Welcome to the Online Home of Dublin City Psychotherapy Services

Vastly Experienced

Over 20 years of experience and expertise working in mental health

Highly Professional

Highly qualified and fully accredited to professional organisations

Ethical Ethos

Fully committed to the professional code of ethics

A Time to Talk

At a time when you may be feeling overwhelmed with life and struggling to cope with your emotions, it can be extremely beneficial to speak with a professional.

Here at Dublin City Psychotherapy you can be assured of a professional, discreet and non-judgemental counseling service that will assist you with any concerns you may be experiencing and help you to gain insight and understanding into your situation.

Know that you are not alone when it comes to seeking professional assistance. In all sectors of society, across all age groups, speaking about one’s difficulties has never been more important than it is in today’s modern Ireland. Increasingly, we are seeing health professionals, politicians and even celebrities speaking out about the importance of strong mental health and psychotherapy services.

Online Sessions Available

Covid-19 has posed many challenges but we don’t need to face these challenges alone. While in-person appointments may not be possible for everyone, online and telephone therapy sessions are available. So you can now receive professional psychotherapy help from the comfort of your own home.

Claire’s Treatments

Claire Hawkes has been providing support, guidance, and a listening ear through a psychoanalytic approach to counseling for over 20 years and is dedicated to contributing in her own way to an increased understanding of mental health in Ireland.

Her unique approach means that she not only addresses the presenting issues but also explores the underlying psychological causes of your distress.

Claire’s overall approach to psychotherapy and counseling aims to assist you by working through your current difficulties and equipping you with the knowledge and strength to work through any difficult situations that may arise in the future.




Borderline States

Eating Disorders

Life Challenges

Panic Attacks

Relationship Issues



Workplace Problems

Life Stage Concerns

The treatments listed here are by no means exhaustive, so please do feel free to get in touch if you would like to speak with Claire about an issue or condition that is not listed.

Every individual is unique and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to psychotherapy, this is why Claire will really take the time to listen and decide best how to proceed based on presenting concerns.

Learn about the benefits of seeing a psychoanalyst

Focused & Dedicated

100 percent dedicated to helping you overcome your personal challenges

Client Centered Approach

Using a client centered approach to built the treatment around the client

Wealth of Expertise

Can assist you with a wide range of conditions and situations


I first went to Claire as I had been suffering from ongoing anxiety. The counselling helped me to understand the reasons behind my anxiety, and enabled me to cope with those negative feelings. The psychotherapeutic process allowed me to feel content in myself again.

- Aine

I was very apprehensive about my first counselling session in Dublin City Psychotherapy: however, when I arrived, I was immediately put at my ease. I felt welcomed and not judged which enabled me to open up about different issues that had been affecting me. The process helped me examine my issues and I can now deal with things differently.

- Jack

After many months of experiencing depression, I finally found the courage to approach a psychotherapist. I attended DCP on a regular basis and found the counseling there gave me space to think about my life, finding alternative ways to deal with what were for me difficult life problems.

- Sarah

I experienced what is called a mid-life crisis and was completely floored by it. I sought counselling in Dublin City Psychotherapy to try to make sense of what was happening in my life. The expert and professional approach of the therapist enabled me to sort out my issues and work through the crisis.

- Derek

DCP Case Studies

Post Natal Depression

Post Natal Depression

Presenting Issue: Jenny married with two children and working full time presented with what her doctor diagnosed as depression. Returning to work after the birth of her second child, she began to experience symptoms of...

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Drug Induced Psychosis

Drug Induced Psychosis

Presenting Issue: David sought psychotherapy as he thought he was ‘going mad’. Asked to speak more about the experience he said that six months previously he had gone to a music festival and over the weekend had taken...

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High Anxiety

High Anxiety

Presenting Issue: Jim sought psychotherapy as he was experiencing a lot of anxiety in his life. While he was used to a certain amount of anxiety, recently there were times when he felt overwhelmed, leading to feelings...

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Workplace Stress

Workplace Stress

Presenting Issue:  Jane contacted Dublin City Psychotherapy because she was experiencing a lot of stress at work. At the first counselling session, she spoke mainly about her workplace, the people she worked with...

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Schedule Your Appointment Online

You can schedule an appointment online by just clicking the button below. Alternatively, you can send us an email at info@dublincitypyschotherapy.ie or give us a call at 01 5653951 / 087 7075305

We are available for appointments from Monday to Friday and on Saturday mornings

Some Questions on Your Mind?

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