Counselling in Kilcullen

Photo of Clodagh McGrath, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Clodagh McGrath
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56  (Online Only)
I work with clients to understand their lives better and help them figure out why they feel the way they feel by providing a compassionate space for people to find solutions that work for them.
I work with clients to understand their lives better and help them figure out why they feel the way they feel by providing a compassionate space for people to find solutions that work for them.
(01) 267 6552 x28 View (01) 267 6552 x28
Photo of Claire Lambert, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Claire Lambert
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
I see my work in counselling as helping you as a client connect with yourself at a deeper level – to explore the relationship with yourself so that you can discover your own wisdom and empowerment within. I am experienced helping clients in the areas of Trauma, Bereavement and Grief, Stress management, Personal Growth, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Relationship difficulties, Sexual abuse, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Psychosomatic conditions, Chronic Disease, Self-harm, Identity issues and OCD.
I see my work in counselling as helping you as a client connect with yourself at a deeper level – to explore the relationship with yourself so that you can discover your own wisdom and empowerment within. I am experienced helping clients in the areas of Trauma, Bereavement and Grief, Stress management, Personal Growth, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Relationship difficulties, Sexual abuse, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Psychosomatic conditions, Chronic Disease, Self-harm, Identity issues and OCD.
087 997 4590 View 087 997 4590
Photo of Mari Gallagher, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Mari Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
I am an accredited (IACP) psychotherapist who works with adults and couples in a person-centred, empathic, facilitative way on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, work-related stress, suicide ideation and post-traumatic stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed and Person Centred approaches to explore and help reach a fresh perspective on painful life experiences while developing coping strategies to deal with life’s ongoing challenges.
I am an accredited (IACP) psychotherapist who works with adults and couples in a person-centred, empathic, facilitative way on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, work-related stress, suicide ideation and post-traumatic stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed and Person Centred approaches to explore and help reach a fresh perspective on painful life experiences while developing coping strategies to deal with life’s ongoing challenges.
(01) 263 0697 x67 View (01) 263 0697 x67
Photo of Stephanie Blayney, Counsellor in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Stephanie Blayney
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. I work across a spectrum of mental health concerns, but have a particular interest in trauma, grief/loss, maternal mental health (in particular crisis pregnancy and miscarriage), addiction, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and perfectionism.
Sometimes life can just feel out of kilter and we don't know why, or the weight of every day life is heavy. When we feel like this it can be helpful to have someone to talk to who is not already involved and invested in your life. I work across a spectrum of mental health concerns, but have a particular interest in trauma, grief/loss, maternal mental health (in particular crisis pregnancy and miscarriage), addiction, depression, anxiety, low-self esteem and perfectionism.
(01) 267 6622 x54 View (01) 267 6622 x54
Photo of Lorraine Jenkins, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Lorraine Jenkins
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a nonjudgmental space to explore options and to enhance resilience. Building self esteem and challenging behaviours, which are interfering with ability to cope with day to day. Enhancing skills and building coping mechanisms.
I provide a nonjudgmental space to explore options and to enhance resilience. Building self esteem and challenging behaviours, which are interfering with ability to cope with day to day. Enhancing skills and building coping mechanisms.
(01) 267 6681 x17 View (01) 267 6681 x17
Photo of William Dunlea, Counsellor in Kilcullen, County Kildare
William Dunlea
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
I am a fully accredited, Garda vetted counsellor working in Caragh, Naas and online. The client is always at the centre of the counselling process and their holistic psychological welfare is of utmost importance. Our counselling space is a safe environment where the beliefs and values of the client are respected and their sense of independence and growth are nurtured.Initially, I see my role as one of facilitating the individual’s exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. My integrative training then allows me to be fluid in my approach and draw on other schools of psychotherapy as our counselling journey progresses.
I am a fully accredited, Garda vetted counsellor working in Caragh, Naas and online. The client is always at the centre of the counselling process and their holistic psychological welfare is of utmost importance. Our counselling space is a safe environment where the beliefs and values of the client are respected and their sense of independence and growth are nurtured.Initially, I see my role as one of facilitating the individual’s exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. My integrative training then allows me to be fluid in my approach and draw on other schools of psychotherapy as our counselling journey progresses.
