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Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling

Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling

Show Phone NumberAcademy Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, IrelandIreland
4.6 / 5  Outstanding
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Opening Hours

Monday09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday09:00 - 21:00
Thursday09:00 - 21:00
Friday09:00 - 21:00
Saturday
Sunday
Prices from €60 - Enquire for a fast quote from Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling. Outstanding ServiceScore™: 4.6 from 202 votes. Customer Service Award Winner 2018. 12 verified patient reviews.

Popular Treatments

Psychotherapist Consultation up to €60
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy up to €60
Counselling up to €60
Anger Management up to €60
Stress Management up to €60
Art Therapy up to €60
Bereavement Counselling up to €60
Treatment for Depression up to €60
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About Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling

Based in Kildare Town, Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling offer a professional service with a fully qualified, fully accredited and insured counsellor/ psychotherapist. Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling has an "Outstanding" review rating and has received an award for excellence from WhatClinic.

Below are just some of the difficulties our counselling service can help you with:

Abuse – Emotional/ Physical/ Sexual

Addiction

Adoption

Affairs/ Infidelity

Anger

Anxiety

Bereavement

Bullying

Confidence Issues

Co-dependency

Childhood Issues

Depression 

Divorce/ Separation

Existential Issues

Grief

Loneliness

Loss

Low Self Esteem

Mid Life Crises

Panic Attacks

Personal Growth & Development

Relationship Issues

Sex/ Sexuality/ Sexual Addiction

Shyness

Suicide/ Suicidal Thoughts/ Suicidal Ideation

Termination

Stress

Work Issues...

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from 12 verified reviews Patient Reviews of Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling

"He is kind and emphatic and able to gently challenge those resistant parts"
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5 50Reviewed 03 Jul 2018 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation,Counselling
I have been going to Allan for some months now for psychotherapy and counselling and he has helped me so much, to notice my blind spots, broaden my awareness, show more kindness towards myself and others and has contained my feelings throughout the many emotional breakthroughs.

Most recently, he helped me recognize acceptance for a part of me that I still had shame around. At the right time he beautifully introduced and executed an exercise which had such a powerful effect on me and showed me the huge benefits of this 'shameful part', which are vital to who I am and want to be. I woke up the next morning so appreciative of that part and me as a whole, a feeling I haven't had in a long time.

Allan is an experienced and confident psychotherapist, he is kind and emphatic and able to gently challenge those resistant parts of me for a change to occur. I highly recommend Allan and Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling service. Thank you very much.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Jane. It's been my pleasure!

Jane Ireland
"For the first time in a long time, I can breathe easier and take things one step at a time"
5 50Reviewed 06 Jun 2018 Verified user. Review confirmed by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation
I thoroughly recommend Allan to anybody considering his services. Allan has a gift for making people feel at ease at a difficult time and listened patiently to my ramblings until I eventually got to the point!

For the first time in a long time, I can breathe easier and take things one step at a time when life felt like a runaway train. Allan treats his clients with compassion and humour and has managed to make me feel like myself again. Thanks, Allan.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Shalane. Was my pleasure!

Shalane Ireland
"He made me believe in myself again and helped me see things for what they were"
5 50Reviewed 01 Jun 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation
I was feeling a bit cagey about making an appointment. I’m glad I did felt like Allan was more than happy to help. He slowly unravelled in me, what I couldn’t say to anybody else. I have addiction issues anger issues and missing things like most men.

He made me believe in myself again and helped me see things for what they were, lovely.

Men and his level of professionalism are amazing. He does it in such a way you feel like your talking to your mate about it. It’s nice comforting place, also top bloke Allan is and maybe one day If I ever need help again I would.

Certainly, say go with him he understands the way men think and says enough about him for that. Thanks again Allan.

Super a breath of fresh air.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Christopher. Was my pleasure!

Christopher Ireland
"In one conversation I knew he was going to be the man who had my back"
5 50Reviewed 31 May 2018 We were unable to verify the reviewer.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation
My treatment was the best thing I ever done met with Alan. In one conversation I knew he was going to be the man who had my back. He became somebody who I trusted and looked forward to telling my issues. A gentleman who helped me with issues I was dealing with in a refreshing and comforting way. He also lets you speak and never once judges or makes you feel.

