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Alan Farrell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naas, County Kildare W91
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/
(01) 267 6675 x34 View (01) 267 6675 x34
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Daniela Carvalho
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
I have been working in different clinical settings and with clients from multiple age groups. My experience is with adults, adolescents and children and a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses, from depression to grief, anxiety, self-harming and suicide ideation.
I have been working in different clinical settings and with clients from multiple age groups. My experience is with adults, adolescents and children and a wide range of difficulties and diagnoses, from depression to grief, anxiety, self-harming and suicide ideation.
083 193 8950 View 083 193 8950
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Haven Counselling
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
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
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Marion Rackard
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Not Verified Not Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Clients whom I have worked with are mostly seeking a safe and trusting space where they can be listened to at a deep level and their personal history better understood and integrated through a trauma lens. Often something happened that made it unsafe for them to be who they really are which resulted in life long self limiting beliefs. They are seeking change and are willing to commit to personal work that begins to help to reduce these long held self limiting internal belief systems.
Clients whom I have worked with are mostly seeking a safe and trusting space where they can be listened to at a deep level and their personal history better understood and integrated through a trauma lens. Often something happened that made it unsafe for them to be who they really are which resulted in life long self limiting beliefs. They are seeking change and are willing to commit to personal work that begins to help to reduce these long held self limiting internal belief systems.
(01) 267 6595 x79 View (01) 267 6595 x79
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Karen Bowe
Counsellor, MA, APCP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
I am an accredited therapist (APCP) who works with adults on an individual basis. I work from an Integrative approach where I believe there isn't one therapeutic approach when working with a client. I feel it is important to take into account you as an individual and also your circumstances. Therefore it may be more beneficial to use different approaches to help you explore and cope with your issues or difficulties. I believe each person has the capacity for growth and self actualization in their own lives.  I have spent several years working with Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre.
I am an accredited therapist (APCP) who works with adults on an individual basis. I work from an Integrative approach where I believe there isn't one therapeutic approach when working with a client. I feel it is important to take into account you as an individual and also your circumstances. Therefore it may be more beneficial to use different approaches to help you explore and cope with your issues or difficulties. I believe each person has the capacity for growth and self actualization in their own lives.  I have spent several years working with Carlow and South Leinster Rape Crisis Centre.
(01) 263 0393 x28 View (01) 263 0393 x28
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Siobhán Logan Counselling Kildare Services
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naas, County Kildare W91
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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Inner Therapy Centre Naas
Psychotherapist, APCP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Welcome to Inner Therapy Centre, a leading provider of counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and adolescents. Our goal is to empower you to find your inner compass and navigate the challenges in life with confidence and clarity. We understand that every person is unique and has their own set of experiences, emotions and struggles. This is why we offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches to cater for the diverse need of our clients. Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists are dedicated to providing the help you need to reach your full potential.
Welcome to Inner Therapy Centre, a leading provider of counselling and psychotherapy services for individuals, couples and adolescents. Our goal is to empower you to find your inner compass and navigate the challenges in life with confidence and clarity. We understand that every person is unique and has their own set of experiences, emotions and struggles. This is why we offer a wide range of therapeutic approaches to cater for the diverse need of our clients. Our team of experienced and compassionate therapists are dedicated to providing the help you need to reach your full potential.
(01) 263 0697 x28 View (01) 263 0697 x28
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Justine Wilson Cognitive Behaviour Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
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
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Hazel Hayden
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Not accepting new clients
Hazel believes therapy should be a collaborative process where the therapist provides a safe, non judgemental environment. This facilitates healing by giving the client the space to process difficulties and build awareness of patterns and behaviours that may be unhelpful or causing distress. Hazel believes awareness creates conscious choices which lead to a more fulfilled life.
Hazel believes therapy should be a collaborative process where the therapist provides a safe, non judgemental environment. This facilitates healing by giving the client the space to process difficulties and build awareness of patterns and behaviours that may be unhelpful or causing distress. Hazel believes awareness creates conscious choices which lead to a more fulfilled life.
(01) 267 6634 x28 View (01) 267 6634 x28
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Yvonne Kendellen
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Hi there. The decision to take time to engage in therapy is huge. Talking to a stranger & not knowing what to expect from them. Not every therapist is going to be a good fit for you. This is your service & you are paying for it. I always say our 1st appointment is about you taking charge, coming in & meeting me & deciding if this is going to be a good fit. If it is that's great, if its not and you feel comfortable to say this I will be delighted to recommend a colleague. I will fully support you in this. I take each person as they come and we work together at their pace. Everyone needs and deserves support.
