Counselling in Tullyallen

Photo of Ruth Carroll-Clarke, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Ruth Carroll-Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Tullyallen, County Louth A92
Ruth warmly welcomes you to her Psychotherapy and Counselling practice. With the DCU MSc in Psychotherapy, she is IACP Accredited, highly qualified and experienced in working with adults, couples and adolescents who present with a broad range of issues. She has completed advanced trainings in cutting edge evidence based practices including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, 'game-changers' for trauma therapy. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy and draws from a diverse range of creative approaches. She looks forward to meeting you where she can provide you with the therapy you need.
Ruth warmly welcomes you to her Psychotherapy and Counselling practice. With the DCU MSc in Psychotherapy, she is IACP Accredited, highly qualified and experienced in working with adults, couples and adolescents who present with a broad range of issues. She has completed advanced trainings in cutting edge evidence based practices including EMDR, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Internal Family Systems, 'game-changers' for trauma therapy. She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Adolescent Psychotherapy and draws from a diverse range of creative approaches. She looks forward to meeting you where she can provide you with the therapy you need.
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Starlight Psychotherapy
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
Low Cost Counselling Service Our affordable counselling service is now available for adult clients. This service is provided by senior trainee or pre-accredited therapists who have attained the required standard of training and receive regular clinical supervision and support. Availability is limited, please call to enquire.
Low Cost Counselling Service Our affordable counselling service is now available for adult clients. This service is provided by senior trainee or pre-accredited therapists who have attained the required standard of training and receive regular clinical supervision and support. Availability is limited, please call to enquire.
(061) 572 524 x48 View (061) 572 524 x48
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Brona Russell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ardee, County Louth A92
There are many reasons to engage in therapy. If you have found your way here, I imagine you may be struggling with some part of yourself or with someone in your life. You might be looking for help and support with problems that seem overwhelming. You may have a sense that you are not living the life you want to live and wish to step more confidently forward. Psychotherapy offers you a chance to slow down and step out of your daily life, refocus on your needs and goals, a path of self-development and learning.
There are many reasons to engage in therapy. If you have found your way here, I imagine you may be struggling with some part of yourself or with someone in your life. You might be looking for help and support with problems that seem overwhelming. You may have a sense that you are not living the life you want to live and wish to step more confidently forward. Psychotherapy offers you a chance to slow down and step out of your daily life, refocus on your needs and goals, a path of self-development and learning.
(01) 267 6675 x53 View (01) 267 6675 x53
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Dr. Victoria Stakelum
Psychologist, MSc, MBPsS
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92  (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 LMC Counselling and Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
LMC Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drogheda, County Louth A92
Are you or you struggling to cope with some of life's difficulties? Know that support is available here. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgememtal space where you can feel heard and have the space to process any issues that may be causing you anxiety.
Are you or you struggling to cope with some of life's difficulties? Know that support is available here. Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe, confidential and non-judgememtal space where you can feel heard and have the space to process any issues that may be causing you anxiety.
(01) 267 6634 x12 View (01) 267 6634 x12
Photo of Dr. Donagh Ward, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Dr. Donagh Ward
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
I'm a fully qualified and accredited counsellor. I offer online and in-person therapy from my office in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Services include CBT for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, etc. Non-judgemental, solution-focused approach. See www.waterfordcounselling.ie to book appointments - click on 'Website' button on the right for further details. Thank you.
I'm a fully qualified and accredited counsellor. I offer online and in-person therapy from my office in Tramore, Co. Waterford. Services include CBT for anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, anger management, etc. Non-judgemental, solution-focused approach. See www.waterfordcounselling.ie to book appointments - click on 'Website' button on the right for further details. Thank you.
(01) 267 6552 x78 View (01) 267 6552 x78
Photo of Sorina Feehan, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Sorina Feehan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
I am qualified accredited psychotherapist with 11 years experience. I am working with different issues such as self-harm, anxiety, depression, bereavement, work related issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem, sexual identity, suicide, post natal depression, bullying, child traumas issues, addictions, anger issues, unhelpful habits amongst others. I use different approaches to help my clients such as : Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies . I am fluent in three languages: English, Russian and Romanian. I provide therapy for adults, children and adolescents.
I am qualified accredited psychotherapist with 11 years experience. I am working with different issues such as self-harm, anxiety, depression, bereavement, work related issues, relationship issues, low self-esteem, sexual identity, suicide, post natal depression, bullying, child traumas issues, addictions, anger issues, unhelpful habits amongst others. I use different approaches to help my clients such as : Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioural Therapies . I am fluent in three languages: English, Russian and Romanian. I provide therapy for adults, children and adolescents.
(01) 267 6536 x12 View (01) 267 6536 x12
