Photo of ClinicalPsychologist, Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
ClinicalPsychologist
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Barna, County Galway H91
Not accepting new clients
I can listen and offer you support based on your needs and in line with your goals and values. If you are feeling stuck in work or relationships, have parenting concerns, are lonely, anxious or stressed, I can help you. Together we can come to understand how you have got to where you are and what we can do to help move you forward. This will differ for everyone and will be based upon a thorough assessment of the presenting difficulty. Often feeling heard and understanding a problem is the first step to improvement. We can then build a tailored intervention that will meet your needs and we will review this regularly as we progress.
I can listen and offer you support based on your needs and in line with your goals and values. If you are feeling stuck in work or relationships, have parenting concerns, are lonely, anxious or stressed, I can help you. Together we can come to understand how you have got to where you are and what we can do to help move you forward. This will differ for everyone and will be based upon a thorough assessment of the presenting difficulty. Often feeling heard and understanding a problem is the first step to improvement. We can then build a tailored intervention that will meet your needs and we will review this regularly as we progress.
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Photo of Sunflower Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Sunflower Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Barna, County Galway H91
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 Joan Lally, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Joan Lally
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Barna, County Galway H91
For more information on Joan see her website: www.joanlally.com
For more information on Joan see her website: www.joanlally.com
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Photo of Theresa Merrigan, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Theresa Merrigan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Waitlist for new clients
Psychotherapy & EMDR - People from all walks of life seek therapy for different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or feeling you are not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
Psychotherapy & EMDR - People from all walks of life seek therapy for different issues. Sometimes there is a specific reason but in some cases the immediate cause of distress is less obvious. People have contacted me when struggling with emotional problems such as: • Feeling stressed or anxious • Coming to terms with losses such as bereavement, separation, divorce or the loss of a job • Lacking confidence, self-esteem or feeling you are not reaching full potential • Difficulties in making or maintaining good relationships • Repeatedly becoming involved in destructive or unsatisfactory relationships • Feeling depressed, sad or empty
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Photo of Cara Gibbons - Emotional And Binge Eating Specialist, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Cara Gibbons - Emotional And Binge Eating Specialist
Psychotherapist, MSc, APCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Do you feel like food is ruling your life? Are you overcome with stress or painful life experiences and find yourself eating all your emotions? Are you fed up with the struggle with the binge/restrict cycle of various diets? Are you worried that your relationship with food is affecting your health? What would it mean for you to feel free from secrecy, guilt, and shame around food? Would you like to start caring for yourself and appreciating your body? To feel more present and at ease around eating and not have food on your mind constantly. If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps I can help you.
Do you feel like food is ruling your life? Are you overcome with stress or painful life experiences and find yourself eating all your emotions? Are you fed up with the struggle with the binge/restrict cycle of various diets? Are you worried that your relationship with food is affecting your health? What would it mean for you to feel free from secrecy, guilt, and shame around food? Would you like to start caring for yourself and appreciating your body? To feel more present and at ease around eating and not have food on your mind constantly. If you answered yes to any of these questions, then perhaps I can help you.
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Photo of Karen Bradley, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Karen Bradley
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ardrahan, County Galway H91
I’ve always had a natural curiosity about people and an empathy for others which is most likely the reason why I chose to work in the area of Counselling and Psychotherapy. There is something very special about witnessing someone grow and develop their understanding of themselves. The therapeutic relationship formed with clients is one I hold with high regard and is both a delicate and powerful piece of our work together. My hope in our sessions is to facilitate a safe space for clients to heal and integrate all parts of themselves.
I’ve always had a natural curiosity about people and an empathy for others which is most likely the reason why I chose to work in the area of Counselling and Psychotherapy. There is something very special about witnessing someone grow and develop their understanding of themselves. The therapeutic relationship formed with clients is one I hold with high regard and is both a delicate and powerful piece of our work together. My hope in our sessions is to facilitate a safe space for clients to heal and integrate all parts of themselves.
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Photo of Seamus Power, Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
Seamus Power
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I promote improved awareness of benefits of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mental fitness and connection to self. BEING as connected and as aligned with our own true essence is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being HUMAN. For most of my life, I allowed my self-care and attention to be shifted and conditioned to serve others over my own core and essential needs. I now help you, through my experience and through the tools and techniques I have developed, to (re)discover, better appreciate and nurture unconditional self-love and care for the beautiful person you are (at your core).
I promote improved awareness of benefits of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mental fitness and connection to self. BEING as connected and as aligned with our own true essence is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being HUMAN. For most of my life, I allowed my self-care and attention to be shifted and conditioned to serve others over my own core and essential needs. I now help you, through my experience and through the tools and techniques I have developed, to (re)discover, better appreciate and nurture unconditional self-love and care for the beautiful person you are (at your core).
