The 5 Best Marriage Counselling Services in Dublin
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The 5 Best Marriage Counselling Services in Dublin

A relationship between a couple can face many challenges even on good days.

An outsider’s perspective, especially one of a licensed professional, can be of great help in providing a safe space to build steps in healing and improving the connection.

In this article, we listed down some of the best marriage counseling services in Dublin, to help couples out there seeking professional help.

How much does marriage counselling cost?

Counselling sessions usually last for about 55 minutes to an hour. The duration of the client’s program is highly variable and dependent on their personal situations.

For marriage counselling, sessions are recommended to be taken jointly with your partner and can consequently cost a little more than the average individual meeting.

Counselling FormatPrice
Couples€ 100 to € 120
Online€ 70 to € 80
Low cost€ 20 to € 30
Three 100 minute session package€ 310 to € 330
One to one€ 70 to € 90

Top Marriage Counselling Services in Dublin

We assessed the marriage counselling service according to the following criteria:

Background
A therapist or counsellor’s background and experience is crucial to the range and expertise they can provide.
Range of Services
Other extended services from marriage counselling can help widen the scope of topics and treatments discussed.
Accessibility
We explored in this criteria the availability and prices in reference to how easily a client can purchase and book a session.
Availability and Range of Counsellors-The greater the number of mental health professionals, the easier it would be for clients to find a schedule and counsellor that is appropriate to them.
Pricing
The flexibility and affordability in pricing is important to helping give access for counselling to many individuals.
Client Feedback
Client experiences and specific feedback explore specific instances of interacting with the services.
Counsellor’s Approach
We took a look at what clients had to say about how the counsellor corresponded with them during sessions.
Environment
This criteria aims to answer, “ Do their services and facilities help provide a safe space for clients and clients?”

1. The Other clinic

The Other Clinic Homepage
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SERVICESPsychotherapy, Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, Couple and Marriage Counselling, OCD Treatment, Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphia, LGBTQ+ Therapy, Bereavement Counselling, Online Therapy, Psychological Assessment Reports
WEBSITEhttps://theotherclinic.ie/
ADDRESSBranch 1: 7 Pembroke Street Upper, South City Centre, Dublin 2

Branch 2: 33 Baggot Street Lower, South City Centre, Dublin 2

CONTACT DETAILS016856264

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday to Sunday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Background★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services★★★★★(5/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆(4/5)
Availability and range of counsellors★★★★☆(4/5)
Pricing★★★★☆(4/5)
Client feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Counsellor’s approach★★★★★(5/5)
Environment★★★★★(5/5)

With experienced counsellors and a patient-first perspective, the Other Clinic is a great choice for those looking for a wide range of services.

Clients can rest assured that their therapists are highly qualified. They each have at least one masters in psychotherapy, and regularly attend clinical development seminars and workshops.

They also have memberships with the Psychologists Protection Society, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the Psychological Society of Ireland and the Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.

Their couples and marriage counselling is very comprehensive as a result of their therapist’s excellent background. They aim to provide a safe space in which they can work together with clients to identify and hopefully work towards acknowledgement and solutions.

We also like that their other services target distinct categories. They have OCD treatment, therapy for eating disorders and body dysmorphia, bereavement counselling, LGBTQ+ therapy, psychological assessment reports and online therapy.

Looking at the specifics of booking a session, we like that they accommodate appointments for all days of the week, including evening. Couples counselling costs 120 per session while individual counselling usually costs around 70 to 90 with the preliminary session costing 90.

However, appointments cancelled within 48 hours of the session may face full charge for the appointments. They also can’t accept appointments made on another individual’s behalf.

Pros

  • Highly qualified therapists
  • Comprehensive couples and marriage counselling 
  • Offers online therapy
  • Additional types of therapies and treatments include OCD treatment and LGBTQ+ therapy

Cons

  • 48-hour cancellation policy
  • Cannot schedule appointments on another’s behalf

Client Reviews

Provided an Excellent Level of Care

I was recommended this clinic and was sceptical at first, much like about putting a review online, but after the level of care I received I wanted to share. I had a lot of questions like was it for me, would I be able, could I afford it etc. but after contacting them many of these were answered and I felt more at ease. I had been struggling with things for a while and when I started I didn’t quite understand the connection between what the therapist said and what I was saying but it really taught me to think twice about things and why I might feel a certain way, it’s really opened my eyes. Coming here and more importantly sticking it out is one of the best decisions I’ve made and I’m sincerely thankful for all their help. Thanks again!! -Barry Moore

Helped me Feel at Ease and Assured

I would highly recomend the  services of the wonderful people at the other clinic. From the very first contact they have helped me to feel at ease and assured. They have guided me through my ongoing process, with great care and are enabling me finally to see how I am able to deal with so much more than i ever thought possible! . They have given me a safe place to jst talk and allow myself to really see why I have been struggling.  Great people doing great work,!!! -Christopher Mcnulty

2. Amy Plant Therapy

Amy Plant Therapy Homepage
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SERVICESOne to One Counselling, Online Counselling, Couples Counselling
WEBSITEhttp://www.amyplanttherapy.com/
ADDRESS5 Capel St, North City, Dublin 1
CONTACT DETAILS0876279243

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSEveryday: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Background★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services★★★★☆(4/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆(4/5)
Availability and range of counsellors★★★☆☆(3/5)
Pricing★★★★★(5/5)
Client feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Counsellor’s approach★★★★★(5/5)
Environment★★★★★(5/5)

Amy Plant has the passion and experience to effectively help others with issues like depression, anger problems, grief, sexuality issues and relationship issues.

