Counselling Services

What we offer

The Baldoyle Family Resource Service provides time-limited counselling to adults & children from Baldoyle and the surrounding area. This support is available to people experiencing mild to moderate psychological and emotional difficulties such as depression, anxiety, panic reactions, relationship problems, loss issues, and stress. BFRS provides up to 8 counselling sessions with a professionally qualified and accredited Counsellor/Therapist. BFRS is a client-centred service, Counsellors/Therapists employ a range of psychological therapies depending on the presenting issues and assessed needs of clients who attend. Counselling approaches include person-centred, cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, integrative and supportive therapies.


There is a wealth of knowledge and support available to you at  Baldoyle Family Resource Centre. Our therapists have extensive experience dealing with a broad range of issues and are trained in modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Adolescent and Child Therapy, Mindfulness and Integrative Psychotherapy. This combination of experience and modalities is extensive and reassuring to the Baldoyle Community, in knowing that your community supports you. Initial contact entails a brief assessment whether ours service is best place to address your needs (if not to offer suitable referral if possible) and if you deem our service suitable align you with the therapist that would best match your needs. 

See our current therapists below:



Anne Simpson
Anne has worked as a professional psychotherapist in Baldoyle for over 18 years. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. (IACP) In her work as a therapist Anne seeks to help clients discover their own unique way of coping with life’s challenges where they can explore the different issues and concerns in their lives. Anne believes that each person is a unique individual and considers the relationship between the therapist and the client to be most important and she provides a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment. She focuses on person centred and integrative counselling and works with people dealing with a wide range of issues including bereavement, low self-worth, relationships and many other issues. Anne works with adults on a one-to-one basis and also on line. 


Marie Tomkin
Marie Tonkin is an accredited Therapist with IACP for twenty years. She has experience in all aspects of counselling.  Her main practice is humanistic integrative.  She enjoys working with people from all aspects of life and creates a non-judgemental safe space for people to share their journey.

Rachel Lynch
Rachel is an IACP accredited counsellor with an Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and a Certificate in Addiction and Problem Gambling. Her approach is person centred combined with CBT. This combination helps the client gain a stronger and more healthy sense of self which, leads to better outcomes in their daily lives and personal relationships. Having worked in education and local community centers, she has spent the last 10 years supporting people with a range of issues such as addiction, problem gambling, relationship breakdown, bereavement, stress management, insomnia, and pain management. Through empathy, she aims to work creatively with you, the client, in a non-judgmental, supportive and safe way to optimize your potential for improving your quality of life.

Dave Barron
Dave is an IACP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with an Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, a post graduate in integrative Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and a certificate in addiction studies along with many appropriate courses. He works with an array of issues, including, depression, anxiety, family & work difficulties, relationships issues, gender, stress, individuals and family members impacted by addiction, low self-esteem, co-dependency, life transitions, loss and grief.

His approach is integrative CBT incorporating what other approaches also have to offer, depending on the individual as we are all different. I believe this combination can help us change the way we see things, interpret events, talk to ourselves and put meaning on our lives. This can help us gain a much stronger and healthier sense of self which leads to better outcomes in our daily lives and personal relationships.

We regularly review our service and appreciate your feedback (positive or negative) about your experience of counselling. You can give this feedback directly to your Counsellor/ Therapist. You can also contact the Counselling Administrator. You may write or email Baldoyle Family Resources Service with your Comments, Complaints or Compliments:
Baldoyle Family Resource Services CLG
Comments, Complaints & Compliments
Grange Road
Dublin 13
Tel: 018326115



Baldoyle Family Resource Services CLG is funded by TUSLA , HSE, Dublin North East Drugs Task Force and supported by various funding streams in Fingal County Council and other small grant schemes.

What is Counselling?
talking therapy

Counselling is a talking therapy that involves a trained therapist listening to you and helping you find ways to deal with emotional issues.  

Here at Baldoyle Family Resource Services Centre we offer an affordable Counselling Service to the people of Baldoyle and surrounding areas of North County Dublin.  We are situated on the Grange Road in Baldoyle. Our address is Baldoyle Family Resource Services CLG, Grange Road, Baldoyle, Dublin 13, (Behind the Credit Union Building). We are a voluntary organisation funded by TUSLA Child and Family Agency.

What we offer

We offer a confidential counselling service covering issues such as:

  • Bereavement Counselling and Support
  • Counselling for children and adolescents from 4yrs – 18yrs
  • Personal relationship difficulties: intimate, work and family
  • Addiction / Family Support
  • Problem Gambling
  • Other issues: Depression / Anxiety and Stress
Listening Service

The Rainbows service is an inclusive service open to children and young people experiencing grief and loss resulting from bereavement/parental separation/parental relationship breakdown/divorce.

  • Rainbows are a listening service only.
  • Rainbows are not a counselling service. Attending the programme provides children with an opportunity to meet with other children of a similar age and loss experience.

Visit for more information on the Rainbows Service

For information on the next Rainbows group or to discuss the needs of your child, contact 01 8326115 at Baldoyle Family Resource Centre


“Baldoyle family resource services CLG is a charitiable organisation (Charity No. CHY1300; RCN: 20039356)”.