086 391 7699 View 086 391 7699
Photo of Siân Keary in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Siân Keary
MA
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way. My initial priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. We then work together to understand, and feel into how you experience your inner and outer world. This creates understanding and the opportunity to find ways to meet your difficulties and create new possibilities.
I offer a warm and confidential space for you to bring whatever concerns and challenges you may have. The initial free consultation session allows you to share what you are coming for and also for us to see if it feels right to begin to work together. I work in a Relational and Mindful way. My initial priority is to create a sense of ease and safety within which we can explore the challenges you are experiencing. We then work together to understand, and feel into how you experience your inner and outer world. This creates understanding and the opportunity to find ways to meet your difficulties and create new possibilities.
(01) 267 6527 x60 View (01) 267 6527 x60
Photo of Counselling for All, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Counselling for All
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56  (Online Only)
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
(01) 267 6595 x16 View (01) 267 6595 x16
Photo of Haven Counselling, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Haven Counselling
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
Welcome to Haven Counselling, My name is Frank Ryder and I am deeply committed to providing you with a top quality service. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to work with you to find effective answers that bring relief and healing. When working with couples I bring a wealth of experience going back many years. I can help you especially in areas such as communication, couple conflict, sexual problems, infidelity, domestic violence, pre-marriage doubts, all relationship issues and many others. For individuals I offer a range of therapies and experience dealing with issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Esteem, Self-confidence.
Welcome to Haven Counselling, My name is Frank Ryder and I am deeply committed to providing you with a top quality service. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to work with you to find effective answers that bring relief and healing. When working with couples I bring a wealth of experience going back many years. I can help you especially in areas such as communication, couple conflict, sexual problems, infidelity, domestic violence, pre-marriage doubts, all relationship issues and many others. For individuals I offer a range of therapies and experience dealing with issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Esteem, Self-confidence.
(01) 267 6622 x56 View (01) 267 6622 x56
Photo of Helen Doyle in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Helen Doyle
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
I help women who suffer from chronic overthinking and worrying to reset their subconscious minds, so that they can enjoy a much more relaxed, positive and easier life. So, if you are struggling with over-thinking, worrying, stress, anxiety, lack of confidence, phobias/fears, stop smoking, Trauma or PTSD... Help is available right here.... I can help you to access the control centre of your mind, and train it to relax and release difficult thoughts so that you can focus on the positive outcome you want. Where You are living a happier and stress free life.
I help women who suffer from chronic overthinking and worrying to reset their subconscious minds, so that they can enjoy a much more relaxed, positive and easier life. So, if you are struggling with over-thinking, worrying, stress, anxiety, lack of confidence, phobias/fears, stop smoking, Trauma or PTSD... Help is available right here.... I can help you to access the control centre of your mind, and train it to relax and release difficult thoughts so that you can focus on the positive outcome you want. Where You are living a happier and stress free life.
(01) 267 6692 x98 View (01) 267 6692 x98
Photo of Justine Wilson Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Justine Wilson Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
Whether you are encountering long-term mental health difficulties, sustaining your mental-wellbeing, coping with a new problem. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you deal with depression to regain motivation in life, overcome anxiety and panic attacks to face fears, learn anger management to problem solve and resolve conflicts, manage uncontrollable negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, low self-esteem and self-confidence. CBT uses techniques to teach how to modify thinking, retraining your brain, helping you to learn how to control unwanted intrusive thoughts, reduce negative unhealthy emotions and behaviours.
Whether you are encountering long-term mental health difficulties, sustaining your mental-wellbeing, coping with a new problem. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help you deal with depression to regain motivation in life, overcome anxiety and panic attacks to face fears, learn anger management to problem solve and resolve conflicts, manage uncontrollable negative thoughts, suicidal thoughts and behaviours, low self-esteem and self-confidence. CBT uses techniques to teach how to modify thinking, retraining your brain, helping you to learn how to control unwanted intrusive thoughts, reduce negative unhealthy emotions and behaviours.
