Counselling in Ennistymon

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Crest Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennistymon, County Clare V95
Crest Counselling is committed to helping clients to acquire the skills necessary to overcome Anxiety, Depression and Panic and live life to their full potential. We also provide online courses for people with social anxiety and those who quite simply would like to feel more confident when in social situations.
Crest Counselling is committed to helping clients to acquire the skills necessary to overcome Anxiety, Depression and Panic and live life to their full potential. We also provide online courses for people with social anxiety and those who quite simply would like to feel more confident when in social situations.
(01) 267 6603 x61 View (01) 267 6603 x61
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Helen Griffin
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennistymon, County Clare V95
I am a fully accredited Art Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, and ​I have also completed my clinical training as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist with the Tivoli Institute in Dublin. I work with adults, adolescents and children in individual sessions with an integrative and creative approach to therapy.​ I respond to each client’s individual needs and this may be through talk therapy or creative arts therapy approaches to promote healing, generate growth and insight to their situation, help develop their resources and strengths, and to resolve personal issues.
I am a fully accredited Art Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Art Therapy from Crawford College of Art and Design, and ​I have also completed my clinical training as a Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist with the Tivoli Institute in Dublin. I work with adults, adolescents and children in individual sessions with an integrative and creative approach to therapy.​ I respond to each client’s individual needs and this may be through talk therapy or creative arts therapy approaches to promote healing, generate growth and insight to their situation, help develop their resources and strengths, and to resolve personal issues.
(01) 267 6641 x57 View (01) 267 6641 x57

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Dr. Evelyn Patricia Gilmore
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ennis, County Clare V95
Dr. Evelyn P. Gilmore, B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc., Prof. D., C. Psychol., Ps.S.I., M.I.A.H.I.P. Evelyn is a Consultant Organisational Psychologist, an Accredited Psychotherapist, a Business and Executive Coach, Coach Trainer & Supervisor of Coaches and Organisational Consultants. She is joint director of Coach Institute of Ireland. Evelyn has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the NUIG and a first class honours masters in Work & Organisational Psychology from DCU. In addition, she has a Diploma in Psychotherapy, and has completed a Professional Doctorate in Consultation and the Organisation with the Tavistock in London.
Dr. Evelyn P. Gilmore, B.A. (Hons.), M.Sc., Prof. D., C. Psychol., Ps.S.I., M.I.A.H.I.P. Evelyn is a Consultant Organisational Psychologist, an Accredited Psychotherapist, a Business and Executive Coach, Coach Trainer & Supervisor of Coaches and Organisational Consultants. She is joint director of Coach Institute of Ireland. Evelyn has an Honours Degree in Psychology from the NUIG and a first class honours masters in Work & Organisational Psychology from DCU. In addition, she has a Diploma in Psychotherapy, and has completed a Professional Doctorate in Consultation and the Organisation with the Tavistock in London.
(01) 568 2872 x31 View (01) 568 2872 x31
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Grace Harrison
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Grace is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy with Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology with the University of Limerick. Her training included specialisms in couple therapy, psychosexual therapy and trauma. She has a particular interest in the areas of adolescent/ student mental health and is experienced in working with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, bereavement, addictive behaviours, substance misuse, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, suicide and trauma.
Grace is a qualified and accredited psychotherapist. She holds a Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy with Dublin City University and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Psychology and Sociology with the University of Limerick. Her training included specialisms in couple therapy, psychosexual therapy and trauma. She has a particular interest in the areas of adolescent/ student mental health and is experienced in working with a broad range of difficulties including anxiety and stress, depression, bereavement, addictive behaviours, substance misuse, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, suicide and trauma.
(01) 568 2872 x23 View (01) 568 2872 x23
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Jayne Leonard Vive Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lahinch, County Clare V95
Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, or low self-esteem? Or, maybe you have experienced sexual or domestic violence? Counselling can help you explore your concerns, learn new coping skills, and develop and work toward your goals. I am an accredited counsellor in Ennis, Co. Clare, and I also offer online sessions using Zoom. As an integrative therapist, I use a range of counselling approaches and methods. Examples include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapy, creative techniques, and lifestyle and dietary changes.
