Rathmines Counselling & Psychological Services

At Mind and Body Works we have over 120 therapists, both in-person and online, providing the widest range of counselling services for the Rathgar area. Counselling and psychotherapy services are offered to adults, teenagers, couples, families, and children. We also offer low-cost counselling as an affordable service for students, clients on a reduced income or those who are working part- time.

If you are looking for counselling in South Dublin, particularly services close to Rathgar, Mind and Body Works have three dedicated counselling therapy centres in very convenient locations. Our counselling therapy services for the Rathgar area are provided through our centres in Wicklow St, Dublin 2, Donnybrook, Dublin 4, and Dundrum, Dublin 14.

When you are choosing a therapist, proximity of location can be an important factor when contemplating starting psychotherapy sessions, and it is good to know that you have the choice of 3 of our professional settings to attend, all convenient to Rathgar.

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Who Can Benefit From Counselling and Psychotherapy ?

Anyone can benefit from counselling and psychotherapy at any stage in your life. You may think that you only need to attend in times of crisis, however this is not always the case. It can be beneficial to
begin the counselling and psychotherapy process at any time to help manage and navigate patterns of behaviour, life transitions, or even to get a better understanding of yourself.

If you start to recognise behaviour patterns within yourself or your life that you are not comfortable with you can work with a therapist to understand how to manage your behaviours before you feel that you are in crisis.

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Psychotherapy Services in Rathgar

Our team of qualified and professional therapists offer a range of therapy services such as counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling, sex therapy, psychological assessments and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (also known as CBT Therapy) and family counselling. Together with your therapist you can work and explore thoughts, beliefs, feelings, issues and behaviours that are having a negative impact on your life.

Our therapists work collaboratively with their clients to try to build a healthy, strong, and open relationship together. This relationship between therapist and client supports you, the client, as you try to work through difficult issues.

How Do I Make An Appointment?

Simply choose a location below, or visit our Therapies page to help you identify the preferred location convenient to Rathgar, and the form of counselling and psychotherapy that you feel best suits your needs.  We also offer an encompassing online therapy service perfect for those unable to attend in-person sessions. Our available therapists can also be contacted directly from their profile page on the website. Contact details for available therapists are on the website beside their profiles. It would be helpful if you could indicate in your email the days and times of your own availability, and also give a brief idea of what you are seeking to work with in therapy.

Alternatively if you are unsure which form of therapy or which counsellor or psychotherapist would be the most suitable, or if you would like further information, you can contact us directly by email at info@mindandbodyworks.com or phone us at 01 6771021. Our team can help advise and direct you towards the best matched therapist for you to work with.

We will attempt to match your requirements as much as possible but please bear in mind that this is subject to availability of therapists. We have therapists working 8am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 9am to 6pm on Saturday.

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Online Therapy FAQs

You can talk to your counsellor or psychotherapist about any issue that is of importance to you. These issues may include negative feelings and self-beliefs, difficulties that you are experiencing in friendships, relationships and family, work-related difficulties, dealing with issues from your past, bereavements, and sexual issues, to name just a few. See our Issues page for a more complete range of subjects that clients may work with in therapy.

Generally speaking, sessions are held on a weekly basis. This allows the relationship between the therapist and client to develop better as the therapy is regular and consistent, and so the client gets a faster and deeper understanding of their experiences. In some cases sessions may take place on a fortnightly basis by agreement with your therapist.

There really is no single answer to this as it will depend on what issues you are experiencing. During your first session you can discuss this with your counsellor or psychotherapist and you can either leave it open-ended or decide to fix on a number of sessions. Often it is agreed to work together for about 6 sessions and then review whether to continue further.

The length of a session varies slightly, but is between 50 and 60 minutes long, depending on which therapist you attend.

The cost per session depends on which counsellor or psychotherapist that you attend. Please see the page called Fees on our website to see the fees for each individual therapist. The fee is also indicated on the individual profile of each therapist. Please note that each therapist is a self-employed practitioner, and is not directly employed by Mind and Body Works.

Counselling and psychotherapy is a totally confidential service in almost all situations. However it is important to point out that in certain circumstances ethical and legal obligations must be considered, such as the Child Protection Act protects the rights and welfare of children and minors, or where there are concerns regarding a risk to life. The therapist will fully explain confidentiality to you in the first session.

In the event of the need to cancel a session our therapists require notice of either 24 or 48 hours. If you are unable to cancel with less than the agreed period of notice you will be asked to pay a cancellation fee for the missed session which will be agreed upon at your first session with your counsellor or psychotherapist.

This causes a lot of confusion for clients and that is mainly because counselling and psychotherapy can often describe a similar experience. Broadly speaking, counselling is often used to describe where a client is working on a particular issue that is currently happening in their life and may be for a shorter period of time. Psychotherapy is often used to describe where clients work on issues that often relate to events that may originate in their past but are also affecting the person in their life now, and so can require deeper explorations. In reality, it is often hard to distinguish between the two approaches and all of our therapists are trained to work according to what the client needs and wants.

All of our counsellors and psychotherapists have completed a full professional training and are associates or accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), the Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)

We offer Couples Counselling (sometimes referred to as Relationship Counselling or Marriage Counselling) from all 3 centres in South Dublin. All therapists who work with couples at our centres have completed a specific training in that area.

For those who are on a reduced income, unemployed or who are students, we also provide a low cost counselling service in each of our South Dublin locations. This low-cost therapy service is provided by senior trainees on a Masters in Psychotherapy programme who are on a closely-supervised placement at Mind and Body Works. More details of our affordable counselling option in Southside Dublin can be found by clicking here.