Apex Clinic Services


Professional Counselling & Psychology & Assessments.

Counselling Cork Clinic: The Atrium. Blackpool Business Park. Cork. 

Counselling Dublin Clinic: 5 Cavendish Row. Dublin 1

Counselling & Psychology & Assessments

Phone or Text Us Now: 087 0680424  Email: info@apexclinic.ie 

How may we help you?

  • Psychological Assessment
  • Educational Assessment – Recognised by the Department of Education – Intellectual, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and ADHD – Children and Adults
  • Medico – Legal Assessment & Report
  • Court Appearance
  • Counselling for Young Teens
  • Counselling for Individual Adults
  • Couple Counselling for Relationship / Marriage Counselling
  • Psychological Assessment for Adoptive Parents
  • Autism Assessment ~ Asperger Testing & Assessment

Apex Mediation Services

  • Family Mediation
  • Workplace Mediation
  • Group Mediation
  • Couple & Marriage Breakdown Mediation
  • Professional Mediation



Many relationships can reach a stage where one or both partners are finding it difficult to see a way forward. The relationship may no longer seem to be providing what the person is looking for and they may now be wondering if it is possible to bring in changes that can help improve the situation or whether the couple can remain together.

The Apex Clinic offers a safe, professional and confidential process facilitating couples and individuals to explore, reflect upon and resolve difficulties in their marriage & relationship.

Signs you may benefit from Couple Counselling are:

  • You are going through your partners clothes and phone/email seeking information. You may not trust him/her or you may be seeking damning information which allows you to start a fight. Generally, this signals a lack of confidence in self, partner or relationship.
  • Reduced Intimacy. Your sex life is non existant. When we are in a romantic relationship we do one thing together that we don’t do with others-have sex. Intimacy is very important in a relationship. Not just sexual intimacy but kissing, cuddling and displays of affection.
  • Things he/she does make you annoyed to the point you may want to strangle him/her! Things you once found cute are now irritable.
  • You feel a lack of connection. That connection that made you read each others thoughts or talk for hours is now gone.
  • Cheating
  • Constant fighting
  • Emotional/physical abuse
  • Taking each other for granted
  • Resentment
  • Reluctant to make future plans

Phone or TEXT us on: 087 0680424 or email info@apexclinic.ie

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) helps to become aware of erroneous or harmful and destructive thinking so you can view ordinary (everyday) and difficult situations more clearly and respond to them in a more valuable and effective way.

CBT is often the preferred type of psychotherapy (counselling) by GPs for their patients because it can quickly help identify and assist with specific challenges in a structured way.

For example, it may help you:

  • Manage symptoms of mental illness
  • Prevent a relapse of mental illness symptoms
  • Treat a mental illness when medications aren’t a good option
  • Learn techniques for coping with stressful life situations
  • Identify ways to manage emotions
  • Resolve relationship conflicts and learn better ways to communicate
  • Cope with grief or loss
  • Overcome emotional trauma related to abuse or violence
  • Cope with a medical illness
  • Manage chronic physical symptoms

Mental health disorders that may improve with CBT include:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Phobias

DBT Dialectical Behaviour Therapy

DBT is a world renowned treatment developed by Professor Marsha Linehan. This therapy has been the subject of extensive research and has proven so successful that it has been incorporated into the public health services nationally and internationally.

The DBT skills group is helpful for anyone looking to create change in their life and enhance well-being. DBT takes a mindful approach and contains aspects of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.

DBT theory suggests that some people’s emotional arousal levels can increase more quickly than others, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a longer time to return to baseline.

The DBT skills group is concerned with learning skills, it is not a group in which there is in dept sharing of ones difficulties but focuses on providing you with the skills to manage emotions and situations more effectively. Being more effective in regulating emotions, tolerating distress and managing relationships can lead to improved quality of life.

DBT Skills Group

DBT skills group involves a combination of skills that include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance and interpersonal effectiveness skills.

  • Mindfulness: A core DBT skill. Learn to cultivate awareness and notice the judgments that cloud and distort thinking.
  • Emotion Regulation: Learn to recognise and experience emotions without feeling overwhelmed by them.
  • Distress Tolerance: Learn to bear pain skilfully. Pain and distress are inevitable in life, they cannot be entirely avoided. An inability to accept distress leads to further suffering.
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness: Learn skills that enhance your interactions with others and help you to get what you need in an assertive manner, building confidence.

Each module is 4 weeks long. It is recommended that each module be completed for the most benefit, however it is possible to complete individual modules once the mindfulness module has been completed.

Professional Assistance with the Following:

  • Depression
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Panic Attacks
  • Stress
  • Defeat Smoking
  • Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Fears
  • Drugs
  • Confidence
  • Self-Esteem
  • Migraine and Tension Headaches
  • OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
  • Intrusive & Frightening Thoughts
  • Bullying
  • Pain Management
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Serious illness & Lifestyle
  • Serious illness & Depression
  • Serious illness & Anxiety
  • Assertiveness
  • Coping with Illness
  • Bereavement
  • Miscarriage
  • Chronic Pain
  • Lifestyle & Diabetes
  • Phobias
  • Fibromyalgia
  • IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
  • Relationships
  • Jealousy
  • Sexual Issues
  • Eating Disorders
  • Anger
  • Mood Swings
  • Fear of Flying
  • Alcohol
  • Hypnotic Relaxation
  • Shyness & Blushing
  • Stress Management
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Childhood Abuse
  • Positive Living

We are Essential Services

Professional Counselling Psychology & Assessments

Phone or Text: 087 0680424 Email: info@apexclinic.ie