Welcome to counsellingdirectory.ie. This is a comprehensive listing of accredited counsellors and psychotherapists operating in the Republic of Ireland. Our aim is to provide you with information that will assist you in making an informed decision when looking for a counsellor or psychotherapist in Ireland.
The distinction between counsellors and psychotherapists is explained in a different video on this website.
CounsellingDirectory.ie has two categories of listing – one for individuals and one for “centres” where more than one counsellor or psychotherapist is available. Each entry is marked either “Individual Practitioner” or “Counselling or Psychotherapy Centre”.
To be listed on the website as an individual, a counsellor or psychotherapist must have reached certain standards. In Ireland these professions are not yet regulated by law; instead standards are set through a process of self-regulation by Professional Associations which accredit counsellors and psychotherapists.
CounsellingDirectory.ie indicates each individual’s accrediting body or bodies. We encourage anyone choosing a therapist to verify this information themselves. The website also has an “Accreditation Information” section which outlines each Association’s criteria for accreditation and their code of ethics.
Moving on to Centres where more than one therapist is available: In order to be listed, a Centre must have a code of ethics, a complaints procedure or disciplinary procedure, and their counsellors must attend regular Supervision. The inclusion criteria for Centres are outlined in the “Inclusion Criteria” section.
Although we have made efforts to ensure the accreditation of individuals and the credentials of centers listed on the website, Counselling Directory is not in any way responsible for any claim made or any information provided on this website.
To further help you in making an informed when choosing a counsellor or psychotherapist we have included some short educational videos in our “Video Guide” section.
Finally, if you are providing a counselling or psychotherapy service and would like to register your details, registration is now open and free of charge.