Her background is quite impressive. She has an honours degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a fully accredited member of The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. 

What we also like about her is that she approaches different clients with a blended perspective employing different methods like Humanistic Choice Theory, psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

She really takes the time to tailor the session to the client’s situation, making her services very versatile.

We also found that her services included a great range of mediums and applications. Her couples counselling in particular helps couples in aspects such as love languages, money, communication style, infidelity, and raising children to name a few.

We also greatly appreciate that she has a broad range of experience with different relationship styles whether, polyamorous, heterosexual, LGBTQ+, monogamous.

In terms of her other services, her one-to-one and online counselling options are equally as thorough. Some clients have mentioned that she has a unique approach and ability to help them feel at ease. 

It is important to note though that she is the sole therapist. This means that it may be difficult to book an appointment during hectic days.

Pros

  • Excellent background
  • Approaches clients with an integrative approach
  • Her couples counselling helps partners face different situations
  • Inclusive with different relationship styles

Cons

  • May be difficult to book a schedule during busy days
  • More limited options compared to other counselling services

Client Reviews

Helped me See Patterns

To use a common, perhaps overused example, I could be in room full of people yet feel completely alone. To feel angry every day held me back from living a normal life. Amy helped me to see the patterns causing my behaviour and I was then able to practice what I had learned in session. Today, I am in a more positive state of mind, by making positive changes, small changes, yet they help. The negative feelings, when they crop up are easier to manage and I will always have Amy to thank for helping me. I know how welcoming she would be should I feel the need to talk to her again. I am in control of what happens, of my actions. Thank you Amy – D

Showed us Techniques and Mechanisms

Amy helped us through a really rough time in our relationship. We were fighting regularly and making some really basic communicative mistakes. Amy helped us through these issues by showing us the techniques and mechanisms needed to get past these issues and maintain our relationship -P and S

3. Access Counselling Clinic 

Access Counselling Clinic Homepage
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SERVICESOnline Counselling, Anger Management, Anxiety Counselling, Bereavement, Depression Counselling, Family Counselling, Relationships, Stress Management
WEBSITEhttps://www.accesscounselling.ie/
ADDRESSAccess Counselling, 353 Crumlin Road, Dublin 12
CONTACT DETAILS015240708

[email protected]elling.ie

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Background★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services★★★★★(5/5)
Accessibility★★★★★(5/5)
Availability and range of counsellors★★★★★(5/5)
Pricing★★★★☆(4/5)
Client feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Counsellor’s approach★★★★☆(4/5)
Environment★★★★★(5/5)

Headed by Beth Fitzpatrick, Access Counselling Clinic has a wide selection of 40 counsellors, making them a great choice if you’re looking to explore an excellent therapist-client match.

Beth herself has a background spanning over 15 years with experience in anger management, relationship conflict and parenting. We think her strong qualifications can help clients feel at ease.

We also appreciate that Access Counselling Clinic has a lot of contact channels including calling, text messaging, email and even through their website. 

Their marriage counselling, labelled as relationship counselling on their site, aims to resolve conflicts between individuals and through providing an avenue for clients to vent their frustrations, thoughts and feelings.

We like that in this way, Access Counselling puts the importance on open expression for growth and learning.

Their other services are also quite varied, ranging from stress and anger management to anxiety and family counselling.

They are quite flexible in terms of pricing, also offering low cost sessions. However, keep in mind that these sessions are conducted by 2nd, 3rd or 4th year student therapists.

Pros

  • Strong qualifications of director, Beth Fitzpatrick
  • Wide portfolio of 40 counsellors
  • Encourages open expression through their marriage counselling
  • Other services of theirs include

Cons

  • Closed on Sundays and close at 1:00 PM on Saturdays, but are available for emergencies
  • Low cost sessions are conducted by those with less experience

Client Reviews

Encouraged Me and Listened to Me

Many thanks to lovely Ruth at Access Counselling. Ruth has helped me massively in just 1 month of meeting with her. She is amazing at what she does. I’ve been to many different counselling services in the past, but I find that Access Counselling is different. They are the first place I have been to that has encouraged me, listened to me, and genuinely cared.  I can’t recommend this service enough. The owner and the reception staff are all very kind. Thank you for what you do, I am finally starting to grow  -Shannon Moloney

Would Recommend for its Discreet Environment

Felt very nervous coming in for my first session but was instantly calmed as the staff offered me tea or coffee as I was waiting. Very homey and welcoming office. Would highly recommend as it is very discreet. Have seen a counsellor there on and off for the past few years and have always welcomed me back when I needed. – Oisin Byrne

4. My Mind Centre for Wellbeing

My Mind Centre for Wellbeing Homepage
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SERVICESIndividual, Online, Children or Adolescent, Couple, Family
WEBSITEhttps://mymind.org/
ADDRESS137 Rathmines Rd Lower, Rathmines, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILS(+353) 818 500 800

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Background★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services★★★★★(5/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆(4/5)
Availability and range of counsellors★★★☆☆(3/5)
Pricing★★★★★(5/5)
Client feedback★★★★☆(4/5)
Counsellor’s approach★★★★☆(4/5)
Environment★★★★☆(4/5)

My Mind’s counselling options for various age groups as well as their vision to provide accessible and affordable healthcare, makes them a solid choice for different types of clients.