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Photo of Anne Morgan, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Anne Morgan
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
My practice is tailored to mothers navigating the transformative journey of parenthood. They come seeking balance amidst the whirlwind of raising children, maintaining careers, and rediscovering their personal identities. These women strive to be fully present for their families, yet often find themselves overwhelmed, battling stress, and feeling disconnected from their own needs. Their goal is not just to cope, but to thrive, embracing motherhood while retaining a sense of self and achieving emotional well-being.
My practice is tailored to mothers navigating the transformative journey of parenthood. They come seeking balance amidst the whirlwind of raising children, maintaining careers, and rediscovering their personal identities. These women strive to be fully present for their families, yet often find themselves overwhelmed, battling stress, and feeling disconnected from their own needs. Their goal is not just to cope, but to thrive, embracing motherhood while retaining a sense of self and achieving emotional well-being.
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Photo of Paola Loiudice, Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
Paola Loiudice
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hola, soy Paola, psicóloga Argentina. Durante mi formación y mi práctica profesional he estado involucrada en las necesidades de mi comunidad trabajando con los mejores profesionales de mi campo. Además de ser profesora adjunta de Neuropsicología y Psicología del Desarrollo, me he involucrado en las trayectorias educativas de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad, trabajé en un equipo de atención a pacientes oncológicos y participé activamente en los movimientos de mujeres mayores en defensa de sus derechos. En 2022 mi familia se trasladó a Irlanda. La experiencia de emigrar ha sido de gran crecimiento personal y profesional.
Hola, soy Paola, psicóloga Argentina. Durante mi formación y mi práctica profesional he estado involucrada en las necesidades de mi comunidad trabajando con los mejores profesionales de mi campo. Además de ser profesora adjunta de Neuropsicología y Psicología del Desarrollo, me he involucrado en las trayectorias educativas de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad, trabajé en un equipo de atención a pacientes oncológicos y participé activamente en los movimientos de mujeres mayores en defensa de sus derechos. En 2022 mi familia se trasladó a Irlanda. La experiencia de emigrar ha sido de gran crecimiento personal y profesional.
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Photo of Sean O Morain, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Sean O Morain
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Headford, County Galway H91
I'm passionate about helping individuals on their journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. My role is to support you in understanding your experiences and emotions. I listen actively, offer empathy, and provide guidance as you navigate your unique path towards healing and self-acceptance. I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of concerns.
I'm passionate about helping individuals on their journey of self-discovery and personal growth. With a warm and empathetic approach, I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. As a person-centred therapist, I believe that you are the expert on your own life. My role is to support you in understanding your experiences and emotions. I listen actively, offer empathy, and provide guidance as you navigate your unique path towards healing and self-acceptance. I have experience of working with clients from diverse backgrounds, addressing a wide range of concerns.
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Photo of Mícheál O'Rourke, Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
Mícheál O'Rourke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
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Photo of Ann Bracken Therapy, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Ann Bracken Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
1-2-1 Online Therapy - Providing evidence based and relational Counselling and Psychotherapy in a space and at a time that suits you. As a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Mindfulness & Yoga Trainer, I focus on your emotional (feelings & body), psychological (including thinking & behavioural habits) & relational wellbeing with restorative Mind-Body approaches. I believe that therapy should be empowering and offer practical skills for long lasting positive change. It can support you to manage or overcome low mood, stress, anxiety, relational issues & bring clarity towards personal & life choices for more overall fulfilment.
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Photo of Ceartig Therapies , Counsellor in Barna, County Galway
Ceartig Therapies
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Moycullen, County Galway H91
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.
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Photo of Edel Tryse, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Edel Tryse
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Kilcolgan, County Galway H91
I'm Edel, a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and coach dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for individuals seeking support on their personal and emotional journeys. In my practice, I cultivate a calm and warm environment where clients can explore and harness their own strengths. Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a guiding hand to navigate its complexities. I believe that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience that can be tapped into for personal growth and healing.
I'm Edel, a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and coach dedicated to providing a safe and nurturing space for individuals seeking support on their personal and emotional journeys. In my practice, I cultivate a calm and warm environment where clients can explore and harness their own strengths. Life can be challenging, and sometimes we need a guiding hand to navigate its complexities. I believe that each person possesses unique strengths and resilience that can be tapped into for personal growth and healing.
