Counselling in County Cork

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Dr. Philip Moore
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Dr Philip Moore has thirty-three years experience working as a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist in the UK and Ireland. He is a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (P.S.I., M0864C) and is a full member of the clinical, forensic & psychotherapy divisions of P.S.I. He provides integrative psychotherapy to adults, individuals and groups, drawing on a wide range of psychological models such as Jungian/Analytical Depth Psychology, Schema Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Drama and Movement Therapy.
Dr Philip Moore has thirty-three years experience working as a Clinical & Forensic Psychologist in the UK and Ireland. He is a chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (P.S.I., M0864C) and is a full member of the clinical, forensic & psychotherapy divisions of P.S.I. He provides integrative psychotherapy to adults, individuals and groups, drawing on a wide range of psychological models such as Jungian/Analytical Depth Psychology, Schema Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Drama and Movement Therapy.
(061) 572 524 x67 View (061) 572 524 x67
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Kathleen Lawless
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hi and welcome to my profile. I am a humanist integrative counsellor. I have worked with a wide range of clients presenting with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, both physical and emotional, bullying, relationship issues and low self-esteem to name but a few.
Hi and welcome to my profile. I am a humanist integrative counsellor. I have worked with a wide range of clients presenting with a variety of issues including trauma, anxiety, depression, grief, abuse, both physical and emotional, bullying, relationship issues and low self-esteem to name but a few.
085 177 6239 View 085 177 6239
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John McDonnell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kinsale, County Cork P17
Not accepting new clients
I am an IACP-accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, holding a BSc (Hons) degree from Middlesex University, London. I take great pride in helping each individual client to understand, cope with and overcome the stresses in your daily life, and to find your way to change and growth.
I am an IACP-accredited Counsellor & Psychotherapist, holding a BSc (Hons) degree from Middlesex University, London. I take great pride in helping each individual client to understand, cope with and overcome the stresses in your daily life, and to find your way to change and growth.
(01) 267 6527 x20 View (01) 267 6527 x20
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Florence Tarpey
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Supervisor
Verified Verified
Ballinhassig, County Cork T12
For the past 25 years I have been working with couples in their struggles around addiction and co dependency issues. Over the past couple of years, I have completed further training in Bader and Pearson's Developmental Approach to Couples Therapy, Una McCluskeys attachment work with adults and Sue Johnsons emotionally focused couples therapy. I would like to support couples to gain an understanding of the negative cycles we can fall into in relationship, help couples understand the dynamics of attachment and facilitate couples and families through doing this work to find an ease, safety and comfort in relationship.
For the past 25 years I have been working with couples in their struggles around addiction and co dependency issues. Over the past couple of years, I have completed further training in Bader and Pearson's Developmental Approach to Couples Therapy, Una McCluskeys attachment work with adults and Sue Johnsons emotionally focused couples therapy. I would like to support couples to gain an understanding of the negative cycles we can fall into in relationship, help couples understand the dynamics of attachment and facilitate couples and families through doing this work to find an ease, safety and comfort in relationship.
(061) 572 524 x90 View (061) 572 524 x90
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Lesley Kelly
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Cobh, County Cork P24
Life can be challenging at times. Your story, struggles and pain are unique to you. My belief is that you have the capacity and strength to resolve your issues with the right supports in place. I offer a supportive space of warmth and non-judgemental listening to help untangle the discomfort you are experiencing. Together, we will spend time understanding exactly what you are experiencing. I will not tell you what to do, but will encourage you and provide tools to help you cope with life’s obstacles.
Life can be challenging at times. Your story, struggles and pain are unique to you. My belief is that you have the capacity and strength to resolve your issues with the right supports in place. I offer a supportive space of warmth and non-judgemental listening to help untangle the discomfort you are experiencing. Together, we will spend time understanding exactly what you are experiencing. I will not tell you what to do, but will encourage you and provide tools to help you cope with life’s obstacles.
(01) 267 6692 x33 View (01) 267 6692 x33
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John Dunlea
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Mallow, County Cork P51
Hello! My name is John and I offer confidential and compassionate therapy so that together we may explore what brings you here. It takes courage to seek support and although the issues may be common, whether it is stress, anxiety, loss, depression, or relationship based, the experience is very individual. Whatever the issue, let us process it together.
