Counselling in Dungarvan

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Dr. Aine Lombard
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
Hello & welcome to my profile. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the PSI (M12836C) and Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (PYL31683). I offer confidential psychological therapy in person & online. There are a multitude of issues and concerns that may prompt any person, of any background, in any situation, to seek out a Psychologist. These may include experiences of helplessness, feelings of distress, confusion, or stagnation personally or professionally. Often, people feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone; this helplessness is a universal human trait, however, it can be lessened through therapy.
Hello & welcome to my profile. I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the PSI (M12836C) and Practitioner Psychologist with the HCPC (PYL31683). I offer confidential psychological therapy in person & online. There are a multitude of issues and concerns that may prompt any person, of any background, in any situation, to seek out a Psychologist. These may include experiences of helplessness, feelings of distress, confusion, or stagnation personally or professionally. Often, people feel stuck and unable to address their difficulties alone; this helplessness is a universal human trait, however, it can be lessened through therapy.
(01) 267 6517 x10 View (01) 267 6517 x10
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Helen O' Donovan
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
The Gestalt therapy model that I work within promotes the use of creativity, action and a dynamic appreciation of the client's whole world. Every client has a unique situation and unique reasons for deciding they want to come to therapy. While certain issues may be universal in nature e.g. anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues (including friendships and work colleagues), struggles with self-esteem, long-term or terminal illness, each person's way of coping with them is as unique as their personality and circumstances.
The Gestalt therapy model that I work within promotes the use of creativity, action and a dynamic appreciation of the client's whole world. Every client has a unique situation and unique reasons for deciding they want to come to therapy. While certain issues may be universal in nature e.g. anxiety, depression, grief, relationship issues (including friendships and work colleagues), struggles with self-esteem, long-term or terminal illness, each person's way of coping with them is as unique as their personality and circumstances.
085 193 0388 View 085 193 0388
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Eagle Moon Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
We seek therapy for a number of reasons, at times due to a specific experience and at other times because we feel that there are patterns that we would like to address and / or change. Whatever the reason, the process of talking through our feelings and thoughts, in a safe, non-judgemental space, can, in itself, be healing and can propel or create change. You might feel lost in life, stuck, powerless, unable to function in the world without a mask, endlessly comparing yourself to those around you and never feeling or believing that you are enough or have enough.
We seek therapy for a number of reasons, at times due to a specific experience and at other times because we feel that there are patterns that we would like to address and / or change. Whatever the reason, the process of talking through our feelings and thoughts, in a safe, non-judgemental space, can, in itself, be healing and can propel or create change. You might feel lost in life, stuck, powerless, unable to function in the world without a mask, endlessly comparing yourself to those around you and never feeling or believing that you are enough or have enough.
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Evie Flynn
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
I am a qualified and fully accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist MIACP. I tailor therapy to each clients needs. Key to my approach is identifying objectives and goals for our work together such as experiencing feelings of inner peace and worth, connecting with a sense of inner purpose, experiencing the freedom to live life without feeling burdened or guilty, connecting more in relationships, overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, overcoming trauma. I use a number of therapeutic frameworks including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Attachment, and Person Centred.
I am a qualified and fully accredited Counsellor / Psychotherapist MIACP. I tailor therapy to each clients needs. Key to my approach is identifying objectives and goals for our work together such as experiencing feelings of inner peace and worth, connecting with a sense of inner purpose, experiencing the freedom to live life without feeling burdened or guilty, connecting more in relationships, overcoming feelings of anxiety or depression, overcoming trauma. I use a number of therapeutic frameworks including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Internal Family Systems, Attachment, and Person Centred.
(01) 267 6622 x98 View (01) 267 6622 x98
Photo of Melissa Daly, Psychotherapist in Dungarvan, County Waterford
Melissa Daly
Psychotherapist, MSc, NAPCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
Your mental health is as important and unique as your physical health. The two are tightly intertwined, what affects one often has an impact on the other. Life can be full of challenges and obstacles that can sometimes feel overwhelming and it's perfectly okay to seek a little extra help to navigate through them. Counselling is a space where you can open up about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.
