Dr Elaine Ryan
is a Doctor of Psychology with over 20 years of experience. She is a skilled and experienced therapist with a background of working in the NHS in the UK before setting up a clinic in Dublin.
Dr Ryan’s guarantee
I have taken two decades of experience and made online self-help therapy courses. These courses contain everything you need to help you help yourself and become your own therapist. I offer a no-questions-asked full refund within 30 days if you are unhappy.
How I can help you
Knowing where to start if you are thinking about counselling is difficult. 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.
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 suit your specific problem.
Read more about our models of therapy
If you have been thinking about CBT therapy but do not understand how it works, this short video will explain the main concepts of the model to you.
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.