Counselling in Athboy

Alice Mary Nugent
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Athboy, County Meath C15
Alice believes that the strength of the relationship between a therapist and client is essential. It is only when a safe, non-judgemental, empathetic and trusting space is created that clients can feel empowered to explore their own thoughts, feelings and beliefs creating greater self-awareness and a deeper self-acceptance. This healing process leads to the client enhancing their relationships as well as helping them to gain more control over their life. Alice has worked with an array of issues, including bereavement, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, family and relationship issues, sexual abuse, self-harming and childhood trauma.
Alice believes that the strength of the relationship between a therapist and client is essential. It is only when a safe, non-judgemental, empathetic and trusting space is created that clients can feel empowered to explore their own thoughts, feelings and beliefs creating greater self-awareness and a deeper self-acceptance. This healing process leads to the client enhancing their relationships as well as helping them to gain more control over their life. Alice has worked with an array of issues, including bereavement, grief, depression, anxiety, stress, family and relationship issues, sexual abuse, self-harming and childhood trauma.
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Emer Ward
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Athboy, County Meath C15
Not accepting new clients
I have eighteen years experience working with all aspects of the human condition. I have specialised in substance use issues but the core of all issues are for me the relationship with the self. Looking at behaviour patterns,childhood issues,intergenerational trauma and all sorts of relationship difficulties. My theoretical orientation is mainly psychodynamic with a humanistic person centered approach. Giving someone space to breathe, reflect and work together to get more connected to the self.
I have eighteen years experience working with all aspects of the human condition. I have specialised in substance use issues but the core of all issues are for me the relationship with the self. Looking at behaviour patterns,childhood issues,intergenerational trauma and all sorts of relationship difficulties. My theoretical orientation is mainly psychodynamic with a humanistic person centered approach. Giving someone space to breathe, reflect and work together to get more connected to the self.
(01) 267 6675 x73 View (01) 267 6675 x73
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Sandra Smith, Grove Therapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Athboy, County Meath C15
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance. I work with adults experiencing emotional difficulties, ranging from (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Loss, Stress, family & work related issues.
Many people experience challenging emotions that they need help exploring. I offer a safe and supportive environment so you can explore any issues that might be affecting your overall well-being and happiness. In our sessions, you will be offered a therapeutic and non judgemental space to allow yourself to fully express yourself. We will work together to uncover and work through difficult emotions, offering you the opportunity to move towards self acceptance. I work with adults experiencing emotional difficulties, ranging from (but not limited to) Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Grief, Loss, Stress, family & work related issues.
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Olivia Catherine Edge
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
Are you suffering from a distressing life experience? Perhaps you’re feeling alone? Depressed? Anxious? Does your life seem chaotic? Feeling like this is not unusual. Our bodies and minds send us messages to help us navigate life’s challenges and heal from these painful and stressful experiences. Learning to listen to these messages and learning how to use them is at the heart of our wellbeing.
Are you suffering from a distressing life experience? Perhaps you’re feeling alone? Depressed? Anxious? Does your life seem chaotic? Feeling like this is not unusual. Our bodies and minds send us messages to help us navigate life’s challenges and heal from these painful and stressful experiences. Learning to listen to these messages and learning how to use them is at the heart of our wellbeing.
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Martina Shannon
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
Hello and welcome to my profile! I'm Martina, a qualified Counsellor who is here to provide a gentle, safe and non-judgemental environment, for you to explore anyting that may be troubling you. Reaching out and asking for help can be daunting, and I fully understand this. Sometimes we feel we can manage by ourselves, yet, the issue never seems to go away. Sleepless nights, constant worrying and feeling nobody understands you only adds to existing concerns. My approach is warm and client centred, and I offer brief and longer term therapy, utilizing trauma informed therapy and solution focused therapy to reach your goals!
