

Tara Dunphy is an accredited Psychotherapist with the IACP. She has a background in Psychology and has worked within the mental health field for the last 10 years. Tara studied Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Pyschotherapy with the IICPS (Turning Point) completeing their graduate and advanced clinical diplomas. Tara has additional experience in the area of ASD and learning disability.

Contact Tara: 085 142 5954

B.A., Grad Dip Psychology, Grad Dip Humanistic & Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dip Clinical Psychotherapy, MIACP

Mairead Martin

Mairead Martin is an accredited Psychotherapist with the IACP. Mairead has a background in education and has worked in the area of guidance for the last 8 years. In addition to this, Mairead has a wealth of experience in the area of family support and youth work. Mairead trained with the IICPS (Turning Point), studying Humanistic and Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Contact Mairead 086 812 4665

B.Rel. Sc., Grad Dip Humanistic & Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, MIACP

Visit our website : www.clontarfcounsellingandpsychotherapy.ie