Counselling in Bettystown

Photo of Antonia Fleeton, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Antonia Fleeton
Counsellor
1 Endorsed
Bettystown, County Meath A92
I am a fully qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I am trained in the modalities of person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) for adults. As we are all unique individuals I will tailor a personal approach to best suit each client's needs depending on what issues arise. A confidential and non-judgmental space is guaranteed at all times. I am an accredited menopause wellness practitioner and my specialist area is menopause and perimenopause. Counselling can assist with menopause by providing emotional support and strategies for coping with symptoms
I am a fully qualified and BACP registered integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I am trained in the modalities of person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural therapies (CBT) for adults. As we are all unique individuals I will tailor a personal approach to best suit each client's needs depending on what issues arise. A confidential and non-judgmental space is guaranteed at all times. I am an accredited menopause wellness practitioner and my specialist area is menopause and perimenopause. Counselling can assist with menopause by providing emotional support and strategies for coping with symptoms
(01) 267 6570 x83 View (01) 267 6570 x83
Photo of Suzanne Hannan, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Suzanne Hannan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Bettystown, County Meath A92
I never take for granted the fact that clients who come to counselling are at their most vulnerable. For those who are struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, abuse, both physical or mental, anxiety, relationship or sexuality and gender issues, my role in the first place is to listen and to provide a safe and confidential place for my clients to make sense of their experiences. Research has shown that the relationship between therapist and client is very important to the outcome of therapy, so I always check with my clients if they feel what we are doing in our sessions are working for them.
I never take for granted the fact that clients who come to counselling are at their most vulnerable. For those who are struggling with issues like depression, anxiety, abuse, both physical or mental, anxiety, relationship or sexuality and gender issues, my role in the first place is to listen and to provide a safe and confidential place for my clients to make sense of their experiences. Research has shown that the relationship between therapist and client is very important to the outcome of therapy, so I always check with my clients if they feel what we are doing in our sessions are working for them.
085 157 6218 View 085 157 6218
Photo of Sarah Traynor, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Sarah Traynor
Psychotherapist, MA, APPI
Verified
Bettystown, County Meath A92
Currently, I am training in CBT with adolescents and open to new referrals for teen interested in this approach. I offer a discounted fee whilst undergoing this training.
Currently, I am training in CBT with adolescents and open to new referrals for teen interested in this approach. I offer a discounted fee whilst undergoing this training.
(061) 572 524 x72 View (061) 572 524 x72
Photo of Robert John Byrne, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Robert John Byrne
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Bettystown, County Meath A92
My clients are Adults and Adolescence. I like to work with a directive and CBT approach to help my client to gain the coping skills to overcome the problem that they has presented with. Working during Covid as a therapist the main client presenting issues for me are Anxiety, social isolation , behavioral, Low self esteem and confidence, stress. Once we identify the clients goal by creating new coping skills in a safe space. My client can learn to redirect the negative thought patterns, feelings and actions so they can achieve their desired goal.
My clients are Adults and Adolescence. I like to work with a directive and CBT approach to help my client to gain the coping skills to overcome the problem that they has presented with. Working during Covid as a therapist the main client presenting issues for me are Anxiety, social isolation , behavioral, Low self esteem and confidence, stress. Once we identify the clients goal by creating new coping skills in a safe space. My client can learn to redirect the negative thought patterns, feelings and actions so they can achieve their desired goal.
(01) 267 6641 x38 View (01) 267 6641 x38
Photo of Ruth Carroll-Clarke, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Ruth Carroll-Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Bettystown, County Meath 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.
(01) 267 6595 x69 View (01) 267 6595 x69
Photo of Dr. Colm Marren, Psychologist in Bettystown, County Meath
Dr. Colm Marren
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified
Bettystown, County Meath A92
Waitlist for new clients
Dr Colm Marren is a chartered psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters in Applied Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Psychology, and a BA (Hons) Degree in Journalism. Colm currently works with adults and adolescents in private practice, and has previously worked with adults, children and adolescents in the HSE, and with individual adults and groups in the Irish Prison Service.
Dr Colm Marren is a chartered psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland, and holds a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology from Trinity College Dublin as well as a Masters in Applied Psychology, a Higher Diploma in Psychology, and a BA (Hons) Degree in Journalism. Colm currently works with adults and adolescents in private practice, and has previously worked with adults, children and adolescents in the HSE, and with individual adults and groups in the Irish Prison Service.
083 147 6014 View 083 147 6014

