Life Transitions Counselling
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Navigating Major Life Changes and Coping with Transitions

Life is a tapestry interwoven with a myriad of transitions, some expected while others catch us by surprise. These shifts can be invigorating and life-altering, yet they also present challenges that are daunting to tackle alone. At Blanchardstown Therapy Centre, we deeply comprehend the significance of life transitions and offer specialized counselling services to empower individuals on their journey toward personal growth and fulfilment. Our team of compassionate and skilled counsellors is committed to providing the necessary support and guidance to navigate these transitions with confidence.

Understanding Major Life Changes

Significant life transitions can have a huge impact on our mental health. Whether we are finishing our schooling, getting married, becoming parents, or exploring a new career, these transitions bring up a variety of emotions and challenges. While some adjustments are exciting and positive, others can be overwhelming and burdensome. Change can cause anxiety, despair, and other mental health issues due to its unpredictability and turmoil. It is critical to recognise and validate these emotions, and to seek help from loved ones or a counsellor as needed.

Our Counselling Approach

Seeking professional counselling during times of transition can catalyse profound human growth and self-discovery. We assist individuals to handle their unique life changes with resilience and self-assurance by using a collaborative and sympathetic approach:

Help with Clarity and Self-Reflection

We help you to a deeper knowledge of your beliefs, goals, and aspirations by participating in introspection and careful exploration. This increased self-awareness provides a solid platform for making sound judgements during times of transformation.

Encourage Effective Problem-Solving Strategies

Life changes frequently bring unforeseen obstacles and uncertainty. Our caring counsellors teach you practical skills and coping mechanisms for efficiently managing stress, overcoming barriers, and adapting to new situations.

Facilitate Personal Development

Transition periods provide possibilities for personal growth and significant transformation. We provide expert direction and empathetic support to assist you in realising your full potential, discovering untapped skills, and cultivating a strong sense of empowerment as you navigate through the process.

Applications of Life Transition Counselling


Moving to a new city, country, or continent and adjusting to a new environment and culture. Relocation counselling can assist individuals in coping with the stress and emotional impact of moving by assisting them in adapting to a new environment, comprehending different cultures, and building a feeling of belonging.


Becoming a parent and managing the obligations and joys of child rearing. Parenting assistance may provide vital insights and tactics for navigating the obligations and joys of parenting children, assisting adults in adapting to their new position and managing the obstacles that come with it.

Empty Nest

Children leaving home for college or starting their own lives cause huge disruptions in daily routines and dynamics. Our counsellors and psychotherapists can assist parents through the emotional problems of their children leaving home, allowing them to redefine their roles, find personal fulfilment, and begin a new chapter in their life.

Health Crises

A health crisis is typically unexpected and might include dealing with a significant sickness, injury, or disability, as well as adjusting to changes in physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Counseling can offer you emotional support and practical guidance if you are facing serious health challenges. Therapy can also help to adapt to the changes in your physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and find ways to live a fulfilling life despite the limitations.

Getting married

Making a life-long commitment and creating a life with a partner is a significant change in one’s life, and can be quite  daunting. Relationship counselling can assist couples in laying a solid foundation for their lifelong commitment by improving communication, resolving problems, and cultivating emotional connection.

Career Change

Changing professions or sectors in order to follow a new professional path or passion, can be quite challenging. Blanchardstown Therapy Centre both  provides Life Coaching and Business and Leadership Coaching to tackle this challenge. This will help you explore new job choices, uncover transferrable abilities, overcome self-doubt, and plan a successful transition.


Transitioning from the workplace to a period of relaxation and personal pursuits can be both exciting and daunting at the same time. Transition counselling can help people adjust to the emotional changes that come with retirement, discover new interests, and find meaning and fulfilment in this new stage of life.

Getting Support for Life Transitions: Taking the First Step

Our counsellors provide the support needed to embrace life’s transitions, find clarity, and enjoy fulfilment, whether you are dealing with retirement, a new career, divorce, the loss of a loved one empty nest syndrome, or coping with bereavement. Schedule a consultation today, we are happy to support you!

