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.
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.
HIGHLY QUALIFIED & EXPERIENCED COUNSELLORS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
Jennie Gaynor - MIACP
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.
Nash Zvikaramba - MIACP
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.
Juliana is a qualified and accredited clinical psychologist with experience working in public
and private mental health services with adults, young people and children with mental health,
emotional, behavioural and relationship concerns. She has particular expertise working therapeutically
with anxiety disorders, depression and trauma. She also has lectured in Trinity College and UCD and holds
additional qualifications in Cognitive Analytic Therapy.
Her aim is to provide a safe environment where people can explore, better understand and deal with their issues, always respecting people's individualities and differences in an ethical and confidential manner.
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
32 Castle Street
Jennie: 089 250 0562
Nash: 086 163 8489
Juliana: 089 487 5662
Loredana: 086 301 5222