Ilona Haberska
Psychotherapist, MA, IFPP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
I am interested in helping others to understand why they feel depressed, lack motivation, direction and perhaps confidence, feel stuck not knowing which life choices they should make, who may be frozen in dead-end relationships, working situations and not have the tools nor the energy to make changes, who fear stepping out of their comfort zone.
I offer evidence-based psychological therapy which is collaborative and respectful. My clinical approach is psychoanalytically informed. I always look for the most suitable way of helping each person, having in mind their resources and needs. I provide a gentle, safe place free from judgment to talk openly about yourself and your troubles, where you can learn to listen to yourself in a different way and understand your experiences. I will be interested in how your past impacts your present and will help you to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress.
(01) 267 6622 x82
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
I am interested in helping others to understand why they feel depressed, lack motivation, direction and perhaps confidence, feel stuck not knowing which life choices they should make, who may be frozen in dead-end relationships, working situations and not have the tools nor the energy to make changes, who fear stepping out of their comfort zone.
I offer evidence-based psychological therapy which is collaborative and respectful. My clinical approach is psychoanalytically informed. I always look for the most suitable way of helping each person, having in mind their resources and needs. I provide a gentle, safe place free from judgment to talk openly about yourself and your troubles, where you can learn to listen to yourself in a different way and understand your experiences. I will be interested in how your past impacts your present and will help you to develop a greater understanding of the unseen patterns of behaviour that can underlie psychological distress.
Paul Adams Counselling and Psychotherapy
IAHIP Assoc
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
I have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, impact of childhood trauma, loss and grief and relationship challenges.
On life’s path we all encounter difficulties; the support and guidance of an unbiased objective person can often be the difference to overcoming life’s challenges or languishing beneath their weight. At the heart of good psychotherapy is the alliance built up between therapist and client. Through a collaborative, open and honest relationship in therapy clients have the opportunity for personal growth and positive change. The core philosophy of Paul’s practice comes from his training in Gestalt Psychotherapy. It is the integrity, the oneness of mind, spirit and body and importantly our environment.
(01) 267 6641 x59
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
I have worked with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, panic attacks, impact of childhood trauma, loss and grief and relationship challenges.
On life’s path we all encounter difficulties; the support and guidance of an unbiased objective person can often be the difference to overcoming life’s challenges or languishing beneath their weight. At the heart of good psychotherapy is the alliance built up between therapist and client. Through a collaborative, open and honest relationship in therapy clients have the opportunity for personal growth and positive change. The core philosophy of Paul’s practice comes from his training in Gestalt Psychotherapy. It is the integrity, the oneness of mind, spirit and body and importantly our environment.
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Mary Mullins
Psychotherapist, MIACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Life limiting experiences of anxiety, depression, anger, loss and grief can be tough.
I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with many years professional experience. I work out of a private room at the Primary Care Centre, Roscommon town. I also offer telephone or online counselling. I offer brief (3 - 6 sessions), short-term counselling (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term, open-ended psychotherapy. I work in an interactive manner with - above all - respect, compassion, and humour. So, if anxiety is crippling you or depression is limiting your quality of life, or you are stuck in grief, contact me and together we can find a way to move forward.
(01) 267 6622 x42
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Life limiting experiences of anxiety, depression, anger, loss and grief can be tough.
I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with many years professional experience. I work out of a private room at the Primary Care Centre, Roscommon town. I also offer telephone or online counselling. I offer brief (3 - 6 sessions), short-term counselling (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term, open-ended psychotherapy. I work in an interactive manner with - above all - respect, compassion, and humour. So, if anxiety is crippling you or depression is limiting your quality of life, or you are stuck in grief, contact me and together we can find a way to move forward.
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Evolve Mental Health
Counsellor, MA, APCP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
At Evolve, our therapists are fully trained, qualified and experienced mental health professionals who are passionate about helping our clients overcome what they are currently facing. Here at Evolve our motto is "making your well-being our priority" and this is not only our mission statement but our primary goal. Whatever you may be facing - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, low self-esteem amongst much more - Evolve is the place for you. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based, results focused approach to therapy and can help you overcome whatever it is you are facing.
(01) 568 2872 x37
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
At Evolve, our therapists are fully trained, qualified and experienced mental health professionals who are passionate about helping our clients overcome what they are currently facing. Here at Evolve our motto is "making your well-being our priority" and this is not only our mission statement but our primary goal. Whatever you may be facing - anxiety, depression, panic attacks, relationship issues, low self-esteem amongst much more - Evolve is the place for you. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based, results focused approach to therapy and can help you overcome whatever it is you are facing.
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Mind Healing
Counsellor Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
I know from my experience of working with individuals with anxiety and depression that you have the ability to make big changes in your life.
