The experience of Adoption can be an issue for individuals who were placed for adoption; birth parents; siblings or other family members. While unique to each person, often feelings of loss, sadness, anger, rejection, abandonment, self-esteem and attachment issues may be experienced in some manner or at some point in time. Our sense of identity;  that sense of “belonging” or “not belonging” which are central to our sense of self, can also be adversely affected.  For some individuals an acknowledgement of our feelings around adoption, brings with it, a level of further emotional distress as secrecy, shame, fear, guilt, broader family or relationship issues may come more into our focus.

This is by no means an exclusive list, as these are difficulties that are common to all individuals . However, for someone struggling or wishing to explore their experience of adoption, counselling affords the opportunity to do so in a safe, supportive relationship and environment.



Ursula Somerville Counselling PsychotherapistUrsula Somerville
086 356 4908

Deirdre Madden, Counselling & PsychotherapyHelen Shanley
085 243 6442

Kathleen Horne Counselling PsychotherapistKathleen Horne
087 781 1362

Irene Deering Counselling PsychotherapistIrene Deering
087 6576487

Gillian Buckley Counselling CBT Psychotherapist DublinGillian Buckley
087 689 1949

Karen Wallace Counselling PsychotherapistKaren Wallace
086 330 9408

Deirdre Staveley Counselling PsychotherapistDeirdre Staveley
087 949 9856