Counselling in County Leitrim

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Photo of Mary Phil Beirne, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Mary Phil Beirne
Psychotherapist, IAHIP Supervisor
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
A client describes her experience of therapy: 'For the first time I felt heard and understood. My feelings and thoughts were of importance and I felt accepted and validated in being me. No one had ever told me that it was okay to have my own experiences, to be sad, angry, frustrated, etc. And now through the experience of therapy I can accept who I am and I am embracing change in new and exciting ways'. Underpinning all my work is the belief that change and healing can only take place within relationship and within and through the experience of the therapeutic encounter an individual comes home to their true potential
A client describes her experience of therapy: 'For the first time I felt heard and understood. My feelings and thoughts were of importance and I felt accepted and validated in being me. No one had ever told me that it was okay to have my own experiences, to be sad, angry, frustrated, etc. And now through the experience of therapy I can accept who I am and I am embracing change in new and exciting ways'. Underpinning all my work is the belief that change and healing can only take place within relationship and within and through the experience of the therapeutic encounter an individual comes home to their true potential
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Photo of Sinead Ryan, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Sinead Ryan
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
In my work as a Psychotherapist I abide by IAHIP’s Code of Ethics & Practice for Psychotherapists. I regularly tend to these guidelines to ensure my work is compliant. I see the therapy space as one of experience for a client, where they will attain integration and completeness psychologically, spiritually, emotionally and physically in the body, this is the grounding basis for my work with clients.
In my work as a Psychotherapist I abide by IAHIP’s Code of Ethics & Practice for Psychotherapists. I regularly tend to these guidelines to ensure my work is compliant. I see the therapy space as one of experience for a client, where they will attain integration and completeness psychologically, spiritually, emotionally and physically in the body, this is the grounding basis for my work with clients.
(061) 572 524 x26 View (061) 572 524 x26
Photo of Dr. Victoria Stakelum, Psychologist in County Leitrim
Dr. Victoria Stakelum
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Drumshanbo, County Leitrim N41  (Online Only)
I work with women that feel stuck, particularly in relationships or professional situations that have them feeling overwhelmed, overlooked, unappreciated or undervalued. I help them release any latent beliefs or stories that are holding them back and reconnect to their most powerful and successful selves with a renewed sense of identity, a vision for how they'd like their life to be and the ability to reach their potential to get there.
I work with women that feel stuck, particularly in relationships or professional situations that have them feeling overwhelmed, overlooked, unappreciated or undervalued. I help them release any latent beliefs or stories that are holding them back and reconnect to their most powerful and successful selves with a renewed sense of identity, a vision for how they'd like their life to be and the ability to reach their potential to get there.
(061) 572 524 x85 View (061) 572 524 x85
Photo of Thrive Psychology, Psychologist in County Leitrim
Thrive Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, MPSI
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41  (Online Only)
Hello, I am Dr. Bláithín Mac Mahon. I am a psychologist, with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and founder of Thrive Psychology- an online therapy practice offering Zoom appointments. While I work with all adults of all ages and experiences, my speciality has been working with younger adults from late teens into mid 30's, addressing the concerns that often arise during these life stages. I find people often come to me stating they just want to talk things out with someone, feeling perhaps stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, down, and/or a general sense of feeling stuck. (Please visit my website.)
Hello, I am Dr. Bláithín Mac Mahon. I am a psychologist, with a PsyD in Clinical Psychology, and founder of Thrive Psychology- an online therapy practice offering Zoom appointments. While I work with all adults of all ages and experiences, my speciality has been working with younger adults from late teens into mid 30's, addressing the concerns that often arise during these life stages. I find people often come to me stating they just want to talk things out with someone, feeling perhaps stressed, overwhelmed, frustrated, down, and/or a general sense of feeling stuck. (Please visit my website.)
085 720 2579 View 085 720 2579
Photo of Margaret McGoldrick, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Margaret McGoldrick
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dromahair, County Leitrim F91
I strongly believe that the client is the expert. The client is the one who lives inside the self and has had the experiences. They know when something resonates with them in a therapy session. They know what they can and cannot cope with. They know the areas and issues that need to be addressed. I believe that there is a natural predisposition towards health in everyone. People just need to gain a confidence in listening to what their body, mind and emotions are telling them. I listen to what the client brings to me and their goals. This may be short-term counselling, or a more processing through psychotherapy.
I strongly believe that the client is the expert. The client is the one who lives inside the self and has had the experiences. They know when something resonates with them in a therapy session. They know what they can and cannot cope with. They know the areas and issues that need to be addressed. I believe that there is a natural predisposition towards health in everyone. People just need to gain a confidence in listening to what their body, mind and emotions are telling them. I listen to what the client brings to me and their goals. This may be short-term counselling, or a more processing through psychotherapy.
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Photo of Stephanie Barnes Play Therapy in County Leitrim
Stephanie Barnes Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Manorhamilton, County Leitrim F91
As a Play / Child Therapist I support your child through difficult emotions, behaviours and life situations. Play /Child Therapy can help build mental & emotional well-being. Play therapy is suitable for ages 4-12 years There are many situations in which play therapy can be helpful for your child: Worry, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety. Feeling sad / angry. Behavioural issues. Divorce / separation