Are you struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, stress, or low self-esteem? Or, maybe you have experienced sexual or domestic violence? Counselling can help you explore your concerns, learn new coping skills, and develop and work toward your goals. I am an accredited counsellor in Ennis, Co. Clare, and I also offer online sessions using Zoom. As an integrative therapist, I use a range of counselling approaches and methods. Examples include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness therapy, creative techniques, and lifestyle and dietary changes.
(01) 267 6552 x98 View (01) 267 6552 x98
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Mike O'Halloran
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Supervisor
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
(01) 267 6681 x68 View (01) 267 6681 x68
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Martin Meyler
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Waitlist for new clients
As an ongoing practice, the process of psychotherapy is an intimate journey towards inner discovery and awareness leading to increased well-being, balance, insight and clarity. There are many reasons which may lead you to initiate this sustained exploration of self—aspects of your life which are painful, frustrating or holding you back from achieving your potential for happiness and growth. I offer a safe, accepting and supportive therapeutic space to explore whatever you need to discuss, from your past or in the here-and-now.
As an ongoing practice, the process of psychotherapy is an intimate journey towards inner discovery and awareness leading to increased well-being, balance, insight and clarity. There are many reasons which may lead you to initiate this sustained exploration of self—aspects of your life which are painful, frustrating or holding you back from achieving your potential for happiness and growth. I offer a safe, accepting and supportive therapeutic space to explore whatever you need to discuss, from your past or in the here-and-now.
(01) 267 6692 x64 View (01) 267 6692 x64
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Toni Knowles Clarity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
I am a qualified teacher and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have a private practice and used to work for many years in a Youth Centre. CBT is an effective way of working that enables people to help themselves through emotional and social challenges. I work with adults and teenagers, helping them with anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, bullying, transitional changes, stress, issues with OCD, body image and other issues that challenge wellbeing.
I am a qualified teacher and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. I have a private practice and used to work for many years in a Youth Centre. CBT is an effective way of working that enables people to help themselves through emotional and social challenges. I work with adults and teenagers, helping them with anxiety, depression, self esteem issues, bullying, transitional changes, stress, issues with OCD, body image and other issues that challenge wellbeing.
086 861 1074 View 086 861 1074
Photo of Pierpaolo Paparo, MA, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Pierpaolo Paparo
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95  (Online Only)
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
(01) 267 6622 x34 View (01) 267 6622 x34
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Coman Wilkinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Deciding to come for counselling can often be a difficult and drawn-out process. It is often also a very rewarding and enriching experience leading to changes in one’s life that reduce distress and increase one’s ability to cope with difficulties and challenges. By it's nature the process involves engaging with uncomfortable aspects of oneself and our relationships that are challenging. The goal of the process is to increase self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-compassion that enhances our capacity to relate to ourselves and others in healthier ways.
Deciding to come for counselling can often be a difficult and drawn-out process. It is often also a very rewarding and enriching experience leading to changes in one’s life that reduce distress and increase one’s ability to cope with difficulties and challenges. By it's nature the process involves engaging with uncomfortable aspects of oneself and our relationships that are challenging. The goal of the process is to increase self-knowledge, self-acceptance and self-compassion that enhances our capacity to relate to ourselves and others in healthier ways.
087 814 6624 View 087 814 6624
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Lisa Healy At Evidence-Based Therapy Centre
Psychotherapist, MSc, APCP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Not accepting new clients
Are you seeking a kind, supportive, professional therapist to help you overcome life's challenges? It will be my great pleasure to support you. I work collaboratively with adults experiencing a range of difficulties and with a variety of goals to empower them to achieve full, meaningful, and wholehearted lives. All treatment plans are based on a shared understanding of your individual goals and challenges, and are grounded in an exploration of your unique learning history. I strive for my clients to experience a deeper sense of understanding and compassion for themselves and the people they love on completion of our work together.