Hi. I’m Liam Farrell. I’m a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist based in Limerick. More specifically I am someone who helps to spark change in people’s lives. I help individuals with anxiety and depression who want to feel satisfied with their lives but feel like no matter what they do it just leads to stress and frustration. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your future again.
(01) 568 2872 x56
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
I know from my experience of working with individuals with anxiety and depression that you have the ability to make big changes in your life.
Hi. I’m Liam Farrell. I’m a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist based in Limerick. More specifically I am someone who helps to spark change in people’s lives. I help individuals with anxiety and depression who want to feel satisfied with their lives but feel like no matter what they do it just leads to stress and frustration. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your future again.
Gosia Malgorzata Siwek
Counsellor, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Helping with: anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relationship issues, identity crisis, loss and bereavement, self-sabotage, healing trauma (from childhood or adulthood), life purpose and other.
I offer integrative or holistic therapy. I blend elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to individual needs. That includes: Gestalt therapy - (the importance of being aware of the here and now), Psychodynamic therapy - (changing problematic behaviours, feelings, and thoughts), Cognitive therapy - (changing our thoughts, to change how we feel and what we do) and Existential therapy - (exploring free will, self-determination and the search for meaning).
(01) 267 6675 x26
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Helping with: anxiety, depression, low self-worth, relationship issues, identity crisis, loss and bereavement, self-sabotage, healing trauma (from childhood or adulthood), life purpose and other.
I offer integrative or holistic therapy. I blend elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to individual needs. That includes: Gestalt therapy - (the importance of being aware of the here and now), Psychodynamic therapy - (changing problematic behaviours, feelings, and thoughts), Cognitive therapy - (changing our thoughts, to change how we feel and what we do) and Existential therapy - (exploring free will, self-determination and the search for meaning).
Donagh Ward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
I'm a fully qualified and accredited online counsellor. Services include CBT for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, etc. Non-judgemental, solution-focused approach. I exclusively work online or over the phone - I don't provide face-to-face therapy services. See www.online-counselling-ireland.com to book appointments - click on 'Website' button on the left for further details. Thank you.
(01) 267 6552 x78
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
I'm a fully qualified and accredited online counsellor. Services include CBT for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, etc. Non-judgemental, solution-focused approach. I exclusively work online or over the phone - I don't provide face-to-face therapy services. See www.online-counselling-ireland.com to book appointments - click on 'Website' button on the left for further details. Thank you.
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Rose Cottage Holistic Therapy
Counsellor, ACI Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Well done! If your looking here, consider you have made a brave move towards reaching out for guidance and support. Whatever it is that's troubling you or leaving you stuck in life, always remember there is a solution for everything. Only you have the answers to be explored with my help. Life presents us with many challenges, more for some than others, the trick is to move through these and come out the other side. We learn from the lessons received through hardship and how we cope through them makes us stronger people. Fear, loss, depression, anxiety keep us stuck, life's too short not to do something about it and move on...
087 633 0541
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Well done! If your looking here, consider you have made a brave move towards reaching out for guidance and support. Whatever it is that's troubling you or leaving you stuck in life, always remember there is a solution for everything. Only you have the answers to be explored with my help. Life presents us with many challenges, more for some than others, the trick is to move through these and come out the other side. We learn from the lessons received through hardship and how we cope through them makes us stronger people. Fear, loss, depression, anxiety keep us stuck, life's too short not to do something about it and move on...
Anna Milleri
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Not accepting new clients
I have over 17 years experience of clinical therapeutic work with adolescents, young adults and adults facing various difficulties. I have a special interest in psychological trauma recovery, develpmental and relational trauma, complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), integrating traditional talking therapy with mind body techniques and somatic approaches. I am also interested in the psychological aspects of auto immune disorders, anxiety related physical symptoms (gastric/digestive symptoms, IBS), sub optimal fertility, psychosomatic illness. Depression and mood disorders, family dynamics, emotional dysregulation, stress
(01) 267 6634 x71
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Not accepting new clients
I have over 17 years experience of clinical therapeutic work with adolescents, young adults and adults facing various difficulties. I have a special interest in psychological trauma recovery, develpmental and relational trauma, complex PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), integrating traditional talking therapy with mind body techniques and somatic approaches. I am also interested in the psychological aspects of auto immune disorders, anxiety related physical symptoms (gastric/digestive symptoms, IBS), sub optimal fertility, psychosomatic illness. Depression and mood disorders, family dynamics, emotional dysregulation, stress
Declan John Brady
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Feeling worried, anxious, depressed or just stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive!
(01) 267 6634 x63
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Feeling worried, anxious, depressed or just stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive!
