Counselling in Thurles

Photo of Anne Marie Hayes, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Anne Marie Hayes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
Are you experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, work, family, relationships, college, illness, self harm, addiction, grief, abuse, gender etc? I work with both teens and adults. Counselling can help by supporting you in identifying where your difficulties come from and how to overcome them. Contacting a Counsellor can be a daunting task and is a difficult step to take but one where you will be met with compassion and empathy. I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, integrating Person Centred, Gestalt and Existential Therapy. I have many years experience in helping professions.
Are you experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, work, family, relationships, college, illness, self harm, addiction, grief, abuse, gender etc? I work with both teens and adults. Counselling can help by supporting you in identifying where your difficulties come from and how to overcome them. Contacting a Counsellor can be a daunting task and is a difficult step to take but one where you will be met with compassion and empathy. I am a Humanistic Integrative Counsellor, integrating Person Centred, Gestalt and Existential Therapy. I have many years experience in helping professions.
(01) 267 6527 x11 View (01) 267 6527 x11
Photo of Freda Hayes, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Freda Hayes
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
I am an integrative counsellor using a foundation of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics. This flexible approach is designed to meet your unique therapeutic needs and goals. I volunteer as a counsellor in the Nano Nagle Center in Carrick on Suir while having my own private practice in Tipperary. I am presently working for Cahir Community Youth Project. I was a volunteer worker with the homeless in Thurles. I am also a Bio-Energy therapist for the last 10 years.
I am an integrative counsellor using a foundation of Person-Centred Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamics. This flexible approach is designed to meet your unique therapeutic needs and goals. I volunteer as a counsellor in the Nano Nagle Center in Carrick on Suir while having my own private practice in Tipperary. I am presently working for Cahir Community Youth Project. I was a volunteer worker with the homeless in Thurles. I am also a Bio-Energy therapist for the last 10 years.
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Photo of Joanne Woodlock, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Joanne Woodlock
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
If you are feeling lost, confused, lonely, anxious, worried, afraid, angry, or frustrated, and these feelings are overwhelming you; If your feelings and actions are affecting your relationships, your work, your social life and holding you back from living the life you want to - welcome to therapy. Here you will unravel your confusion and make sense of things. You will get to know yourself very deeply. You will feel free to speak at length of the things you dare not speak of free from judgment or advice. You will become a better friend to yourself and feel less self deated, unconfident and sad.
If you are feeling lost, confused, lonely, anxious, worried, afraid, angry, or frustrated, and these feelings are overwhelming you; If your feelings and actions are affecting your relationships, your work, your social life and holding you back from living the life you want to - welcome to therapy. Here you will unravel your confusion and make sense of things. You will get to know yourself very deeply. You will feel free to speak at length of the things you dare not speak of free from judgment or advice. You will become a better friend to yourself and feel less self deated, unconfident and sad.
(01) 267 6552 x23 View (01) 267 6552 x23
Photo of Tipperary and limerick counselling service, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Tipperary and limerick counselling service
Counsellor, APCP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
Counselling main focus will always be on the individual and what goals he or she would like to achieve. The space and time provided in counselling are component's to assist in the process of change and personal growth. However space and time will quickly fade into the background as the beautiful process of counselling begins. The counselling process can be a very rare experience in one's life and I sincerely believe it is a shared gift. Asa counsellor, to witness someone facing there fears and struggles is truly astonishing. The fascination of a person allowing another into the depts of their unfiltered life is genuinely remarkable
Counselling main focus will always be on the individual and what goals he or she would like to achieve. The space and time provided in counselling are component's to assist in the process of change and personal growth. However space and time will quickly fade into the background as the beautiful process of counselling begins. The counselling process can be a very rare experience in one's life and I sincerely believe it is a shared gift. Asa counsellor, to witness someone facing there fears and struggles is truly astonishing. The fascination of a person allowing another into the depts of their unfiltered life is genuinely remarkable
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Photo of Caroline King Davy, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Caroline King Davy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