Hello and welcome to my profile! I'm Martina, a qualified Counsellor who is here to provide a gentle, safe and non-judgemental environment, for you to explore anyting that may be troubling you. Reaching out and asking for help can be daunting, and I fully understand this. Sometimes we feel we can manage by ourselves, yet, the issue never seems to go away. Sleepless nights, constant worrying and feeling nobody understands you only adds to existing concerns. My approach is warm and client centred, and I offer brief and longer term therapy, utilizing trauma informed therapy and solution focused therapy to reach your goals!
(01) 267 6570 x63 View (01) 267 6570 x63
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Brid McGowan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
I am an experienced, accredited Psychotherapist in private practice since 2011. My focus is seeing the person as unfolding at different stages along life's journey. Sometimes along the way we can be knocked sideways. Failure ,loss ,abuse, relationship issues or bad choices can leave us experiencing stress, loss ,anxiety and depression . Early intervention is essential and my role as psychotherapist is to listen and enable you to gain insight. Any issue when talked about and explored in a supportive non judgemental therapeutic relationship where you are understood and supported will bring about positive change.
I am an experienced, accredited Psychotherapist in private practice since 2011. My focus is seeing the person as unfolding at different stages along life's journey. Sometimes along the way we can be knocked sideways. Failure ,loss ,abuse, relationship issues or bad choices can leave us experiencing stress, loss ,anxiety and depression . Early intervention is essential and my role as psychotherapist is to listen and enable you to gain insight. Any issue when talked about and explored in a supportive non judgemental therapeutic relationship where you are understood and supported will bring about positive change.
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Anemoi Therapy; Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Navan, County Meath C15
Hi, I am Judith Butterly, founder of Anemoi Therapy. I am a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist and an IACP Pre-Accredited Member. I counsel Individuals and Couples seeking support for issues affecting their emotional or physical well-being. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help; that is why Anemoi Therapy provides a serene, warm and calming environment in which clients can feel safe and secure as they begin their therapeutic journey. I am a mother and also a foster parent; I offer support and encouragement to other foster parents and their families as they embark on their fostering journey.
Hi, I am Judith Butterly, founder of Anemoi Therapy. I am a qualified Counsellor and psychotherapist and an IACP Pre-Accredited Member. I counsel Individuals and Couples seeking support for issues affecting their emotional or physical well-being. I understand how difficult it can be to reach out and ask for help; that is why Anemoi Therapy provides a serene, warm and calming environment in which clients can feel safe and secure as they begin their therapeutic journey. I am a mother and also a foster parent; I offer support and encouragement to other foster parents and their families as they embark on their fostering journey.
(01) 267 6595 x88 View (01) 267 6595 x88
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Lynda Malone
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
As an Integrative therapist, I aim to adapt my approach to suit my client’s individual needs, preferences and goals for therapy. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding and compassion for the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Clients experience an environment of safety and confidentiality, where they can explore their life experience and challenges that are distressing them with acceptance, non-judgement and respect. I offer sessions to both adults and teens 16 +.
As an Integrative therapist, I aim to adapt my approach to suit my client’s individual needs, preferences and goals for therapy. My approach is rooted in empathy, understanding and compassion for the whole person, mind, body and spirit. Clients experience an environment of safety and confidentiality, where they can explore their life experience and challenges that are distressing them with acceptance, non-judgement and respect. I offer sessions to both adults and teens 16 +.
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Orla Ray
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
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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Éist Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Slane, County Meath C15
Èist Counselling and Psychotherapy offers an integrative, humanistic and person-centred approach to therapy. I believe every client has the innate capacity to explore and resolve the issues they face in life. I offer a gentle, empathic approach to therapy in which I guide the client towards finding their inner strength and help them to understand their unique inner worlds. I work with individual clients and couples.
Èist Counselling and Psychotherapy offers an integrative, humanistic and person-centred approach to therapy. I believe every client has the innate capacity to explore and resolve the issues they face in life. I offer a gentle, empathic approach to therapy in which I guide the client towards finding their inner strength and help them to understand their unique inner worlds. I work with individual clients and couples.
