Counselling for Trauma
Blanchardstown, Dublin 15

Accidents, childhood wounds, and
developmental trauma

The influence of trauma on an individual’s emotional and physical well-being cannot be overstated. Our counsellors and psychotherapists understand the intricacies of trauma and the critical need for compassionate help to facilitate healing and empower individuals to reclaim control of their lives at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre. Trauma counseling services include treatment for developmental trauma, complex trauma, acute trauma, and chronic trauma. We are committed to accompanying you on a transforming path of healing and personal growth with our skilled therapists. Reclaim your life and heal from past wounds!

Understanding Trauma and Its Impact

Trauma can have a significant impact on a person’s mental, emotional, and physical well-being. at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre recognize the intricacies of trauma and the need of offering specialized support to help clients heal and reclaim control of their lives. Our trauma counselling services are intended to address various types of trauma, such as developmental trauma, complex trauma, acute trauma, and chronic trauma. We are committed to helping you on a journey of healing and transformation with a team of professional and compassionate therapists.

Counselling for Developmental Trauma

Developmental trauma refers to unpleasant childhood experiences that can have long-term consequences on an individual’s overall development. Unresolved developmental trauma can have an affect on one’s relationships, self-esteem, and ability to cope with stress. At Blanchardstown Therapy Centre we provide a secure and caring atmosphere for clients to address their prior experiences and create healthy coping techniques.

Our developmental trauma counselling services strive to assist you in comprehending the consequences of developmental trauma. Our therapists will work with you to uncover particular childhood traumas and explore how they may be influencing your current life. In order to promote healing and growth we create a supportive space where you can process your emotions, rewrite negative narratives, and develop healthier ways of relating to yourself and others using evidence-based therapeutic approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and play therapy. If you want to discover more about developmental trauma and its general impacts, please visit the following writing on developmental trauma.

Counselling for Complex Trauma

Complex trauma is defined as recurrent and protracted exposure to traumatic events, which frequently occur within interpersonal relationships or abuse networks. This form of trauma can severely alter a person’s sense of self, relationships, and overall functioning. At Blanchardstown Therapy Centre we recognise the specific issues associated with complex trauma and provide compassionate support suited to your requirements.

Complex trauma trauma counselling services attempt to re-establish the safety and trust that have been lost. We prioritise the creation of a safe and supportive therapeutic environment in which you can express your experiences without fear or judgement. Our therapists are trauma-informed and will walk you through the recovery process at your own pace. The goal is empowerment and resilience: we help you develop healthy coping skills, enhance your sense of self, and rebuild confidence in yourself and others by combining trauma-focused therapies such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.

We recommend visiting this Maynooth University article on complex trauma to learn more about complex trauma and its impact in Ireland.

Counselling for Acute Trauma

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To address immediate distress and stabilisation, our therapists are trained to deliver trauma-focused interventions to assist you in managing acute symptoms including anxiety, panic, and flashbacks. To enhance stability and emotional control, we emphasise grounding techniques, relaxation measures, and trauma-informed treatments.

Facilitate post-traumatic growth: We help you process the traumatic incident, reframe negative attitudes, and restore a sense of safety and hope by using evidence-based treatments including Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT) and mindfulness-based interventions.

We recommend visiting Trauma Response Network Ireland for further information and resources on acute trauma in Ireland.

The Path to Overcoming Trauma: Taking the First Step

Contacting us at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre is the first step towards wellness and working through your trauma. We try to make it easy and convenient for people to seek out help for trauma-related issues. Our counsellors and psychotherapists at Blanchardstown Therapy Centre provide a supportive and compassionate setting for the duration of your therapeutic journey. 

Related 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 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.

Booking a Trauma Counselling session
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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.