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Photo of Lucie Constant - Psychologue en ligne , Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
Lucie Constant - Psychologue en ligne
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Claregalway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Les consultations s'adressent à des adultes francophones rencontrant des difficultés personnelles et/ou professionnelles, un état de tristesse, des doutes, un mal-être, un manque de confiance en soi, des difficultés à s'affirmer et/ou à gérer ses émotions, de l'anxiété, du stress, ou traversant une étape de vie difficile (rupture, maladie, deuil, questionnement identitaire, transition, conflits, expatriation...).
Les consultations s'adressent à des adultes francophones rencontrant des difficultés personnelles et/ou professionnelles, un état de tristesse, des doutes, un mal-être, un manque de confiance en soi, des difficultés à s'affirmer et/ou à gérer ses émotions, de l'anxiété, du stress, ou traversant une étape de vie difficile (rupture, maladie, deuil, questionnement identitaire, transition, conflits, expatriation...).
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Photo of Lucy Greene, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Lucy Greene
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I work with aspects of your mental health affected on becoming a mother or father eg.., anxiety, depression, Infertility, pregnancy loss, artificial reproductive technology, pre-natal crisis pregnancy, child bereavement, parenting styles, relationships, separation,domestic violence, and how adverse childhood experiences and trauma are affecting your experience of parenthood. I have a special interest in Peri-Natal Mental Health and am currently undertaking practice-based research in this field. This includes understanding issues arising for mothers and fathers from the time of conception up until the child is 5 years old.
I work with aspects of your mental health affected on becoming a mother or father eg.., anxiety, depression, Infertility, pregnancy loss, artificial reproductive technology, pre-natal crisis pregnancy, child bereavement, parenting styles, relationships, separation,domestic violence, and how adverse childhood experiences and trauma are affecting your experience of parenthood. I have a special interest in Peri-Natal Mental Health and am currently undertaking practice-based research in this field. This includes understanding issues arising for mothers and fathers from the time of conception up until the child is 5 years old.
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Photo of Dr. Emma Louise Hopkins, Psychologist in Barna, County Galway
Dr. Emma Louise Hopkins
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
My aim in therapy is to connect with the person, allowing them to feel safe and heard, supporting them to make sense of their lives. I provide a calm and comfortable space for people to explore their difficulties, using evidence-based theory to structure and support their emerging story. This allows us to work together to gently and safely unravel tangled elements of the past, freeing the person to move forward into the future they see for themselves.
My aim in therapy is to connect with the person, allowing them to feel safe and heard, supporting them to make sense of their lives. I provide a calm and comfortable space for people to explore their difficulties, using evidence-based theory to structure and support their emerging story. This allows us to work together to gently and safely unravel tangled elements of the past, freeing the person to move forward into the future they see for themselves.
(01) 267 6570 x22 View (01) 267 6570 x22
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FeelBetterTherapy.ie
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
We are a team of skilled, experienced Irish Psychotherapists providing affordable Online Therapy to Adults & Couples. Appointments are available within 8 hours. If you need professional help with anxiety, stress, depression, or if your relationship would benefit from couple therapy, book an online session with us today. Our experienced practitioners provide confidential help and support with any issue causing you emotion pain or distress. We provide Therapy at a time and place that suits you. Individual sessions €65/ Bundles of 4 €240. Book at www.FeelBetterTherapy.ie. . Phone/WhatsApp 085 1465854.
We are a team of skilled, experienced Irish Psychotherapists providing affordable Online Therapy to Adults & Couples. Appointments are available within 8 hours. If you need professional help with anxiety, stress, depression, or if your relationship would benefit from couple therapy, book an online session with us today. Our experienced practitioners provide confidential help and support with any issue causing you emotion pain or distress. We provide Therapy at a time and place that suits you. Individual sessions €65/ Bundles of 4 €240. Book at www.FeelBetterTherapy.ie. . Phone/WhatsApp 085 1465854.
(01) 267 6675 x74 View (01) 267 6675 x74
Photo of Emma Comerford, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Emma Comerford
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Headford, County Galway H91
I work with clients in times of change, grief and crisis who may be feeling depressed, anxious or stressed. Together we explore and develop insights into what the client is doing, why they are doing it and what the need is behind it, then find more fruitful ways to do it. Often this involves identifying behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes from the past and how they are experienced in the present.
I work with clients in times of change, grief and crisis who may be feeling depressed, anxious or stressed. Together we explore and develop insights into what the client is doing, why they are doing it and what the need is behind it, then find more fruitful ways to do it. Often this involves identifying behaviours, beliefs, and attitudes from the past and how they are experienced in the present.
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Photo of Flourish Therapy, Psychotherapist in Barna, County Galway
Flourish Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oran More, County Galway H91
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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barna

< 10

Counsellors in Barna who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Self Esteem
67% Depression
67% Addiction

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Barna see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barna?

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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.