Counselling with an experienced therapist in Dublin

Dr Elaine Ryan

Counselling Psychologist

Over 16000 people have benefited from my online therapy courses.

After working as a psychologist for 20 years, I wanted to make quality therapy accessible and affordable.

Dr Elaine Ryan

Elaine is a Doctor of Psychology with over 20 years of experience. She is professionally trained in many therapy models, including CBT, ACT and DBT, and has extensive experience working in the National Health Service in the UK.

Dr of Psychology  |  MSc Psychology  |  BSc Psychology

Member of the UK Society for Behavioural Medicine

Chartered Psychologist with The British Psychological Society

Registered European Psychologist

dr Elaine Ryan

Help with


This is a very detailed guide to help you understand everything about anxiety. If you are unsure if you have anxiety or need to know more about the emotion, this guide will help. Read more on anxiety.

Thinking about


It isn’t easy to know where to start if you are thinking about counselling. There are so many types of counsellors in Dublin and different models of therapy it can be off-putting.

I appreciate how daunting it can be when you decide to seek counselling. It is not just about choosing the person, but what type of therapist would be best, and what therapy model will help you?

CBT therapy


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I can help you with this by explaining the difference between all the types of counsellors, therapists and psychologists, which ones are best suited to particular types of problems, and what therapy models are suitable for your particular problem.


Counsellor, therapist or psychotherapist?

All of these titles are part of the helping profession, and your therapy experience will differ depending on your therapist’s training.

How long will therapy last?

The answer to this depends on the type of therapist you choose to see and their therapy model. For example, when I worked in the NHS, it was usual to work within a six session model when offering CBT. If you meet with someone for psychoanalysis, you could be in therapy weekly or more for years!

Counselling or CBT?

It isn’t easy the first time you look for therapy as you will come across phrases such as counselling and CBT therapy, and you may feel you have to choose without knowing the difference.  Counselling is a talking therapy, and CBT is a model of therapy.

Is therapy expensive?

Therapy can be expensive, yes. Meeting with someone with impeccable qualifications and experience will be well over €100 per session.  This was one of the main reasons I made online courses. To give access to CBT at an affordable price.

What is CBT?

If you have been thinking about CBT therapy, but did not understand how it worked, this short explainer video will explain the main concepts of the model to you.

man lying on couch talking to therapist on a screen with Dr Elaine Ryan logo

Models of therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

CBT is a model of therapy that I have been working in for almost 20 years.

The model works well for anxiety disorders.

Read how CBT works.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

I first trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy or ACT for short during my doctoral training.

Find out more about ACT

Talking therapies

Talking therapies is the name given to the models of therapies that help you without using medication.

Read more on talking therapy.