Counselling in Kildare

Photo of Gayle Doyle, MA, Psychotherapist
Gayle Doyle
Psychotherapist, MA
Not Verified Not Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Are you finding it difficult to cope or having problems in your relationships? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or you find yourself overthinking? Psychotherapy can help you connect with yourself, make sense of your experiences and find solutions. I believe that life is complex and no two people experience it the same way. Therefore therapy is not a 'one size fits all'. I draw on years of experience as a therapist and I integrate approaches so that the therapeutic space is centred on you and your needs.
Are you finding it difficult to cope or having problems in your relationships? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed by your emotions or you find yourself overthinking? Psychotherapy can help you connect with yourself, make sense of your experiences and find solutions. I believe that life is complex and no two people experience it the same way. Therefore therapy is not a 'one size fits all'. I draw on years of experience as a therapist and I integrate approaches so that the therapeutic space is centred on you and your needs.
(01) 263 0393 x19 View (01) 263 0393 x19
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Sitha Bradshaw
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Do you notice patterns of behaviours that you are unsatisfied with? Are you having difficulty coping with your current life? I provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe in sharing their thoughts and feelings. I have created a space where clients can explore their goals and discuss the actions they will take to live their lives to the best of their ability. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are dedicated to achieving. I believe that there is no universal approach to therapy.
Do you notice patterns of behaviours that you are unsatisfied with? Are you having difficulty coping with your current life? I provide a non-judgmental, supportive environment where clients can feel safe in sharing their thoughts and feelings. I have created a space where clients can explore their goals and discuss the actions they will take to live their lives to the best of their ability. With compassion and understanding, I work with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are dedicated to achieving. I believe that there is no universal approach to therapy.
(01) 267 6536 x90 View (01) 267 6536 x90
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Jessica Riley
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Jessica offers a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to her clients. Jessica has experience in the private and public sectors. Jessica has several years of experience working in addiction, homeless, and children's residential care. As well as working clinically in general and psychiatric care. Jessica has trained as a Lacanian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Jessica holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Jessica is currently continuing her studies with the School of Psychotherapy, UCD and is a member of the PSI and NAPCP.
Jessica offers a non-judgmental, empathetic approach to her clients. Jessica has experience in the private and public sectors. Jessica has several years of experience working in addiction, homeless, and children's residential care. As well as working clinically in general and psychiatric care. Jessica has trained as a Lacanian Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. Jessica holds a BA in Psychology and an MA in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Jessica is currently continuing her studies with the School of Psychotherapy, UCD and is a member of the PSI and NAPCP.
(01) 267 6527 x59 View (01) 267 6527 x59
Photo of Lorraine Mooney, MA, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Lorraine Mooney
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Trauma Informed and Neuro Affirming Practice! I am a fully accredited adult, adolescent and child psychotherapist. As an integrative therapist, I move between different theoretical approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Gestalt Therapy depending on each client’s individual therapeutic needs. My main therapeutic approach is Humanistic where I apply a Person-Cantered focus with clients by establishing an empathic and non-judgmental relationship in a relaxed, confidential setting with each client.
Trauma Informed and Neuro Affirming Practice! I am a fully accredited adult, adolescent and child psychotherapist. As an integrative therapist, I move between different theoretical approaches including Person Centred Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and Gestalt Therapy depending on each client’s individual therapeutic needs. My main therapeutic approach is Humanistic where I apply a Person-Cantered focus with clients by establishing an empathic and non-judgmental relationship in a relaxed, confidential setting with each client.
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Photo of Enda Cloke, MSc, ICP, Psychotherapist
Enda Cloke
Psychotherapist, MSc, ICP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
I am a Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, trained specifically to work with young children, adolescents, young adults and family dynamics. I have experience in working with a range of issues and with the various ways those issues specifically present in young people.
I am a Child & Adolescent Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, trained specifically to work with young children, adolescents, young adults and family dynamics. I have experience in working with a range of issues and with the various ways those issues specifically present in young people.
086 373 5860 View 086 373 5860
Photo of undefined - Martina Fitzpatrick Consultancy, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Martina Fitzpatrick Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Individuals attend counselling due to an issue they are experiencing. Allow me to share at this point, that the Latin root meaning of Issue, "is go out, exit" and move forward, to grow. Different meaning from what we are familiar with. Hear the difference. I am fully accredited with the Irish Counsellors and Psychotherapists IACP and I am an experienced Psychotherapist with at least 15 years experience. The emphasis is placed on trusting the process and allowing the progress to unfold for the desired outcome.
