Psychotherapy Services Dublin2020-12-29T23:30:34+00:00

Capital Psychotherapy

A Dublin based psychotherapy service.

        We provide the highest quality of specialist psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

CAMHS Private Clinic

Training & Supervision

Our Accreditations.

Our Clinics

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Clinic

We Provide Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT) for adults and adolescents. CBT is an effective treatment for individuals who experience:

  • Anxiety {Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Health Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)}
  • Low Mood
  • Perfectionism
  • Insomnia
  • Grief

Our CBT therapists are qualified and accredited by the British Association of Behavioural Cognitive Psychotherapies and Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy Ireland (CBPI).

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Private Clinic

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) Private clinic was set up to provide rapid access to private psychotherapy. We provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR).  Over 10 years experience working as a psychotherapist in the CAMHS public service. We are specialised in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex mental health difficulties;

  • Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Health Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Emotional and Physical Abuse
  • Bullying
  • Complex Trauma and PTSD
  • School refusal

Age range (5 years of age to 18)

We know how worrying it can be as a parent so we will keep you informed of care and provide family support sessions. A discharge summery can be provided to your referral agent (CAMHS, GP, Psychiatrist, TUSLA etc) to keep them updated with your treatment. We also accept self-referrals.

Therapists are fully qualified and accredited with advanced training in children and adolescents psychotherapy.

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Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)  Clinic

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy is an evidence based trauma therapy for individuals who have experienced:

  • Abuse (Emotional, Physical, Sexual)
  • Accidents (Car accidents, Fire)
  • Psychological Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Grief

Our EMDR Therapist is a fully accredited practitioner with EMDR Europe. He is qualified to practice with Adults, Adolescents and Children

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Supervision & Training

We offer

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Supervision
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Training for staff
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Mentoring
  • Corporate Workshops
  • Specialised Mental Health Workshops for school teachers
  • Specialised Workshops for parents of young people with mental health difficulties.

Training, Supervision and Workshops are facilitated by an accredited CBT therapist with a post-graduate certificate in enhanced CBT Training and Supervision from the University of Oxford.

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Our Therapists

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James Callaghan

Clinical Director

James Callaghan is an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and an Accredited Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist. He has over 12 year’s experience working in acute mental health and CAMHS. James is an occasional lecturer in CBT for children and adolescents at University College Dublin (UCD). He has a post graduate certificate in advanced CBT training and supervision from the University of Oxford.

MSc, PgDip, PgCert in Education, PgCert, BSc.



Serena Bruen

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Serena is an experienced Speech and language therapist with over 20 years paediatric experience, including 10 years working in School teams, helping young people achieve their full potential .


Michelle Gibbons

Senior Occupational Therapist

Michelle graduated in 2012 from the University of Salford with a first class BSc (Hons) in Occupational Therapy. She specialises in Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in North Dublin. Michelle is passionate about the importance of supporting and educating young people to manage their mental health through occupation, empowering them to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives.

What makes us different?

Our staff are trained professionals and are ready to help you and your loved ones.

  • All of our therapists are fully qualified and accredited

  • All therapists working at CAMHS Private are specialised in child and adolescent mental health

  • We have a multidisciplinery team of mental health professionals:

    • Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT)
    • Occupational Therapist (OT)
    • Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)
    • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
    • Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
  • Together we have over 40 years experience in mental health care

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Referral Process

What you can expect when referring a client to Capital Psychotherapy

Qualified Therapist

Fully Accredited

Specialised Training

Minimum 7 years Experience

 We accept self referrals. We also accept referrals from GP’s, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, CAMHS, HSE, TUSLA, Psychotherapists, Counsellors, BARK, voluntary organisations. 

Referral agents have the opportunity to discuss any potential client with James Callaghan, Clinical Director to ensure they get the most suitable treatment.

We guarantee the highest level of personal service to clients referred to Capital Psychotherapy.

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Frequently asked questions

What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?2019-07-15T10:52:10+00:00

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an evidence based psychotherapy that is based on the theory that thoughts, feelings, what you do and how our body feels are all connected. If you change one of these we can alter the others. When people feel worried or distressed they often fall into patterns of thinking and responding which can worsen how we feel. CBT works by helping you notice and change problematic thinking styles or behaviour patterns so you can feel better. CBT has lots of strategies that can help you in the here and now.

What is Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy?2019-07-15T10:50:46+00:00

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life experiences.  EMDR is recommended by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) for trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  EMDR therapy shows that the mind can in fact heal from psychological trauma much as the body recovers from physical trauma.  EMDR used the brain’s information processing system naturally moves toward mental health.  If the system is blocked or imbalanced by the impact of a disturbing event, the emotional wound festers and can cause intense suffering.  Once the block is removed, healing resumes.

What is the CAMHS Private2019-07-15T10:50:34+00:00

The CAMHS Private (Child and adolescent Mental Health Service) has been set up to provide fast access to therapy for children and adolescents. Therapy sessions are usually weekly so it is an intensive and effective treatment option. Therapists working at the CAMHS Private are independent practitioners who are highly qualified and with many years of experience working in CAMHS.  We offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy (SLT), Occupational Therapy (OT), and trauma therapy (EMDR therapy). CAMHS Private has a large network of professionals so if you need any mental health service not listed here, contact us and we will do our best to facilitate it for you.

Payment and Fees2019-07-15T10:50:23+00:00

Fees vary depending on the type of therapy you are attending for.  You can contact us on 083-3107279 and they will be happy to advise you of the relevant fee. Please note we do not have card facilities in the Centre. The fee is due at the end of each session and is payable directly to the therapist. If this does not suit alternative arrangements can be made directly with the therapist.  Receipts for payment of fees can be requested from the individual therapist.

Cancelation or change of appointment2019-07-15T10:49:41+00:00

Your appointment is your time and space to speak to your therapist. Therefore, it is important that if you cannot attend you provide sufficient notice of cancellation, as it becomes difficult to schedule another client. A minimum of 48 hours’ notice is required in order to cancel a session. If less 48 hours is given, the fee of 20 euro for the cancelled session will be payable. Occasionally, it might be possible to reschedule a session to the day before or after the appointed day (where the client has not been in a position to give one week’s notice). However, this is subject to the availability of appointment times.

How can I get referred?2019-07-07T12:49:03+00:00

We accept referrals from GPs, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Councelors, psychotherpists, schools and health organisations and professionals. We accept self referrals.

Our phone lines are open from 9am-7pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 3pm on Saturday. You can contact us online and we will quickly respond to you. Outside these hours you are welcome to leave a confidential message and contact number on our answer machine or contact us through the website. Please feel free to telephone us on 083-3107279 to ask any questions you would like answered or for any information you would like.

Are the therapists working from the centre employees of Capital Psychotherapy?2019-07-07T12:45:59+00:00

Capital Psychotherapy is a specialised therapy and psychotherapy service. The service acts as a referral agency and a provider of facilities for professional therapists and psychotherapists who work independently. All therapists are highly trained and qualified. Once Capital Psychotherapy has made the referral to the independent contracted therapist, the legal and professional relationship is between the practitioner and the client. Capital Psychotherapy has no access to confidential information.

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Please contact us below if you would like more information or if you would like to book an appointment.

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    • Baldoyle Community Hall,
      Main Street Baldoyle, Dublin 13.
      Eircode: D13 E2W0

    • 083 3107279