Some clients have lost themselves and their identities. This can be due to childhood trauma or a life event that has brought painful emotions such as a significant loss or family/intimate relationship difficulties. The effects of these life experiences make day to day life very difficult, We experience anxiety and depression amplified by overthinking and worry. We need to find a safe space to share the experiences and counselling to process them. A Client comes for counselling to make positive change and live their best life. They want a strong sense of self, fulfilling relationships and help in finding their life's purpose.
Some clients have lost themselves and their identities. This can be due to childhood trauma or a life event that has brought painful emotions such as a significant loss or family/intimate relationship difficulties. The effects of these life experiences make day to day life very difficult, We experience anxiety and depression amplified by overthinking and worry. We need to find a safe space to share the experiences and counselling to process them. A Client comes for counselling to make positive change and live their best life. They want a strong sense of self, fulfilling relationships and help in finding their life's purpose.
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Photo of Danika Hoare, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Danika Hoare
Psychotherapist, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long-term basis depending on their needs. My approach to treatment is very much guided by the client. I don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all form of therapy. I am here to assist whether you are feeling the need for a journey of transformation, for balance in the middle of chaos, or for a connection between your body, mind, and soul. I believe that healing is always possible. Let's work together to rewrite your story, overcome obstacles, and bring about long-lasting, beneficial change. Take the first step toward positive change and get in touch.
I am an Irish psychotherapist working with clients on either a short term or long-term basis depending on their needs. My approach to treatment is very much guided by the client. I don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all form of therapy. I am here to assist whether you are feeling the need for a journey of transformation, for balance in the middle of chaos, or for a connection between your body, mind, and soul. I believe that healing is always possible. Let's work together to rewrite your story, overcome obstacles, and bring about long-lasting, beneficial change. Take the first step toward positive change and get in touch.
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Photo of Ashbury Coaching and Counselling, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Ashbury Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41  (Online Only)
Mona was a HR Director, managing global people and development needs for a variety of organisations. In 2018, she returned to education to complete an MSc in Psychology and is currently studying for a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Mona was a HR Director, managing global people and development needs for a variety of organisations. In 2018, she returned to education to complete an MSc in Psychology and is currently studying for a MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Photo of Sinéad Maria Hyland, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Sinéad Maria Hyland
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
As a therapist my aim is to provide a safe, welcoming and confidential space in which we can work together to explore the reasons you have come to counselling. Those reasons vary from person to person and may include, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, depression, relationship issues, difficulty with trust, trauma, low self-esteem or coping with change in an increasingly changing world. Together, we can explore these issues and learn to break free of limiting patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back and take steps to move forward in life with greater ease and peace.
As a therapist my aim is to provide a safe, welcoming and confidential space in which we can work together to explore the reasons you have come to counselling. Those reasons vary from person to person and may include, anxiety, grief, loss, stress, depression, relationship issues, difficulty with trust, trauma, low self-esteem or coping with change in an increasingly changing world. Together, we can explore these issues and learn to break free of limiting patterns and beliefs that may be holding you back and take steps to move forward in life with greater ease and peace.
(01) 267 6675 x72 View (01) 267 6675 x72
Photo of Claire Devereux, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Claire Devereux
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
I help clients work through issues such as coping with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-esteem and relationship problems. Bringing a warm, non-judgmental space I can help you to explore whatever issue you bring to therapy. I tailor my approach to your needs using my training in a number of models of therapy. I help you to delve deeper into the root cause of whatever you are struggling with so that you can reach a greater depth of understanding and connection with your self. You can then bring this knowledge and awareness into your life so that you are better able to manage yourself whatever obstacles come up in your life.
I help clients work through issues such as coping with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-esteem and relationship problems. Bringing a warm, non-judgmental space I can help you to explore whatever issue you bring to therapy. I tailor my approach to your needs using my training in a number of models of therapy. I help you to delve deeper into the root cause of whatever you are struggling with so that you can reach a greater depth of understanding and connection with your self. You can then bring this knowledge and awareness into your life so that you are better able to manage yourself whatever obstacles come up in your life.
