Counselling in Headford

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Catherine Hession
Verified Verified
Headford, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Are you someone who feels disconnected and like you don't belong? Do you ever wonder what your purpose is and how to fulfil it? Maybe you really want to start over and re-create your life with new insights, deeper understanding about yourself and a sense of personal mastery. I use Energetic Clearing, Psychology and Coaching to facilitate my clients in releasing their blocks and creating what they want for themselves. Clients can access the work from across the globe, in the comfort of their homes. First session is free so you can try it out. After sessions start at 30mins for 50 euro. Free Online Group Clearings. See Website.
Are you someone who feels disconnected and like you don't belong? Do you ever wonder what your purpose is and how to fulfil it? Maybe you really want to start over and re-create your life with new insights, deeper understanding about yourself and a sense of personal mastery. I use Energetic Clearing, Psychology and Coaching to facilitate my clients in releasing their blocks and creating what they want for themselves. Clients can access the work from across the globe, in the comfort of their homes. First session is free so you can try it out. After sessions start at 30mins for 50 euro. Free Online Group Clearings. See Website.
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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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Sean O Morain
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Headford, 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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Marie Dempsey - Cróga Counselling Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Headford, County Galway H91
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
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Dr Benita Battiss
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Headford, 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.
(01) 267 6634 x19 View (01) 267 6634 x19

More Therapists Nearby

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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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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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Valerie Ballarotti
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling heard and understood by a caring and competent therapist can help us learn to listen and understand ourselves better at times of crisis and transition. Therapy can help us access more inner clarity, creativity and compassion to face what comes our way. I am an accredited counselor and psychotherapy based in Galway for over 20 years. I offer both short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy to adults concerned about their mental health or simply wanting to find a firmer footing in their lives
Feeling heard and understood by a caring and competent therapist can help us learn to listen and understand ourselves better at times of crisis and transition. Therapy can help us access more inner clarity, creativity and compassion to face what comes our way. I am an accredited counselor and psychotherapy based in Galway for over 20 years. I offer both short-term counselling and open-ended psychotherapy to adults concerned about their mental health or simply wanting to find a firmer footing in their lives
(01) 267 6675 x91 View (01) 267 6675 x91
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Spring Sanctuary Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Galway, County Galway H91
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.
(01) 267 6552 x71 View (01) 267 6552 x71
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Serenity Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Craughwell, County Galway H91
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.
(01) 568 2872 x60 View (01) 568 2872 x60
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Ceartig Therapies
Psychotherapist
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.
(01) 263 0697 x34 View (01) 263 0697 x34
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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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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.
(01) 267 6622 x50 View (01) 267 6622 x50
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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.
(01) 267 6552 x46 View (01) 267 6552 x46
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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.
(01) 267 6595 x94 View (01) 267 6595 x94
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Edel Tryse
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
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.
(01) 267 6603 x93 View (01) 267 6603 x93
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Paola Loiudice
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Face-to-face counselling in Galway and online for the whole of Europe, in English and Spanish. My practice is oriented towards the treatment of anxiety and distress caused by crises that impact on the lives of individuals and families. I also focus on professional development for people who wish to find a balance between work, family and social life. Throughout my training and professional practice I have been involved in the needs of my community working with the best professionals in my field. The experience of emigrating has been one of great personal and professional growth.
Face-to-face counselling in Galway and online for the whole of Europe, in English and Spanish. My practice is oriented towards the treatment of anxiety and distress caused by crises that impact on the lives of individuals and families. I also focus on professional development for people who wish to find a balance between work, family and social life. Throughout my training and professional practice I have been involved in the needs of my community working with the best professionals in my field. The experience of emigrating has been one of great personal and professional growth.
(01) 267 6641 x52 View (01) 267 6641 x52
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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
087 412 0758 View 087 412 0758
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Pierpaolo Paparo
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
My interest in psychotherapy, spirituality and meditation began after the end of my marriage several years ago, which like many other types of losses, triggered a lot of suffering. ​Life transition, family and friends losses, the breakup of long-term relationships, stress, anxiety and depression are all part of human suffering. However, we have an innate capability, which we can strengthen, that allows us to navigate and, more importantly, learn from our most difficult life experiences.
(01) 267 6622 x34 View (01) 267 6622 x34
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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.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Headford

< 10

Counsellors in Headford who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% Bereavement
80% Coping Skills
80% Stress

Average years in practice

14 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Headford see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Headford?

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.