Hello! My name is John and I offer confidential and compassionate therapy so that together we may explore what brings you here. It takes courage to seek support and although the issues may be common, whether it is stress, anxiety, loss, depression, or relationship based, the experience is very individual. Whatever the issue, let us process it together.
(01) 267 6527 x78 View (01) 267 6527 x78
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Eileen Cooney
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hello, my name is Eileen. I work as a humanistic integrative psychotherapist in a private practice at 82, Grand Parade, Cork. I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely express and explore challenges inner conflicts and behaviours that you may find are hindering you from moving forward in life. Together, we will work towards helping you gain a deeper insight and understanding of the issues you choose to bring and we will explore and identify pathways that feel right for you. My aim is to help you to restore balance to your life.
Hello, my name is Eileen. I work as a humanistic integrative psychotherapist in a private practice at 82, Grand Parade, Cork. I can provide a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely express and explore challenges inner conflicts and behaviours that you may find are hindering you from moving forward in life. Together, we will work towards helping you gain a deeper insight and understanding of the issues you choose to bring and we will explore and identify pathways that feel right for you. My aim is to help you to restore balance to your life.
086 809 3424 View 086 809 3424
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MfM Counselling & Hypnotherapy Services
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Youghal, County Cork P36
I hold an BA Honours Degree in Counselling with Addiction Studies, Diploma in Counselling-Hypnotherapy-Mind Coaching and Online Therapy. Im a fully accredited member of the IACP (The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics. I use a blended method in my therapeutic approach where the foundation is client centered, and is solution focused, integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing). I ensure that my work remains of the highest standard by engaging in on- going professional development.
I hold an BA Honours Degree in Counselling with Addiction Studies, Diploma in Counselling-Hypnotherapy-Mind Coaching and Online Therapy. Im a fully accredited member of the IACP (The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work in accordance with their Code of Ethics. I use a blended method in my therapeutic approach where the foundation is client centered, and is solution focused, integrating CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing). I ensure that my work remains of the highest standard by engaging in on- going professional development.
(061) 572 524 x91 View (061) 572 524 x91
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Patrick Harkin
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Skibbereen, County Cork P81  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Patrick. I have nearly thirty years experience in working with all aspects of mental health. I am also a senior practising mental health nurse. With me you will learn all the skills and tools that you will need to sustain positive mental health. My main approach is humanistic but I am also an integrative therapist. Working with me you will learn to become more gentle, compassionate, and accepting of yourself. Your mental health struggles do not define who you are as a person. It's a part of you but not all of you. Learn to remove the blocks-obstacles that prevent you from being happy in your own skin.
Hi my name is Patrick. I have nearly thirty years experience in working with all aspects of mental health. I am also a senior practising mental health nurse. With me you will learn all the skills and tools that you will need to sustain positive mental health. My main approach is humanistic but I am also an integrative therapist. Working with me you will learn to become more gentle, compassionate, and accepting of yourself. Your mental health struggles do not define who you are as a person. It's a part of you but not all of you. Learn to remove the blocks-obstacles that prevent you from being happy in your own skin.
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Laurence Murphy
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hi my name is Laurence Murphy, welcome to my profile page. I offer a warm, supportive confidential and affordable Counselling service in a convenient City center location. I work with the following issues Anxiety, Depression, stress, Phobia, Panic Attacks, Relationship issues. Spiritually, OCD, Career decisions, Men's issues
Hi my name is Laurence Murphy, welcome to my profile page. I offer a warm, supportive confidential and affordable Counselling service in a convenient City center location. I work with the following issues Anxiety, Depression, stress, Phobia, Panic Attacks, Relationship issues. Spiritually, OCD, Career decisions, Men's issues
(01) 267 6622 x41 View (01) 267 6622 x41
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Sophie Gahan Counselling + Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hello, thank you for visiting my counselling profile. I am Sophie, I am working as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor in Cork City Centre. I have been working with clients for several years now and I find this work deeply enriching. Relationship struggles are one of the most common reasons people come to counselling. This could be highlighted in the workplace, school, at home, or in our romantic relationships. I look to explore the deeper reasons for these struggles, be it trauma, anxiety, attachment-related negative experiences, anger or depression. You may also seek counselling due to a trauma in your adult life.