They have received multiple awards including the Arthur Guinness Award, Dublin City Social Enterprise Award and a  recipient of the Social Enterprise Development Fund to name a few. Aside from this, we find the background of their available therapists to be quite impressive. 

We appreciate that each therapist can target different specialties in topics such as sexuality, trauma, bereavement, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, suicidal ideation and anxiety.

Each of their therapists also employ different approaches like psychoanalytic therapy or family therapy, so clients can rest assured in finding a therapist that best fits them.

In terms of their marriage counselling, we like that they have face to face and online options. However, keep in mind that clients cannot receive individual sessions from the same professional who handled their couples session.

Another great draw of My Mind is that they offer discounts for packages of six sessions with couples and family. We find their prices very affordable so if you’re looking for lower costs you might want to check them out.

It would be best to check their website ahead of time as a good amount of their therapists can get easily fully booked for scheduling.

Pros

  • Multiple My Mind locations
  • Very affordably priced sessions
  • Widespread topics covered by their team of therapists
  • Offers discount packages

Cons

  • Not open on Sundays
  • Some counsellors can get easily fully booked

Client Reviews

Affordable and Reliable Counselling Service

I’ve been visiting My Mind on and off for four years and have always found the staff to be exceptionally kind, professional and helpful. I’m very grateful to them for providing an affordable, reliable counselling service. – Fabiana Mizzoni

Great Support at Reasonable Prices

Highly competent and compassionate support at a reasonable cost. – Kate Harris

5. Bath Avenue Counselling Centre

Bath Avenue Counselling Centre Homepage
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SERVICESCounselling and Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family Therapy, Art Therapy, Supervision, Self Help Workshops and C.P.D. Courses
WEBSITEhttps://www.bacc.ie/
ADDRESSFirst Floor, 13 Bath Avenue, Sandymount, Dublin
CONTACT DETAILS(01) 678 8864

[email protected]

OPERATING HOURSMonday to Friday: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Background★★★★★(5/5)
Range of services★★★★★(5/5)
Accessibility★★★★☆(4/5)
Availability and range of counsellors★★★★★(4/5)
Pricing★★★☆☆(3/5)
Client feedback★★★★★(5/5)
Counsellor’s approach★★★★★(5/5)
Environment★★★★★(5/5)

Located in Sandymount, Bath Avenue Counselling Centre aims for clients to feel comfortable and welcome. With over 40 years of experience from their founders alone, we found their range of services and efficiency to be quite impressive.

They have a portfolio of 24 therapists with backgrounds that include humanistic and integrative counselling, facilitating parent groups, and a certificate in Emotional Freedom Technique to name a few.

We appreciate that they make sure to ease the client into the entire process which can be very reassuring for newcomers to therapy.

Clients can reach out through an online contact form as well as the center’s phone number. From there, they match clients with the appropriate therapist according to their needs and expectations.

In terms of their couples therapy specifically, frequent issues they discuss include money, communication, parenting, frequent conflict, emotional distance and sexual issues. For clients looking to expand the scope of their issues, they also have family therapy.

Other services of theirs are also quite varied including cognitive behavioural therapy as well as art therapy for creatively exploring the individual’s personal understanding.

Sessions are usually 50 to 55 minutes long with couples sessions costing € 100 to € 120 per meeting.

It is important to note that they offer couples therapy instead of marriage counselling which has a slight difference in terms of the events discussed. Cancellations should also be made 24 hours in advance or else these sessions are paid in full. 

Pros

  • Ensure clients are eased into finding the right therapist
  • Wide portfolio of therapists available
  • Marriage counselling can cover a wide spectrum of topics
  • Offers other types of therapy including art therapy

Cons

  • Cash payment for the first session
  • Cancellation policy of 24 hours

Client Reviews

Their Therapist’s Help is Priceless

I can’t recommend Bath Avenue Counselling Center enough. During changes Covid and other life situations brought, I found my therapist’s help to be priceless. Even after feeling more like myself again, I continued with my sessions to dig in deeper and resolve some old trauma and pain. If you are going through something hard or you just want to work on yourself, I’ve found this to be the right place for me. -Kjara KDP

Made me Feel at Ease

The staff in Bath Avenue were exceptionally welcoming, they made me feel at ease and that I was in a safe space. I can’t recommend the service they provide enough, I will definitely be telling my friends and family about the centre – David Murtagh

FAQs about Marriage Counselling


We hope that this article helped you explore the different options out there for marriage counsellors and their services. If you would like to read more, we also have an article on the 5 best psychologists in Dublin.