(01) 267 6536 x19 View (01) 267 6536 x19
Photo of Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
Siobhan is a fully certified CBT, DBT and ACT therapist. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is a Bachelor of Science qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She works in the Naas and Kilcullen areas of County Kildare. Siobhan is a qualified Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. She has a level 9 Cert in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) working with children and adolescents She works with her Clients using Talk Therapy integrated with Creative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Siobhan has a great interest in Adolescents and Adults.
Siobhan is a fully certified CBT, DBT and ACT therapist. She is a member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). She is a Bachelor of Science qualified Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. She works in the Naas and Kilcullen areas of County Kildare. Siobhan is a qualified Acceptance and Commitment Therapist. She has a level 9 Cert in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) working with children and adolescents She works with her Clients using Talk Therapy integrated with Creative Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). Siobhan has a great interest in Adolescents and Adults.
(01) 568 2872 x47 View (01) 568 2872 x47
Photo of Teodora Dimitrijevic, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Teodora Dimitrijevic
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kilcullen, County Kildare R56
Not accepting new clients
Hi, my name is Teodora! Ever since a young age, I was very passionate about understanding human behaviour. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, maintaining relationships, or if you just feel the need to open up, I am here for you. My practical and theoretical education consists of various psychological and psychotherapeutic schools, and therefore, my approach will be based on your needs and preferences.
Hi, my name is Teodora! Ever since a young age, I was very passionate about understanding human behaviour. If you’re struggling with anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts, maintaining relationships, or if you just feel the need to open up, I am here for you. My practical and theoretical education consists of various psychological and psychotherapeutic schools, and therefore, my approach will be based on your needs and preferences.
085 137 0196 View 085 137 0196

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Judith leigh May, Psychologist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Judith leigh May
Psychologist, PhD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Dive deep into your subconscious e4 Trauma Method. Trauma recovery life coach. EFT Eliminate limiting beliefs that hold you back in life. Complex-PTSD Trauma Specialist . 21 years ago I broke my neck, 2marriages 2divorces 2 miscarriages. EFT Emotional Freedom technique release stored TRAUMA blocked areas of your mind & life. Understanding experienced Opioid addictions. Belief Coding. Relationship Codependancy Separation anxiety, Divorce affects Solo moms hectic life. CBT approach recovery from childhood, adult Complex -PTSD trauma. I Specialise money blocks NLP Rape crisis counselling. Support women preparing for court procedures.
Dive deep into your subconscious e4 Trauma Method. Trauma recovery life coach. EFT Eliminate limiting beliefs that hold you back in life. Complex-PTSD Trauma Specialist . 21 years ago I broke my neck, 2marriages 2divorces 2 miscarriages. EFT Emotional Freedom technique release stored TRAUMA blocked areas of your mind & life. Understanding experienced Opioid addictions. Belief Coding. Relationship Codependancy Separation anxiety, Divorce affects Solo moms hectic life. CBT approach recovery from childhood, adult Complex -PTSD trauma. I Specialise money blocks NLP Rape crisis counselling. Support women preparing for court procedures.
(01) 267 6595 x72 View (01) 267 6595 x72
Photo of Michelle Keogh, Counsellor in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Michelle Keogh
Counsellor, MA, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Rathangan, County Kildare R51
Michelle believes psychotherapy is a powerful journey of self-discovery. Maybe you are feeling unhappy, stressed, or overwhelmed. Maybe you have gone through a recent bereavement or loss and are finding it difficult to cope. Is your teenager showing signs of anxiety or depression? I provide an affordable, confidential and supportive counseling service to my clients. I am passionate about working with my clients to empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
Michelle believes psychotherapy is a powerful journey of self-discovery. Maybe you are feeling unhappy, stressed, or overwhelmed. Maybe you have gone through a recent bereavement or loss and are finding it difficult to cope. Is your teenager showing signs of anxiety or depression? I provide an affordable, confidential and supportive counseling service to my clients. I am passionate about working with my clients to empower them to make positive changes in their lives.
