Therapists in Lucan, County Dublin County Dublin, Ireland IE


John Castleford

Registered Psychotherapist, MA, mARCHTI
Many therapists focus on what is "wrong" and use 'referring issues' as the starting point. However, current best practice strongly suggests that personal introspection, guided or not, tends to keep the pain of the past very much in the present. If you want to focus on what is adversely affecting you, what better way to keep the brain tuned in to it is staying focused on it. I base my approaches on the very latest findings from neuroscience, and my starting point is often the time when you were at your best, and experiencing high points in your life: by recalling those we not bring great memories into our present focus but we also recreate those wonderful feelings we felt at that time. So, just as you do your best work when you are at the top of your game, focusing on positive rather than negative feelings from the past is a great place to begin work. Just ask yourself if you make your best decisions when you are feeling low. Now compare that to when you have been so buoyed up that you feel all but unstoppable. Most people aren't 'broken'. But they may be side-lined or undermined. Or held back, Stuck, or otherwise constrained by a mismatch between expectations/aspirations and how you feel. The logical bits of the brain don't always align with emotions and feelings. Maybe external circumstances have contributed to persistent low mood. Perhaps your self-esteem took a nose-dive, or you find it hard to cope, or don't feel you're in control anymore. Our thoughts often control us, and our feelings -- and our behaviour often depends on how we feel. So do our thoughts and the associated feelings prevent us from becoming the best version of who we could (and should) be? Are your thoughts stopping you from being the best version of who you could be? I suspect it probably wasn't always like this. I f I can't make you feel better about yourself within 15 minutes then I don't deserve to work with you. Why not let me use my academic background (degrees in anthropology, and a degree in education) as well as decades of experience in psychological support, coaching, education, and psychotherapy to help you? As well as general issues, such as low mood, phobias and traumatic experiences, I also specialise in existential therapy and have an extensive background in the philosophy of Stoicism [not the unemotional/stiff-upper-lip Mr Spock version] on which Albert Ellis' REBT and Aaron Beck's CBT both based their therapeutic approaches. I draw on a broad background in academia, teaching (secondary and higher education), anthropology, philosophy, neurology and psychology which I update continuously. I suspect Neurology and Psychology are boring through the proverbial mountain towards each other but they are still some distance apart. So insights from both are useful. I feel the therapeutic professions tend to over-label conditions too readily and that often means their clients identify with the label. I have a wide range of theoretical orientations and can utilize specialist modalities and interventions that are appropriate for the client. I list specialties below and also include testimonials that describe outcomes that speak more eloquently than any personal statement.  
14 Years Experience
In-Person Near Lucan, County Dublin
Online in Lucan, County Dublin

Mind and Body Works

Counselor/Therapist, MIACP, MIAHIP, MPSI, COSRT,
We have 4 physical centres in Dublin and Galway and an extensive online service. All of our therapists are professionally qualified and members of relevant organisations. You can talk to us directly or email us and we can help you identify a suitable therapist.  
23 Years Experience
In-Person Near Lucan, County Dublin
Online in Lucan, County Dublin

Aisling Mc Govern Nolan

Counselor/Therapist, BA (Hons.) MIACP
Having worked in the Corporate World for 25 years I understand the stresses and strains of everyday life. On my personal journey I have Studied Counselling and Psychotherapy, Reiki Energy Healing, Transpersonal Therapy and Positive Psychology. I now offer these therapies as part of my Online and in Person Sessions.  
6 Years Experience
In-Person Near Lucan, County Dublin
Online in Lucan, County Dublin

Jerry Ramsden

Counselor/Therapist, (Dip.Couns)
My work is based on inner-child healing, goal setting, and building mental resilience, underpinned by science.  
20 Years Experience
Online in Lucan, County Dublin

Aleksandra Pamphlett - Cert. Coach & Psychologist

Life Coach, MAC, MSc, BSc Hons,
Hello, I'm Aleksandra, a psychologist and life coach with over 8 years of dedicated experience. I've had the privilege of working with hundreds of individuals and facilitating transformative workshops for groups. My mission is simple: to guide you towards unlocking your true potential and living a more fulfilling life. Let's kickstart your journey with a free discovery session. Together, we'll tailor a path to unlock your potential and create the life you desire.  
10 Years Experience
Online in Lucan, County Dublin