Your mental health is as important and unique as your physical health. The two are tightly intertwined, what affects one often has an impact on the other. Life can be full of challenges and obstacles that can sometimes feel overwhelming and it's perfectly okay to seek a little extra help to navigate through them. Counselling is a space where you can open up about your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment.
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Evelyn Barlow
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
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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John Castleford ... At Life-Minded
MA
Verified Verified
Dungarvan, County Waterford X35
We think too much. Especially when worrying and anxious, when it can seem like our brain is on steroids. Because we are an intelligent species our brain has evolved to keep in mind our storehouse of memories of past stressful events. But retrieving pat stresses inevitably keeps the pains in the past very much in the present. Neuroscience shows we are wired to be acutely aware of potential dangers. And that's been evolutionarily advantageous. BUT you don't want to be feeling continually stressed. So, how do you WANT to feel instead? You certainly don't want to feel a prisoner of your feelings. How best to feel in control?
We think too much. Especially when worrying and anxious, when it can seem like our brain is on steroids. Because we are an intelligent species our brain has evolved to keep in mind our storehouse of memories of past stressful events. But retrieving pat stresses inevitably keeps the pains in the past very much in the present. Neuroscience shows we are wired to be acutely aware of potential dangers. And that's been evolutionarily advantageous. BUT you don't want to be feeling continually stressed. So, how do you WANT to feel instead? You certainly don't want to feel a prisoner of your feelings. How best to feel in control?
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Marc Somers
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Ballinamult, County Waterford E91
18 years+ in full time practice. Dual layer Level 9 qualifications (Psychology & Psychotherapy). Holding/have previously held positions at the HSE National Counselling Service, Suicide Resource Office, Accord, Pieta House, ComPsych International and NUIM.
18 years+ in full time practice. Dual layer Level 9 qualifications (Psychology & Psychotherapy). Holding/have previously held positions at the HSE National Counselling Service, Suicide Resource Office, Accord, Pieta House, ComPsych International and NUIM.
(01) 267 6536 x29 View (01) 267 6536 x29
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Laura Burke Hurley
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lismore, County Waterford P51
Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy can be daunting at first but that is normal. It takes great courage to ask for help. I work by offering a safe and confidential space so that together we can focus on helping you find the best ways to explore any areas you are having difficulties in. I have experience of working with many of the common reasons people go to therapy including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, loss and relationship issues. I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist & counselling trainer, an experienced intellectual disability nurse and have a degree in Fine art.
Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy can be daunting at first but that is normal. It takes great courage to ask for help. I work by offering a safe and confidential space so that together we can focus on helping you find the best ways to explore any areas you are having difficulties in. I have experience of working with many of the common reasons people go to therapy including anxiety, depression, panic attacks, anger, trauma, abuse, grief, loss and relationship issues. I am a fully accredited counsellor/psychotherapist & counselling trainer, an experienced intellectual disability nurse and have a degree in Fine art.
089 458 8280 View 089 458 8280
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James Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Ballyduff, County Waterford P51
How we feel, think, and act can be confusing and overwhelming. We often feel alone with our problems, unsure of where to begin. Therapy allows us to untangle, organise and understand what we're stuck on. With nearly a decade of experience, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from people with a wide range of difficulties. This has helped me develop the knowledge and tools to confidently support people searching for understanding and direction, whether for a recent development or a lifelong issue.
How we feel, think, and act can be confusing and overwhelming. We often feel alone with our problems, unsure of where to begin. Therapy allows us to untangle, organise and understand what we're stuck on. With nearly a decade of experience, I have had the privilege of working with and learning from people with a wide range of difficulties. This has helped me develop the knowledge and tools to confidently support people searching for understanding and direction, whether for a recent development or a lifelong issue.