Hi there. The decision to take time to engage in therapy is huge. Talking to a stranger & not knowing what to expect from them. Not every therapist is going to be a good fit for you. This is your service & you are paying for it. I always say our 1st appointment is about you taking charge, coming in & meeting me & deciding if this is going to be a good fit. If it is that's great, if its not and you feel comfortable to say this I will be delighted to recommend a colleague. I will fully support you in this. I take each person as they come and we work together at their pace. Everyone needs and deserves support.
(01) 267 6595 x39 View (01) 267 6595 x39
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Alia Gomez Ben-Issa
Psychotherapist, MA, ICP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Alia is a neuro-affirming qualified and accredited psychotherapist with vast experience in working therapeutically with adults, adolescents and children. At the core of Alia’s practice is the belief in the exclusivity and uniqueness of each individual, hence the importance of tailoring each therapeutic intervention to suit the singularity of each client. Alia has a special interest and experience in working with Obesity, Eating Disorders and working with Neurodivergent Autistic clients. As part of her professional career Alia has worked in Pieta House, The National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre, NCFP, and as a School Counsellor.
Alia is a neuro-affirming qualified and accredited psychotherapist with vast experience in working therapeutically with adults, adolescents and children. At the core of Alia’s practice is the belief in the exclusivity and uniqueness of each individual, hence the importance of tailoring each therapeutic intervention to suit the singularity of each client. Alia has a special interest and experience in working with Obesity, Eating Disorders and working with Neurodivergent Autistic clients. As part of her professional career Alia has worked in Pieta House, The National Eating Disorders Recovery Centre, NCFP, and as a School Counsellor.
(01) 267 6595 x90 View (01) 267 6595 x90
Niamh Keane
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Niamh is an accredited member of IACP. Niamh works from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective, using a Person Centred approach to create a non-judgemental empathic space from which a client can explore issues they may be experiencing both past and present at their own pace. Niamh incorporates Mindfulness techniques into a session which can return calm to a situation and allow/support a client to make wiser choices.
Niamh is an accredited member of IACP. Niamh works from a Humanistic and Integrative perspective, using a Person Centred approach to create a non-judgemental empathic space from which a client can explore issues they may be experiencing both past and present at their own pace. Niamh incorporates Mindfulness techniques into a session which can return calm to a situation and allow/support a client to make wiser choices.
(01) 267 6570 x95 View (01) 267 6570 x95
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Sarah Donnelly
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91  (Online Only)
Navigating mental health complexities or seeking resolution in relationships? Embark on a journey of self-discovery with a focus on your needs. Expect a holistic, personalised approach, tailored interventions, and a safe space for open expression. Together, we'll pursue goals of enhanced well-being, improved relationships, and self-understanding. Your motivation for empowerment aligns with my commitment to a transformative journey towards joy, fulfillment, and an enriched quality of life. I eagerly anticipate starting this path with you.
Navigating mental health complexities or seeking resolution in relationships? Embark on a journey of self-discovery with a focus on your needs. Expect a holistic, personalised approach, tailored interventions, and a safe space for open expression. Together, we'll pursue goals of enhanced well-being, improved relationships, and self-understanding. Your motivation for empowerment aligns with my commitment to a transformative journey towards joy, fulfillment, and an enriched quality of life. I eagerly anticipate starting this path with you.
(01) 263 0393 x49 View (01) 263 0393 x49
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Michael Dayton
Psychotherapist, PhD, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
Dr. Michael Dayton offers Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Private Practice in Johnstown Co. Kildare. Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy is provided in a Confidential and Non Judgemental setting where the needs of the client are foremost. Therapy is provided to clients who may have issues or concerns in relation to: ANXIETY, STRESS, DEPRESSION, WORK RELATED ISSUES, RELATIONSHIPS, IDENTITY & SEXUALITY, PTSD, PANIC ATTACKS, SELF ESTEEM, BULLYING, LOSS, BEHAVIOUR ISSUES. Typically therapy sessions last between 45mins and 1 hour.
Dr. Michael Dayton offers Counselling & Psychotherapy Services in Private Practice in Johnstown Co. Kildare. Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy is provided in a Confidential and Non Judgemental setting where the needs of the client are foremost. Therapy is provided to clients who may have issues or concerns in relation to: ANXIETY, STRESS, DEPRESSION, WORK RELATED ISSUES, RELATIONSHIPS, IDENTITY & SEXUALITY, PTSD, PANIC ATTACKS, SELF ESTEEM, BULLYING, LOSS, BEHAVIOUR ISSUES. Typically therapy sessions last between 45mins and 1 hour.
(01) 267 6622 x33 View (01) 267 6622 x33
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Paul Fitzsimons
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
My approach to therapy is founded on the belief that every individual possesses the innate capacity for self-discovery and positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where we work together to explore your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations. By fostering a safe, non-judgmental space, I aim to empower you to tap into your inner strengths and resources, leading to profound insight and lasting transformation.
