Welcome to Blanchardstown Community Counselling Service

Blanchardstown Community Counselling Service is a counselling and psychotherapy practice based in Ongar village, near the busy Dublin suburb of Blanchardstown. We offer affordable pricing with adequate facility for low-cost options.

Anyone can benefit from counselling and psychotherapy regardless of their stage of life. Blanchardstown Community Counselling Service provides a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where your wellness and healing are prioritised and promoted. Our experienced and professional counsellors and therapists are trained to work with you to guide you in exploring experiences, thoughts, beliefs, feelings, and behaviours that are affecting your life.

Our practice is situated at 37C Main Street in Ongar village, Eircode D15 RW61. There is ample parking in the nearby Dunnes Stores car park with no cost for up to two hours. Our therapists and the therapy rooms in which we work are warm and welcoming and each client is met upon arrival. Female and male therapists are available to suit your preferences and needs.

To make an appointment or arrange an assessment, please contact us at any time by phone, text message or e-mail.

    We can help you to work with issues including, but not limited to:
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bereavement
  • Grief
  • Relationship issues
  • Sex and sexuality
  • Gender issues
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Abuse and trauma
  • Self-harming
  • Suicide

About Us

Our professional team of counsellors and psychotherapists are trained to working closely with you to enable and empower you to explore all experiences, thoughts, beliefs, feelings and behaviours that are affecting your life. Our team is comprised of experienced therapists who are all members of one of the Irish counselling and psychotherapy governing bodies, meaning you and your counselling are safeguarded and protected by ethical and legal frameworks. Our therapists have many years of experience working with people in a variety of settings. Therapists are ready to provide support and guidance to you with a range of issues including, but not limited to, mental health, addiction-based therapy as an adjunct to other support, grief and loss, suicidal feelings or thoughts, self-harm, anger, abuse, relationship issues and trauma.

All our therapists have been comprehensively trained in different approaches to therapy including humanistic/person-centred therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and more.

In clinical practice the therapist will take what is known as an integrative approach to working with you, meaning that they will draw on varying therapeutic approaches depending on your changing needs. This approach means the counselling intervention is adapted to your individual needs.

Our Senior Team

Owen Redmond

Owen RedmondOwen Redmond, Director of Blanchardstown Community Counselling Service, has worked as a psychotherapist since 2012. Owen qualified in 2014 and opened his counselling practice in Blanchardstown. The practice has been situated in Ongar village in Dublin 15 since 2021 with the same ethos as at the beginning: to make it as affordable as possible for clients, providing a high standard of therapy, to have no waiting lists, and to support those who need help the most. Owen has been at the helm of managing the practice since it opened and currently manages a team of nearly thirty therapists. Owen also runs CBT courses throughout the year.

Owen has a B.A. degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a certificate in Addiction Studies. He is an accredited psychotherapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). Owen's specialities are mental health, grief, trauma, suicide and self-harm, and family systems. Owen is an integrative therapist whose work is grounded in the person-centred approach. Owen also uses techniques such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to work with certain issues like phobias, anxiety and O.C.D. (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder). Owen believes that the relationship between the client and their therapist is the most important factor for therapy to thrive.


Price: €80



Neil O'Connor

Neil O'ConnorNeil is a fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist working in the field of healthcare and mental health since 2012. His professional and educational background includes nursing and suicide prevention: he holds a B.Sc. in Children's and General Nursing as well as his B.A. in Counselling in Psychotherapy, and has both completed and delivered training in Applied Suicide Intervention and Prevention. Neil is a published author with papers on LGBTQ+ adolescent suicide and self-harm and internalised homonegativity (homophobia) in LGBTQ+ therapists. Neil was the winner of the IACP Research Excellence Award in 2022.

Neil's therapeutic approach is varied, drawing from humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic, and integrative schools of therapy. He is experienced in working with a wide range of presenting issues. He believes in the transformative power of counselling and psychotherapy to enhance and enrich the lives of his clients. Working in a compassionate and non-judgemental way, Neil provides the space for his clients to explore that facilitates healing, change, increased awareness, and growth.

Neil has a special interest in, and experience working with, childhood trauma and sexuality issues.


Price: €70-€80



Jacinta O'Connor

Jacinta is a fully accredited therapist with a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. She also holds a teaching degree and has a background in special education.

Jacinta's therapeutic approach is humanistic, psychodynamic and person-centred to best meet the individual client's needs. Jacinta's aim as a therapist is to provide a confidential space for her clients to be heard, respected, and understood.

She works with clients presenting with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, trauma (including abuse), grief and loss, sexuality, depression, anxiety, and relationship issues.

Jacinta also had a particular interest in working with families affected by addiction and people with disabilities and their families.


Price: €65/€70



Mary Laffan

Mary holds an honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is a pre-accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She works from an integrative perspective grounded in person centred therapy. In the therapy room Mary provides a safe and confidential space for individuals experiencing emotional, behavioural or relationship difficulties.

Mary believes that every person can heal and grow when supported with patience, empathy and without judgment. Mary works with a range of issues.







 11th Sept 2023




We have hired more new therapists and are in a position to offer medical card holders a €25.00 hourly rate for weekly therapy. This service is available between 10am and 3pm Monday to Friday. (Please note that certain presenting issues are not suitable for this service including trauma, abuse, addiction, and high risk suicidal ideation; if you are experiencing these issues please contact us using our Contact page or the details below to discuss your options).




Starting from the first week in July we are delighted to announce that we will have Child and Adolescent counselling spaces available. These will be on a first come, first served basis and will involve a waiting list thereafter. Get in touch using our Contact page or the details below to discuss our availability and prices.



We have now hired more therapists which brings our total to over 40 therapists. 

We have availability for an immediate start. We will get you assessed and started with your therapist within 1 week of contact. Sometimes it can be difficult to make that first call that's why we've made it easier to contact us on our website by filling in the contact us page.



Remember "You don't have to cope alone" and we are available by phone or email to talk to you.

Phone: 01 826 1289

Mobile: 085 8765856

Email: blanchardstowncounselling@gmail.com


Phone Mobile: 085 8765856
Phone Landline: 01 826 1289

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Our practice is situated at 37C Main Street in Ongar village, D15 RW61. There is ample parking in the nearby Dunnes Stores car park with no cost for up to two hours.

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