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Hello and welcome...

I am Joanne Gilhooly and I am a psychotherapist and counsellor based in Dublin city centre, Dublin 1.

If you have found your way here you may be considering some counselling and psychotherapy for yourself or researching what is available for someone you care about. Please feel free to look around the website to get a better sense of how I work and what you can expect in counselling with me.

If you have tried to make changes by yourself, but keep getting stuck, counselling and psychotherapy may help you to clarify what is getting in your way or keeping you from living your life to the full.

Counselling and psychotherapy is a process that can help you to:

  • Deepen your understanding of yourself
  • Develop greater self-awareness
  • Develop resilience
  • Live with greater ease
  • Unpick old negative patterns and behaviours
  • Empower you to make new and more creative choices

Everybody gets stuck at some point in their lives. Contrary to what we might tell ourselves, reaching out for help with this is a sign of courage and strength. It suggests a willingness to be aware of our vulnerability, and to take responsibility for ourselves when it is too much to go it alone. So, if you have made it as far as considering seeking some help with your difficulties, you have already begun to demonstrate your emotional strength.

In terms of my background and training, I am a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with the IACP, and I work within a humanistic and integrative frame work.

To learn more about my approach please click here, and for more about my professional qualifications and background please click here.

Briefly, I work in an egalitarian way as far as possible, and I respect your ability to determine what is right for you. My approach is well suited to people who want to explore their issues at a deep level and who are prepared to reflect on how they are currently living and relating to themselves and to others.

The counselling and psychotherapy service I provide is strictly confidential, with certain legal and ethical limitations. Confidentiality is discussed and explained in more detail during our first session.

If you would like to contact me, you can call me on: 


Or email me at:

My practice is based at:

- 29 Lower Abbey Street, Dublin 1. Located beside the Abbey Street Luas stop and a short walk from Tara Street Dart station (Click here for map).

All sessions are held in professional, comfortable and private consultation rooms.

Please note: If emailing me for an appointment, please include a contact phone number and a rough idea of when it would suit you to take a call. 

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