Rachel John

Rachel offers private counselling in Milltown . She also does group facilitation.
CALL: 085 216 0125

I am originally from the UK and moved to Ireland in 1997. I have travelled extensively around the world, experiencing many different cultures, which has left me much more open minded and gave me a great sense of personal awareness. This was a huge experience and I gained a lot from this.

I became interested in counselling and began a course in Galway in 2003, where I received a Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy. From here I went on to study for my BA Degree from NCPII – National Counselling & Psychotherapy Institute of Ireland. My own approach to Counselling is based mainly on an Integrative Psychodynamic Approach and Humanistic Approach. Some of my sessions may incorporate CBT theory and practice (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).

I have completed my Master in Adolescent Psychotherapy (MSc) in Dublin, validated by University of Northampton. The MSc program involved an in-depth study of the dynamics of development and therapy with adolescents, from a Gestalt perspective. I offer a space for young people to explore their experiences within a non-judgemental environment and aim to meet them where they are now.

Gestalt adolescent psychotherapy understands that, very often, difficulties which teenagers experience are closely related to, and stem from, family issues. It is important that the therapist develops an understanding of the family dynamics and context of the presenting symptom issue. To this end, Gestalt adolescent psychotherapists meet initially with the adolescent and both parents, where possible, in order to undertake a comprehensive relational assessment. On-going work will often include some supportive/reparative work between adolescents and their parents, parenting strategy work, and individual psychotherapy sessions for the adolescents themselves. Hence, psychotherapeutic intervention will typically involve both the adolescent and his/her parents.


“Rachel supported my daughter through a difficult time. She spent valuable time guiding her through the dark places and provided a caring space to explore what was going on for her.”


“My sessions with Rachel have literally been life changing. After 32 years of sadness my life has turned finally around. She helped me focus on myself and find my voice.”


“Rachel provided me support throughout the year, she was a valued confidante and I really appreciate all she has done for me”


” Rachel spent time listening to me, I really appreciated it”

Eimear (13yrs)