Counselling & Psychotherapy

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What is Counselling & Psychotherapy

Counselling is a talking therapy that enables a person to talk about any issues that may be troubling them. A counselling session offers a safe and confidential place in which a client can explore difficult feelings that may be confusing, stressful or painful. Psychotherapists are trained professionals who assist those who are suffering with stress, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, negative behaviour patterns, debilitating feelings, and various other mental conditions.

The East Clare Community Co-op works from the definition of counselling as provided by the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP). The Counsellor relationship respects the client’s personal values, autonomy and capacity for self-determination, forming the basis for confidentiality and is essential for establishing such relationships. The counsellor/psychotherapist offers a collaborative helping relationship in which the client can explore specific issues and develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living.

What we can offer

Private Counselling/Psychotherapy Sessions by fully qualified & accredited counsellors.

Confidential & Private Therapy Rooms.

Reduced rate/subsidised therapy sessions available.






Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist

Phone: 087 1271232 or Email:

Melanie Brown holds a MA Degree (1st class honours) in Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy & Play Therapy and a Professional Diploma in Adult Psychotherapy. Melanie is an experience psychotherapist for child, adolescents and adults; utilising play therapy, creative therapy, talking therapy and parent mentoring to meet individual client’s developmental needs. Melanie is accredited with IAHIP, and provides a safe and confidential space for clients of all ages to work through their difficulties, and become more empowered and fulfilled in their lives.

We are delighted to announce that after a long break due to Covid-19 regulations, our child and adolescent therapy service is opening on August 3rd. Melanie Brown, psychotherapist, is now resuming face to face  work here at the East Clare Community Coop. She is taking bookings for parent consultations,  play therapy with children ages 3 to 12, and creative/talking therapy with adolescents age 13 to 18. Melanie also works with adults face to face, and online platforms are an option for this work. Sessions cost 60 euro with a sliding scale, and Tusla subsidies are available for families through the East Clare Community Coop. 

Please note - there is now a Covid-19 safety document that clients must consent to before beginning therapy at the East Clare Community Coop.

To make an appointment, you can contact the East Clare Community Coop at or you can contact Melanie directly on:

Mobile: 087 1277232










Adolescent & Adult Psychotherapist

Phone: 085 2083455 or  Email:

Emily Walsh is a Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapist. She studied psychotherapy at the Tivoli Institute and child and adolescent psychotherapy at the IICP. Emily is a fully accredited member of the IACP and the IAHIP. Emily provides a safe space for adolescents and adults to explore issues such as anxiety and depression through talk and creative therapies.

Due to Covid-19 Emily is currently practicing out of her Killaloe Clinic. If you are in need of subsidised therapy for Adults or Adolescents please contact Emily on above phone or email. Alternatively, contact the East Clare Co-op family support services on



Contact our Family Support Services via the contact form below  

Or Email: or Phone: 085-1290446

Alternatively you can contact the therapists directly. Contact details for each therapist is listed above.

Contact Family Support Services

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