Individuals attend counselling due to an issue they are experiencing. Allow me to share at this point, that the Latin root meaning of Issue, "is go out, exit" and move forward, to grow. Different meaning from what we are familiar with. Hear the difference. I am fully accredited with the Irish Counsellors and Psychotherapists IACP and I am an experienced Psychotherapist with at least 15 years experience. The emphasis is placed on trusting the process and allowing the progress to unfold for the desired outcome.
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Eileen Devaney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
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Photo of Carolyn Duggan, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Carolyn Duggan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Supervisor, Psychotherapist , a Certified DBT and ACT therapist with 14 years experience . I have an excellent understanding of challenges and can help and support you to take action and find meaning , purpose and coping skills in your life. I have a special interest in working with ADHD, Autism, distress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, EUPD:BPD, frustration and overwhelming feelings and thoughts. The aim is for you to understand yourself better, to make changes to your life that are more productive and rewarding, and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
I am a Supervisor, Psychotherapist , a Certified DBT and ACT therapist with 14 years experience . I have an excellent understanding of challenges and can help and support you to take action and find meaning , purpose and coping skills in your life. I have a special interest in working with ADHD, Autism, distress, anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, EUPD:BPD, frustration and overwhelming feelings and thoughts. The aim is for you to understand yourself better, to make changes to your life that are more productive and rewarding, and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be.
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Photo of Sinead Kennedy - Anxiety Therapist, Psychotherapist
Sinead Kennedy - Anxiety Therapist
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Does your anxiety feel overwhelming? Does it get in the way of you enjoying life, building relationships or achieving your goals? I want you to know you're not alone in this. Hi I'm Sinead, and my focus is working with individuals struggling with anxiety. I work with adults and teenagers experiencing anxiety. As a Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, I've had the privilege of helping countless individuals understand the roots of their anxiety, manage their symptoms, and regain control over their lives. In our sessions, we'll work together to unpack your anxiety, identify triggers and patterns and develop coping skills.
Does your anxiety feel overwhelming? Does it get in the way of you enjoying life, building relationships or achieving your goals? I want you to know you're not alone in this. Hi I'm Sinead, and my focus is working with individuals struggling with anxiety. I work with adults and teenagers experiencing anxiety. As a Psychotherapist specialising in anxiety, I've had the privilege of helping countless individuals understand the roots of their anxiety, manage their symptoms, and regain control over their lives. In our sessions, we'll work together to unpack your anxiety, identify triggers and patterns and develop coping skills.
(01) 267 6622 x57 View (01) 267 6622 x57
Photo of Alan Farrell, MIACP, Psychotherapist
Alan Farrell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kildare, County Kildare R51
I'm an accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have over 13 years of experience since graduating. I work from an Integrative approach combining several theoretical models such as person-centred, CBT and Minfulness but always keep the therapeutic relationship a priority. I aim to provide a warm, empathic, safe space for clients. I'm also a qualified trainer with a passion for mental health education and reducing stigma. I have delivered over 200 talks, presentations, webinars and media interviews in recent years. To learn more about me please visit https://www.alanfarrellcounselling.ie/
I'm an accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have over 13 years of experience since graduating. I work from an Integrative approach combining several theoretical models such as person-centred, CBT and Minfulness but always keep the therapeutic relationship a priority. I aim to provide a warm, empathic, safe space for clients. I'm also a qualified trainer with a passion for mental health education and reducing stigma. I have delivered over 200 talks, presentations, webinars and media interviews in recent years. To learn more about me please visit https://www.alanfarrellcounselling.ie/
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Photo of Muriel Currid, MIAHIP, Psychotherapist
Muriel Currid
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Waitlist for new clients
Muriel is available for short term counselling as a way of supporting you with a specific problem or situation or long-term psychotherapy supporting you deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others, uncovering thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and emotional reactions and responses possibly outside of your conscious awareness.
Muriel is available for short term counselling as a way of supporting you with a specific problem or situation or long-term psychotherapy supporting you deepen your understanding of yourself and your relationships with others, uncovering thoughts, beliefs, assumptions and emotional reactions and responses possibly outside of your conscious awareness.