Are you seeking a kind, supportive, professional therapist to help you overcome life's challenges? It will be my great pleasure to support you. I work collaboratively with adults experiencing a range of difficulties and with a variety of goals to empower them to achieve full, meaningful, and wholehearted lives. All treatment plans are based on a shared understanding of your individual goals and challenges, and are grounded in an exploration of your unique learning history. I strive for my clients to experience a deeper sense of understanding and compassion for themselves and the people they love on completion of our work together.
(01) 267 6552 x68 View (01) 267 6552 x68
Photo of Declan John Brady, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Declan John Brady
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Feeling worried, anxious, depressed or just stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive!
Feeling worried, anxious, depressed or just stuck? At a crossroads in your career or emotional life? Even the strongest among us can feel lost, unsure, ambivalent, or unhappy at times. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist, I can help you understand and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it successfully. I believe that you have the strength not just to survive, but to thrive!
087 222 2044 View 087 222 2044
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Robert Rackley Counselling And Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Specialist therapist in Anxiety, Autism and ADHD in Limerick and online. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. My practice is for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties and I specialise in anxiety reduction using CBT. I fully support all sexual orientation and gender diversity, and all individual rights are respected. I work with Neurodivergent individuals including Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s, my practice is accredited as Autism Friendly by ASIAM.Professionalism and standards are essential to my practise. Currently studying a masters in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. IACP fully accredited member.
Specialist therapist in Anxiety, Autism and ADHD in Limerick and online. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. My practice is for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties and I specialise in anxiety reduction using CBT. I fully support all sexual orientation and gender diversity, and all individual rights are respected. I work with Neurodivergent individuals including Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s, my practice is accredited as Autism Friendly by ASIAM.Professionalism and standards are essential to my practise. Currently studying a masters in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. IACP fully accredited member.
(01) 267 6692 x23 View (01) 267 6692 x23
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Noelle Fahy
Counsellor, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95  (Online Only)
There are times when life can seem overwhelming in particular if we are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Daily life stressors of work and family responsibilities can contribute to these feelings. At other times we may be going through life changes such as a bereavement, issues in our relationships or periods of extended stress at work. Therapy offers a space to notice and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to be curious about how your past experiences may be impacting your present day life and your thoughts about the future. Coping skills and strategies are taught to allow you be more present.
There are times when life can seem overwhelming in particular if we are experiencing stress, anxiety or low mood. Daily life stressors of work and family responsibilities can contribute to these feelings. At other times we may be going through life changes such as a bereavement, issues in our relationships or periods of extended stress at work. Therapy offers a space to notice and explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to be curious about how your past experiences may be impacting your present day life and your thoughts about the future. Coping skills and strategies are taught to allow you be more present.
(01) 267 6517 x93 View (01) 267 6517 x93
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Sharon Ward
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Sharon is a passionate and experienced counsellor, who supports people with a variety of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties, those who experience a loss of meaning in their lives, or those who are seeking a greater sense of fulfilment. Sharon has completed a BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Youth Studies, holds a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently pursuing a MA degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Sharon is a passionate and experienced counsellor, who supports people with a variety of mental health, emotional and behavioural difficulties, those who experience a loss of meaning in their lives, or those who are seeking a greater sense of fulfilment. Sharon has completed a BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Youth Studies, holds a BA (Hons) degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently pursuing a MA degree in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
(01) 267 6570 x11 View (01) 267 6570 x11
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Shane O'Hara
Psychologist, MPSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ennis, County Clare V95
www.shaneoharatherapy.com
www.shaneoharatherapy.com
086 398 6437 View 086 398 6437
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Lloyd Horgan
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ennis, County Clare V95
Are you currently struggling and need support? Maybe you feel right now that things can’t get better? I give you my word that they can and they will and I am here to help you. Before making an appointment I am happy to answer any questions you may have and ease your mind about how therapy works. In terms of qualifications, I have a Bachelors degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, I have qualifications in Applied Social Studies & Mental Health Nursing. Prior to starting my own private practice clinic, I worked as a clinician for a number of years with MyMind.
