Counselling in Athenry

Photo of Ann M Kelly - Cara Counselling, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Cara Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
My name is Ann Kelly. I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist accredited with IACP & CTAA. I am aware that, even though WHO has declared the pandemic over, Covid-19 is still out there and clients may still be experiencing emotions of anxiety, fear, loss etc regarding the Pandemic. I know it can be difficult sometimes to reach out and ask for help. Cara Counselling is a safe space to talk, in confidence about anything that may be bothering you, without being judged. The Clinic can be contacted anytime on (083) 1855958
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Photo of Philippa McGuinness, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Philippa McGuinness
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Many issues can be difficult to deal with on your own. I offer safe, non-judgemental support and understanding to help you work through feelings, consider options and make choices. Beginning therapy is not a weakness, but a courageous, positive step toward changes in your life, this can lead to more happiness and satisfaction in relationships, work and play. I have been involved in the field of counselling for over fifteen years, qualifying over ten years ago with a first class honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a fully accredited professional member of IACP and BACP, and an Organic Intelligence (TM) Coach.
Many issues can be difficult to deal with on your own. I offer safe, non-judgemental support and understanding to help you work through feelings, consider options and make choices. Beginning therapy is not a weakness, but a courageous, positive step toward changes in your life, this can lead to more happiness and satisfaction in relationships, work and play. I have been involved in the field of counselling for over fifteen years, qualifying over ten years ago with a first class honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am a fully accredited professional member of IACP and BACP, and an Organic Intelligence (TM) Coach.
(01) 267 6603 x29 View (01) 267 6603 x29
Photo of Joan Lally, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Joan Lally
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
For more information on Joan see her website: www.joanlally.com
For more information on Joan see her website: www.joanlally.com
(01) 267 6692 x86 View (01) 267 6692 x86
Photo of Marie Dempsey - Cróga Counselling Psychotherapy, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Counsellor
Marie Dempsey - Cróga Counselling Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
I am a qualified counsellor psychotherapist, working in support of individuals and couples at points in their life when clarity and change are required. At times of loss, overwhelm and uncertainty in how to proceed I work alongside, supporting you to better understand the impact and influence of your experiences and introduce healing and growth. I facilitate a safe and confidential space to navigate issues such as grief, infertility, anxiety, infidelity, family issues, trauma and self esteem. Together we identify and cultivate your resilience and unique resources that will support you to make sustainable changes and move forward.
I am a qualified counsellor psychotherapist, working in support of individuals and couples at points in their life when clarity and change are required. At times of loss, overwhelm and uncertainty in how to proceed I work alongside, supporting you to better understand the impact and influence of your experiences and introduce healing and growth. I facilitate a safe and confidential space to navigate issues such as grief, infertility, anxiety, infidelity, family issues, trauma and self esteem. Together we identify and cultivate your resilience and unique resources that will support you to make sustainable changes and move forward.
085 149 1202 View 085 149 1202
Photo of Benita Battiss - Dr Benita Battiss, CPsychol PSI, Psychologist
Dr Benita Battiss
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Ireland and offer the following services to Adults: ADHD Assessments; Autism Evaluations; Dyslexia Assessments; Cognitive and IQ assessments; Dementia screening; Personality Assessments. I also provide ADHD Coaching, Individual Counselling and Clinical Supervision. Most assessments and counselling services can be provided online. The assessments are conducted within a neurodiverse-affirmative approach.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in Ireland and offer the following services to Adults: ADHD Assessments; Autism Evaluations; Dyslexia Assessments; Cognitive and IQ assessments; Dementia screening; Personality Assessments. I also provide ADHD Coaching, Individual Counselling and Clinical Supervision. Most assessments and counselling services can be provided online. The assessments are conducted within a neurodiverse-affirmative approach.