(01) 267 6527 x52 View (01) 267 6527 x52
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Andrea Inglis Holahan
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
Young people experiencing emotional and behavioural disturbances can find it challenging to communicate or understand why they feel this way. The process of Child Art Psychotherapy can benefit in many ways as it is relational and fosters consistency and containment. The psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approach of Art Psychotherapy incorporates verbal and non-verbal communication to gain insight into the child's thoughts and beliefs systems. The focus of therapy is to understand the unconscious material that influences behaviour and emotions in order to foster change and promote healthy psychological functioning.
Young people experiencing emotional and behavioural disturbances can find it challenging to communicate or understand why they feel this way. The process of Child Art Psychotherapy can benefit in many ways as it is relational and fosters consistency and containment. The psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approach of Art Psychotherapy incorporates verbal and non-verbal communication to gain insight into the child's thoughts and beliefs systems. The focus of therapy is to understand the unconscious material that influences behaviour and emotions in order to foster change and promote healthy psychological functioning.
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Lucy Greene
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
I work with aspects of your mental health affected on becoming a mother or father eg.., anxiety, depression, Infertility, pregnancy loss, artificial reproductive technology, pre-natal crisis pregnancy, child bereavement, parenting styles, relationships, separation,domestic violence, and how adverse childhood experiences and trauma are affecting your experience of parenthood. I have a special interest in Peri-Natal Mental Health and am currently undertaking practice-based research in this field. This includes understanding issues arising for mothers and fathers from the time of conception up until the child is 5 years old.
I work with aspects of your mental health affected on becoming a mother or father eg.., anxiety, depression, Infertility, pregnancy loss, artificial reproductive technology, pre-natal crisis pregnancy, child bereavement, parenting styles, relationships, separation,domestic violence, and how adverse childhood experiences and trauma are affecting your experience of parenthood. I have a special interest in Peri-Natal Mental Health and am currently undertaking practice-based research in this field. This includes understanding issues arising for mothers and fathers from the time of conception up until the child is 5 years old.
(01) 267 6675 x49 View (01) 267 6675 x49
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Angela Marie Smyth
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bohermeen, County Meath C15
Hi, my name is Angela Marie. I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and an IACP pre-accredited member. I specialise in providing counselling for couples and individuals, focusing on personal growth, relationship challenges and conflict resolution. My goal is to make counselling accessible and beneficial, helping couples strengthen their bond and reset their relationship for growth and flourishing. I offer support in developing communication skills and modifying dysfunctional behaviours.
Hi, my name is Angela Marie. I am a qualified counsellor, psychotherapist, and an IACP pre-accredited member. I specialise in providing counselling for couples and individuals, focusing on personal growth, relationship challenges and conflict resolution. My goal is to make counselling accessible and beneficial, helping couples strengthen their bond and reset their relationship for growth and flourishing. I offer support in developing communication skills and modifying dysfunctional behaviours.
(01) 267 6603 x67 View (01) 267 6603 x67
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Sharon O'Farrell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Slane, County Meath C15
Waitlist for new clients
As and Integrative psychotherapist of 20 years experience and a Clinical Supervisor, I draw from a variety of approaches from my ‘‘therapeutic toolbox’’, including Hypnotherapy, Family Constellations, Psychosomatic Bodywork, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Creative Expressive Arts and Trauma Recovery. The focus of my work is to empower you to gain awareness, new perspectives and see patterns and issues in a fresh light, so you may begin to experience real change and break habits, patterns, trauma and fears so that you can move forward to live a more authentic, peaceful life and move towards fulfilling your innate potential.
As and Integrative psychotherapist of 20 years experience and a Clinical Supervisor, I draw from a variety of approaches from my ‘‘therapeutic toolbox’’, including Hypnotherapy, Family Constellations, Psychosomatic Bodywork, Pre and Perinatal Psychology, Creative Expressive Arts and Trauma Recovery. The focus of my work is to empower you to gain awareness, new perspectives and see patterns and issues in a fresh light, so you may begin to experience real change and break habits, patterns, trauma and fears so that you can move forward to live a more authentic, peaceful life and move towards fulfilling your innate potential.
