Psychotherapy and Family Therapy Service

Providing professional, low-cost, community-based therapy and support services to Dublin 15

What We Do

We provide a safe and supportive context for people experiencing a wide range of concerns. We help you examine and appreciate how you and others close to you respond to these issues.

Psychotherapy involves talking about your concerns with a professionally qualified person who is trained to listen and to assist you to make sense of difficulties or concerns.

At Genesis we can help you explore possible options and find more effective responses to your situation. Successful outcomes can help you regain a better sense of meaning and harmony in your life and relationships with those closest to you. You will become better equipped to respond to all of life’s challenges.

We work with individuals, couples and families.

Our premises

Typical concerns include:

  • Abuse: psychological and sexual
  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Child and adolescent problems
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Violence

How We Work

Our therapy centre is open on a daytime and evening basis. Please contact us directly to make an appointment.

Other professional services and agencies are welcome to contact us to enquire about the service and may recommend us to their clients or patients. We work with many local support agencies and services including doctors.

If referring someone, you should note that the person who wishes to attend the service  must make the final arrangements themselves.

The following steps take place when a client looks to avail of the service:

  • If you would like an appointment with Genesis you can make contact with us by phone on 01 820 2764.
  • A member of the Administration Team will takes some details from you, including name, date of birth, address, contact number and availability.
  • We will offer you an assessment appointment which is a face-to-face assessment with a senior therapist in Genesis. This will be an opportunity for us to explain how we work at Genesis and what you can expect from your time with us. It is also an opportunity for us to get a better understanding of how we can work with and support you, to meet your individual needs.
  • Once the assessment takes place, you are put on our waiting list until an appointment with a suitable therapist becomes available.


The confidentiality of client information is a central and integral part of the work we do at Genesis. The Genesis Team understands that confidentiality is paramount to ensuring that our clients feel safe and comfortable attending our service. We are fully committed to ensuring that all clients information is managed in line with accepted best practice and relevant legislation.

In line with best practice and legislation there are limits to confidentiality. Confidential information may be shared with an external third party when:

  • The service user discloses information which reveals a substantial risk of harm to self or others or where is a suspicion or risk of harm to children. In this instance, Genesis will follow the guidelines and reporting procedure as set out in Children First: National Guidance for the Protection and Welfare of Children (Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs, 2011).
  • Limits to confidentiality will be discussed in your initial assessment session.



A small subsidized fee is charged for each appointment and is based on a patient’s ability to pay.

Genesis is a low-cost service, which means that it is based on what people can pay. The maximum fee is €35.00 and it slides down to a minimum of €15.00 per session. However, if this is difficult then you can discuss the fee when you meet with your therapist at your first session.

Our Therapists

The psychotherapists in Genesis have qualified in systemic family therapy, individual psychotherapy or child/play therapy. Some of our therapists are completing the final stage of their clinical training under supervision. The service operates in compliance with the Code of Ethics and training standards of The Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI), The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), The Irish Association for Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP), The Irish Council for Psychotherapy and The European Association of Psychotherapy, assuring you of the highest professional standards of confidentiality and practice.

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Contact Us


Family Therapy Association of Ireland

Family Therapy Association of Ireland

The Family Therapy Association of Ireland FTAI is the professional organisation which represents family therapy and therapists in Ireland.

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Irish Council for Psychotherapy

Irish Council for Psychotherapy

The Irish Council for Psychotherapy is the national umbrella body for psychotherapy in Ireland, representing over 1,250 psychotherapists.

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European Association for Psychotherapy

European Association for Psychotherapy

The EAP represents 128 psychotherapy organisations from 41 European countries.

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Our Partners

Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task Force

Blanchardstown Local Drugs Task force

The local agency who work to reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol to users, their families and the wider community


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The Child and Family Agency established in 2014 and is the dedicated State agency responsible for improving wellbeing and outcomes for children.


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Clanwilliam Institute

Clanwilliam Institute is a registered charity committed to making psychotherapy services accessible to all.

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