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Ciara Dunne BSC MIACP

Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Ciara has been working as a Counsellor and psychotherapist since 2012 when she received a Bachelor of Science degree. Ciara is a pre-accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of counselling and offers a low cost counselling service in the heart of Celbridge through our therapy centre and in the Newbridge area. 

The areas that Ciara specalise in are 

  • Loss and Grief 
  • Addictions 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Stress Management 
  • Eating Disorders 
  • Self Esteem

In addition to her countuining studies where she intends to begin her masters next year, Ciara has been volunteering with abbey regional additions services since 2013

Shane Hamilton Dip Cert MIACP

Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Shane began his training in person centre counselling in 2010 receiving his professional diploma in counselling and psychotherapy in 2013. He has since gone on to train in C.B.T skills and numerous other evidence based interventions. Shane approach is through the belief that a person has the strength, experience and wisdom within themselves to make changes. 

Some of the regular issues that Shane work with include

  • Depression 
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks 
  • Addiction
  • Stress Management 
  • Managing thoughts and mood
  • Self Esteem 
  • Family / Relationship Issues

As a member of the Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists Shane focuses on delivering best practice and relevant interventions for clients. He has worked in several different services and sectors with numerous clients bases.

Benefits of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling and Psychotherapy can be of great support in times of crisis or change. It involves the provision of professional assistance to people who are experiencing personal issues, in order to help alleviate those difficulties.

Nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. But sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty over the future, loss because of bereavement, problems over addiction or difficulties in a relationship are just some of the reasons why people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional Counsellor or Psychotherapist.


When should you seek a Counsellor / Psychotherapist?

At various stages in your life, there are certain times when we may need help addressing problems and issues that cause us emotional distress or make us feel overwhelmed. When experiencing these types of difficulties, you may benefit from the assistance of an experienced, trained professional.

Professional Therapists offer caring, expert assistance that can help you identify your problems and assist you in finding the best ways to cope with them. This may involve changing behaviours that contribute to the problem or by finding constructive ways to deal with a situation that is beyond your personal control.


Therapists offer help 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
  • Sexual abuse and domestic violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Career and job stress

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
  • Confidentiality
  • Therapy Fees