(01) 267 6634 x19 View (01) 267 6634 x19
Photo of Valerie Ann Corcoran - Sunflower Psychotherapy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Sunflower Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Upon finishing college I thought of the many needa of potential clients. As a result of this I spent a year working in a drug & alcohol addiction centre. Gaining the experience & knowledge necessary to treat people during & after recovery for addiction. I soon discovered that regardless of the presenting issue most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I then went on to study Traumatology & PTSD. Currently working in the therapeutic setting with families of those with disabilities.
Upon finishing college I thought of the many needa of potential clients. As a result of this I spent a year working in a drug & alcohol addiction centre. Gaining the experience & knowledge necessary to treat people during & after recovery for addiction. I soon discovered that regardless of the presenting issue most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I then went on to study Traumatology & PTSD. Currently working in the therapeutic setting with families of those with disabilities.
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Photo of Berry Guthrie, IAHIP Assoc, Psychotherapist
Berry Guthrie
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
My approach is collaborative, non-judgemental and warm and my goal is to understand your specific experience and needs. I use a variety of approaches that are person centred, this means that I value you as a human being above all else. I believe that therapy helps us develop an understanding of feelings and emotions, while creating a space for change to happen. It offers the opportunity to break free from old patterns that no longer serve us, and be more self-accepting, and more connected to others. Our problems are unique to us and only we can create the solution that will work for us as individuals.
My approach is collaborative, non-judgemental and warm and my goal is to understand your specific experience and needs. I use a variety of approaches that are person centred, this means that I value you as a human being above all else. I believe that therapy helps us develop an understanding of feelings and emotions, while creating a space for change to happen. It offers the opportunity to break free from old patterns that no longer serve us, and be more self-accepting, and more connected to others. Our problems are unique to us and only we can create the solution that will work for us as individuals.
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Photo of Eileen Mac Donnell, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Eileen Mac Donnell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
Hello and welcome, thank you for viewing my profile. I am an accredited Psychotherapist / Counsellor, with over 25 years experience. I have worked with a wide range of clients dealing with many different issues including: feeling stressed or anxious, dealing with loss and grief, low self confidence, fear and anger issues, lack of direction and life purpose. My work is welcoming, non- judgmental, compassionate and kind. I see each client as Unique and I tailor the therapy to suit the client's own individual needs.
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Photo of Evelyn Doyle - Serenity Psychotherapy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Psychotherapy facilitates people who wish to go on a self-exploratory journey to increase self-awareness. It also is a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process grief and loss, boost self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality/gender concerns and to safely heal from trauma. My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person with uniqueness and unconditional positive regard. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and my job is to act as the guide or a facilitator of this journey. To help the client find their real self and to empower individuals to be true to their unique authentic person they are.
Psychotherapy facilitates people who wish to go on a self-exploratory journey to increase self-awareness. It also is a safe, non-judgmental space for people to process grief and loss, boost self-esteem, relationship issues, sexuality/gender concerns and to safely heal from trauma. My philosophy as a therapist is to treat each person with uniqueness and unconditional positive regard. I believe that the client is the expert in their own life and my job is to act as the guide or a facilitator of this journey. To help the client find their real self and to empower individuals to be true to their unique authentic person they are.
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Photo of Niamh O'Brien Bromley, IAHIP Assoc, Psychotherapist
Niamh O'Brien Bromley
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
I aim to provide you with a safe, welcoming space where you can ‘bring all of you’, where we can begin the process of exploring the reasons that bring you to therapy, in a compassionate space, that allows you to reflect and gain greater clarity. I firmly believe that the process of being heard and witnessed enables us to open to aspects of our ourselves and our lives that we are normally reluctant to acknowledge but are the foundations of change. I work from the belief that each person is unique, therefore the therapeutic process is unique to each person and will depend largely on your specific goals, desires and needs.
I aim to provide you with a safe, welcoming space where you can ‘bring all of you’, where we can begin the process of exploring the reasons that bring you to therapy, in a compassionate space, that allows you to reflect and gain greater clarity. I firmly believe that the process of being heard and witnessed enables us to open to aspects of our ourselves and our lives that we are normally reluctant to acknowledge but are the foundations of change. I work from the belief that each person is unique, therefore the therapeutic process is unique to each person and will depend largely on your specific goals, desires and needs.