Hello, thank you for visiting my counselling profile. I am Sophie, I am working as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor in Cork City Centre. I have been working with clients for several years now and I find this work deeply enriching. Relationship struggles are one of the most common reasons people come to counselling. This could be highlighted in the workplace, school, at home, or in our romantic relationships. I look to explore the deeper reasons for these struggles, be it trauma, anxiety, attachment-related negative experiences, anger or depression. You may also seek counselling due to a trauma in your adult life.
(01) 267 6622 x46 View (01) 267 6622 x46
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Kate Butler
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hello, I work with adults experiencing challenges such as Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Anger, Loss, Bereavement, Abuse, Trauma, Relationship problems, Self-Esteem, effects of COVID, and other issues. Working in person or online. My aim is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment, so you feel safe to explore the challenges that you are currently facing. ​ Helping you to recognise, understand and change patterns of behaviour that may be causing problems in your life.
Hello, I work with adults experiencing challenges such as Depression, Anxiety, Loneliness, Stress, Anger, Loss, Bereavement, Abuse, Trauma, Relationship problems, Self-Esteem, effects of COVID, and other issues. Working in person or online. My aim is to create a supportive and non-judgmental environment, so you feel safe to explore the challenges that you are currently facing. ​ Helping you to recognise, understand and change patterns of behaviour that may be causing problems in your life.
083 470 9111 View 083 470 9111
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Anna Dudek-Wierszyllo
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T23
Senior Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working in the mental health care industry providing strong and professional healthcare service. Working therapeutically with adults, children, adolescents and couples. Experienced with trauma, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, depression, lack of meaning, self-esteem, loss and bereavement, codependency, relationship difficulties and psycho-somatic symptoms. Assess clients’ suitability for counselling, and provide short/long-term therapy, depending on the needs.
Senior Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working in the mental health care industry providing strong and professional healthcare service. Working therapeutically with adults, children, adolescents and couples. Experienced with trauma, anxiety, abuse, self-harm, suicidal ideation, panic attacks, depression, lack of meaning, self-esteem, loss and bereavement, codependency, relationship difficulties and psycho-somatic symptoms. Assess clients’ suitability for counselling, and provide short/long-term therapy, depending on the needs.
(01) 267 6536 x35 View (01) 267 6536 x35
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Carly Sokhela
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Carrigaline, County Cork P43
Are you ready to change your life? As a positive coaching psychologist, my job is to assist you to increase your wellbeing, improve your performance, enhance and apply your strengths and ultimately achieve your values and goals in life.
Are you ready to change your life? As a positive coaching psychologist, my job is to assist you to increase your wellbeing, improve your performance, enhance and apply your strengths and ultimately achieve your values and goals in life.
(01) 267 6675 x71 View (01) 267 6675 x71
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Clodagh O'Rourke Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Douglas, County Cork T12
I am a fully accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and I hold an honours degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from CIT/MTU, and a Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. ​ I work with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am interested in work around trauma, adoption, neurodiversity, gender & sexuality and identity. I am also visually impaired and interested in supporting people through sight loss. I am a member of WPATH - the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
I am a fully accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and I hold an honours degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy from CIT/MTU, and a Diploma in Integrative Adolescent Psychotherapy. ​ I work with people experiencing a broad range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am interested in work around trauma, adoption, neurodiversity, gender & sexuality and identity. I am also visually impaired and interested in supporting people through sight loss. I am a member of WPATH - the World Professional Association for Transgender Health.
089 214 9236 View 089 214 9236
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Michelle O'Riordan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Michelle is trained as an integrative psychotherapist and uses various methods and techniques to help the client process their feelings and gain a better understanding of themselves. Michelle uses a humanistic approach and , and draws on her knowledge to specifically meet the needs of each client. Providing solution focused therapy to address short term issues and long term for those who may need a more comprehensive approach, Michelle is empathic and non judgmental and she is passionate about supporting people who present with mental health issues.
Michelle is trained as an integrative psychotherapist and uses various methods and techniques to help the client process their feelings and gain a better understanding of themselves. Michelle uses a humanistic approach and , and draws on her knowledge to specifically meet the needs of each client. Providing solution focused therapy to address short term issues and long term for those who may need a more comprehensive approach, Michelle is empathic and non judgmental and she is passionate about supporting people who present with mental health issues.