. School / learning difficulties. Bullying Death of a loved one / grief Illness / hospitalization
. A change in the family dynamic / environment. Social difficulties.
As a Play / Child Therapist I support your child through difficult emotions, behaviours and life situations. Play /Child Therapy can help build mental & emotional well-being. Play therapy is suitable for ages 4-12 years There are many situations in which play therapy can be helpful for your child: Worry, Anxiety, Separation Anxiety. Feeling sad / angry. Behavioural issues. Divorce / separation
. School / learning difficulties. Bullying Death of a loved one / grief Illness / hospitalization
. A change in the family dynamic / environment. Social difficulties.
(01) 263 0697 x81 View (01) 263 0697 x81
Photo of Patricia Murray, Counsellor in County Leitrim
Patricia Murray
Counsellor, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41
Are you feeling anxious, confused, stressed, depressed, lost, not able to cope with what is happening to you or has your world been turned upside down? Perhaps you have concerns about family or intimate relationships; care responsibilities; new life situations; bereavement/loss; college; work issues; or low levels of confidence and self-esteem. Life feels overwhelming and you’re not sure about the way forward. Or perhaps you just have a vague sense that something isn’t right? That your problems aren’t ‘big enough’ for counselling.
Are you feeling anxious, confused, stressed, depressed, lost, not able to cope with what is happening to you or has your world been turned upside down? Perhaps you have concerns about family or intimate relationships; care responsibilities; new life situations; bereavement/loss; college; work issues; or low levels of confidence and self-esteem. Life feels overwhelming and you’re not sure about the way forward. Or perhaps you just have a vague sense that something isn’t right? That your problems aren’t ‘big enough’ for counselling.
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Photo of Éamon Óg McDermott, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Éamon Óg McDermott
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41  (Online Only)
My own experience has demonstrated to me the immense healing that can take place in one being able to fully express themselves without fear of judgment. It is my role as a psychotherapist to provide an environment of empathy, safety and support, so that emotional and mental growth will occur naturally. My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate growth through the skill of active and mindful listening and non directive guidance.
My own experience has demonstrated to me the immense healing that can take place in one being able to fully express themselves without fear of judgment. It is my role as a psychotherapist to provide an environment of empathy, safety and support, so that emotional and mental growth will occur naturally. My approach to psychotherapy is to facilitate growth through the skill of active and mindful listening and non directive guidance.
(01) 267 6570 x41 View (01) 267 6570 x41
Photo of Kathryn McAree - Psychological Services, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Kathryn McAree - Psychological Services
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41
Waitlist for new clients
I have considerable experience working in psychological services across various health and social care departments. Having obtained a BSc in Psychology, I went on to complete a MSc in Applied Psychology (Mental Health & Psychological Therapies). I also completed AFT Foundation Level in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP) in 2018. I provide comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties across the spectrum. All treatments are discreet, time-limited and tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
I have considerable experience working in psychological services across various health and social care departments. Having obtained a BSc in Psychology, I went on to complete a MSc in Applied Psychology (Mental Health & Psychological Therapies). I also completed AFT Foundation Level in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice. I qualified as a Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist (BABCP) in 2018. I provide comprehensive assessment and evidence-based treatment for a range of psychological difficulties across the spectrum. All treatments are discreet, time-limited and tailored to the unique needs of each individual.
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Photo of Joseph O'Beirne, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Joseph O'Beirne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
Not accepting new clients
My name is Joseph O'Beirne. I am a Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the County Roscommon area, working within the ethical guidelines of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and I am fully accredited by same. I provide a safe confidential space in which a person can explore their concerns, and heal, in a compassionate and non-judgemental environment and move towards living the life that they want for themselves. I am an integrative therapist using primarily a person-centred approach but I also use CBT and S.E. and am a fully accredited EMDR practitioner. I attend regular supervision and am fully insured.
My name is Joseph O'Beirne. I am a Psychotherapist/Supervisor in the County Roscommon area, working within the ethical guidelines of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and I am fully accredited by same. I provide a safe confidential space in which a person can explore their concerns, and heal, in a compassionate and non-judgemental environment and move towards living the life that they want for themselves. I am an integrative therapist using primarily a person-centred approach but I also use CBT and S.E. and am a fully accredited EMDR practitioner. I attend regular supervision and am fully insured.
(01) 267 6681 x42 View (01) 267 6681 x42
Photo of Aoife Farrell - Trust Therapy, Counsellor in County Leitrim
Aoife Farrell - Trust Therapy
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
I guide and support people on a journey of self discovery and self acceptance so that they can develop a better relationship with themselves. I offer a safe container for people to be seen and heard as they begin to reclaim and re–emerge as their true selves. A space to be you. Each person's story and journey is unique where I don’t believe in a “one size fits all”. Therefore I use different therapeutic approaches collaboratively with you to explore what best suits your needs.
I guide and support people on a journey of self discovery and self acceptance so that they can develop a better relationship with themselves. I offer a safe container for people to be seen and heard as they begin to reclaim and re–emerge as their true selves. A space to be you. Each person's story and journey is unique where I don’t believe in a “one size fits all”. Therefore I use different therapeutic approaches collaboratively with you to explore what best suits your needs.