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Photo of Brenda Cooney - Flourish Therapy, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Flourish Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athenry, County Galway H65
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
Photo of Sean O Morain, Pre-Accredited Member IACP, Psychotherapist
Sean O Morain
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
July availability - Tuesday evenings 6pm/7pm/8pm and Saturdays 11am/12pm
July availability - Tuesday evenings 6pm/7pm/8pm and Saturdays 11am/12pm
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Photo of David J O'Farrell, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
David J O'Farrell
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Professional Behaviour Change Psychotherapist, Adult Eating Disorder Specialist, CBT-E Trained, Complicated Grief Therapist, Relationship Counsellor, Psychological Nutritionist, We provide to you a Rapid response to your Query* *Fast Appointments* Selection of Appointment Times* We offer Brief Solution Focused Approach to addressing your concerns, CBT, CBT-E, CBT-T and Long Term Psychotherapy as required. Weekly or fortnightly Sessions. Lasting results as clients learn new behaviours and coping Skills!
Professional Behaviour Change Psychotherapist, Adult Eating Disorder Specialist, CBT-E Trained, Complicated Grief Therapist, Relationship Counsellor, Psychological Nutritionist, We provide to you a Rapid response to your Query* *Fast Appointments* Selection of Appointment Times* We offer Brief Solution Focused Approach to addressing your concerns, CBT, CBT-E, CBT-T and Long Term Psychotherapy as required. Weekly or fortnightly Sessions. Lasting results as clients learn new behaviours and coping Skills!
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Photo of Miriam Finnerty - Spring Sanctuary Counselling & Psychotherapy, MIACP, Counsellor
Spring Sanctuary Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athenry, County Galway H65
Spring Sanctuary Counselling and Psychotherapy mission is to provide top quality Professional Counselling Services. I prioritise maintaining safety within the counselling relationship at all times, being respectful, accessible, affordable and flexible to your needs by providing a uniquely tailored approach for you. I combine energy healing and the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual body in my integrative psychotherapeutic approach. I offer face to face counselling or online counselling by phone or video call to assist you in gaining the support you need.
Spring Sanctuary Counselling and Psychotherapy mission is to provide top quality Professional Counselling Services. I prioritise maintaining safety within the counselling relationship at all times, being respectful, accessible, affordable and flexible to your needs by providing a uniquely tailored approach for you. I combine energy healing and the emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual body in my integrative psychotherapeutic approach. I offer face to face counselling or online counselling by phone or video call to assist you in gaining the support you need.
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Photo of Marie Fariñas - Ceartig Therapies , Psychotherapist
Ceartig Therapies
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Athenry, County Galway H65
Marie Fariñas provides Play therapy for ages 4-11 yrs to manage emotional difficulties and help improve associated behaviours. For older children, adolescents and young adults, Expressive Arts Therapy sessions are suitable to address self-esteem issues, identity, and/or depression. For adults who may not know how to start talking about difficulties, Sand-Story Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Expressive Arts Therapy are safe ways to begin exploring and expressing oneself. Each client is invited to make use of the resources provided to work on vulnerabilities, alleviate stress, and grow emotional strength.
Marie Fariñas provides Play therapy for ages 4-11 yrs to manage emotional difficulties and help improve associated behaviours. For older children, adolescents and young adults, Expressive Arts Therapy sessions are suitable to address self-esteem issues, identity, and/or depression. For adults who may not know how to start talking about difficulties, Sand-Story Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Expressive Arts Therapy are safe ways to begin exploring and expressing oneself. Each client is invited to make use of the resources provided to work on vulnerabilities, alleviate stress, and grow emotional strength.