Are you currently struggling and need support? Maybe you feel right now that things can’t get better? I give you my word that they can and they will and I am here to help you. Before making an appointment I am happy to answer any questions you may have and ease your mind about how therapy works. In terms of qualifications, I have a Bachelors degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, I have qualifications in Applied Social Studies & Mental Health Nursing. Prior to starting my own private practice clinic, I worked as a clinician for a number of years with MyMind.
089 411 7392 View 089 411 7392
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Flourish Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ennis, County Clare V95
I work with clients in an integrative, holistic way using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), polyvagal, person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches. I build the therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy and acceptance of each individual and their unique needs. I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, safe, and secure environment.
I work with clients in an integrative, holistic way using cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), polyvagal, person-centred, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches. I build the therapeutic relationship based on respect, empathy and acceptance of each individual and their unique needs. I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, safe, and secure environment.
(01) 267 6595 x94 View (01) 267 6595 x94
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Ciaran Carey MyMove Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
Our philosophy as part of MyMove counselling is to provide affordable and confidental support and hope that the people we work with become the best possible version of themselves. My skills lie in not only mental health issues but also the ability to combine addiction and mental health issues. I use the humanistic approach to help the person to consider the whole person mind, body and spirit. My experience includes anxiety, anger management, bereavement and loss, bullying, substance and alcohol related issues, gambling, depression and the harbouring of suicidal ideation at various points in ones life.
Our philosophy as part of MyMove counselling is to provide affordable and confidental support and hope that the people we work with become the best possible version of themselves. My skills lie in not only mental health issues but also the ability to combine addiction and mental health issues. I use the humanistic approach to help the person to consider the whole person mind, body and spirit. My experience includes anxiety, anger management, bereavement and loss, bullying, substance and alcohol related issues, gambling, depression and the harbouring of suicidal ideation at various points in ones life.
(01) 267 6675 x16 View (01) 267 6675 x16
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Stephen Byrne
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ennis, County Clare V95
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with individuals aged 18 years and over, providing a professional, confidential service. I believe that the unique relationship between the therapist and client is key to the success of therapy as the relationship facilitates the trusting environment within which a client's concerns can be shared, explored, and addressed. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-Centred with elements of CBT and Mindfulness. I cover all areas of general counseling including stress, anxiety, grief and loss, and depression.
I am a qualified psychotherapist with a B.A. in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with individuals aged 18 years and over, providing a professional, confidential service. I believe that the unique relationship between the therapist and client is key to the success of therapy as the relationship facilitates the trusting environment within which a client's concerns can be shared, explored, and addressed. My approach is Humanistic and Integrative, Person-Centred with elements of CBT and Mindfulness. I cover all areas of general counseling including stress, anxiety, grief and loss, and depression.
087 904 0381 View 087 904 0381

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ennistymon

< 10

Counsellors in Ennistymon who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Other
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Ennistymon see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ennistymon?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, eircode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or eircode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Most Psychologists are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement in Ireland, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Ireland. Psychologists have earned a doctoral degree in psychology and many are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a doctoral degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the IACP or ICP, they must complete a minimum of an NFQ Level 7 programme with 100 hours of clinical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of post-training clinical experience under clinical supervision.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in Ireland could cost between €50 – €90 when seeing a counsellor and €75 - €120 or more when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The National Counselling Service (NCS) is a government-funded service that provides short to medium term counselling and psychotherapy for free to individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. The service can be accessed by GP referral or self-referral.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your eircode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the IACP, the ICP, or PSI are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a child is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.