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Mary Feehan
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Ballyduff, County Waterford P51
Waitlist for new clients
Quote Pema Chodron- 'Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know'. It takes a brave person to reach out to another, whether it is for help with an issue you are already aware of, or as a means of understanding yourself a bit better. We can all become 'stuck'. I believe the potential to grow and heal comes from within. Alot of our life's struggles are relational, how we are in relation to our view of ourselves and how we experience the quality of our connection to others.
Quote Pema Chodron- 'Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know'. It takes a brave person to reach out to another, whether it is for help with an issue you are already aware of, or as a means of understanding yourself a bit better. We can all become 'stuck'. I believe the potential to grow and heal comes from within. Alot of our life's struggles are relational, how we are in relation to our view of ourselves and how we experience the quality of our connection to others.
087 419 9423 View 087 419 9423
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Karen Begley-McCarthy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Lismore, County Waterford P51
Hello and welcome. I am based in a tranquil and private area in West Waterford working in private practice. In my work, I create a safe, warm and professional space, where we can explore your life and the issues you are struggling with, whilst moving you towards healing and change you may be seeking.
Hello and welcome. I am based in a tranquil and private area in West Waterford working in private practice. In my work, I create a safe, warm and professional space, where we can explore your life and the issues you are struggling with, whilst moving you towards healing and change you may be seeking.
(01) 267 6692 x90 View (01) 267 6692 x90

Online Therapists

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Andrei Tcaciuc
Psychotherapist, MSc, APPI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Carlow, County Carlow R93
Navigating life's complexities requires a deeper understanding of the emotional and intellectual factors that influence our mental health. I help my clients to discern these underlying sources of their struggles. By fostering a relationship of trust and mutual respect, I provide a confidential environment where you can express yourself freely, without the fear of being judged. This open dialogue is vital in helping to recognize the experiences that have shaped one's journey and the challenges one currently faces. The purpose of this insight is to assist my clients to cultivate effective coping strategies that improve mental health.
Navigating life's complexities requires a deeper understanding of the emotional and intellectual factors that influence our mental health. I help my clients to discern these underlying sources of their struggles. By fostering a relationship of trust and mutual respect, I provide a confidential environment where you can express yourself freely, without the fear of being judged. This open dialogue is vital in helping to recognize the experiences that have shaped one's journey and the challenges one currently faces. The purpose of this insight is to assist my clients to cultivate effective coping strategies that improve mental health.
(01) 568 2872 x59 View (01) 568 2872 x59
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Paula Rochford
Counsellor, MA, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Gorey, County Wexford Y25
Anyone can go to therapy for anything that might be going on in their life. If you are feeling down, have low self-esteem, experiencing anxiety, having relationship issues, not sure what direction you want to go in with your life or just need someone to talk that's what I'm here for. Together we can navigate your feelings and create goals you would like to reach by the end of your therapy journey.
Anyone can go to therapy for anything that might be going on in their life. If you are feeling down, have low self-esteem, experiencing anxiety, having relationship issues, not sure what direction you want to go in with your life or just need someone to talk that's what I'm here for. Together we can navigate your feelings and create goals you would like to reach by the end of your therapy journey.
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Michelle O'Riordan
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Michelle is trained as an integrative psychotherapist and uses various methods and techniques to help the client process their feelings and gain a better understanding of themselves. Michelle uses a humanistic approach and , and draws on her knowledge to specifically meet the needs of each client. Providing solution focused therapy to address short term issues and long term for those who may need a more comprehensive approach, Michelle is empathic and non judgmental and she is passionate about supporting people who present with mental health issues.
Michelle is trained as an integrative psychotherapist and uses various methods and techniques to help the client process their feelings and gain a better understanding of themselves. Michelle uses a humanistic approach and , and draws on her knowledge to specifically meet the needs of each client. Providing solution focused therapy to address short term issues and long term for those who may need a more comprehensive approach, Michelle is empathic and non judgmental and she is passionate about supporting people who present with mental health issues.