Uneasy one of the nicest men I have met. I am slowly getting myself back to where I belong and I owe a lot to Allan himself.

Lovely office and a great man, need I say no more.
Treated By: Allan
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Christopher Ireland
"It's yourself back, only better, well"
5 50Reviewed 11 Mar 2017 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation
After visiting a few counsellors/psychotherapists I was still at square one, when I found Allan I asked him on our first meeting could he just do the Shallow Hal whammy thing on me, because basically I was exhausted in every way with trying to fix the things locked in my head. I just wanted someone to change that in that instant. He laughed and said lets talk about what's going on.... Fast forward that day, and I finally have the Shallow Hal whammy but in the real sense. Things no longer affect me, life no longer stays in my head, I don't think about or worry about what has happened or what might happen, I just live in today. Something I never ever dreamed I'd do. But the most amazing part, is that it's all just normal. No dramatic changes or hard work, no miraculous epiphany, no new found serenity. Just normality, and that's what Allan gives you, it's yourself back, only better, well
prepared and at your best ever imaginable. For that I'm forever thankful, and grateful beyond words, my life and my story is now mine to own.

Life changing
Total Amount Paid €50
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Louise!

Louise Ireland
"You truly have helped me change my life"
5 50Reviewed 22 Nov 2016 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Counselling
I describe my experience with Kildare Psychotherapy & Counselling as
Life Changing!
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I won't go into the depth of how depressed i was so here is just a quick summery.
I forgot what is was like to be happy.
I was so tough on myself and really believed that my purpose in life was to serve and help everyone else.
My self worth was at rock bottom.
I was on my last emotional leg and just about to totally give up but then i met Alan.

Alan showed me how to find that set of keys that i had lost way back in my happier days.
He help me realise that my happiness is inside of me and i just needed to remember how to access it.
I had been to other places for counselling before but just ended up walking out or stopped going back because i felt they just did not understand me at all.
They were no help to me whatsoever.
Alan was the total opposite.

I felt so comfortable as if i was talking to a close friend.
My words just flowed out and Alan took so much interest in me that he fully understood everything.

In my experience,
Alan is a very friendly, compassionate gentleman,extremely well executed in his field and has a that wonderful natural gift of truly understanding people.

Many thanks Alan.
You truly have helped me change my life.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you so much for your very kind words Martin!

Martin Dublin, Ireland
"Counselling has helped me regain control of my life again"
5 50Reviewed 25 Aug 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Counselling
A lot of confusion and aggression in my life and unable to let go of my past which was Controlling me.

Having never been to counselling I was unsure what to expect but from day 1 Allan made me very comfortable, relaxed and is down to earth. Allan has helped me take back control of my life which I am highly greatful for, things that have been controlling me for the past 30 years I'm now finally in control. I cant recommend Allan highly enough a lovely person and extremely professional. One more thing he went above and beyond for me, many thanks.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Phil!

Phil Ireland
"Allan helped me a lot to get back to being 'me' again"
5 50Reviewed 20 Jul 2016 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Psychotherapist Consultation
I was feeling very low and near to breaking point. I wasn't sure what to do but I was willing to try anything to feel better. That's when I reached out to Allan.

It was tough in the beginning and it felt odd to me to talk to someone i had never met before. I wasn't sure whether I could continue because I couldn't see how it was going to help me. Allan was very professional and easy to talk to and I began to really look forward to our sessions. I soon realised that I was getting a lot out of our meetings and couldn't be without them. Allan helped me a lot to get back to being 'me' again and I would highly recommend him to anyone in need. Allan is really good at his job, i never felt judged but always fully supported. I will always be grateful for his guidance in especially being kinder to myself.
Treated By: Allan
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for your kind words Elise!