(01) 267 6622 x28 View (01) 267 6622 x28
Photo of Seán McKiernan, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Seán McKiernan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41
Nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. But sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty Have lost a loved one or something (such as a job). Have a chronic or acute medical illness. Can no longer prioritize what is most important in your life. Feel that you can no longer manage your stress. End of life thoughts. Call, text or email me. Over 20 years in practice dealing with a broad range of issues.
Nearly everyone faces challenges and difficulties in their life at some time. But sometimes they can be overwhelming and we feel like we are helpless. Stress over a job, anxiety caused by uncertainty Have lost a loved one or something (such as a job). Have a chronic or acute medical illness. Can no longer prioritize what is most important in your life. Feel that you can no longer manage your stress. End of life thoughts. Call, text or email me. Over 20 years in practice dealing with a broad range of issues.
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Photo of Mary Mullins, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Mary Mullins
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with many years professional experience. I work out of a private room at the Primary Care Centre, Roscommon town. I also offer telephone or online counselling. I offer brief (3 - 6 sessions), short-term counselling (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term, open-ended psychotherapy. I work in an interactive manner with - above all - respect, compassion, and humour. So, if anxiety is crippling you or depression is limiting your quality of life, or you are stuck in grief, contact me and together we can find a way to move forward.
I am a fully accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor with many years professional experience. I work out of a private room at the Primary Care Centre, Roscommon town. I also offer telephone or online counselling. I offer brief (3 - 6 sessions), short-term counselling (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term, open-ended psychotherapy. I work in an interactive manner with - above all - respect, compassion, and humour. So, if anxiety is crippling you or depression is limiting your quality of life, or you are stuck in grief, contact me and together we can find a way to move forward.
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€40
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Shane. I have a BSc. (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP). I am a member of the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and I am insured with OBF Insurance to work with anyone over 16 years of age. I work online which may offer you more flexibility, less travel costs, and therapy from a safe and comfortable location of your choosing, via WhatsApp or Zoom. Pricing: €40
Hi, I'm Shane. I have a BSc. (Hons) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Institute of Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (IICP). I am a member of the National Association for Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy (NAPCP) and I am insured with OBF Insurance to work with anyone over 16 years of age. I work online which may offer you more flexibility, less travel costs, and therapy from a safe and comfortable location of your choosing, via WhatsApp or Zoom. Pricing: €40
(01) 267 6527 x70 View (01) 267 6527 x70
Photo of Martina McAleer, Counsellor in County Leitrim
Martina McAleer
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41
It's never too late to change your life. Are you overwhelmed by life just now, do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, angry. Are you worn out by vicious negative circle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors stopping you enjoying life. Professional Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT, & EMDR may enable development of coping skills to enjoy life again. I provide a Nationwide Online service including areas such as Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Tyrone, Derry, Fermanagh etc. Evening & Saturday Appointments available. Details on www.mentalwellbeingservices.com. Face to face sessions in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. Privacy, & Confidentiality Assured.
It's never too late to change your life. Are you overwhelmed by life just now, do you feel stressed, anxious, depressed, angry. Are you worn out by vicious negative circle of thoughts, feelings and behaviors stopping you enjoying life. Professional Counselling, Psychotherapy, CBT, & EMDR may enable development of coping skills to enjoy life again. I provide a Nationwide Online service including areas such as Donegal, Sligo, Leitrim, Tyrone, Derry, Fermanagh etc. Evening & Saturday Appointments available. Details on www.mentalwellbeingservices.com. Face to face sessions in Stranorlar, Co. Donegal. Privacy, & Confidentiality Assured.
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Photo of Morgan Smith, Counsellor in County Leitrim
Morgan Smith
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carrick-on-Shannon, County Leitrim N41
I’m Morgan, a qualified counsellor, coach, and women's circle facilitator delivering online and face-to-face coaching and counselling in Oldcastle, Meath. I work with women who are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, stress, life transitions or feeling directionless. I offer restorative therapy to support women like you in remembering who you are and what you want in your life. Often times we work on bringing a sense of play and fun back into your life along with finding balance in other areas. You can walk away feeling lighter and a sense of freedom after setting down your heavy load and walking into the room with me.
I’m Morgan, a qualified counsellor, coach, and women's circle facilitator delivering online and face-to-face coaching and counselling in Oldcastle, Meath. I work with women who are experiencing anxiety, overwhelm, stress, life transitions or feeling directionless. I offer restorative therapy to support women like you in remembering who you are and what you want in your life. Often times we work on bringing a sense of play and fun back into your life along with finding balance in other areas. You can walk away feeling lighter and a sense of freedom after setting down your heavy load and walking into the room with me.
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Photo of Caroline Elizabeth Burrow, Psychologist in County Leitrim
Caroline Elizabeth Burrow
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Leitrim Village, County Leitrim N41
(01) 267 6641 x85 View (01) 267 6641 x85

