Counselling and Psychotherapy are processes whereby a person can meet with a counsellor/therapist in a quiet, private environment to seek help in exploring and understanding thoughts, behaviours or circumstances that are troubling them. The discussion between the person and the counsellor is confidential.

The counsellor/therapist aims to create a non-judgmental climate where the person seeking help can feel accepted and supported while expressing their feelings, ideas, and emotions in safety. The counsellor/therapist also tries to help the person to explore whatever lies behind these feelings and emotions and to come to accept that they are part of him/her. This process can enable a person to gain new perspectives on their problems, discover inner resources, and build the strength to make meaningful choices and live a more satisfying life.

Donnybrook counselling aims to provide a comprehensive and skilled counselling and psychotherapy service, committed to the highest degree of ethical practice and care for clients.


The following is a collection of links which may be useful:

Bereavement & Loss is an online information and self-help resource for, and by, widows and widowers. Topics covered include grief, bereavement, recovery, and other information helpful to people, of all ages, religious backgrounds and sexual orientations, who have suffered the death of a spouse or life partner.

General Mental Health Information 

Depression & Anxiety
Aware is a voluntary organization formed in 1985 by a group of interested patients, relatives and mental health professionals, whose aims are to assist that section of the population who are directly affected by depression.
Callers can contact Samaritans by telephone, letter, e-mail and minicom. Callers in need of Samaritans’ service are accepted without prejudice and encouraged to talk or write about their feelings, acknowledge their emotions and explore options.
Gay Health Network (GHN) was established in 1994 and is an all-Ireland Network of gay and bisexual men involved in HIV and sexual health from the statutory and voluntary sector.
Outhouse is the resource and community centre for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities in Dublin. Outhouse has come about through the efforts of people who have been working since 1994 to provide a focal point for our communities. 
JOHNNY is the leading voluntary gay and bi-sexual peer action charity group on the Island of Ireland, since 1999.
GCN is Ireland’s longest-running gay publication.

BelongTo is a youth group for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender young people in Ireland.


OQPS have been providing DNA testing services since 2004. Their high standard of service, reliability, professionalism, and discretion is why OQPS is Ireland’s leading DNA test provider.

Domestic Violence

Skilled & confidential Psychotherapy practice Capel st Dublin 1. 0851793900
Women’s Aid is a voluntary organisation which provides support and information to women and their children who are being physically, emotionally and sexually abused in their own homes. Move Ireland – Men Overcoming Violence – Website under construction

Sexual abuse
The CARI Foundation is a registered charity founded in 1989. Their primary aim is to provide a professional, child centred therapy and counselling service to children, families, and groups who have been affected by child sexual abuse.
One in Four offers a voice to and support to women and who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual violence and also to their family and friends.

Eating Disorders
Bodywhys provides support information and understanding nationally to people with eating disorders, their families and friends, to promote awareness and understanding among the wider community”

Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from Alcoholism. Their primary purpose is to stay sober and help other Alcoholics to achieve sobriety.
Centre for Sexual Addictions – a network of counsellors/psychotherapists around Ireland, providing support, information and training in the area of sexual addictions. This website has been set up as a central resource for anyone concerned about the problem of sexual addiction, whether as a counsellor or other professional, as a possible sufferer, or as a concerned family member.
Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is an international, community-based association of recovering drug addicts with more than 31,000 weekly meetings in over 100 countries worldwide. This site contains information for