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Photo of Mark Tolan, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Mark Tolan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D15
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to enhance self-understanding among my clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards their life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-changing results.
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to enhance self-understanding among my clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards their life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and therapist alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behaviour and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-changing results.
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Photo of Eileen Devaney, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Eileen Devaney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D22
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
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Photo of Vasilija Plavc, Counsellor in Dublin, County Dublin
Vasilija Plavc
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D12
Hello, I'm Vasilija Plavc, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and I'm genuinely happy you're here. I understand that is not easy for some to seek support, I commend you for taking this important first step. I'm here to provide a safe and confidential space where we can compassionately explore what is going on for you.
Hello, I'm Vasilija Plavc, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and I'm genuinely happy you're here. I understand that is not easy for some to seek support, I commend you for taking this important first step. I'm here to provide a safe and confidential space where we can compassionately explore what is going on for you.
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Dublin Mind Clinic
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D08
Have you felt you wanted help or to work on personal development but did not know how? Have you felt you needed support with specific personal or life matters, or have you tried many different things before but never felt complete? At Dublin Mind Clinic, we have it all 'in-house'. With our multidisciplinary clinic design, you may avail of the services of Clinical- and Counselling-Psychology, Clinical Assessments for Teen and Adult ADHD and Autism, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Neurofeedback, Gut And Psychological Syndrome (GAPS) Nutrition, and Medical Advisory, all in the same place.
Have you felt you wanted help or to work on personal development but did not know how? Have you felt you needed support with specific personal or life matters, or have you tried many different things before but never felt complete? At Dublin Mind Clinic, we have it all 'in-house'. With our multidisciplinary clinic design, you may avail of the services of Clinical- and Counselling-Psychology, Clinical Assessments for Teen and Adult ADHD and Autism, Psychotherapy & Counselling, Neurofeedback, Gut And Psychological Syndrome (GAPS) Nutrition, and Medical Advisory, all in the same place.
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Photo of Triona McGearty, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Triona McGearty
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D06
If you are a point in your life, where you are noticing you don't feel like yourself, you are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, relationship issues. We can sit together and allow time and space to explore what is happening, both mentally and physically. My person centred approach is designed to recognise that you are the expert, it is my role to walk with you in your journey.
If you are a point in your life, where you are noticing you don't feel like yourself, you are experiencing anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, relationship issues. We can sit together and allow time and space to explore what is happening, both mentally and physically. My person centred approach is designed to recognise that you are the expert, it is my role to walk with you in your journey.
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AnuBeginningsTherapy
MSc
Not Verified Not Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D03
Anú Beginnings Works to Facilitate Each Individual Psychotherapeutically from a Person-Centred Humanistic Integrative Philosophy. Where We Hold Creativity, Passion and Hope as the Foundation in All that We Do
Anú Beginnings Works to Facilitate Each Individual Psychotherapeutically from a Person-Centred Humanistic Integrative Philosophy. Where We Hold Creativity, Passion and Hope as the Foundation in All that We Do
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Photo of CapableMindsPPC, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
CapableMindsPPC
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D01
From our clinic on Capel Street, Dublin 1 Capable Minds PPC offers a variety of psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches. Working closely with qualified psychologists and psychotherapists allows for close exploration of thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that affect your life negatively. Our qualified practitioners provide therapeutic support within a safe, confidential environment. Here you are free to explore and understand these thoughts, beliefs and behaviours in order to resolve life conflicts. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
From our clinic on Capel Street, Dublin 1 Capable Minds PPC offers a variety of psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches. Working closely with qualified psychologists and psychotherapists allows for close exploration of thoughts, beliefs and behaviours that affect your life negatively. Our qualified practitioners provide therapeutic support within a safe, confidential environment. Here you are free to explore and understand these thoughts, beliefs and behaviours in order to resolve life conflicts. Today you are one step closer to a new you where you feel empowered and on a positive path to growth and well-being.
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Photo of Claire Quinlan, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Claire Quinlan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin A94
At any time life's demands can become overwhelming. Clients benefit from the time and space to explore the thought processes and behaviours that are keeping them trapped in negative cycles.
At any time life's demands can become overwhelming. Clients benefit from the time and space to explore the thought processes and behaviours that are keeping them trapped in negative cycles.
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Photo of Stephen MacGarry, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Stephen MacGarry
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D14
In my practice I work with a broad range of clients including young people (16-25), neurodiverse, LGBTQ+ and GSRD identifying clients. I believe that each and every one of my clients has a unique experience and so each therapy begins and ends differently. I often help clients to address issues around sexuality and gender as well as working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
In my practice I work with a broad range of clients including young people (16-25), neurodiverse, LGBTQ+ and GSRD identifying clients. I believe that each and every one of my clients has a unique experience and so each therapy begins and ends differently. I often help clients to address issues around sexuality and gender as well as working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
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Photo of Foloshade Gertrude Rufai, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Foloshade Gertrude Rufai
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D6W
My name is Foloshade Gertrude Rufai, I am a Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist. I work with various individuals from various backgrounds to work through and heal from traumatic experiences, grief, mental health challenges, or life's everyday struggles. My goal is to help clients cultivate positive self-perceptions and build stronger relationships, enabling them to recognize their inner peace and wholeness. I believe that the journey of emotional healing and personal growth extends beyond psychological issues to reconnecting with one's spiritual self.
