Beacon Counselling

Counselling & Psychotherapy

We are highly qualified and experienced counsellors who are committed to consistently providing the very best counselling and support for all our clients, adults, adolescents and children.

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About Beacon Counselling

We offer Counselling and Psychotherapy services to individual clients, couples, family and non-family groups, adolescents and children in respect of an extensive range of personal life problems.


Honesty, openness, understanding & compassion

Beacon Counselling emphasises on honesty, openness, understanding and compassion, in the context of a respectful and caring therapeutic relationship which supports each person to be who he or she truly is, rather than who others expect them to be.

We work with clients with a wide range of issues such as anxiety and panic attacks, depression, domestic abuse, family difficulties, mental health issues, bullying, LGBT concerns, loss and grief, personal development, relationship issues and self-esteem. We also work with individuals who may not be able to identify any particular issue but are feeling generally overwhelmed or unable to cope.

Our Therapists

Our Services

As fully trained counsellors and psychotherapists, we will provide help by working with you on your difficulties and assist you in your decisions towards resolving them.

Individual Counselling

Non-judgemental, safe and confidential space

Our counselling services allows you to explore problems and issues you may be experiencing. We will support you and work with you towards overcoming the difficulties you are facing in your life.

Couples Counselling

It doesn't matter if you're married, living together, single, gay or straight - we're here to help you.

Our counsellors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing in your relationship.

Crisis Intervention

Reduce the intensity of an individual's emotional, mental, physical and behavioral reactions to a crisis.

Crisis intervention offers immediate, short-term help to individuals who experience an event that produces emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems that may result in self harm or suicidal thoughts.

Adolescent Therapy

Are you a teenager who is struggling?

When adolescents experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their happiness and ability to thrive, they may benefit from meeting with a mental health professional such as a therapist or counselor. Parents and adolescents often attend therapy sessions together, as therapy can be a safe space in which to address the thoughts, feelings, and emotions experienced by all members.


Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

CBT is a type of talking treatment that focuses on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and behaviour, and teaches you coping skills for dealing with different problems.

Therapy for Children

What counselling and psychotherapy aims to do for adults, child psychotherapy and play therapy aims to do for children.

The therapist will use language and play to observe, assess, help and treat children from as young as toddlers up to adolescents who are experiencing behavioural, emotional, social and psychological difficulties. Careful observation and analysis during the therapy sessions allows the therapist to provide the helpful guidance and structure necessary to resolve a child’s problems and restore healthy growth and development.

Online Therapy

Online therapy overcomes barriers that may preclude others from seeking therapy.

For example, individuals residing in rural or remote areas or who are for whatever reason physically unable to attend face-to-face sessions. Online counselling, while not suitable for users who are at immediate risk of harming themselves, can be effective for people affected by stress, bereavement, relationship difficulties, and less severe forms of anxiety and depression. At present we offer therapy sessions using Skype or over the phone.

Blended Families

Blended Families are becoming more widespread in Ireland.

There are a unique set of complications that arise with step-family relationships. Our therapist will help parents and children who are about to embrace a step family unit or who find themselves trapped in the many complexities that arise from relationships within the step family unit, learning to be step-family-smart.

Bereavement and Loss

Bereavement is a natural process which most people adjust to in time with adaptation to their loss. However, some people may experience unrelenting sadness,
distress and difficulties in daily functioning where bereavement counselling can help restore functioning, wellbeing and reconstruct meaning. Research shows that having a place to tell your story,
being listened to, normalising, instilling hope and having
unhealthy thoughts challenged can help grieving people move forward in an integrated way,
embracing their past, living in the present and having a hope for the future.

Our Therapists

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Jennie Gaynor - MIACP

Clinical Director

Jennie is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist who helps people deal with a wide range of needs and issues. In addition to private practice, Jennie is working for Pieta House, specialising in crisis intervention for those self harming or with suicidal tendencies.

She believes in providing a space where individuals can feel understood, accepted and safe to explore their feelings in a confidential setting. Jennie aims to help individuals develop new thinking patterns and coping skills that can bring positive change to their lives.

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Nash Zvikaramba - MIACP

Clinical Director

As a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, who specialises in adolescent therapy, Nash respects the uniqueness of each family; values and beliefs. She is passionate about enriching and supporting the adolescents and their parents when presented with today's challenges.

Among other experiences Nash worked in Accord providing relationship and couples counselling for more than 5 years. She also currently works in Pieta house as a Clinical Assessor, and Psychotherapist, supporting both adolescents and adults presenting with suicidal ideation and self harming difficulties.

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Loredana Chiuaru - MIACP


Loredana is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist with over nine years of experience.

Loredana adopts a humanistic and integrative approach and uses a combination of psychotherapeutic tools and approaches including psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapy. Her goal is to offer each client a safe and gainful experience of the psychotherapy process.

Loredana works with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-harm and suicide, relationship difficulties, bereavement and loss, multicultural, self-esteem and identity. Loredana has gained experience from working in many settings including Childline, Pieta House and James’s Hospital.

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Where we are

Clinic Address

32 Castle Street
Co. Dublin

Contact Information

Jennie: 089 250 0562
Nash: 086 163 8489
Loredana: 086 301 5222