About Us

The Counselling Lodge is located in Newbridge Co. Kildare and is run by Blanaid Mc Donnell and her team. Blanaid has been practicing as a Counsellor/Psychotherapist for a numbers of years working in agencies prior to opening her own private practice. She is a full member of IACP . Blanaid is in on-going education and currently her portfolio holds:

  • MSc. Child & Adolescents Counselling/Psychotherapy
  • BSc. Counselling/ Psychotherapy
  • Diploma in Integrative Supervision
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety & Depression
  • Certificate in Adult & Community Education

Blanaid has been practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for a numbers of years working in agencies prior to opening her own private practice.

She studied in Middlesex University & PCI Dublin and holds a MSc. Child & Adolescents Counselling/Psychotherapy, BSc. in Counselling & Psychotherapy and also a cert in CBT for Anxiety and Depression. Blanaid is also a fully accredited member of Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy


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Blanaid works primarily with the following issues:

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  • Depression/Emotional Crisis
  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks
  • Bereavement / Loss
  • Addiction
  • Childhood Issues
  • Loneliness / Self Esteem
  • Family / Relationship Issues

For more information, or to make your appointment,  please call 085 8172016 or email thecounsellinglodge@gmail.com