(01) 267 6517 x85 View (01) 267 6517 x85
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Mary Mc Sweeney
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Midleton, County Cork P25
My name is Mary and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist working from my practice in Midleton, Co. Cork. I have a B.A (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from MTU. I am a fully accredited member of IACP and I abide by their code of ethics in my work with my clients. I understand that our lives can be challenging and we may struggle with difficult issues at different stages in our lives. It can be daunting to reach out for support when you may be feeling anxious or depressed.
My name is Mary and I am a Counsellor and Psychotherapist working from my practice in Midleton, Co. Cork. I have a B.A (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy from MTU. I am a fully accredited member of IACP and I abide by their code of ethics in my work with my clients. I understand that our lives can be challenging and we may struggle with difficult issues at different stages in our lives. It can be daunting to reach out for support when you may be feeling anxious or depressed.
(01) 263 0697 x19 View (01) 263 0697 x19
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Elizabeth Cronin
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cork, County Cork T23
My name is Elizabeth and I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist. Reaching out can be daunting and scary, as a therapist, I work from my heart meeting the client wherever they are with compassion and acceptance. I providing a safe space for the voice of the individual to be heard without fear of judgment. At times we can be unaware of whatever it is that is upsetting us , and putting us out of balance, and that’s exactly what the space in therapy can be used for. I feel extremely passionate in my work as a Therapist, please know that you don't have to be alone, members from the LGBTQ are especially welcome.
My name is Elizabeth and I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist. Reaching out can be daunting and scary, as a therapist, I work from my heart meeting the client wherever they are with compassion and acceptance. I providing a safe space for the voice of the individual to be heard without fear of judgment. At times we can be unaware of whatever it is that is upsetting us , and putting us out of balance, and that’s exactly what the space in therapy can be used for. I feel extremely passionate in my work as a Therapist, please know that you don't have to be alone, members from the LGBTQ are especially welcome.
086 344 5124 View 086 344 5124
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Janine Bevan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Innishannon, County Cork T12
We all have unique life experiences. Sometimes we need help to develop our skills, make sense of those experiences and to listen to our bodies and our hidden wisdom. Counselling, brings an opportunity to use human connection to deepen self awareness, process overwhelming events and learn to manage our difficulties better. I will guide you through the development of self compassion, the learning of new skills and the process of self discovery. My aim is to support you to achieve emotional wellness and your personal short and long term goals.
We all have unique life experiences. Sometimes we need help to develop our skills, make sense of those experiences and to listen to our bodies and our hidden wisdom. Counselling, brings an opportunity to use human connection to deepen self awareness, process overwhelming events and learn to manage our difficulties better. I will guide you through the development of self compassion, the learning of new skills and the process of self discovery. My aim is to support you to achieve emotional wellness and your personal short and long term goals.
(01) 263 0393 x69 View (01) 263 0393 x69
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Áine McLochlainn
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork P31
Welcome. My name is Áine and I am an accredited Psychotherapist. I have many years of experience working in different therapeutic environments. My core therapeutic approach is relational in nature. I am trauma informed and bring Rogerian Person-Centered values to my work. My practice includes Gestalt therapy, Internal Family Systems, Transaction Analysis and CBT. I incorporate somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and self-care practices into the therapy. I have studied several heart based relational neuroscience programs with Dr. Bonnie Badenoch.
Welcome. My name is Áine and I am an accredited Psychotherapist. I have many years of experience working in different therapeutic environments. My core therapeutic approach is relational in nature. I am trauma informed and bring Rogerian Person-Centered values to my work. My practice includes Gestalt therapy, Internal Family Systems, Transaction Analysis and CBT. I incorporate somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and self-care practices into the therapy. I have studied several heart based relational neuroscience programs with Dr. Bonnie Badenoch.
(01) 267 6675 x80 View (01) 267 6675 x80

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€60

Counsellors in County Cork who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
76% Depression
74% Self Esteem
71% Relationship Issues
71% Stress
61% Coping Skills
56% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

92% Laya
85% VHI
81% Irish Life

How Counsellors in County Cork see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Cork?

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.