Photo of Yasmin O’Keeffe Therapy, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Yasmin O’Keeffe Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dundalk, County Louth A81  (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
Photo of Denise Tumulty Counselling & Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Denise Tumulty Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ardee, County Louth A92
I am an integrative counselling Psychotherapist. I specialise in Trauma and (Gottman) Couples Therapy. By providing a safe, confidential space and genuine empathy, I assist clients in processing their traumatic experiences, their struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth. Guiding individuals/couples to explore feelings, behaviours and thoughts- identify triggers. I help develop coping strategies and incorporate mindfulness-based techniques to foster a sense of empowerment, self-awareness, stress reduction, and emotional regulation, increasing self-acceptance and overall well-being.
I am an integrative counselling Psychotherapist. I specialise in Trauma and (Gottman) Couples Therapy. By providing a safe, confidential space and genuine empathy, I assist clients in processing their traumatic experiences, their struggle with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth. Guiding individuals/couples to explore feelings, behaviours and thoughts- identify triggers. I help develop coping strategies and incorporate mindfulness-based techniques to foster a sense of empowerment, self-awareness, stress reduction, and emotional regulation, increasing self-acceptance and overall well-being.
(01) 267 6595 x12 View (01) 267 6595 x12
Photo of Mícheál O'Rourke, Psychologist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Mícheál O'Rourke
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dundalk, County Louth A81  (Online Only)
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
Do you have difficulties in maintaining attention, managing impulsiveness, and organizing tasks? Do you find it hard to sit still, acting without thinking, interrupting others? Or perhaps struggle with time management, following through on tasks, and maintaining focus? As a psychologist specializing in ADHD, I understand the unique challenges that you face and I'm here to help you navigate through them. I also specialize in men's well-being, which encompasses a wide range of topics, including but not limited to stress management, work-life balance, relationship dynamics, substance abuse, self-esteem, and emotional health.
(01) 267 6517 x53 View (01) 267 6517 x53
Photo of Laura Eustice, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Laura Eustice
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92  (Online Only)
Laura holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Galway. She is interested in the intersections of culture and psychology and is currently working on doctoral research in that area. Aside from psychotherapy with individuals, Laura has worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings within community mental health for over 20 years. She has experience treating most issues, as well as working with folks from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She strives to provide a welcoming, supportive, judgement-free environment for all. Laura is interested in culturally-competent, holistic care.
Laura holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Galway. She is interested in the intersections of culture and psychology and is currently working on doctoral research in that area. Aside from psychotherapy with individuals, Laura has worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings within community mental health for over 20 years. She has experience treating most issues, as well as working with folks from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She strives to provide a welcoming, supportive, judgement-free environment for all. Laura is interested in culturally-competent, holistic care.
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€40
Counsellor, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Drogheda, County Louth A92  (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 Catherine Logue, Counsellor in Tullyallen, County Louth
Catherine Logue
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ardee, County Louth A92
I currently have some availability for new referrals. I have a broad range of counselling experience working with clients experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, abuse, OCD, relationship issues, PTSD. I also work with people who are struggling with quality of life issues or who find that, at a particular stage in life, they need some extra support.
I currently have some availability for new referrals. I have a broad range of counselling experience working with clients experiencing issues such as anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, abuse, OCD, relationship issues, PTSD. I also work with people who are struggling with quality of life issues or who find that, at a particular stage in life, they need some extra support.
(01) 267 6641 x45 View (01) 267 6641 x45
Photo of Conor Doyle, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Conor Doyle
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
Hello and welcome. Are you stressed, lost, anxious? Life brings many experiences our way, some good and some bad. The emotional impact of these experiences can be frightening or confusing. Our family have a lot of influence on us, how we behave, how we talk, and how we communicate. Loss, grief, and anxiety are challenging. Processing our emotions is an essential part of living a healthy life.
Hello and welcome. Are you stressed, lost, anxious? Life brings many experiences our way, some good and some bad. The emotional impact of these experiences can be frightening or confusing. Our family have a lot of influence on us, how we behave, how we talk, and how we communicate. Loss, grief, and anxiety are challenging. Processing our emotions is an essential part of living a healthy life.
085 262 1690 View 085 262 1690
Photo of Sharon Clinton, Counsellor in Tullyallen, County Louth
Sharon Clinton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
Adolescent’s 12+ years / Adults. I am an integrative counselling psychotherapist who specialises in adult and adolescent psychotherapy from age of 12+ years. I work with people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, anxiety, stress, work, relationship or family problems, transitioning from childhood to adolescence amongst other issues. I am a menopause wellness practitioner, helping women navigate the issues surrounding menopause. Working integratively means that I use a number of approaches, including CBT and Person-Centred. People are unique and need different approaches depending on what issues they want to address
