Counselling in Claregalway

Photo of Karen Bradley, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Karen Bradley
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Claregalway, County Galway H91
Not accepting new clients
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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Sean O Morain
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Claregalway, County Galway H91
July availability - Tuesday evenings 6pm/7pm/8pm and Saturdays 11am/12pm
July availability - Tuesday evenings 6pm/7pm/8pm and Saturdays 11am/12pm
087 281 0886 View 087 281 0886
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Ceartig Therapies
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Claregalway, 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.
(01) 263 0697 x34 View (01) 263 0697 x34
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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...).
(01) 267 6570 x37 View (01) 267 6570 x37
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Flourish Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Claregalway, 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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Niamh O'Brien Bromley
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Claregalway, County Galway H91
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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Berry Guthrie
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Claregalway, County Galway H91
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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Theresa Merrigan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IFPP
Verified Verified
Claregalway, 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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More Therapists Nearby

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Dr Benita Battiss
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Oran More, County Galway H91
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.
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Eileen Mac Donnell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
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.
087 698 4142 View 087 698 4142
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Thrive Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dr. Bláithín Mac Mahon. I am a psychologist, with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and founder of Thrive Psychology- an online therapy practice offering Zoom appointments. While I work with all adults of all ages and experiences, my speciality has been working with younger adults from late teens into mid 30's, addressing the concerns that often arise during these life stages. I find people often come to me stating they just want to talk things out with someone, feeling perhaps stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, down, and/or a general sense of feeling stuck. (Please visit my website.)
Hello, I am Dr. Bláithín Mac Mahon. I am a psychologist, with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and founder of Thrive Psychology- an online therapy practice offering Zoom appointments. While I work with all adults of all ages and experiences, my speciality has been working with younger adults from late teens into mid 30's, addressing the concerns that often arise during these life stages. I find people often come to me stating they just want to talk things out with someone, feeling perhaps stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, down, and/or a general sense of feeling stuck. (Please visit my website.)
085 720 2579 View 085 720 2579
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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
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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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MichaelJ/Therapy
Counsellor, APCP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hello! I'm Michael, a compassionate and dedicated therapist, committed to supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and personal growth. My unwavering goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space where individuals can freely explore their challenges, discovering the transformative tools and insights needed to overcome them. I specialise in working with a diverse range of concerns, including anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, self-esteem, and more. I firmly believe in the power of a tailored approach, recognising that each client's path is unique and deserving of personalised attention.
Hello! I'm Michael, a compassionate and dedicated therapist, committed to supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and personal growth. My unwavering goal is to provide a safe and empathetic space where individuals can freely explore their challenges, discovering the transformative tools and insights needed to overcome them. I specialise in working with a diverse range of concerns, including anxiety, ADHD, relationship issues, self-esteem, and more. I firmly believe in the power of a tailored approach, recognising that each client's path is unique and deserving of personalised attention.
(01) 267 6517 x47 View (01) 267 6517 x47
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Agata Cecylia Nowicka
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
I help adults and adolescents deal with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and school related issues etc. I specialise in helping clients who have experienced acute or chronic trauma, e.g. in childhood or in an abusive relationship. I use a unique combination of Bioenergy Healing and Psychotherapy to help calm and heal the nervous system overwhelmed by trauma. This approach also works very well for highly sensitive persons. Talk to me if you feel stuck in your life, career or relationship. Whatever is troubling you I can help you face it, understand it and deal with so you can have a good and happy life.
I help adults and adolescents deal with loss, bereavement, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship and school related issues etc. I specialise in helping clients who have experienced acute or chronic trauma, e.g. in childhood or in an abusive relationship. I use a unique combination of Bioenergy Healing and Psychotherapy to help calm and heal the nervous system overwhelmed by trauma. This approach also works very well for highly sensitive persons. Talk to me if you feel stuck in your life, career or relationship. Whatever is troubling you I can help you face it, understand it and deal with so you can have a good and happy life.
087 936 2097 View 087 936 2097
Laura McDonald
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Laura is a women's wellness practitioner using BWRT and Hypnotherapy. Laura has been in practice for over 17 years, having started out in London, UK, now in County Mayo, Ireland. Laura runs training courses in the Hypnotherapy Profession. www.edenwellness.ie www.bwrtireland.ie www.eichireland.ie Please email to get in touch, or fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/203211825109041 It may be necessary to get a referral from your GP before having BWRT or Hypnotherapy.
Laura is a women's wellness practitioner using BWRT and Hypnotherapy. Laura has been in practice for over 17 years, having started out in London, UK, now in County Mayo, Ireland. Laura runs training courses in the Hypnotherapy Profession. www.edenwellness.ie www.bwrtireland.ie www.eichireland.ie Please email to get in touch, or fill out this form: https://form.jotform.com/203211825109041 It may be necessary to get a referral from your GP before having BWRT or Hypnotherapy.
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Orla Hanley Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a accredited member of IACP. Which means I follow their code of ethics and standards of working. I achieved a BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapist in 2017. I provide hourly sessions and I work with adults face to face or online. I also work with couples and adolescents face-to-face. For online work I use WhatsApp video call or telephone to offer you support from the safety and privacy of your own home. A lot of individuals are feeling very isolated and anxious at present an you can still access Counselling.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a accredited member of IACP. Which means I follow their code of ethics and standards of working. I achieved a BA in Holistic Counselling and Psychotherapist in 2017. I provide hourly sessions and I work with adults face to face or online. I also work with couples and adolescents face-to-face. For online work I use WhatsApp video call or telephone to offer you support from the safety and privacy of your own home. A lot of individuals are feeling very isolated and anxious at present an you can still access Counselling.
(01) 267 6552 x24 View (01) 267 6552 x24
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Dr. Niamh O'Meara
Psychologist, PsychD
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Clinical Psychologist qualified at the University of Glasgow, with 10 years of experience in the HSE and NHS, committed to providing a quality intervention to parents and children who are struggling with mental health difficulties. I can provide a broad range of interventions targeted to meet the specific needs of adults and children. I work collaboratively with individual and families to help you get back on track, and to live a life that you love.
I am a Clinical Psychologist qualified at the University of Glasgow, with 10 years of experience in the HSE and NHS, committed to providing a quality intervention to parents and children who are struggling with mental health difficulties. I can provide a broad range of interventions targeted to meet the specific needs of adults and children. I work collaboratively with individual and families to help you get back on track, and to live a life that you love.
087 473 8412 View 087 473 8412
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Dr. Brendon Glon
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing poor mental health, relationship conflicts, or identity concerns, and feel like something's got to change? I have good news: you have already started the change process by looking for support. Positive change and growth is possible, and with the right therapeutic support things will get better. As a Chartered Psychologist, I have thousands of hours of supervised clinical and research experience - which means I know which therapeutic skills and interventions to best meet your unique needs. You can trust I have the specialist training and experience needed to help get your mental health back on track.
Are you experiencing poor mental health, relationship conflicts, or identity concerns, and feel like something's got to change? I have good news: you have already started the change process by looking for support. Positive change and growth is possible, and with the right therapeutic support things will get better. As a Chartered Psychologist, I have thousands of hours of supervised clinical and research experience - which means I know which therapeutic skills and interventions to best meet your unique needs. You can trust I have the specialist training and experience needed to help get your mental health back on track.
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Cara Counselling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Claregalway

< 10

Counsellors in Claregalway who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Irish Life
100% Laya
100% VHI

How Counsellors in Claregalway see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Claregalway?

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.