Are you looking for a counselling therapist in Dublin 2?
Do you need help with stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, anger, addiction, loss, loneliness or other issues that are causing you difficulty?
More than one in four adults will experience difficulty with anxiety, stress, anger, depression, loneliness or feeling down.
Call us now on 01-4545646 or 087 6666425 to make an appointment.
We don't have long waiting lists, a therapist is usually available within 2 working days or less in emergencies. All our therapists are trained at master's or doctoral level.
We open late for those who want counselling after work. Our opening hours are:
Mon to Fri: 10am - 10pm
Sat : 10am - 1pm
ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy provides counselling and psychotherapy services in a comfortable and private Dublin City Centre location at:
ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy,
33 Kildare Street,
You can also contact us by completing the form below. Make sure you include your mobile number, some people forget.
Call us now on 01-4545646 or 087 6666425 to make an appointment or read more about our counselling and psychotherapy services in Dublin 2.
Our offices are located in the heart of Dublin City Centre near Grafton Street, just over 2 minutes from the St. Stephen's Green Luas stop in Dublin 2.
We can help you with the following issues:
Bereavement & Loss
Confidence & Self-Esteem
Relationships and Couple's Counselling
Sex and Sexuality
We use a number of different approaches according to the issues and needs of the client. This is called an integrated or eclectic approach and we use concepts from psychodynamic, person-centred, CBT and other theories some of which are explained below.
Your therapist will keep you informed about your therapy and will explain and give you choices around what happens where possible.
Our therapists will be happy to discuss your needs and begin helping you to make changes in your life.
If you are looking for counselling Dublin 2 call us now on 01-4545646 or 087 6666425 to make an appointment.
Below is a brief explanation of some of the counselling approaches that we use in the work with our clients. If this is too detailed, you can discuss these ideas with our therapists who will be happy to share his/her thoughts with you...
How Counsellors Looks at Issues
This is an introduction to some of the work we do which may help you to decide to use our services.
Our therapists work using varied approaches to counselling (also described as psychotherapy) including those of Sigmund Freud and Carl Rogers. These different approaches to therapy are also sometimes called modalities. Forgive the jargon, we will try and keep this as clear as possible.
The principles of Carl Rogers are applied using what is known as a Person-Centred Therapy or PCT. Carl Rogers believed in having a good therapeutic relationship with the client, some would say a warm therapeutic relationship. He had a number of core conditions that he said were "necessary and sufficient" for effective therapy to take place. Three of these were empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
Empathy means that the therapist is able to understand the emotional expression of the client from the client's perspective, basically being able to put oneself in another person's shoes (though not wearing them of course). Congruence literally means a coming together and in therapy it means that there is a sense that the therapist is able to understand the client. Sometimes the therapist may say things which are true for the client but still come as a surprise to the client as he or she hasn't thought about an issue in that way before. These are the ligthbulb moments that Oprah and Dr Phil might talk about! Unconditional positive regard means that the therapist does not judge the clients' choices in life or in the therapy.
The approach used in applying the principles of Sigmund Freud is known as Psychodynamic Therapy. This therapy is a modern interpretation of the theories of Freud and those who followed him. This approach believes that childhood and early experience are relevant in understanding how clients react to situations in their adult life. It believes that the way of responding that the client has learned from these childhood experiences can be repeated in the therapy room. These repetitions can form part of what is known as the transference. Transference effectively means how the client reacts to the therapist and examining it can often help to see how clients respond to situations outside the therapy room.
The therapist is trained to see these transferences (though the therapist isn't perfect) and tries to help the client break through the transferences. Sometimes in working with the client it can be seen how clients adopt defences in order to, understandably, protect them against experiences and anxiety. The defences we created to protect ourselves from early trauma or fears can help us in adult life too but they can also prevent us from relating to and connecting with others. Psychodynamic Therapy seeks to help clients understand these defences and make conscious choices around them.
The importance of the therapeutic relationship is becoming more important in Psychodynamic Therapy.
Eclectic or Integrative Therapy might use ideas from both these therapies and from other modalities including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT.
The Therapeutic Relationship
In ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy high importance is placed on the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. Research studies have shown that a strong therapeutic relationship between therapist and client is effective and benefits the process of change. The quality of the relationship is important rather than the therapy modality (jargon again, sorry!), though it is important that your therapist is trained in the approach being used.
All our therapists are required to undergo therapy and will therefore have experienced the process from the perspective of the client as well as being trained in therapy skills.
What's The Difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?
That's a very good question! Some say that counselling is about helping someone to get through a crisis or a particular problem while psychotherapy is concerned with helping clients change their approach to problems in general. Other people argue that there is effectively no difference between the two.
Whether you might need short-term support with a particular problem or a are seeking a more in-depth understanding of how you live our life, our therapists can help you to achieve your needs.
Discuss what you are looking for with our therapists and he/she will explain how you may be helped.
Whatever route you choose, remember this is your therapy and you have the right to feel comfortable with the approach that is being used. If you are not happy with how the approach is working tell your therapist!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING ABC - PROVIDING COUNSELLING DUBLIN 2 and for all of DUBLIN CITY CENTRE
Look around our website and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us on our email address:
ABC Counselling and Psychotherapy,
33 Kildare Street,
Call us now on 01-4545646 or 0876666425 to make an appointment at our Dublin 2 offices.