Adolescent’s 12+ years / Adults. I am an integrative counselling psychotherapist who specialises in adult and adolescent psychotherapy from age of 12+ years. I work with people who may be experiencing anxiety, depression, anxiety, stress, work, relationship or family problems, transitioning from childhood to adolescence amongst other issues. I am a menopause wellness practitioner, helping women navigate the issues surrounding menopause. Working integratively means that I use a number of approaches, including CBT and Person-Centred. People are unique and need different approaches depending on what issues they want to address
(01) 267 6595 x52 View (01) 267 6595 x52
Photo of Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Ciarán Coyle MIACP, founder of Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach and believe that each client has the potential to grow intrinsically. I work from a person centered perspective and integrate choice theory, Existential, Gestalt, CBT, REBT,multicultural, among others into my practice. Regular feedback from the client is important to me. Client preferences are essential to successful therapy and meeting people where they are at at any given moment. I have background studies in addiction and am committed to continuous learning for personal and professional growth.
Hi my name is Ciarán Coyle MIACP, founder of Saku Counselling and Psychotherapy. I use a collaborative approach and believe that each client has the potential to grow intrinsically. I work from a person centered perspective and integrate choice theory, Existential, Gestalt, CBT, REBT,multicultural, among others into my practice. Regular feedback from the client is important to me. Client preferences are essential to successful therapy and meeting people where they are at at any given moment. I have background studies in addiction and am committed to continuous learning for personal and professional growth.
(01) 267 6675 x52 View (01) 267 6675 x52
Photo of Aileen Elliott, Counsellor in Tullyallen, County Louth
Aileen Elliott
Counsellor, MSc, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Everyone finds themselves in difficulties at times and sometimes we need a helping hand to get through in the best way possible - this is where counselling can come in.... It provides an opportunity 1-1 with a counsellor to have a period of time to work through whatever is a problem for you, however big or small! As Covid is still around and face-to-face meetings are not always easy, I am currently working online.
Everyone finds themselves in difficulties at times and sometimes we need a helping hand to get through in the best way possible - this is where counselling can come in.... It provides an opportunity 1-1 with a counsellor to have a period of time to work through whatever is a problem for you, however big or small! As Covid is still around and face-to-face meetings are not always easy, I am currently working online.
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U do U Therapy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dundalk, County Louth A81
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Paul O Beirne and my aim as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to enable adults, adolescents (16+) and those in intimate partner relationships to be curious, explore, and develop awareness that can lead to positive personal and relational growth. The purpose of therapy is to welcome in all experiences, feelings and aspects of you that may not have a voice in everyday life and journey compassionately with them together. You do you; because everyone else is taken.
My name is Paul O Beirne and my aim as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to enable adults, adolescents (16+) and those in intimate partner relationships to be curious, explore, and develop awareness that can lead to positive personal and relational growth. The purpose of therapy is to welcome in all experiences, feelings and aspects of you that may not have a voice in everyday life and journey compassionately with them together. You do you; because everyone else is taken.
(01) 267 6570 x52 View (01) 267 6570 x52
Photo of Orla Ray, Psychologist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Orla Ray
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Drogheda, County Louth A92
Many people experience some form of disruption in their mental wellbeing at some point across their life and may need some extra supports when managing this. Perhaps you may have experienced something very challenging, upsetting or traumatic, recently or in the past, which you are finding difficult to process. Alternatively, you may be feeling tired, frustrated with life and lacking motivation for those parts of life from which you used to take enjoyment. Emotional wellbeing can impact greatly on varying aspects of daily life, hinder the ability to carry out normal daily activities and can cause conflict with those close to us.
Many people experience some form of disruption in their mental wellbeing at some point across their life and may need some extra supports when managing this. Perhaps you may have experienced something very challenging, upsetting or traumatic, recently or in the past, which you are finding difficult to process. Alternatively, you may be feeling tired, frustrated with life and lacking motivation for those parts of life from which you used to take enjoyment. Emotional wellbeing can impact greatly on varying aspects of daily life, hinder the ability to carry out normal daily activities and can cause conflict with those close to us.
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Photo of Joe Cleary, Psychotherapist in Tullyallen, County Louth
Joe Cleary
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI
Verified Verified
Ardee, County Louth A92
Hi - my name is Joe Cleary and I'm a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I work with adults in Dundalk, one-to-one, and remotely by phone or online. I'm accredited with the APPI and the BACP and I have over 15 years clinical experience with an extensive range of issues, from acute psychiatric ill health to difficult life changes and situations.
Hi - my name is Joe Cleary and I'm a Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. I work with adults in Dundalk, one-to-one, and remotely by phone or online. I'm accredited with the APPI and the BACP and I have over 15 years clinical experience with an extensive range of issues, from acute psychiatric ill health to difficult life changes and situations.
(01) 263 0393 x27 View (01) 263 0393 x27

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tullyallen

< 10

Counsellors in Tullyallen who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Infertility
100% Bereavement

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Tullyallen see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tullyallen?

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.