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CBT Therapy

Don't let your struggles hold you back any longer. With CBT therapy from Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, you can find your way to a brighter future.

CBT is a type of psychotherapy that focuses on changing negative thought patterns and behaviours. It's based on the idea that our thoughts, feelings, and actions are interconnected and that by changing our thoughts, we can change how we feel and behave.


CBT Therapy embodies many practices listed throughout the site, each of which, you can learn more of. Which practises we utilise and practise during your sessions depends on your goals, and we can implement elements of one or two, or all the following:

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Person Centred Therapy

  • Acceptance Therapy

  • Compassion Focused Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Mindfulness

  • Counselling


This may seem intangible, or sound like an abstract concept at the moment, but as a qualified therapist, I am here to provide you with the support and guidance you need to overcome challenges such as addiction, anxiety, depression, trauma, eating disorders, bereavement, and stress, utilising practises from CBT Therapy. I fully believe in the power of therapy and its ability to transform lives, and I are committed to helping you achieve your goals.


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CBT Therapy for Addiction

Addiction is a complex and challenging issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It can have a devastating impact on you, your relationships, and your health. I offer a range of therapeutic services to support you in overcoming addiction. I have previously a diploma in sexual addiction and also a certificate in drugs counselling, both of which specialised in implementing CBT Therapy techniques, which studies have shown is a highly effective treatment for addiction of all types.

CBT Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health issue that can have a significant impact on all aspects of your wellbeing. It can cause you to feel overwhelmed, stressed, and unable to cope with everyday life. At Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer a range of therapeutic services to support you in managing anxiety. Together we will find the right practises that you can implement into your everyday life to keep calm.

CBT Therapy for Depression

Depression is a serious mental health issue that affects almost 20% of the Irish population. It can cause you to feel sad, hopeless, and unable to enjoy life. CBT Therapy can help you implement strategies to mitigate these emotions, leaving you feel empowered.

CBT Therapy for Trauma

Trauma is a deeply distressing or disturbing experience. It can cause you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and unable to cope with everyday tasks, or can cause some individuals to go into what is known as ‘survival mode’ which can affect their quality of life for years, creating a barrier that stops the individual from reaching their full potential. At Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, we offer a range of therapeutic services to support you in healing from all types of traumas.

CBT Therapy for Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental health issues that can have a huge effect on a person’s health and wellbeing. They can cause you to feel ashamed, guilty, and out of control. At Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer a range of therapeutic CBT Therapy services and practises to support you in overcoming you eating disorder, delivering you with a newfound sense of confidence and peace within yourself that was perhaps missing before.

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CBT Therapy for Bereavement

Bereavement is a deeply distressing experience that can a painful knock-on effect. It can cause you to feel sad, lonely, and unable to cope with everyday life. I will guide you through the grieving process and help you manage these feelings in a constructive way, encouraging you to feel without too much impediment on everyday tasks.

CBT Therapy for Stress

Stress is a common issue that affects everyone and is increasing by the day. It can cause you to feel overwhelmed, anxious, and unable to cope. At Clarina Counselling & Psychotherapy, I offer a range of techniques and practises to support you in managing stress.


Starting counselling can be daunting, but I assure you there is absolutely nothing to worry about. Get in touh to learn more about counselling and psychotherapy in Limerick.

  • What is psychotherapy, and how does it differ from counselling?
    Psychotherapy involves a more in-depth exploration of emotional issues and typically addresses deeper-rooted patterns and concerns. Counselling tends to focus on specific problems and finding solutions for them within a shorter timeframe.
  • How do I know if I need psychotherapy or counselling?
    I can help you determine the most suitable approach based on your individual needs and goals. If you're unsure, feel free to contact us for a consultation to discuss your concerns and explore your options.
  • How long does therapy typically last?
    The duration of therapy varies depending on factors such as the nature of your concerns, your goals for therapy, and your progress over time. Some clients may achieve their goals in a few sessions, while others may benefit from longer-term therapy.
  • Is therapy confidential?
    Yes, confidentiality is a fundamental aspect of therapy. I adhere to strict ethical guidelines and professional standards to ensure that your privacy is protected at all times. Exceptions to confidentiality are rare and typically involve situations where there is a risk of harm to yourself or others.
  • What types of issues can therapy help with?
    Therapy can be beneficial for a wide range of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship difficulties, stress management, self-esteem issues, and more. I have extensive expertise in various therapeutic approaches to address diverse concerns effectively.
  • What happens during the first therapy session?
    During the initial session, your therapist will gather information about your current concerns, personal history, and therapy goals. This session also provides an opportunity for you to ask questions, discuss your expectations for therapy, and build rapport.
  • How often will I need to attend therapy sessions?
    The frequency of therapy sessions depends on your individual needs and preferences. Initially, sessions may be scheduled weekly or bi-weekly to establish momentum and progress. Over time, session frequency may decrease as you make strides towards your therapy goals.
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