Counselor and Therapist

(MA)
Renata

Counselor and Therapist

(MA)

When things get tough, Marriage and Relationship Counselling is here to help. Based in Athy, Co. Kildare, and led by Renata Krolak-Sarnowska, Marriage and Relationship Counselling offers professional counselling services for a number of issues ranging from anxiety and depression to marriage counselling and trauma treatment. Here at Marriage and Relationship Counselling, we use a humanistic approach to counselling, carefully analysing your needs as a client before choosing how to proceed with your counselling journey, ensuring that you feel comfortable, safe, and heard throughout. We prioritise your preferences over anything else, which is why we offer flexible in-person and online counselling services to suit all of our clients’ individual needs.

Practice Details
Session Fee
$70 USD
$103 AUD $96 CAD €64 EUR ₹5846 INR $114 NZD £55 GBP ₴2863 UAH $70 USD
Languages
English and Polish
Therapy Format
Individuals and Couples
Age
Preteens (11 to 13), Adolescents (14 to 19), Adults (20 to 64) and Seniors (65+)
Genders
Men, Women, Transgender and Non-Binary
Faith
Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Nonreligious
Sexuality
Hetero, Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and LGBTQ+
Communities
Aviation Professionals, Bisexual Allied, Blind Allied, Cancer, Deaf Allied, Gay Allied, HIV / AIDS Allied, Immune-disorders, Queer Allied, Lesbian Allied, Non-Binary Allied, Open Relationships, Racial Justice Allied, Sex Addiction Allied, Sex-Positive, Kink Allied, Sex Worker Allied, Single Mother, Transgender Allied, Body Positivity and Veterans
Accepting clients
Online and In-person
Free Initial Consultation
Work & Education
Years in Practice
5 years
Education
  • Maynooth University in 2018
  • St Patrick College in 2015
Certificates
  • IACP certificate since 2022
License and State
IACP
Specialties
Attachment-based
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT)
Cognitive Processing (CPT)
Emotionally Focused
Family / Marital
Goal-Based therapy
Gottman Method
Humanistic
Motivational Interviewing
Person-Centered
Psychodynamic
Psychoeducation
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Strength-Based
Issues
Anger Management
Anxiety
Child or Adolescent
Codependency
Communication Skills
Coping Skills
Depression
Divorce
Domestic Abuse
Domestic Violence
Family Conflict
Grief
Infidelity
Loneliness
Marital and Premarital
Parenting
Peer Relationships
Relationship Issues
Self Esteem
Self-Harming
Stress
Suicidal Ideation
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