(01) 267 6692 x30 View (01) 267 6692 x30
Photo of Maria Postolache, APCP, Psychotherapist
Maria Postolache
Psychotherapist, APCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kildare, County Kildare R51  (Online Only)
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and counselor alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. Our therapy sessions can either be in English or in Romanian.
I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. It is essential to keep in mind that therapy is not a magic pill or a quick fix: therapy is a healing process that necessitates participation and investment from the client and counselor alike. But in the end, making small changes to self-defeating behavior and coping with feelings of sadness, fear, and pain can bring life-altering results. Our therapy sessions can either be in English or in Romanian.
087 388 1287 View 087 388 1287
Photo of Catherine Lawler, MSc, Psychotherapist
Catherine Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Catherine has a MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from UCD, at the School of Psychotherapy St Vincent's University Hospital, and is continuing with studies at the Freud Lacan Institute. Working with clients from age 14 years of age and above, to alleviate a range of personal mental health difficulties. Difficulties such as depression, eating disorders, grief, chronic fatigue, anxiety, ocd and guilt to name a few. Working with a therapist over a period of time is an important first step to a better mental health. I am a Bodywhys support volunteer.
Catherine has a MSc in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from UCD, at the School of Psychotherapy St Vincent's University Hospital, and is continuing with studies at the Freud Lacan Institute. Working with clients from age 14 years of age and above, to alleviate a range of personal mental health difficulties. Difficulties such as depression, eating disorders, grief, chronic fatigue, anxiety, ocd and guilt to name a few. Working with a therapist over a period of time is an important first step to a better mental health. I am a Bodywhys support volunteer.
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Amy Kirwan
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Amy offers a non judgemental, empathetic approach to her clients. Amy understands that the individual can suffer a combination of difficulties and works psychoanalytically. Amy is a fully accredited member of IFPP, ICP, NAPCP and graduate member of PSI, APPI. Amy has extensive experience in clinical, educational, rehabilitation and social care settings. Amy attends and contributes in regular workshops, educational seminars and ongoing CPD training. Amy’s practice is underpinned by the ethics of psychoanalysis and focuses in particular on the unconscious mind.
Amy offers a non judgemental, empathetic approach to her clients. Amy understands that the individual can suffer a combination of difficulties and works psychoanalytically. Amy is a fully accredited member of IFPP, ICP, NAPCP and graduate member of PSI, APPI. Amy has extensive experience in clinical, educational, rehabilitation and social care settings. Amy attends and contributes in regular workshops, educational seminars and ongoing CPD training. Amy’s practice is underpinned by the ethics of psychoanalysis and focuses in particular on the unconscious mind.
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Photo of Justine Hajduk, MSc, MIACP, Psychotherapist
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.
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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
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Kaylene Petersen
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
(01) 267 6552 x45 View (01) 267 6552 x45
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Laura Prendiville
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Connection is fundamental to our wellbeing and survival. When we feel disconnected from ourselves, others and the world, it can be a lonely existence. When we struggle to express ourselves it can feel like we are pretending to be someone else. The fears and worries of anxiety that can take over your mind, can be tamed and better understood. In therapy we can work as a team to help you understand yourself better, and improve your sense of self.
Connection is fundamental to our wellbeing and survival. When we feel disconnected from ourselves, others and the world, it can be a lonely existence. When we struggle to express ourselves it can feel like we are pretending to be someone else. The fears and worries of anxiety that can take over your mind, can be tamed and better understood. In therapy we can work as a team to help you understand yourself better, and improve your sense of self.
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Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kildare, County Kildare R51
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
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Steven O' Riordan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Kildare, County Kildare R51
Not accepting new clients
I am a passionate Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Dublin City Centre, Portlaoise, and Online. I use a tailored approach drawing from various techniques to empower clients to make the best decisions for their lives. My therapy space is confidential and kind in the midst of life's difficult and joyful moments. I meet clients where they are, allowing clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and somatic experiences with sensitivity, care and support.
I am a passionate Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Dublin City Centre, Portlaoise, and Online. I use a tailored approach drawing from various techniques to empower clients to make the best decisions for their lives. My therapy space is confidential and kind in the midst of life's difficult and joyful moments. I meet clients where they are, allowing clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and somatic experiences with sensitivity, care and support.
(01) 267 6692 x73 View (01) 267 6692 x73

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kildare

80+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Kildare who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Self Esteem
82% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
69% Coping Skills
66% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% VHI
97% Laya
84% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Kildare see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kildare?

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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.