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Joanne Mulvey Martin
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Dublin, County Dublin D24
I am a pre-accredited member of IACP and have been practising as an Integrative Psychotherapist since 2007, however I took a career break in 2011 to have my three children. In 2020 I returned to college completing a Degree in C&P and started counselling clients again.I have worked in Human Resources for the past 20 years which has given be lots of experience dealing with people , coaching, building relationships, mediating and many other skills. Being a working mother of three I understand the challenges of balancing children,home, work and having time for myself.
I am a pre-accredited member of IACP and have been practising as an Integrative Psychotherapist since 2007, however I took a career break in 2011 to have my three children. In 2020 I returned to college completing a Degree in C&P and started counselling clients again.I have worked in Human Resources for the past 20 years which has given be lots of experience dealing with people , coaching, building relationships, mediating and many other skills. Being a working mother of three I understand the challenges of balancing children,home, work and having time for myself.
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2live Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Tullamore, County Offaly R35
Offering a highly confidential psychotherapy service that clients can trust. Leona studied at the University of Limerick to achieve her Graduate Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and holds a BA in Psychology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Leona has also worked with vulnerable youths and adults as a Social Care and Rehabilitation Assistant .
Offering a highly confidential psychotherapy service that clients can trust. Leona studied at the University of Limerick to achieve her Graduate Diploma and Masters in Integrative Psychotherapy and holds a BA in Psychology awarded by NUI Maynooth. Leona has also worked with vulnerable youths and adults as a Social Care and Rehabilitation Assistant .
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Insight Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, APCP
Verified Verified
Mullingar, County Westmeath N91
Hi all and welcome to my profile. A bit about me and how I work to help you ……… As a primarily Rogerian/Humanistic therapist, I believe in your ability to work through and come up with your own answers in therapy and I will facilitate you in this. Using my theoretical learning and counselling skills, I believe my role is to listen and reflect back through a professionally objective, non-judgmental and unbiased lens to gently lead you towards realising your goals. I work in an integrative way incorporating Humanistic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Choice Theory and Solution-Focused model
Hi all and welcome to my profile. A bit about me and how I work to help you ……… As a primarily Rogerian/Humanistic therapist, I believe in your ability to work through and come up with your own answers in therapy and I will facilitate you in this. Using my theoretical learning and counselling skills, I believe my role is to listen and reflect back through a professionally objective, non-judgmental and unbiased lens to gently lead you towards realising your goals. I work in an integrative way incorporating Humanistic, CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), ACT (Acceptance & Commitment Therapy), Choice Theory and Solution-Focused model
087 217 1767 View 087 217 1767
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Claire Devereux
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Nenagh, County Tipperary E45
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.
087 783 7282 View 087 783 7282
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Eileen Cooney
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Cork, County Cork T12
Hello, my name is Eileen. I work as a humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Life can be lonely and challenging, at times. I can offer you a space where you can work towards deepening your awareness and understanding of your feelings and emotions, inner conflicts, behaviours, thought patterns and obstacles that may be hindering you from moving forward in your life, together, we can work therapeutically in helping you to heal, and restore balance in your life. My aim is to support you on your journey of self-enquiry and self-discovery, so you may live the life you aspire to live.
Hello, my name is Eileen. I work as a humanistic integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. Life can be lonely and challenging, at times. I can offer you a space where you can work towards deepening your awareness and understanding of your feelings and emotions, inner conflicts, behaviours, thought patterns and obstacles that may be hindering you from moving forward in your life, together, we can work therapeutically in helping you to heal, and restore balance in your life. My aim is to support you on your journey of self-enquiry and self-discovery, so you may live the life you aspire to live.
086 809 3424 View 086 809 3424

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Counsellors in Dungarvan who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
71% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Irish Life
100% Laya

How Counsellors in Dungarvan see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
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How can I find a therapist in Dungarvan?

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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.