My approach to therapy is founded on the belief that every individual possesses the innate capacity for self-discovery and positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where we work together to explore your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations. By fostering a safe, non-judgmental space, I aim to empower you to tap into your inner strengths and resources, leading to profound insight and lasting transformation.
(01) 267 6603 x20 View (01) 267 6603 x20
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Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
My name is Jane Topkin and I am the founder of Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy. The concept of my practice is based on the idea of the relationship with ourselves. We may endure many struggles in life and as humans, we are resilient and creative, however, we can never run away from ourselves. As many of our core issues perpetuate, they will not cease to show up until we face ourselves in the midst of our truth. Our relationships with others are also of crucial importance, being the reason why many people come to therapy in the first place.
My name is Jane Topkin and I am the founder of Healingmatters Counselling & Psychotherapy. The concept of my practice is based on the idea of the relationship with ourselves. We may endure many struggles in life and as humans, we are resilient and creative, however, we can never run away from ourselves. As many of our core issues perpetuate, they will not cease to show up until we face ourselves in the midst of our truth. Our relationships with others are also of crucial importance, being the reason why many people come to therapy in the first place.
(01) 267 6641 x62 View (01) 267 6641 x62
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Yasmin O’Keeffe Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91  (Online Only)
I work with grieving professionals to free them from their hopelessness & despair so that they can THRIVE again in their career & business. You've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's WW3 inside your head & those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You are juggling a MILLION and one things. You are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
I work with grieving professionals to free them from their hopelessness & despair so that they can THRIVE again in their career & business. You've lost someone close to you recently and it's completely shattered your life and BROKEN your heart and you feel like you will never get out of this darkness ever again. Or you are going through a toxic breakup or divorce and it is like it's WW3 inside your head & those racing thoughts just won't stop coming. You are juggling a MILLION and one things. You are stressing about work because you need time off but there's deadlines to meet and you need to keep working financially. Sound like you?
(01) 267 6517 x70 View (01) 267 6517 x70
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Judith Mary Dowling
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91  (Online Only)
Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile. If you are experiencing feelings of grief, sadness, isolation, anxiety, depression, anger or if you are experiencing the stress of a relationship breakup or divorce, sometimes the best way to process these feelings is to work through them with a qualified counsellor. My own experience of counselling as a client has shown me the healing power of talking therapy. Also, as a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist I have seen the healing power of counselling for the many different issues I work with in my therapy practice
Welcome and thank you for checking out my profile. If you are experiencing feelings of grief, sadness, isolation, anxiety, depression, anger or if you are experiencing the stress of a relationship breakup or divorce, sometimes the best way to process these feelings is to work through them with a qualified counsellor. My own experience of counselling as a client has shown me the healing power of talking therapy. Also, as a qualified counsellor/psychotherapist I have seen the healing power of counselling for the many different issues I work with in my therapy practice
087 779 6632 View 087 779 6632
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Maria Martin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Naas, County Kildare W91
I work from an eclectic approach and draw on various theories and techniques, including humanistic, attachment and CBT. How I work will depend on what is best for you at any one time. Most important is that we build a collaborative working relationship where you feel safe to explore what is happening for you right now. Are you experiencing stress, depression or low mood? Do you have relationship difficulties, lack self confidence or feel stuck? Would you like to make changes, understand yourself and your problems better and foster fulfilling and happy relationships?
I work from an eclectic approach and draw on various theories and techniques, including humanistic, attachment and CBT. How I work will depend on what is best for you at any one time. Most important is that we build a collaborative working relationship where you feel safe to explore what is happening for you right now. Are you experiencing stress, depression or low mood? Do you have relationship difficulties, lack self confidence or feel stuck? Would you like to make changes, understand yourself and your problems better and foster fulfilling and happy relationships?
086 212 6085 View 086 212 6085
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Sheila Josephine Peelo
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Naas, County Kildare W91
I am a Psychologist and Psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience, much of that in public service, HSE and NHS. I specialise in primary care counselling and psychotherapy, adult mental health assessment, therapy and referral, trauma therapy, EAP counselling, CBT and clinical supervision.
I am a Psychologist and Psychotherapist with more than 30 years experience, much of that in public service, HSE and NHS. I specialise in primary care counselling and psychotherapy, adult mental health assessment, therapy and referral, trauma therapy, EAP counselling, CBT and clinical supervision.
(01) 267 6681 x16 View (01) 267 6681 x16

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Naas

70+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in Naas who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
76% Depression
76% Stress
73% Self Esteem
72% Relationship Issues
65% Coping Skills
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Laya
95% VHI
85% Irish Life

How Counsellors in Naas see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Naas?

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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.