(01) 267 6527 x31 View (01) 267 6527 x31
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Suzanne Larkin
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Trim, County Meath C15
Hello I'm Suzanne, I have developed a psychoeducational CBT skills approach that teaches you methods and techniques to your problems. This enables you to understand and manage your thinking, feelings and behaviours for a better life experience. My aim is to help you ultimately change your negative thinking to more helpful way of thinking and to effectively, become your own therapist.
Hello I'm Suzanne, I have developed a psychoeducational CBT skills approach that teaches you methods and techniques to your problems. This enables you to understand and manage your thinking, feelings and behaviours for a better life experience. My aim is to help you ultimately change your negative thinking to more helpful way of thinking and to effectively, become your own therapist.
086 398 3073 View 086 398 3073
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Christina David
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
Are you affected by depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma recently and is it impacting your decision making, your everyday life or the way you see yourself? Sometimes people resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms that affect their daily living. Therapy is a great place to gain a fresh perspective on your situation, on recognizing what you can control and change and finally finding the confidence and the strength to change it to have a better outcome. We can also create healthy coping mechanisms that help us function and carry out daily tasks.
Are you affected by depression or anxiety? Have you experienced trauma recently and is it impacting your decision making, your everyday life or the way you see yourself? Sometimes people resort to unhealthy coping mechanisms that affect their daily living. Therapy is a great place to gain a fresh perspective on your situation, on recognizing what you can control and change and finally finding the confidence and the strength to change it to have a better outcome. We can also create healthy coping mechanisms that help us function and carry out daily tasks.
(01) 267 6570 x23 View (01) 267 6570 x23
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Sorina Feehan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Slane, County Meath C15
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
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Barry Smyth
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
Clients come to counselling when their normal coping mechanisms are no longer working for them and they are feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid. It may be due to anxiety in their life, stress in work or relationships, low self esteem or depression. They come looking for clarity, a sense of understanding that they are not alone in what they are feeling and perhaps for practical techniques to manage the conflicting emotions. They also want to be really listened to and not to be judged as they tell their story.
Clients come to counselling when their normal coping mechanisms are no longer working for them and they are feeling overwhelmed, confused and afraid. It may be due to anxiety in their life, stress in work or relationships, low self esteem or depression. They come looking for clarity, a sense of understanding that they are not alone in what they are feeling and perhaps for practical techniques to manage the conflicting emotions. They also want to be really listened to and not to be judged as they tell their story.
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Sharon Clinton
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
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, stress, work, relationship or family problems, transition 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, stress, work, relationship or family problems, transition 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
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Bernadette Monaghan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
I am well aware that life can be a struggle when trying to deal with anxiety, depression, profound sadness, grief, relationship issues, emotional upheavals, stress, long standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. Sometimes it’s about self exploration. I offer a warm, safe, welcoming and non judgmental space where clients can come and examine how they see themselves in their world; explore unhelpful behavioral patterns and look at how they are in relationship to others and themselves. At all times in the Counselling space, I work from my heart; from a place of compassion and love, with genuine acceptance of the client just as they are
I am well aware that life can be a struggle when trying to deal with anxiety, depression, profound sadness, grief, relationship issues, emotional upheavals, stress, long standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. Sometimes it’s about self exploration. I offer a warm, safe, welcoming and non judgmental space where clients can come and examine how they see themselves in their world; explore unhelpful behavioral patterns and look at how they are in relationship to others and themselves. At all times in the Counselling space, I work from my heart; from a place of compassion and love, with genuine acceptance of the client just as they are
(01) 267 6622 x78 View (01) 267 6622 x78

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Athboy

< 10

Counsellors in Athboy who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Self Esteem
100% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Athboy see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Athboy?

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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.