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Photo of Evelyn Barlow, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Evelyn Barlow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified
Thurles, County Tipperary E41
Not accepting new clients
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious? Sometimes the demands of modern life can make us feel out of control. When we are suffering, we tend to look at all that is wrong in our lives. We can lose confidence and make judgements and assumptions about ourselves or our situations that focus mainly on the negative. The coping strategies we adopted in childhood can become our defensive mechanisms in adulthood and we can often find ourselves repeating old patterns of behaviour that don't work but we don't know how to find a way to break the cycle.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jonathan Monahan Mapcp, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Jonathan Monahan Mapcp
Counsellor
Nenagh, County Tipperary E45
It is my vision to support people, to work with them to find their purpose and talents in order to fulfil their potential in life. When a problem presents itself, I will help you in the search for solutions to the current impasse to allow movement forward. We can seek out the source of the problem to see if it can be prevented in the future, or at least its effects reduced, should it reoccur. I feel that by working like this, together you can learn how to overcome the difficulties life sends your way. In this way, you can become empowered. Using your own strengths you already possess to build a future you want to live in
It is my vision to support people, to work with them to find their purpose and talents in order to fulfil their potential in life. When a problem presents itself, I will help you in the search for solutions to the current impasse to allow movement forward. We can seek out the source of the problem to see if it can be prevented in the future, or at least its effects reduced, should it reoccur. I feel that by working like this, together you can learn how to overcome the difficulties life sends your way. In this way, you can become empowered. Using your own strengths you already possess to build a future you want to live in
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Photo of Deborah E Harvey, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Deborah E Harvey
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified
Nenagh, County Tipperary E45
I believe in the clients’ ability to heal themselves and for the human potential to grow and change to be their best possible self. I see the therapeutic relationship as one which is co-created where the client is given a safe space to be themselves. While some life transitions may not always need support, I am keen to guide clients through whatever life challenges may bring them. My approach is a deeply sensitive, empathic, and compassionate way of being with clients. I believe a gentle, non-judgmental approach helps the client trust in the process of therapy through the supporting presence of a kind, listening heart.
I believe in the clients’ ability to heal themselves and for the human potential to grow and change to be their best possible self. I see the therapeutic relationship as one which is co-created where the client is given a safe space to be themselves. While some life transitions may not always need support, I am keen to guide clients through whatever life challenges may bring them. My approach is a deeply sensitive, empathic, and compassionate way of being with clients. I believe a gentle, non-judgmental approach helps the client trust in the process of therapy through the supporting presence of a kind, listening heart.
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Photo of Marlena Novak, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Marlena Novak
Counsellor, APCP
Verified
Cabra, County Tipperary E41
Welcome to a world of transformation, where your well-being takes center stage. I offer sessions in both Polish and English. As a culturally sensitive psychotherapist, I invite you to embark on a tailored therapeutic journey. Together, we'll explore your experiences, empowering you to overcome challenges. Imagine a version of yourself rooted in self-acceptance, understanding, and resilience. Despite the presence of bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, or ADHD, we'll cultivate peace, purpose, and well-being. Let's navigate your personal growth and develop healthy coping strategies for thriving.
Welcome to a world of transformation, where your well-being takes center stage. I offer sessions in both Polish and English. As a culturally sensitive psychotherapist, I invite you to embark on a tailored therapeutic journey. Together, we'll explore your experiences, empowering you to overcome challenges. Imagine a version of yourself rooted in self-acceptance, understanding, and resilience. Despite the presence of bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, trauma, or ADHD, we'll cultivate peace, purpose, and well-being. Let's navigate your personal growth and develop healthy coping strategies for thriving.
(01) 267 6570 x56 View (01) 267 6570 x56
Photo of Wiktoria Fraczek in Thurles, County Tipperary
Wiktoria Fraczek
Cabra, County Tipperary E41
I work in a clinic in Santry, beside omni shopping centre. The way in which I can help you is centered on the belief that the individual is not defined by their struggles, but by their resilience and strengths, and i look to help you identify those strengths.
I work in a clinic in Santry, beside omni shopping centre. The way in which I can help you is centered on the belief that the individual is not defined by their struggles, but by their resilience and strengths, and i look to help you identify those strengths.
(01) 267 6622 x21 View (01) 267 6622 x21