Online Therapists

Photo of Mark Istomin, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Mark Istomin
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Galway, County Galway H91  (Online Only)
I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I work collaboratively with adults experiencing a range of difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your life.
I believe that every individual has the potential for growth through the support of an accepting, compassionate and non-judgmental environment. I work collaboratively with adults experiencing a range of difficulties. I believe that you are the expert of your life.
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Photo of Regina Curtis, Counsellor in County Leitrim
Regina Curtis
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Listowel, County Kerry V31
There are many reasons why people choose to engage in therapy and I appreciate that it is not an easy decision to make and takes courage on the client’s behalf. They may feel overwhelmed and have a sense of helplessness. At times like this people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional. I will provide counselling to support you on your journey. I offer a professional confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to individuals. This service is provided in a confidential, safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment where the client can explore their issues and develop new coping skills.
There are many reasons why people choose to engage in therapy and I appreciate that it is not an easy decision to make and takes courage on the client’s behalf. They may feel overwhelmed and have a sense of helplessness. At times like this people feel they can benefit by talking to a professional. I will provide counselling to support you on your journey. I offer a professional confidential counselling and psychotherapy service to individuals. This service is provided in a confidential, safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment where the client can explore their issues and develop new coping skills.
(01) 267 6595 x74 View (01) 267 6595 x74
Photo of Tristan Palmer, Psychotherapist in County Leitrim
Tristan Palmer
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Research shows that the most important aspect of therapy is the working alliance between client and therapist, and my approach is informed by this. I believe that the most crucial thing I can provide is an honest, human-to-human connection; and before anything else this requires trust. I strive to be warm, present and above all human for my clients.
Research shows that the most important aspect of therapy is the working alliance between client and therapist, and my approach is informed by this. I believe that the most crucial thing I can provide is an honest, human-to-human connection; and before anything else this requires trust. I strive to be warm, present and above all human for my clients.
(01) 267 6675 x43 View (01) 267 6675 x43

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

€60

Counsellors in County Leitrim who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Depression
71% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD
65% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

How Counsellors in County Leitrim see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in County Leitrim?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, eircode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or eircode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP). Most Psychologists are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement in Ireland, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Ireland. Psychologists have earned a doctoral degree in psychology and many are accredited members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a doctoral degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the IACP or ICP, they must complete a minimum of an NFQ Level 7 programme with 100 hours of clinical experience and a minimum of 450 hours of post-training clinical experience under clinical supervision.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in Ireland could cost between €50 – €90 when seeing a counsellor and €75 - €120 or more when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The National Counselling Service (NCS) is a government-funded service that provides short to medium term counselling and psychotherapy for free to individuals who have experienced trauma or abuse. The service can be accessed by GP referral or self-referral.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your eircode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the IACP, the ICP, or PSI are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a child is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.