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Theresa Merrigan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
People from all walks of life seek therapy for many different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or having feelings of not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
(01) 267 6634 x85
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
People from all walks of life seek therapy for many different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or having feelings of not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
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Caroline Murphy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling conflicted, anxious, depressed or stuck within a part of your life. I am an experienced and empathic psychotherapist working in Galway for the past 12 years. I offer both short term and longer term support. Within my practice I have supported people struggling with work related stress, relationship issues, anxiety, anger, low mood and I have a keen interest in working with self esteem issues. I work from a place of compassion and aim to support clients in finding this part within themselves also. We work in collaboration with one another curiously exploring whatever parts present themselves within the sessions.
(01) 267 6641 x49
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling conflicted, anxious, depressed or stuck within a part of your life. I am an experienced and empathic psychotherapist working in Galway for the past 12 years. I offer both short term and longer term support. Within my practice I have supported people struggling with work related stress, relationship issues, anxiety, anger, low mood and I have a keen interest in working with self esteem issues. I work from a place of compassion and aim to support clients in finding this part within themselves also. We work in collaboration with one another curiously exploring whatever parts present themselves within the sessions.
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Maria Lawton-Murray
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Online Therapy available now. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? Feeling worried, struggling with Covid 19 anxiety's? Please phone me today for support - I specialise in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. When I first meet with a client, I ask what has brought them to therapy. With this information we discuss how we will work with together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if the client feels comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. Limits of confidentially are also discussed.
(01) 267 6681 x39
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Online Therapy available now. Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? Feeling worried, struggling with Covid 19 anxiety's? Please phone me today for support - I specialise in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. When I first meet with a client, I ask what has brought them to therapy. With this information we discuss how we will work with together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if the client feels comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. Limits of confidentially are also discussed.
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Mary Cahir
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP Verified
Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Do you have anxiety, depression, or difficulty coping with life? I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, helping people short-term and longer term. I can help you cope with life and manage the challenges you have more effectively. If your goals are to improve your existing relationships in your life and work; my approach can help you to do so. Counseling and psychotherapy is a collaboration between client and therapist and as a psychotherapist it is sometimes necessary to look back so you can move forward. I have some reduced fee slots available, contact me for more information or see my website.
(01) 267 6622 x75
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Galway, H91
Offers online therapy
Do you have anxiety, depression, or difficulty coping with life? I am an experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, helping people short-term and longer term. I can help you cope with life and manage the challenges you have more effectively. If your goals are to improve your existing relationships in your life and work; my approach can help you to do so. Counseling and psychotherapy is a collaboration between client and therapist and as a psychotherapist it is sometimes necessary to look back so you can move forward. I have some reduced fee slots available, contact me for more information or see my website.
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Galway Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP Verified
Galway, H91
I work empathically with my clients. Sessions are completely confidential. I work very well with clients who suffer from anxiety and depression. My speciality is my inner child work. This is a very powerful therapy. I can bring the client back in a safe way to a traumatic experience. Sometimes, I will combine this therapy with music. The client may experience the trauma through feelings in the body, this therapy answers for the client why they feel the way they do in their body. By unlocking those feelings healing may begin. It can help a client to become more confident and as a result they begin to uncover their true self's.
(01) 267 6552 x35
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Galway, H91
I work empathically with my clients. Sessions are completely confidential. I work very well with clients who suffer from anxiety and depression. My speciality is my inner child work. This is a very powerful therapy. I can bring the client back in a safe way to a traumatic experience. Sometimes, I will combine this therapy with music. The client may experience the trauma through feelings in the body, this therapy answers for the client why they feel the way they do in their body. By unlocking those feelings healing may begin. It can help a client to become more confident and as a result they begin to uncover their true self's.
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Grace Harrison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Grace is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy with Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology with the University of Limerick. Her training included specialisms in couple therapy, psychosexual therapy and trauma. She has a particular interest in the areas of adolescent/ student mental health and is experienced in working with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, bereavement, addictive behaviours, substance misuse, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, suicide and trauma.
(01) 568 2872 x23
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Grace is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy with Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology with the University of Limerick. Her training included specialisms in couple therapy, psychosexual therapy and trauma. She has a particular interest in the areas of adolescent/ student mental health and is experienced in working with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, bereavement, addictive behaviours, substance misuse, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, suicide and trauma.
Kasia Kolek
Counsellor, MA, MIACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
For over a decade I have been supporting women going through various life changes and transitions. Together we carved paths through overwhelm and anger, through heartbreak and grief, through feeling stuck, through anxiety and depression. Together we found ways to transform, accept or let go of what caused frustration or pain. Each time, down the path, we discovered amazing inner strength, wisdom and creativity which allowed us to move forward with a sense of peace, integrity and empowerment. Does that sound like what YOU need to do at this time in your life?
