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A Counselling/ Psychotherapy session happens when a person seeks help or support about a specific problem or an ongoing life issue from someone they trust, but who isn’t a friend, family member, colleague or line manager.

Sometimes all we need is a good listener.

Counselling can:

  • Be a great way to explore life challenges from a different perspective
  • Help you discover solutions to the things holding you back
  • Be an opportunity to be listened to and be heard
  • Help a person recover insight into themselves that may have been blocked in some way.

Therapy breaks down our own barriers that prevent us heal. It helps create the proper environment to contact our own inner healer.

Are you stuck in a rut? Lost in your own thoughts and not sure which way to go? Stressed and anxious? Feeling trapped by your own emotions? Depressed?

Sometimes we need a helping hand to get us “unstuck” and find the best way to move on. It’s ok to ask for help – you don’t have to struggle alone – you are human.

Counselling and psychotherapy helps

Most of the time we can depend on our own resourcefulness to cope with whatever comes our way. However from time to time external support can be important in dealing with particular issues that bring additional stress and pressure into our lives.

Help can be offered in addressing many situations that cause emotional distress, including, but not limited to:

  • Relationship difficulties (e.g. within families, with partners)
  • Anxiety, Depression, Stress and other mental and emotional problems and disorders
  • Bereavement – the death of a loved one
  • Social and emotional difficulties related to disability and illness
  • Addiction problems – e.g. alcohol and substance abuse, gambling and other addictions
  • Eating Disorders
  • Career and job stress

Book a counselling session:

Emma is a qualified, experienced Psychotherapist ( IACP Accredited). Counselling appointments available in person or online at the Healing Room Donabate.

The Healing Room,
Co. Dublin
K36 RX94
Map here

Call in confidence +353 87 957 6418 or email
Alternatively check availability book online: Book now

Emma is a qualified psychotherapist. But if you want more information on how to choose the right therapist for you here is an Irish Times article that gives a good explanation of the different types of therapy out there: A Guide to finding the right therapist for you

“The types of clients I have experience working with in the past are those who are suicidal, depressed, anxious, stressed, recently bereaved, confused about career, those with addictions and those with family members who have addictions, those with emotional difficulties related to disability and illness, recent relationship breakups and those seeking clarity on their current situation.”

Emma has worked as a counsellor at the Village Counselling Service in Tallaght, SOSAD Drogheda, Pieta House and is currently working in private practice at the Healing Room Donabate with private clients and EAP providers.

The Approach

Choice Theory / Reality therapy: Reality Therapy is a form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Reality Therapy is an approach to counselling developed by Dr William Glasser in the United States in the 1950s and 1960s. Choice Theory explains why Reality Therapy works. People often assume that Reality Therapy has something to do with giving people “a dose of reality.” In fact the approach is far more people-friendly than that.

Humanistic and Integrative Therapy

This approach invites people to develop awareness as to what may be preventing them from accessing their own true nature in the inner and outer expressions of their life. It is aimed at the person as a whole: body, feelings, mind and psyche. It invites people through the therapeutic relationship to develop awareness and insight leading to an integration of the internal and external self. It explores each person’s own resources and capacity for self-determination and ability to improve their lives.

Going to a Counsellor / Psychotherapist:

A client’s first contact with a Counsellor / Psychotherapist will usually be by telephone to arrange an appointment. At the initial appointment the following is normally agreed:

The Client’s situation / issues

The frequency of therapy

The duration of therapy


Therapy Fees

Counselling Sessions

The duration of a counselling session at the Healing Room is 50 minutes. It costs €65 per session. You can book your appointment online and we can discuss in person what you want to get out of your sessions. At your first session you can assess if you feel we can work together. If you feel comfortable working with Emma we can then arrange your next session. Sessions usually take place weekly. 

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Online counselling

Online counselling is also available via Zoom and allows you to connect wherever you may be in the world. So whether you are, at home, at work, abroad; you need not be alone.

  • Arrange a time that suits
  • Its Flexible
  • Private and confidential
  • With a Qualified, experienced counsellor
Online counselling