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of John Kane in Bettystown, County Meath
John Kane
MSc
Mornington, County Meath A92  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with mental health symptoms - anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, intrusive thoughts, isolation, loneliness, grief or general "stress"? The discomfort may be the result of a short-term situational experience. Or it could be something you have struggled with for years. Counseling or psychotherapy can help you reduce or eliminate the discomfort you are experiencing. Just as people at times experience uncomfortable physical health symptoms, they can also experience uncomfortable mental health symptoms. The good news is, you can regain control over your emotions, your thoughts and your life!
Are you struggling with mental health symptoms - anxiety, depression, relationship or family issues, intrusive thoughts, isolation, loneliness, grief or general "stress"? The discomfort may be the result of a short-term situational experience. Or it could be something you have struggled with for years. Counseling or psychotherapy can help you reduce or eliminate the discomfort you are experiencing. Just as people at times experience uncomfortable physical health symptoms, they can also experience uncomfortable mental health symptoms. The good news is, you can regain control over your emotions, your thoughts and your life!
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Photo of Linda Breathnach, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Linda Breathnach
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
I have been Counselling couples and individuals since 2000 and clients have given feedback that they find my approach warm and friendly. I meet you where you’re at emotionally and help you to find the resources within yourself to move out of whatever “stuckness” you may be feelin.
I have been Counselling couples and individuals since 2000 and clients have given feedback that they find my approach warm and friendly. I meet you where you’re at emotionally and help you to find the resources within yourself to move out of whatever “stuckness” you may be feelin.
(01) 267 6536 x41 View (01) 267 6536 x41
Photo of Angela Marie Smyth, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Angela Marie Smyth
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Navan, County Meath C15
I know struggling alone is very hard and a fearful place to be in, being depressed, having intrusive thoughts, and feeling not good enough. These are all symptoms of your mental health. As a pre-accredited (IACP) psychotherapist, I want to provide a safe and friendly environment as I work with individuals and couples to help them overcome unhelpful thinking habits. I love working with people and have a passion for counselling and psychotherapy. I love to see people becoming more aware and living more peacefully, taking care of themselves, and being kind to themselves; this can be achieved in counselling and psychotherapy.
I know struggling alone is very hard and a fearful place to be in, being depressed, having intrusive thoughts, and feeling not good enough. These are all symptoms of your mental health. As a pre-accredited (IACP) psychotherapist, I want to provide a safe and friendly environment as I work with individuals and couples to help them overcome unhelpful thinking habits. I love working with people and have a passion for counselling and psychotherapy. I love to see people becoming more aware and living more peacefully, taking care of themselves, and being kind to themselves; this can be achieved in counselling and psychotherapy.
(01) 267 6603 x67 View (01) 267 6603 x67
Photo of Anne Coghlan Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Anne Coghlan Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Ratoath, County Meath A85
I work with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, low-mood, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, infertility, relationship difficulties, work and family issues, to name but a few. Or with clients who may simply be feeling overwhelmed with life in general and are unsure how to move forward. I also work with couples who may be experiencing a crisis in their relationship or who simply need guidance on how to reconnect with each other.
I work with individuals who may be struggling with anxiety, stress, low-mood, low self-esteem, loneliness, grief/loss, abuse, trauma, infertility, relationship difficulties, work and family issues, to name but a few. Or with clients who may simply be feeling overwhelmed with life in general and are unsure how to move forward. I also work with couples who may be experiencing a crisis in their relationship or who simply need guidance on how to reconnect with each other.
(01) 267 6622 x48 View (01) 267 6622 x48
Photo of Bernadette Monaghan, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Bernadette Monaghan
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Dunshaughlin, County Meath A85
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
Photo of Trish Banks, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Trish Banks
Counsellor, MA, MIACP
Verified
Ashbourne, County Meath A84
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
Counselling offers you the tools necessary to bring your passions to life and let compassion, kindness and fun be part of your experience of life again. My job as your therapist is to co-operate with and enhance your journey towards wholeness. This is achieved by lovingly offering skills and experience, alongside knowledge of the terrain of personal development and creativity. I hold the assumption that people generally have the ability to understand themselves, are clever, honest, self-directed and able to solve their own problems. I'm here to support that assumption by reflecting back the light I see in you.
087 270 3496 View 087 270 3496
Photo of Rhoda Smith, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Rhoda Smith
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified
Slane, County Meath C15
I offer a non judgemental and comfortable space for clients,to help them understand what they are experiencing. My aim is to be with the person in their struggle and together we find the way through, in a professional and friendly space.
I offer a non judgemental and comfortable space for clients,to help them understand what they are experiencing. My aim is to be with the person in their struggle and together we find the way through, in a professional and friendly space.
(01) 263 0393 x56 View (01) 263 0393 x56
Photo of Brid McGowan, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Brid McGowan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified
Navan, 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.
087 347 8464 View 087 347 8464
Photo of Sharon O'Farrell, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Sharon O'Farrell
Psychotherapist, MIAHIP
Verified