My name is Foloshade Gertrude Rufai, I am a Mental Health Nurse and Psychotherapist. I work with various individuals from various backgrounds to work through and heal from traumatic experiences, grief, mental health challenges, or life's everyday struggles. My goal is to help clients cultivate positive self-perceptions and build stronger relationships, enabling them to recognize their inner peace and wholeness. I believe that the journey of emotional healing and personal growth extends beyond psychological issues to reconnecting with one's spiritual self.
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Photo of Leigheas Counsellling & Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Leigheas Counsellling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D13
My name is Ursula Graham. I am a humanistic integrative psychotherapist basing my practice on the person-centred models of psychotherapy. I am passionate about championing individuality and supporting clients in their individual journey of self-discovery, healing and reaching their full potential. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for 25 years in law. Attending therapy provided me the opportunity to return to my true self, heal, and reach my full potential. My wish for every client is that they too get this life changing opportunity.
My name is Ursula Graham. I am a humanistic integrative psychotherapist basing my practice on the person-centred models of psychotherapy. I am passionate about championing individuality and supporting clients in their individual journey of self-discovery, healing and reaching their full potential. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, I worked for 25 years in law. Attending therapy provided me the opportunity to return to my true self, heal, and reach my full potential. My wish for every client is that they too get this life changing opportunity.
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Photo of Kim Elliott - A Space To Be Therapy, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Kim Elliott - A Space To Be Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D01
www.aspacetobetherapy.ie - I founded A Space To Be to provide clients with a safe and confidential space to be themselves and to further discover themselves. Working from a humanistic and person centred ethos means I believe that you, the client, hold the tools within to heal and grow. Experiencing early adversity and traumatic life events can cloud perception, create defences and disrupt the relationship held with one's self. Issues such as low self esteem, anxiety and depression can arise. I work in a collaborative and empowering yet gentle way to accompany you on your journey of reconnection and healing.
www.aspacetobetherapy.ie - I founded A Space To Be to provide clients with a safe and confidential space to be themselves and to further discover themselves. Working from a humanistic and person centred ethos means I believe that you, the client, hold the tools within to heal and grow. Experiencing early adversity and traumatic life events can cloud perception, create defences and disrupt the relationship held with one's self. Issues such as low self esteem, anxiety and depression can arise. I work in a collaborative and empowering yet gentle way to accompany you on your journey of reconnection and healing.
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Photo of Susan McAteer, Psychologist in Dublin, County Dublin
Susan McAteer
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
L i f e ' s  c h a l l e n g e s can present an opportunity for growth and personal development. However, sometimes, these challenges may seem too much. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Or perhaps just stuck? Dr. McAteer can help in these situations, by providing evidenced based therapy which treats individual difficulties. These might include anxiety, depression, addiction or perhaps relational difficulties with a partner. Whatever your problem, psychotherapy with Susan offers a safe, confidential, diversity friendly, space to work through it.
L i f e ' s  c h a l l e n g e s can present an opportunity for growth and personal development. However, sometimes, these challenges may seem too much. Sometimes we find ourselves feeling depressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Or perhaps just stuck? Dr. McAteer can help in these situations, by providing evidenced based therapy which treats individual difficulties. These might include anxiety, depression, addiction or perhaps relational difficulties with a partner. Whatever your problem, psychotherapy with Susan offers a safe, confidential, diversity friendly, space to work through it.
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Photo of Cuan Slan Counselling, Counsellor in Dublin, County Dublin
Cuan Slan Counselling
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D15
Do you need someone to share your problems with, discuss your needs, achieve clarity about where you want and need to go in life? I can help you. I work with my clients in an integrative way, using therapies such as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapies, Mindfulness. I guide my clients collaboratively, in a non-judgemental, supportive atmosphere to better understand their feelings, thoughts, behaviours and relationships. Clients leave counselling with an effective structure to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
Do you need someone to share your problems with, discuss your needs, achieve clarity about where you want and need to go in life? I can help you. I work with my clients in an integrative way, using therapies such as Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapies, Mindfulness. I guide my clients collaboratively, in a non-judgemental, supportive atmosphere to better understand their feelings, thoughts, behaviours and relationships. Clients leave counselling with an effective structure to enable them to lead fulfilling lives.
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Photo of Donna Mc Cafferty (Online Only), Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Donna Mc Cafferty (Online Only)
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D11  (Online Only)
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
Hi, a very warm welcome to you. My name is Donna and I am passionate about helping people find hope, meaning, healing and peace within their lives and their relationships. I work from the perspective that just as every person, problem and challenge is unique and individual, so too are the things that will help.
