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If you are struggling with mental illness of any form know that there is help available.
Call Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy to book an appointment in a
safe, non-judgemental environment in Kildare.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Margaret at Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy has achieved an MSC Masters in Clinical Psychotherapy & Psychology with over 25 years of experience. I utilise my expertise to provide support through psychotherapy and counselling services for clients in Kildare, Dublin, Wicklow, and Meath.


Counselling is provided to each person we see at Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy on an individual basis in order to develop the most appropriate treatment for them. I will help you to explore the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are negatively affecting you and ways in which you can overcome these thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a safe environment.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

At Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy we also practice cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) which involves finding practical and problem oriented solutions to your problems via collaboration. I work closely with each client to help them understand difficulties that can arise in the relationship between thoughts, feelings, behaviours and body responses, ultimately attempting to break negative cycles of unhelpful thoughts and behaviours. CBT focuses on the thoughts and attitudes an individual holds and the affects these have on the individual’s behaviours.

CBT can be used alone or in unison with other therapeutic treatments. No individual is the same and I will always work to tailor a treatment plan that will work for you.

What Does CBT Treat?

Review studies have found cognitive behavioural therapy to be effective in the treatment of a range of disorders including:

✔ Depression
✔ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
✔ Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
✔ Anxiety
✔ Eating Disorders

If you think you would benefit from the application of CBT contact Brideswell Counselling and Psychotherapy today to arrange for a consultation.

  • What is anxiety, and how do I know if I have it?
    Anxiety is a normal human emotion, but when it becomes excessive and interferes with daily life, it may be an anxiety disorder. Symptoms include excessive worry, restlessness, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty concentrating.
  • What types of anxiety disorders exist?
    Common types include Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Specific Phobias. Each has unique characteristics and treatment approaches.
  • Can therapy help with anxiety?
    Absolutely. Psychotherapy, such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can be highly effective in treating anxiety. It helps individuals identify and manage triggers and develop coping strategies.
  • Is anxiety a lifelong condition?
    Not necessarily. With the right treatment and support, many people can effectively manage and even overcome their anxiety.
  • What should I expect during my first therapy session for anxiety?
    In your initial session, I will ask about your symptoms, history, and goals. Brideswell Counselling & Psychotherapy will work with you to develop a personalised treatment plan.
  • What is stress, and why is it important to address?
    Stress is a natural response to challenging situations, but when it becomes chronic or overwhelming, it can negatively impact our physical and mental health. Addressing stress is crucial because it can lead to various health problems, including anxiety, depression, and even physical ailments like heart disease.
  • How can counselling and psychotherapy help with stress management?
    My counselling and psychotherapy services provide a safe and supportive environment to explore the root causes of your stress. Our expert therapists employ evidence-based techniques to help you identify coping strategies, develop resilience, and manage stressors more effectively.
  • Can stress management techniques be incorporated into daily life?
    Absolutely. I will teach you practical stress management techniques that you can integrate into your daily routine. These may include mindfulness exercises, relaxation techniques, and cognitive-behavioural strategies.
  • What are common OCD symptoms?
    Common symptoms include excessive cleaning, checking, counting, arranging, or intrusive thoughts about harm, contamination, or perfectionism.
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