(01) 267 6552 x48
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
For over a decade I have been supporting women going through various life changes and transitions. Together we carved paths through overwhelm and anger, through heartbreak and grief, through feeling stuck, through anxiety and depression. Together we found ways to transform, accept or let go of what caused frustration or pain. Each time, down the path, we discovered amazing inner strength, wisdom and creativity which allowed us to move forward with a sense of peace, integrity and empowerment. Does that sound like what YOU need to do at this time in your life?
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Counselling to Go
Counsellor, APCP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Online Counselling Help for: Trauma • Abuse • PTSD • Emotional Distress • Depression • Anxiety • Stress • Grief & Loss • Bereavement • Addictions • Bullying in the Workplace • Panic • Adjusting to Change • Medical Negligence • Personal Injury • Phobias • Sex & Intimacy • Postpartum Depression • Love & Relationships • Menopause • Attachment Issues • Prejudice & Discrimination • Parenting Alone • Family-Related Issues • Social Anxiety • Shame • Changes at Work • Victims of Crime • Racism • Pregnancy & Childbirth • Sexual Orientation • Worry • Social Phobia • Shame and more. Specialising In: Domestic Abuse and Divorce & Separation.
(01) 267 6681 x90
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Online Counselling Help for: Trauma • Abuse • PTSD • Emotional Distress • Depression • Anxiety • Stress • Grief & Loss • Bereavement • Addictions • Bullying in the Workplace • Panic • Adjusting to Change • Medical Negligence • Personal Injury • Phobias • Sex & Intimacy • Postpartum Depression • Love & Relationships • Menopause • Attachment Issues • Prejudice & Discrimination • Parenting Alone • Family-Related Issues • Social Anxiety • Shame • Changes at Work • Victims of Crime • Racism • Pregnancy & Childbirth • Sexual Orientation • Worry • Social Phobia • Shame and more. Specialising In: Domestic Abuse and Divorce & Separation.
Alannah Dawson
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
With over 15 years experience working with clients in the area of grief, loss, bereavement, anxiety, self esteem, motivation, overwhelm, fear and depression.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or fearful at the moment? Are you crippled with feelings of loneliness, or lack of control? I can help you. I offer support, safety and coping strategies to navigate challenging, hard times. If you have experienced grief or loss in these tough Covid times, or sometime in your life, and don't know how to cope, you have come to the right place. I am experienced in the area of bereavement, grief and loss. Grief comes in many forms, not just the death of a loved one. Contact me today for a free, no obligation chat to know more. I look forward to hearing from you.
(01) 267 6694 x94
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
With over 15 years experience working with clients in the area of grief, loss, bereavement, anxiety, self esteem, motivation, overwhelm, fear and depression.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or fearful at the moment? Are you crippled with feelings of loneliness, or lack of control? I can help you. I offer support, safety and coping strategies to navigate challenging, hard times. If you have experienced grief or loss in these tough Covid times, or sometime in your life, and don't know how to cope, you have come to the right place. I am experienced in the area of bereavement, grief and loss. Grief comes in many forms, not just the death of a loved one. Contact me today for a free, no obligation chat to know more. I look forward to hearing from you.
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Paula Coughlan
Psychotherapist, MIACP Verified
Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low energy days too often? Please phone me today for support. I specialize in working with clients struggling with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Unresolved Childhood Issues and Trauma. When I first meet you, I will ask what has brought you to therapy. With this information we can talk about how we will work on this together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if you feel comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. We also talk about limits of confidentially.
(01) 267 6622 x88
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Office is near:
Galway, H71
Offers online therapy
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed and unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low energy days too often? Please phone me today for support. I specialize in working with clients struggling with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Unresolved Childhood Issues and Trauma. When I first meet you, I will ask what has brought you to therapy. With this information we can talk about how we will work on this together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if you feel comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. We also talk about limits of confidentially.

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Depression Counsellors
Depressive disorders are characterized by persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. Depression is not a passing blue mood, which almost everyone experiences from time to time, but a complex mind/body illness that interferes with everyday functioning. It not only darkens one's outlook, it is commonly marked by sleep problems and changes in energy levels and appetite. It alters the structure and function of nerve cells so that it disrupts the way the brain processes information and interprets experience.

Despite feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness, depression is a treatable condition. It can be treated with psychotherapy by depression counsellors in Galway. As with many illnesses, the earlier treatment begins, the more effective it can be and the greater the likelihood that recurrence can be prevented.

Psychotherapy addresses the thinking patterns that precipitate depression, and studies show that it prevents recurrence. Drug therapy is often helpful in relieving symptoms, such as severe anxiety, so that people can engage in meaningful psychotherapy.