Taking care of your mental well-being is one of the most important investments you can make. Not only does mental health affect your everyday life, but it also alters how you think and handle situations in the long term.
When faced with emotional difficulty, give your mental health the same importance as your physical health by seeking professional help. We’ve rounded up some of the best psychotherapists in Dublin to help you plan your next steps.
Much of the stigma in seeking professional help partly comes from concerns about its cost. Likewise, we also understand that choosing the best one may not necessarily be the right one for you.
So before we give you our picks, let’s discuss those first. At the end of this article, you’ll also find our tips on finding the right therapist for you, along with answers to some of the most common questions about psychotherapists.
How Much Does Psychotherapy Treatment Cost in Dublin?
In Dublin, psychotherapy clinics offer a range of services from one-on-one counselling to couples therapy. Depending on your needs, your choice of therapy will have different costs.
The table below only covers individual counselling sessions. For more information on prices of other related services, you may contact the clinic or visit their respective websites.
|City Therapy||€60 to €120 (face-to-face counselling) |
€50 to €75 (online counselling)
|The Therapy Centre||€50 to €70|
|Capable Minds||€60 to €80|
|The Other Clinic||€90 (first session of online/face-to-face counselling)|
|Reborn Clinic||€65 (online counselling) |
€75 + €25 non-refundable booking fee for first sessions (face-to-face counselling)
The Best Psychotherapists in Dublin
Without further ado, here are our picks of the best psychotherapists in Dublin, based on the recommendations of our friends and experts, and what they can offer.
This list is in no particular order.
1. City Therapy
|SERVICES||Counselling psychotherapy (individuals, couples, group, online, telephone, small businesses, corporate), humanistic and integrative psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), clinical psychologist, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy|
|ADDRESS||18 Dame Street, Dublin 2, D02 XF59|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 906 5778 or 086 378 8002 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 10:00 pm |
Saturday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm
City Therapy’s team of mental health professionals are trained in Ireland and abroad. Their resident psychotherapists have a wide range of specialities, which can allow patients to easily narrow down their search.
Each psychotherapist’s profile is available on their website. You may easily access what each psychotherapist has to offer in terms of qualifications and line of expertise, so you can make an informed decision before booking a therapist.
If you aren’t satisfied with your initial therapist’s services, they may also arrange a session with another therapist for you free of cost.
Their services can accommodate a variety of patients ranging from individuals, couples, and groups. Similarly, their large team of psychotherapists can also provide counselling to employees of small businesses or corporations—a service that’s unique to them.
City Therapy’s clinic conveniently sits at the heart of Dublin’s city centre, making it easily accessible to patients. If you’re a practitioner or a student, they also allow you to rent their private therapy rooms for use, available 7 days a week from 8 am to 10 pm.
Here’s what former patients have to say about City Therapy’s services:
“Great experience, wonderful place, absolutely worth a trip if you’re seeking professional help. My therapist, Anne, was fantastic. She was compassionate and knowledgeable and an all around lovely person.” —Shashank H., Google Reviews
“I highly recommend both therapists and clients to reach out to City Therapy to receive the level of professionalism, expertise and kindness that defines the amazing work that is carried out in this service.” —Daniel K., Google Reviews
2. The Therapy Centre
|SERVICES||Counselling and psychotherapy, couples counselling, CBT, LGBT counselling, stress management, personal development, anger management counselling, anxiety counselling, depression counselling, low cost counselling, postnatal depression counselling|
|ADDRESS||8 Store Street, Dublin 1 or 25 Dawson Street, Dublin 2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 962 9514 or 086 1083669 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm |
Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
The Therapy Centre’s large team of experts also specialises in a wide range of issues from trauma to anger management. As members of various Irish associations for psychotherapists, their team’s guaranteed to be updated with the latest approaches in therapy.
Like most major clinics, they offer an array of services for individuals and couples. Group therapy isn’t available at the moment, so you might want to skip this one if that’s what you’re looking for.
Along with our previous entry, individuals and couples may also book one of their therapy rooms for private use, which are also available in the evenings and weekends.
Online therapy is also an option if a face-to-face session isn’t possible. Take note though that as of writing, only one therapist is available to book for online therapy and it’s best to contact them for more information.
The Therapy Centre has two clinics in the city centre to choose from, both of which are easily accessible by public transport.
Below you’ll see some reviews left by The Therapy Centre’s previous patients:
“I was very hesitant to get into therapy. But from the first time I contacted Laura I had an extremely positive experience right up to the end of my therapy. I received incredible support and have seen a lot of positive change! I would highly recommend the Therapy Centre to anybody.” —Denise O., Google Reviews
“I first went to see Laura suffering from postnatal depression. My G.P had prescribed medication and then recommended I see Laura also. For the first time in my life I had a space where I could finally let myself go. I cried and cried during each session. I was able to say whatever I felt, and knew I would never be judged.” —Julie M., Google Reviews
3. Capable Minds
|SERVICES||Individual therapy, couples therapy, group therapy|
|ADDRESS||153 Capel Street, Dublin 1 D01 V9V0|
|CONTACT DETAILS||086 308 3934 or 087 793 1533 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Thursday 7:30 am to 9:00 pm |
Friday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Capable Minds is a joint project by psychotherapists Robert Byrne and Sarah Gilligan. Their sole goal is to provide a modern approach to psychotherapeutic practices.