Online Therapists

Photo of Lloyd Horgan, Counsellor in Thurles, County Tipperary
Lloyd Horgan
Counsellor, APCP
Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V94
With a number of years of experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, Lloyd is a competent and equipped counsellor skilled in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) amongst other therapeutic modalities. Lloyd holds a Bachelors degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, Lloyd has qualifications in Applied Social Studies & Mental Health Nursing. Prior to working at Evolve Lloyd worked as a clinician for a number of years with MyMind in Limerick, alongside time volunteering with Jigsaw & Limerick Suicide Watch.
With a number of years of experience working with clients presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties, Lloyd is a competent and equipped counsellor skilled in the application of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) amongst other therapeutic modalities. Lloyd holds a Bachelors degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy and a Masters degree in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Additionally, Lloyd has qualifications in Applied Social Studies & Mental Health Nursing. Prior to working at Evolve Lloyd worked as a clinician for a number of years with MyMind in Limerick, alongside time volunteering with Jigsaw & Limerick Suicide Watch.
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Photo of Farrah Tayob, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Farrah Tayob
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D03
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low-energy days too often? Or do you want more for your life? Please contact me today for support. I specialise in working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or unresolved childhood issues and trauma. My approach to treatment is guided by the person who walks through the door. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all form of therapy and the treatment will be tailored to each client's needs. I use an integrative approach that involves humanistic, psychodynamic, cbt, gestalt and inner child work to name a few.
Are you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or unable to focus? Are you feeling worried or having low-energy days too often? Or do you want more for your life? Please contact me today for support. I specialise in working with clients struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, or unresolved childhood issues and trauma. My approach to treatment is guided by the person who walks through the door. I do not believe there is a one-size-fits-all form of therapy and the treatment will be tailored to each client's needs. I use an integrative approach that involves humanistic, psychodynamic, cbt, gestalt and inner child work to name a few.
(01) 267 6692 x68 View (01) 267 6692 x68
Photo of Caitríona Nic Éinrí, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Caitríona Nic Éinrí
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, NAPCP
Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D24
An experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adolescents (16+) and adults. Caitríona helps clients restore a sense of calm and peace to their lives by exploring underlying issues and problems that may be causing them unhappiness. She works in a counseling practice in Tallaght.
An experienced counsellor and psychotherapist working with adolescents (16+) and adults. Caitríona helps clients restore a sense of calm and peace to their lives by exploring underlying issues and problems that may be causing them unhappiness. She works in a counseling practice in Tallaght.
(01) 267 6595 x98 View (01) 267 6595 x98
Photo of Olga Mindful Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Thurles, County Tipperary
Olga Mindful Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
MSc
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Meeting regularly with a psychotherapist or psychoanalyst can be one of the most important steps a person takes on the road to better mental health. Dedicating the time and commitment to this has proven in our experience, to work in the alleviation of a range of personal difficulties. These difficulties can include depression, obsessional thinking, eating disorders, anxiety, sexuality issues, relationship difficulties, loneliness and isolation and chronic fatigue. Working with a therapist over a period of time is an important and active step toward a better sense of self, better relationships and overall good mental health.
Meeting regularly with a psychotherapist or psychoanalyst can be one of the most important steps a person takes on the road to better mental health. Dedicating the time and commitment to this has proven in our experience, to work in the alleviation of a range of personal difficulties. These difficulties can include depression, obsessional thinking, eating disorders, anxiety, sexuality issues, relationship difficulties, loneliness and isolation and chronic fatigue. Working with a therapist over a period of time is an important and active step toward a better sense of self, better relationships and overall good mental health.
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Photo of Caroline Brady, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Caroline Brady
Psychotherapist, MA, MIAHIP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin, County Dublin D02
Work pressures, financial worries, relationship problems, and unresolved personal issues can all impact on the way we feel about ourselves and the way we perceive the world around us. Do you ever wonder why the same problems keep arising or why the same mistakes keep occurring? Where our feelings and thoughts become overwhelming they can cause us to feel lost, fearful, and lonely.
Work pressures, financial worries, relationship problems, and unresolved personal issues can all impact on the way we feel about ourselves and the way we perceive the world around us. Do you ever wonder why the same problems keep arising or why the same mistakes keep occurring? Where our feelings and thoughts become overwhelming they can cause us to feel lost, fearful, and lonely.
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Photo of Susanna Sweeney, Psychotherapist in Thurles, County Tipperary
Susanna Sweeney
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Galway, County Galway H91
Are you tired of feeling the disturbing symptoms of anxiety and PTSD (trauma)? Please know that you can reduce symptoms and ultimately clear them altogether! Work with me online via Zoom and experience results in just a few sessions with ultra short term therapy. Replace any disturbing symptoms with confidence and finally feel like you can truly be yourself once more, express yourself fully, live your dreams and go forward living life on your own terms. See client testimonials here: https://www.onlinehypnotherapyclinic.com/online-hypnosis-anxiety-breakthrough-testimonials.html
Are you tired of feeling the disturbing symptoms of anxiety and PTSD (trauma)? Please know that you can reduce symptoms and ultimately clear them altogether! Work with me online via Zoom and experience results in just a few sessions with ultra short term therapy. Replace any disturbing symptoms with confidence and finally feel like you can truly be yourself once more, express yourself fully, live your dreams and go forward living life on your own terms. See client testimonials here: https://www.onlinehypnotherapyclinic.com/online-hypnosis-anxiety-breakthrough-testimonials.html
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thurles

10+

Average cost per session

€ 60

Counsellors in Thurles who prioritize treating:

80% Relationship Issues
80% Anxiety
70% Family Conflict
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress
70% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Thurles see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thurles?

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.