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Counselling & Psychotherapy Centre

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Counselling and Psychotherapy is
available Monday to Friday, day and evening.

It is available in as far as possible at a time to suit the
individual, family or couple and is by appointment only.

Emergency times are available.
The cost is on a sliding scale and is negotiable.

Director of Counselling and Psychotherapy:
Maura Callaghan
071 9663000 or 071 9663841 (Direct Line)

Our Therapists have a wide range of training and experience.
We draw on many different approaches in our work including person-centred, humanistic and integrative, psycho-dynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and family therapy.
All counsellors are accredited or working towards accreditation with relevant bodies. IACP, IAHIP, FTAI & AACI.


Counselling and psychotherapy is for anybody.
Sometimes life can be difficult for us, it can be unmanageable and challenging. Counselling can be a great support or resource at times of crisis or difficulty in our lives.
It involves meeting with a trained professional therapist in a safe, confidential setting allowing you to talk about and explore life’s challenges in a
non-judgemental space.

Counselling deals with more immediate or crisis issues e.g. relationship
break-up, bereavement, stress or work issues.
Psychotherapy looks at deeper more long-term issues that may have their roots in our past, (e.g. abuse issues, trauma in childhood) which are affecting our present life.
Frequently counselling and psychotherapy overlap and are used interchangeably. With the therapist you can explore and discover more resourceful ways of managing your life. The relationship is one of respect and non-judgement between you and the therapist and meetings usually last 50 minutes to one hour.


Couple Counselling

This service is for couples who present with difficulties and want to explore issues such as communication, dealing with differences, stress and sexual issues. The therapist holds the couple equally, listens to both parties and helps the couple to listen to each other with a hope to finding a resolution.

Counselling and Psychotherapy for Individuals

This involves working with a professional therapist who offers you a confidential, impartial and safe place to explore whatever specific issues you present. We offer shorter issue focused counselling and long term therapy

Adolescent Therapy

Boyle Counselling and Psychotherapy Centre is now offering a counselling service for adolescents.
Being a teenager can be complex and confusing at times. There are wonderful things about the teenage journey; and there can be dark and difficult experiences too.
We are offering this safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to teenagers to discuss issues that may affect them and to identify healthy coping strategies.
Some of the issues young people bring to counselling are:

  • Stress & Anxiety
  • Depression & Self-Harm
  • Alcohol & Drug Use
  • Body Image, Sexuality & Sexual Orientation
  • Parental Separation
  • Peer Relationships & Bullying

Family Therapy

Family therapy works with families to generate the possibility of change.
The family or members of a family may face challenges such as children's behaviour, adolescent difficulties, withdrawal, traumatic loss, separation, bullying at school or among peers, school refusing to allow children attend, coping with parental addiction etc. The family therapist works with the family to find creative and healing ways to address and improve the families’ quality of life. It can include play, facilitated discussion allowing all members to hear each other and occasionally individual sessions.

Therapeutic Support for Families

We support families through a range of programmes and interventions including Parenting Support, Rainbows, Childsplay and Family Support .

Group Work

We offer therapy groups and group work that incorporates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and life skills

“One of the most beautiful gifts in the world is the gift of encouragement.
When someone encourages you, that person helps you over a threshold you might otherwise never have crossed on your own.”

John O'Donohue,
Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

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