Rathgar and Sundrive – Counselling & Psychotherapy

The Rathgar and Sundrive Consultancy Centre, is a thriving, dynamic counselling centre in the heart of Rathgar and Kimmage villages. It was established in 2005 by Orla McHugh, and the ever increasing number of doctors referring to the centre, is a testimony to the range and quality of the counselling and psychotherapy services that are offered at the centre.

Ours is a safe, non- judgemental environment that is humanistic in its outlook, believing in the inherent worth and value of each person. Our therapists are acutely aware of the sheer difficulty sometimes experienced by individuals in simply living. We use a variety of theoretical approaches, combining those that are most appropriate to the clients’ presenting issues and stated preferences.  In the treatment of certain issues such as Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and Panic Attacks, the theoretical approach used will be mainly Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as it is seen to be the most effective treatment for such conditions. Certain therapists have particular areas of expertise, such as in the treatment of bereavement, relationship issues, food disorders, addiction, family therapy etc. Most individuals are first assessed by Orla McHugh. During (or before) the assessment session questionnaires are completed which will indicate areas that need attention, individual’s needs will be discussed and therapy goals identified. (120.00 euro) They will then be  referred to the therapist deemed to be most suitable to treat their presenting issues and therapeutic requirements. A course of treatment will be proposed and the duration of therapy agreed upon at this point. We are results focused, and the quality and experience of our counsellors is a major contributing factor in the positive outcomes we achieve with our clients.

Opening Hours

Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm

Saturday 10am – 5pm

Sunday Emergency Only

Often G.Ps refer to the Rathgar and Sundrive Centres because they believe that therapeutic support will enhance the course of treatment they have prescribed for their patients. Indeed, research studies show that a combination of medication and therapy lead to the best outcomes in most cases. We work with individuals who are prescribed medication, and neither do we advise or influence individuals in relation to medication. Such matters are dealt with solely between the client and their medical doctor.

Our Services

We treat Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Relationship and Couples counselling, Sexual Assault and Abuse (statutory reporting in such cases is mandatory), Work Related Stress, Bullying, Addiction – gambling, sex, drugs, alcohol, Child and Adolescent Counselling, Anger Management, Food and Body Image, Sexuality (LGBT) issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome, Pre and Post Natal Depression and Anxiety

Contact Info

Address:

Rathgar and Sundrive Consultancy Centre
Top Floor  8, Orwell Road
Rathgar , Dublin 6

30 Sundrive Road, Kimmage

Dublin 12

Phone: 086 898 5666

E-Mail: orla@rathgarconsultancy.com

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