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Photo of Deimante Jaugaite Individual And Couples Therapist, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Deimante Jaugaite Individual And Couples Therapist
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D02
I speak English, German, Lithuanian & Russian. I specialize in being open minded! I encourage my clients to talk about everything. Intimacy, Sexuality, Trauma, Addiction. Their relationship with themselves and the world (a lot can be learned from daily patterns and behaviours), deepest fears, things they wish they had never done and equally, dreams, goals, and ambitions. The Therapeutic space is your sanctuary to be yourself, whether you’re hurting, feeling lost and fragile or just are curious to learn more about yourself. The goal is not to change you entirely but to work on updating your current self to become your best self.
I speak English, German, Lithuanian & Russian. I specialize in being open minded! I encourage my clients to talk about everything. Intimacy, Sexuality, Trauma, Addiction. Their relationship with themselves and the world (a lot can be learned from daily patterns and behaviours), deepest fears, things they wish they had never done and equally, dreams, goals, and ambitions. The Therapeutic space is your sanctuary to be yourself, whether you’re hurting, feeling lost and fragile or just are curious to learn more about yourself. The goal is not to change you entirely but to work on updating your current self to become your best self.
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Photo of Intensive BrainBased & SpecialEducation Programs in Dublin, County Dublin
Intensive BrainBased & SpecialEducation Programs
MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D15
Enroling in intensive in-person and virtual programs in the Special Education and Developing Minds series, with a special education teacher who is the Melillo Method certified provider, a childhood neurodevelopmental specialist, education & behaviour consultant, Interactive Metronome provider, reflex therapist. The Melillo Method is a cutting edge model of identifying and remediating the neurological roots of most neurodevelopmental disorders : Autism, incl. nonverbal low functioning, ADHD, Dyslexia, Apraxia, Learning Disability, Developmental Delays, Tourette's, OCD, SPD, CAPD, Bipolar Disorder, and others.
Enroling in intensive in-person and virtual programs in the Special Education and Developing Minds series, with a special education teacher who is the Melillo Method certified provider, a childhood neurodevelopmental specialist, education & behaviour consultant, Interactive Metronome provider, reflex therapist. The Melillo Method is a cutting edge model of identifying and remediating the neurological roots of most neurodevelopmental disorders : Autism, incl. nonverbal low functioning, ADHD, Dyslexia, Apraxia, Learning Disability, Developmental Delays, Tourette's, OCD, SPD, CAPD, Bipolar Disorder, and others.
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Photo of Mark Mc Caffrey, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Mark Mc Caffrey
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D11
Do you find yourself regularly wishing you could be somewhere else, that the grass is always greener in other places, no matter where you are? Are you looking for a fresh start or a new direction with which to create a different and more enjoyable outlook? Low mood? Mood swings? Confusing anxiety? MH Disorder? Trauma - PTSD? Relationship fatigue? Food/alcohol/drug consumption concerns? Change is doable, change is accessible, change can start now. A fresh journey awaits, a journey towards greener grass which is often located closer to home than you currently think.
Do you find yourself regularly wishing you could be somewhere else, that the grass is always greener in other places, no matter where you are? Are you looking for a fresh start or a new direction with which to create a different and more enjoyable outlook? Low mood? Mood swings? Confusing anxiety? MH Disorder? Trauma - PTSD? Relationship fatigue? Food/alcohol/drug consumption concerns? Change is doable, change is accessible, change can start now. A fresh journey awaits, a journey towards greener grass which is often located closer to home than you currently think.
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Photo of Aisling Dearle Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Dublin, County Dublin
Aisling Dearle Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D15
Life is full of ups and downs, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure about how to cope, at times. Taking the step to seek help can indeed feel daunting, but in my practice, I aim to make that process as comfortable and supportive as possible. When you step into my therapy space, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere where you're accepted just as you are. Whether you're grappling with past traumas, current stressors, or uncertainty about the future, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to open up and explore whatever is on your mind.
Life is full of ups and downs, and it's completely normal to feel overwhelmed or unsure about how to cope, at times. Taking the step to seek help can indeed feel daunting, but in my practice, I aim to make that process as comfortable and supportive as possible. When you step into my therapy space, you'll find a welcoming atmosphere where you're accepted just as you are. Whether you're grappling with past traumas, current stressors, or uncertainty about the future, I provide a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to open up and explore whatever is on your mind.
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Photo of Paul Flannery, Counsellor in Dublin, County Dublin
Paul Flannery
Counsellor, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D02
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
When we are suffering we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We sometimes make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. We each have developed ways of being in the world that have enabled us to cope with whatever challenges we have had to face. These coping strategies become our defence mechanisms and are often developed by us at an early age when we had few resources. They can sometimes create negative patterns of relating to others and the world around us and become barriers to intimate or professional relationships.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dublin

700+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Dublin who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
77% Depression
71% Self Esteem
71% Stress
70% Relationship Issues
59% Bereavement
58% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

88% Laya
79% VHI
76% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Dublin see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
26% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dublin?

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.