Welcome to Aspen Counselling

How Can We Help?

  • Aspen counselling service is a Low Cost Counselling service in the heart of Lucan Village.

  • Working with a team of over 40 therapists

 

  • Consultation within 48 hours of the initial contact 

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A Safe Confidential Experience 

Low Cost Counselling

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Our Services

See our full range of services for individuals, couples or families to deal with or overcome issues that are causing pain and distress.

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Our Centre

All our rooms are warm and inviting, a place to feel comfortable and are conducive to support the clinical process.

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About Us

Aspen counselling was set up to make therapy affordable and accessible to all.   All our therapists are experienced and registered working within their professional guidelines

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Our Counsellors Are Here For You

Find a therapist that suits your needs

 

Connect With Aspen

Use our mobile App to access our services, events or even to make a payment

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How We Can Help You?

See Our Full Range Of Services

Consultation within 48 hours

 
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Individuals

Often past experiences may hold us back or prevent us from moving forward with a more positive outlook. Individual counselling offers a unique opportunity to make sense of your life experiences and help us to achieve more positive outcomes in the future.

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Couples Therapy

Couples therapy supports both partners in the relationship, to open up and examine the problems that are causing pain and finding new ways of being together. You can then gain insight into the difficulties and move forward together with a new perspective.

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Teens

The pathways from childhood to the teenage years can often present challenges for teenagers and parents. Counselling can provide young people with opportunities to explore their lives and bring about positive changes for the better.

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Child / Play Therapy

Aspen are delighted to be able to provide a Child Play Therapy room which is available to all children in need of therapy through the medium of play. Our dedicated therapist specializes in both child development and adolescent psychotherapy. Play therapy is a development appropiate dimention where the toys provide a lannguage for the child to work through their issues, such as Anxiety, Breavement, Low-Self Esteem, Anger, Bullying, Parental Separation and Trauma, from ages four and up.

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Families

Families experience many changes which can often be stressful for family members. We provide a supportive environment for family members to explore those changes and focus on creating opportunities for more positive outcomes.

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Anxiety or Stress

There are many triggers that can take you over the edge, including stress and personal issues. Sudden, drastic changes in your personal life, such as the death of a spouse or family member, marital separation or divorce, the loss of a job, incarceration or personal injury can result in emotional overload and overwhelming feelings of helplessness.

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Depression

Depression is a state of low mood and aversion to activity that can affect a person's thoughts, behaviors, feelings and sense of well-being. People with depressed mood can feel sad, anxious, empty, hopeless, worthless, guilty, irritable, ashamed or restless. They may lose interest in activities that were once pleasurable, experience loss of appetite or overeating, have problems concentrating, attempt or commit suicide.

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Suicidal Ideation

If you are Experiencing a lot of emotional pain or distress, and losing hope that things can improve, you may have suicidal thoughts. It is important to find something that suits you and meets your particular needs. Aspen has experienced therapists who will listen to you and assess your needs and provide you with the necessary tools to enable you to cope.

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Esteem/Assertiveness/Confidence

Self-esteem exists on a continuum, from high to low, and low self-esteem is associated with self-doubt, self-criticism, social isolation, suppressed anger, and shame. Low self-esteem is also a symptom of several mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression. People with low self-esteem may work with therapists on becoming more assertive, confident, and self-aware.

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Bereavement/Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It is the emotional suffering one feels when something or someone the individual loves is taken away. Grief is also a reaction to any loss. The grief associated with death is familiar to most people, but individuals grieve in connection with a variety of losses throughout their lives, such as unemployment, ill health or the end of a relationship. Loss can be categorized as either physical or abstract

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Self- Harming

The most common form of self-harm is skin-cutting but self-harm also covers a wide range of behaviours including, but not limited to, burning, scratching, banging or hitting body parts, interfering with wound healing (dermatillomania), hair-pulling (trichotillomania) and the ingestion of toxic substances or objects.

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Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are psychological illnesses defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Bulimia Nervosa and Anorexia Nervosa are the most common specific forms of eating disorders. Other types of eating disorders include binge eating disorder and Other Specified Feeding and Eating Disorders (OSFED).

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Addiction

Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued use/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities. This activity has an effect on all aspects of our lives such as our relationships in the home, schools, work place as well as in the day-to-day existence.

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Anger Management

In humans, stress typically describes a negative condition or a positive condition that can have an impact on a person's mental and physical well-being.

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Work Stress or Bullying

Repeated inappropriate behaviour, direct or indirect, whether verbal, physical or otherwise, conducted by one or more persons against another or others, at the place of work and/or in the course of employment, which could reasonably be regarded as undermining the individual's right to dignity at work.

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Sexual Abuse

Everyone has the right to tell the truth about his / her own life "People don't need to be forced to grow. All we need is favourable circumstances: respect, love, honesty, and the space to explore." ‐ Ellen Bass. We offer a space where you can share your experience of childhood / adult sexual violence with a professional psychotherapist who will help you to face what has happened and to understand and address the impact sexual abuse has had on your life.

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PTSD

A Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptoms occur when people are exposed to catastrophic trauma, such as war, threatened or actual physical assault, threatened or actual sexual violation, threatened or actual loss of life (self or others), being kidnapped and/or taken hostage, terrorist attack, torture, being a prisoner of war, natural or man-made disasters, medical crisis (waking during surgery, anaphylactic shock) and severe vehicular accidents.

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Online Counselling

We're currently facing difficult times with the Covid-19 outbreak. The pandemic has caused unexpected and severe change to our lives, such as work and school moving online and unemployment. Many of us are anxious about the future and currently struggling to adjust to the changes we're facing.

Testimonials

Sarah, Career Mother

I have gained self-confidence and I am now able to cope at work and at home.  Therapy has truly helped me.

Jane, Confidence

An individual learning experience.
Freeing, enabling and empowering.

John, Loss

He listened to me when nobody else did.

Our Partners & Members

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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

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Location & Open Hours

ADDRESS:  15/16 Main St, Esker North

Lucan, Co. Dublin, K78 N6K1

OPEN: 

Mon - Thur:     8.45am to 9pm

Fri - Sat:          8.45am to 5pm