They take pride in specialising in concerns of the LGBT community. Both psychotherapists have extensively worked with various marginalised groups in the past, and continue to do so today.
Even with this in mind, they welcome all individuals, couples, and groups from all walks of life to their doors. Do take note though that group therapy is currently running on a limited basis.
Currently, Capable Minds doesn’t have an online therapy option, which isn’t ideal for patients who live relatively far. But don’t worry, their clinic’s conveniently located in the heart of the city, and is only a two-minute walk away from the nearest bus stop.
What’s also noteworthy is that their newest associate therapist, Thomaz Lopes, is fluent in English and Portuguese. So if you’re a native Portuguese speaker, you might be more comfortable in having Thomaz as your therapist.
Take a look at what some of Capable Minds’s previous patients said about them:
“I attended Sarah for crisis support at a time when I really needed it. Her insight, kind inquisition and empathy gave me perspective and understanding for my experience, allowing me to move through it in a way that felt empowering. Thank you Sarah.” —Anne D., Google Reviews
“Capable Minds is a great space and location. So central. Sarah and Rob are both friendly and helpful. The building is quiet and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this space for workshops, group sessions and offsite meetings. Ideal.” —Lee M., Website Testimonials
4. The Other Clinic
|SERVICES||Individual therapy, couples therapy, online therapy, psychoanalysis, psychological assessment|
|ADDRESS||7 Pembroke Street Upper, South City Centre, Dublin 2, D02 T681|
|CONTACT DETAILS||01 685 6264 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 9:00 pm |
Saturday to Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Next on our list is The Other Clinic. Despite having a relatively smaller team, each psychotherapist holds at least one master’s degree and years of experience in psychotherapy.
They have also worked with dozens of issues in the past including addiction, bereavement, self-harming, to name a few. You may look at each therapist’s profile on their website to determine which one may be suitable for you.
While individual therapy’s their strength, they also accommodate couples who may be having troubles in their relationships. Group therapy also isn’t available for those who seek it.
Important to note about The Other Clinic is their pricing scheme. The first preliminary session is priced at €90, which may be a bit steep for some, but succeeding sessions are priced depending on the case at hand.
If you’re unavailable on the weekdays or even on Saturdays, you may book an appointment with them on Sundays instead. In fact, it’s the only clinic on our list that accommodates patients on all days of the week.
See what some of their past patients have to say about them:
“I was recommended to 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 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 M., Google Reviews
“I would highly recommend 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 just talk and allow myself to really see why I have been struggling. Great people doing great work!” —Christopher M., Google Reviews
5. Reborn Clinic
|SERVICES||Online therapy, face-to-face counselling, couples therapy, youth therapy|
|ADDRESS||29 Westland Square, Pearse Street, Dublin 2|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+353 85 715 06 99 |
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday to Friday 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm|
Finally, we have Reborn Clinic, an award-winning mental health service owned and operated by licensed psychotherapist Renata Redyk.
Despite being a one-woman team, Renata has served many patients over the years. While couples therapy is an option, she specialises in individual counselling, which can be conducted online or face-to-face.
Renata is also open to receiving patients worldwide through her online therapy service. This may be for you if you’re dealing with anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, panic attacks, anger management, self-esteem, insomnia, or relationship problems.
If you are dealing with other issues beyond what’s stated above, Renata notes that this service may not be suitable for you.
Currently, Reborn Clinic only holds online sessions on Mondays and Fridays and face-to-face sessions from Tuesday to Thursday. If you’re unavailable on these dates, you can simply contact her for more flexibility.
Check out some comments about Reborn Clinic below:
“I would highly recommend Renata, her approach helped me back on my feet after a tough patch and I feel like a new, wiser, more awake person! I came to Renata after I had had other sessions with other counsellors/psychologists and I just didn’t click with them. I had just had an experience in my life that left me overwhelmed and lost. After 6 months with Renata I was solidly back on my feet and I still check in now to look after my mental health. I leave all the interactions we have felt more aware and more motivated, I cry, I learn and I laugh in each session. Renata has a very gentle approach but she gets deep to the root of problems and offers valuable, practical solutions to work through them. I felt very supported in resolving my issues for myself! I would highly recommend it to anyone who feels a bit lost and doesn’t know where to start!” —Ciara, WhatClinic
“I felt instantly at ease with Renata. I was very nervous before going in. She’s very knowledgeable and she seems very humane which was something I worried about. Would highly recommend her services and would advise anyone to not put it off as I had for years. I’m working on some depression and anger management. One session in, I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.” —Shane, WhatClinic
FAQs about Psychotherapists in Dublin
And that concludes our guide on the best psychotherapists in Dublin. We hope that we were able to shed some light on this daunting process.
If you think that there are others who deserve to be on our list, don’t hesitate to leave us a message.
Know someone in need of a good physiotherapist? We’ve also written about the best physiotherapists in Dublin.