Elise Ireland
"Excellent counselling when I was feeling lost"
5 50Reviewed 04 Aug 2015 Review verified by phone.
Treatment Received: Stress Management,Treatment for Depression
Amazing therapist would highly recommend Allan. I was feeling a bit lost within myself and with his help and understanding he helped me to see how good of a person I am and how I deserve like everyone else to be happy.
Thank you very much Allan for all your help

Excellent would highly recommend it. If you are feeling down or lost within yourself you should always look to talk to someone who will not judge you and there is no shame in looking for help and this is the best place to go, I'm glad I did.
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you very much for the kind words Margaret!

Margaret Ireland
"I felt I could talk openly"
5 50Reviewed 09 Jul 2015 Review verified by phone and email.
Treatment Received: Anger Management
I had considered talking to someone on a few occassions but was motivated to actually do something about it after I became a parent and found it harder to control my emotions, in particular my anger. I was feeling very overwhelmed and contacted Allan via email a few times before making an appointment. I was impressed by how quickly I felt I could talk openly and also relieved to have an outlet. I could reassure myself that "I'll talk this through with Allan" when I felt myself getting upset and frustrated. In a short time I had a whole new perspective on how I deal with situations, avoid certain emotions and how much I need to talk. As well as being a calm and patient listener Allan has a wealth of knowledge that helped me unravel what I was feeling and what I was thinking. I am so grateful to have had his help, I have a whole new appreciation for my own journey to date and am so glad I sought out help when I did. I haven't had much experience with counsellors but genuinely didn't think I would receive the insight and feedback I have gained from Allan. This is a very valuable service and I would highly recommend it.

I choose this clinic for its location. It is a discreet place which is comfortable, quiet and undisturbed. I was impressed by the professional manner that Allan would finish a session, he was always considerate if I was upset to allow time to calm myself. He also has a good sense of humour which I was grateful for, it helped to lighten sessions at times. My experience to date has been excellent and has exceeded my expectations.
Treated By: Allan Total Amount Paid €50
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Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP responded to this review:

Thank you for your very kind words Joanne! It's a pleasure to work with you.

Joanne Ireland
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Accreditations

  • IACP - Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Ireland) 

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Psychotherapy

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Accessible to disabled people

Public transport access

Wheelchair accessible toilet

Access without steps

Disabled parking

Patient bathroom

Clinic Services

Emergency service

Home visits

Travel Services

Local travel - Kildare Town is serviced regularly by public trains and buses.

Psychotherapy

up to €60
Anger Management
up to €60
Art Therapy
up to €60
Bereavement Counselling
up to €60
CBT - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
up to €60
Counselling
up to €60
Psychotherapist Consultation
up to €60
Treatment for Depression

General Practice

up to €60
Stress Management

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Insurance

Private Patients Welcome

Mr Allan Clarke BSc (H) MIACP

Job Title:
  Practice Director
Specialisations:
  Counselling, Psychotherapy
Biography:

Allan is a fully qualified Psychotherapist/ Counsellor and holds an 

Honours Bachelor of Science Degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from the University of Middlesex, London and a Diploma from PCI College.

He also holds a Certificate in the Therapeutic Use of Mindfulness and has completed extensive further training related to the psychotherapy field. Most recently having completed The Science of Happiness course via the University of California, Berkeley. He has been a mindfulness practitioner for a number of years and also teaches group and one to one classes in Meditation & Mindfulness.

Allan has been registered with the IACP (Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) since 2011 and adheres to their Code of Ethics & Practice. He also undertakes additional further training every year as is required as part of the IACP’s Continuing Professional Development framework.

His Approach

Allan believes no two clients are the same, and thus working from an integrative approach is how he believes be can be of the most assistance. His 2 main approaches are:

  • Humanistic (Person Centred)
  • Psychodynamic 

He also utilises:

  • Art Therapy
  • CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Choice Theory
  • Dream Interpretation
  • Existentialism
  • Family Systems
  • Gestalt
  • Mindfulness
  • REBT (Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Schema Therapy

Please feel free to contact Allan with any queries you may have.

Show Phone NumberAcademy Street, Kildare Town, Co. Kildare, IrelandIreland