Navan, County Meath C15
Not accepting 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
Photo of Claire Bruton, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Claire Bruton
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Dunshaughlin, County Meath A85
Hi, my name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer my clients' a tailor made therapy plan to work to meet each individuals needs and preferences to achieve a positive outcome that enhances mental health. I work with anxiety disorders, depression, domestic violence, PTSD and a variety of other mental health issues. I believe in psycho education as an important intervention whereby my clients can not only improve their awareness, they can improve their coping skills, emotional regulation and distress tolerance and in turn enhance their overall well being as they move through their life journey.
Hi, my name is Claire and I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I offer my clients' a tailor made therapy plan to work to meet each individuals needs and preferences to achieve a positive outcome that enhances mental health. I work with anxiety disorders, depression, domestic violence, PTSD and a variety of other mental health issues. I believe in psycho education as an important intervention whereby my clients can not only improve their awareness, they can improve their coping skills, emotional regulation and distress tolerance and in turn enhance their overall well being as they move through their life journey.
(01) 267 6675 x48 View (01) 267 6675 x48
Photo of Pradeep Kumar Chadha, Psychiatrist in Bettystown, County Meath
Pradeep Kumar Chadha
Psychiatrist
Verified
Ratoath, County Meath A85
Having genes for a mental illness is less than half of the story. Exposure to traumas is the essential other part that causes a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. My clients contact me when they are looking for help for reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience and training involves helping a client process their traumas to heal them emotionally and with food supplements following Walsh protocol. In this format, food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
Having genes for a mental illness is less than half of the story. Exposure to traumas is the essential other part that causes a disturbance in transmitters and hormones in the body. My clients contact me when they are looking for help for reducing psychiatric medications or before taking them. My experience and training involves helping a client process their traumas to heal them emotionally and with food supplements following Walsh protocol. In this format, food supplements are prescribed instead of psychotropic medications that participate in hormonal and neurotransmitter metabolism. I can speak English, Hindi/ Urdu and Punjabi.
(01) 267 6536 x99 View (01) 267 6536 x99
Photo of Declan Fitzpatrick, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Declan Fitzpatrick
Counsellor, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Ashbourne, County Meath A84  (Online Only)
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have maintained a private practice n the greater Dublin area for the last fourteen years. I work with clients to help address issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and many more. I believe in working in a collaborative way with my clients and strive to create a strong working relationship and while being sensitive to and aware of my clients emotional struggles and difficulties. I offer a free initial 20 min. assessment.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and have maintained a private practice n the greater Dublin area for the last fourteen years. I work with clients to help address issues such as addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship problems and many more. I believe in working in a collaborative way with my clients and strive to create a strong working relationship and while being sensitive to and aware of my clients emotional struggles and difficulties. I offer a free initial 20 min. assessment.
(01) 267 6552 x38 View (01) 267 6552 x38
Photo of Aisling Piercy, Psychotherapist in Bettystown, County Meath
Aisling Piercy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Dunshaughlin, County Meath A85
There are times in life when you may be triggered from memories or unresolved issues from the past. Other times, the present may cause you some difficulty, either through a loss, a relationship difficulty or plans for the future. Talking these concerns out in a safe, supportive, non judgemental environment can offer you clarity, release and care for yourself.
There are times in life when you may be triggered from memories or unresolved issues from the past. Other times, the present may cause you some difficulty, either through a loss, a relationship difficulty or plans for the future. Talking these concerns out in a safe, supportive, non judgemental environment can offer you clarity, release and care for yourself.
086 263 6013 View 086 263 6013
Photo of Lindsey Murray, Counsellor in Bettystown, County Meath
Lindsey Murray
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Dunshaughlin, County Meath A85
Everyone of us will experience difficulties at some point in our lives. For many people they may not recognise what has happened but will see changes in how they feel and even how they behave. It is not always comfortable to talk to those around us but this does not mean they are on their own. For many, counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe and supportive space to take a look at what has been happening and facilitate necessary change to help us feel in control again. Life is busy - work, relationships, stress, illness and much more can overwhelm us but there is a light and nobody should have to endure difficult times alone.
Everyone of us will experience difficulties at some point in our lives. For many people they may not recognise what has happened but will see changes in how they feel and even how they behave. It is not always comfortable to talk to those around us but this does not mean they are on their own. For many, counselling and psychotherapy can offer a safe and supportive space to take a look at what has been happening and facilitate necessary change to help us feel in control again. Life is busy - work, relationships, stress, illness and much more can overwhelm us but there is a light and nobody should have to endure difficult times alone.
(061) 572 524 x11 View (061) 572 524 x11

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bettystown

< 10

Counsellors in Bettystown who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
67% Depression
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Anger Management
67% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Bettystown see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bettystown?

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.