Issues Your Individual Counsellor Can Help You With

Individual counselling is a personal opportunity to receive support and experience growth during challenging times in life. Our counsellors and psychotherapists can provide safety, healing, and understanding in a confidential environment, thereby facilitating self-awareness, self-acceptance, and the strength to change. Counselling isn’t just about addressing mental health issues, it can also involve discussing and resolving personal dilemmas, making decisions, and navigating the challenges of life.

Counsellors at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre are trained to listen empathetically, to help you explore and understand your feelings, and to provide you with the necessary tools and techniques to manage and overcome your difficulties. With diverse approaches and methods at their disposal, our psychologists can address a broad spectrum of issues ranging from everyday stresses to complex mental health conditions. Our professional counsellors are capable of assisting you through various situations, providing an invaluable source of support and guidance.

Counselling for Anxiety

This type of therapy addresses excessive concern, panic episodes, phobias and social anxiety in order to encourage calm and better functioning.

Counselling for Depression

Employs a variety of therapy modalities to reduce feelings of depression, hopelessness, and poor motivation.

Counselling for Trauma

Assists you in processing and recovering from prior traumatic events, easing uncomfortable symptoms, and enhancing general wellbeing.

Counselling for Relationship Difficulties

Investigates patterns of communication, resolving problems, and improving interpersonal skills to promote stronger and more fulfilling relationships.

Counselling for Self-Esteem and Identity Issues

Your counsellor helps you to work towards building self-confidence, challenging self-critical thoughts, and fostering a positive self-image. This helps you to develop your values, beliefs, and better sense of self.

Counselling for Stress and Burn-Out

Improves general resilience by learning efficient coping mechanisms and relaxation techniques.

Counselling for Bereavement, Grief and Loss

Supports you as you go through the grieving process, assisting them in navigating the feelings of loss and discovering meaning in their experiences.

Counselling for Anger Management

Helps people to identify their triggers, delve into their emotions, and find constructive ways to vent and control their anger.

Counselling for Addiction

Your counsellor helps you to address substance abuse, gambling problems or behavioural addictions through therapy focused on understanding triggers, developing, coping skills, and promoting recovery.

Counselling for Eating Disorders and Body Image Concerns

Helps you to examine harmful eating habits, distorted body image, and underlying emotional problems that contribute to disordered eating.

Counselling for Work-Related Challenges

This type of counselling helps you to manage work-related stress, enhancing work-life balance, and creating coping mechanisms.

Counselling for Existential Concerns

Explores questions about existence’s nature, meaning, and purpose with the intention of helping people find their own meanings and lead fulfilling lives.

Counselling for Life Transitions

Helps people adjust to significant life changes including moving, changing careers, having a child, or getting divorced.

Therapy for Autism

Avail of autism therapy services in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Therapy can reduce the impact of restricted behaviours and enhance social communication and  relationships.

CBT Therapy

Don’t let life’s challenges hold you back. Reclaim control, unlock your potential, and embrace the life you deserve with the help of one of our CBT therapists.

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Once you find a therapist whose skills and methodology resonate with you, we encourage you to reach out to them directly. Their contact details, including their direct phone number, are available on their profile page for your convenience.
Irene Ryan

Irene Ryan

I strive to offer a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their difficulties and achieve their goals. I have a background working with children and people with intellectual disabilities, and individuals with ASD. I have experience working with anxiety, stress, panic, trauma, anger, and self-esteem. My approach is client-centered and tailored to the needs of the individual.

Chloe Murphy

Chloe Murphy

With a BSc in Psychology and an MA in counselling and psychotherapy I have developed the specialised skills to support individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Intellectual Disabilities (ID). My current work as an assistant clinical psychologist has allowed me to gain a keen understanding into the unique challenges and strengths of these individuals.

Blanchardstown Therapy Center – Dublin 15

Ideally located in Blanchardstown, Dublin 15, at the junction of Blanchardstown Main Street and Clonsilla Road, we offer anxiety counselling and psychotherapy services to customers who reside or work in around Blanchardstown, Mulhuddart, Clonsilla, Castleknock and Tyrrellstown.