(01) 267 6527 x96 View (01) 267 6527 x96
Photo of Seamus Power, Psychologist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Seamus Power
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
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).
(01) 267 6692 x15 View (01) 267 6692 x15
Photo of Donal Reilly, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Donal Reilly
Psychotherapist, MSc, FTAI
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
My experience in supporting clients with mental health concerns has been built over the last 15 years. I work with children, adolescents, couples and individual adults. In the first session the aim is to get to know each other and figure out how we will work together, set up therapy goals and agree on the frequency of the sessions. I will take a detailed history and gain a strong understanding of the current issue by the end of the session. Have a look at my website for more information. www.donalreillypsychotherapycounseling.com
My experience in supporting clients with mental health concerns has been built over the last 15 years. I work with children, adolescents, couples and individual adults. In the first session the aim is to get to know each other and figure out how we will work together, set up therapy goals and agree on the frequency of the sessions. I will take a detailed history and gain a strong understanding of the current issue by the end of the session. Have a look at my website for more information. www.donalreillypsychotherapycounseling.com
086 359 0215 View 086 359 0215
Photo of Maggie May O'Callaghan, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Maggie May O'Callaghan
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Not accepting new clients
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long term basis depending on your needs. My work is guided by the belief that healing is always possible. I work with clients experiencing challenges including a specific life event, stress, relationship issues, career issues. issues around confidence and body image or generalized life dissatisfaction. I hold a space for you to get what you need, to facilitate you to process your emotions and to develop tools to support your resilience and empower you to identify and mobilize your needs.
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long term basis depending on your needs. My work is guided by the belief that healing is always possible. I work with clients experiencing challenges including a specific life event, stress, relationship issues, career issues. issues around confidence and body image or generalized life dissatisfaction. I hold a space for you to get what you need, to facilitate you to process your emotions and to develop tools to support your resilience and empower you to identify and mobilize your needs.
(01) 267 6692 x48 View (01) 267 6692 x48
Photo of Justine Hajduk, Psychotherapist in Kilcullen, County Kildare
Justine Hajduk
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
If you are asking yourself, what is wrong with me that I feel this way?! You are formally diagnosed as the result of dysfunctional feeling, thinking, and behaving? Depression? Personality Disorder? Eating disorder? History of toxic relationships? Panic attack, anxiety attacks? And you are asking yourself when will that end? When will that change? You can end it now and begin a new journey ;) Psychotherapy is an integrative process of experiencing all your senses, emotions, thoughts, and body in a holistic context. As a result, you will find your way back home to yourself.
If you are asking yourself, what is wrong with me that I feel this way?! You are formally diagnosed as the result of dysfunctional feeling, thinking, and behaving? Depression? Personality Disorder? Eating disorder? History of toxic relationships? Panic attack, anxiety attacks? And you are asking yourself when will that end? When will that change? You can end it now and begin a new journey ;) Psychotherapy is an integrative process of experiencing all your senses, emotions, thoughts, and body in a holistic context. As a result, you will find your way back home to yourself.
(01) 267 6675 x55 View (01) 267 6675 x55
Sinead Coyne
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
As a qualified and accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor (IACP), I have experience working with a wide range of issues including self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, grief and emotional/relationship difficulties. I hold a Master's Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents and am a qualified Menopause Support Worker. I work with both adults, student therapists and young people on a face to face basis from my practice in Lucan and offer online/phone counselling also.
As a qualified and accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor (IACP), I have experience working with a wide range of issues including self-harm, suicidal ideation, anxiety, depression, grief and emotional/relationship difficulties. I hold a Master's Degree in Integrative Psychotherapy with Children and Adolescents and am a qualified Menopause Support Worker. I work with both adults, student therapists and young people on a face to face basis from my practice in Lucan and offer online/phone counselling also.
087 334 4217 View 087 334 4217

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kilcullen

10+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Kilcullen who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
85% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
77% Relationship Issues
77% Bereavement
77% Coping Skills
77% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Irish Life
100% Laya
100% VHI

How Counsellors in Kilcullen see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kilcullen?

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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.