(01) 263 0697 x34 View (01) 263 0697 x34

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Aoife Connell, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Aoife Connell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Abuse, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Identity Problems, Loss, Personal Development, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Self Esteem / Confidence, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Transgender / Gender Variance, Trauma, Womens Issues, LGBT+
Abuse, Bereavement, Eating Disorders, Identity Problems, Loss, Personal Development, Post-Traumatic Stress, Relationships, Self Esteem / Confidence, Sexual Orientation, Stress, Transgender / Gender Variance, Trauma, Womens Issues, LGBT+
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Photo of Patricia Burke, APCP, Counsellor
Patricia Burke
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
My name is Patricia, and I am an integrative therapist. This means I do not solely rely on one theory or approach when working with clients. I would describe my therapeutic lens as both person-centred and humanistic. I see my clients as being the experts of their own world and I am by their side to support change, self-exploration and to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for that journey.
My name is Patricia, and I am an integrative therapist. This means I do not solely rely on one theory or approach when working with clients. I would describe my therapeutic lens as both person-centred and humanistic. I see my clients as being the experts of their own world and I am by their side to support change, self-exploration and to provide a safe, non-judgemental space for that journey.
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Photo of Beverley Theresa Cummins, Psychotherapist
Beverley Theresa Cummins
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Belclare, County Galway H54
I am an experienced psychotherapist and offer a supportive and confidential environment. I am trained to listen in order to help you make sense of what is troubling you. As an integrative counsellor, I respect each individual’s ability to make their own decisions. Through discussion and exploration, I will work with you in a caring, non-judgmental environment to help you clarify your own beliefs, values and priorities so that you can reach your own decisions on what is best for you. I work Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, EMDR, COFRA 121 and also offer Auricular acupuncture
I am an experienced psychotherapist and offer a supportive and confidential environment. I am trained to listen in order to help you make sense of what is troubling you. As an integrative counsellor, I respect each individual’s ability to make their own decisions. Through discussion and exploration, I will work with you in a caring, non-judgmental environment to help you clarify your own beliefs, values and priorities so that you can reach your own decisions on what is best for you. I work Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapies, EMDR, COFRA 121 and also offer Auricular acupuncture
(01) 267 6641 x92 View (01) 267 6641 x92
Photo of Helen Concepta Shaughnessy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Helen Concepta Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Craughwell, County Galway H91
Are you having difficulty putting into words how you are feeling or looking for a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential and respectful space where you can safely share thoughts, feelings, and challenges at a pace that suits you? Having worked in Cuan Mhuire Galway and Let’s Get Talking Galway, I found that treating people during and after recovery for addiction most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how addiction can be a coping mechanism
Are you having difficulty putting into words how you are feeling or looking for a welcoming, non-judgmental, confidential and respectful space where you can safely share thoughts, feelings, and challenges at a pace that suits you? Having worked in Cuan Mhuire Galway and Let’s Get Talking Galway, I found that treating people during and after recovery for addiction most clients presented with having experienced some form of trauma. I specialise in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and how addiction can be a coping mechanism
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Photo of Briedge McCarneyJoyce - Seoige Therapy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Seoige Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you seeking support during a difficult or challenging period in your life? Are you feeling lost in life and on your journey? Seoige Therapy provides a safe non-judgmental space and meets you where you are at. Within this safe space you will be supported and empowered to explore, understand and change negative/limiting thoughts, feelings and behavior's. You will become more self-aware and develop resilience. You will become the real you.... "for true happiness is an inside job"!
Are you seeking support during a difficult or challenging period in your life? Are you feeling lost in life and on your journey? Seoige Therapy provides a safe non-judgmental space and meets you where you are at. Within this safe space you will be supported and empowered to explore, understand and change negative/limiting thoughts, feelings and behavior's. You will become more self-aware and develop resilience. You will become the real you.... "for true happiness is an inside job"!
(01) 267 6527 x18 View (01) 267 6527 x18

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Athenry

10+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Athenry who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Stress
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% Irish Life
75% Laya

How Counsellors in Athenry see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Athenry?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.