Counselling in Portlaw

Photo of Melissa Daly, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Melissa Daly
Psychotherapist, MSc, NAPCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portlaw, County Waterford X91
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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Photo of Amy Heazle, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Amy Heazle
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Portlaw, County Waterford X91
Do you need to talk? Sometimes life gets tough, and that's okay. Almost everyone experiences mental health difficulties at some point in their life. Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist gives you a private, safe space to share your story without fear of judgment. It helps you make sense of how things have affected you. Therapy brings clarity and self-awareness, giving you the power to make positive changes in your life and relationships. It also gives you the tools to set boundaries and live your life the way you want.
Do you need to talk? Sometimes life gets tough, and that's okay. Almost everyone experiences mental health difficulties at some point in their life. Talking to a counsellor or psychotherapist gives you a private, safe space to share your story without fear of judgment. It helps you make sense of how things have affected you. Therapy brings clarity and self-awareness, giving you the power to make positive changes in your life and relationships. It also gives you the tools to set boundaries and live your life the way you want.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Anna Czuczman, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Anna Czuczman
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Waitlist for new clients
My name is Anna Czuczman and I'm a founder of Eat At Ease Counselling. I'm a psychologist specializing in Nutritional Psychology, Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. My professional qualifications include MSc in Psychology, PgDip in Nutritional Psychology, Mind Body Nutritition Coaching and Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders. I am helping clients who struggle with overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, food worry, weight worry, body image concerns, digestion, low mood and fatigue. I am originally from Poland, living and practicing in Ireland since 2016. I work in both Polish and English.
My name is Anna Czuczman and I'm a founder of Eat At Ease Counselling. I'm a psychologist specializing in Nutritional Psychology, Eating Psychology and Mind Body Nutrition. My professional qualifications include MSc in Psychology, PgDip in Nutritional Psychology, Mind Body Nutritition Coaching and Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders. I am helping clients who struggle with overeating, binge eating, emotional eating, food worry, weight worry, body image concerns, digestion, low mood and fatigue. I am originally from Poland, living and practicing in Ireland since 2016. I work in both Polish and English.
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Photo of Mariliis Liima, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Mariliis Liima
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Hi, I'm Mariliis. I provide support to people who have a variety of mental health concerns. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious and you might not be feeling like yourself. When you feel empty, disconnected or numb and you are struggling to find a purpose and meaning to your life. Please phone me today for support and hopefully together we will find the way to better your life.
Hi, I'm Mariliis. I provide support to people who have a variety of mental health concerns. If you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious and you might not be feeling like yourself. When you feel empty, disconnected or numb and you are struggling to find a purpose and meaning to your life. Please phone me today for support and hopefully together we will find the way to better your life.
(01) 267 6675 x29 View (01) 267 6675 x29
Photo of Abiola Muhammed-Ogunfowora, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Abiola Muhammed-Ogunfowora
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
You are constantly feeling like something is missing. Caring for others is beginning to take its toll on you. You are not sure what is going on but you just know things can not stay the same. Deciding to attend therapy can be challenging. Finding a suitable therapist even more difficult. Trusting a psychologist to take this journey with you can be extremely terrifying and intimidating. If you are looking for someone that will be understanding, supportive but most of all help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Contact me now and begin your process.
You are constantly feeling like something is missing. Caring for others is beginning to take its toll on you. You are not sure what is going on but you just know things can not stay the same. Deciding to attend therapy can be challenging. Finding a suitable therapist even more difficult. Trusting a psychologist to take this journey with you can be extremely terrifying and intimidating. If you are looking for someone that will be understanding, supportive but most of all help you achieve your therapeutic goals. Contact me now and begin your process.
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Photo of Peter Scanlon, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Peter Scanlon
Psychologist, CPsychol PSI
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
I’m an Associate Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (memb. no. 087638). I am also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (memb. no M4479C). With both the British Psychological Society and the Irish Psychological Society I am a Senior Practitioner on both their ‘Registers of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy’. For more information see About - www.peterscanlon.com.
I’m an Associate Fellow and Chartered Counselling Psychologist with the Psychological Society of Ireland (memb. no. 087638). I am also an Associate Fellow and Chartered Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (memb. no M4479C). With both the British Psychological Society and the Irish Psychological Society I am a Senior Practitioner on both their ‘Registers of Psychologists Specialising in Psychotherapy’. For more information see About - www.peterscanlon.com.
(01) 267 6675 x97 View (01) 267 6675 x97
Photo of David O Dea, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
David O Dea
Psychotherapist, MA, NAPCP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? I realise for some people therapy can seem like an intimating experience, for this reason I aim to provide a non-judgemental and welcoming space from the first session. I am dedicated pre-accredited psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate their personal journeys toward growth, self-discovery, and well-being.
Are you seeking a safe space to explore your thoughts, emotions, and life challenges? I realise for some people therapy can seem like an intimating experience, for this reason I aim to provide a non-judgemental and welcoming space from the first session. I am dedicated pre-accredited psychotherapist with a passion for helping individuals navigate their personal journeys toward growth, self-discovery, and well-being.
(01) 263 0393 x32 View (01) 263 0393 x32
Photo of Dr. Lorna Fortune - Psychologist, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Dr. Lorna Fortune - Psychologist
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Not accepting new clients
I am a compassionate and experienced Consultant Psychologist who is enthusiastic about providing evidence-based therapies for a wide range of emotional problems. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist 25 years ago, I spent most of my career working within the NHS in the UK and have recently retuned to Ireland. See more details here: www.psychologyforyou.org
I am a compassionate and experienced Consultant Psychologist who is enthusiastic about providing evidence-based therapies for a wide range of emotional problems. I qualified as a Counselling Psychologist 25 years ago, I spent most of my career working within the NHS in the UK and have recently retuned to Ireland. See more details here: www.psychologyforyou.org
(01) 267 6527 x35 View (01) 267 6527 x35
Photo of Alison Barry, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Alison Barry
Psychotherapist, MA, ICP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Alison is a psychoanalyst and pregnancy yoga instructor and has been working in the field of mental health and wellness for 13 years. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about people and her mission is to provide a safe space for all to come and find healing.
Alison is a psychoanalyst and pregnancy yoga instructor and has been working in the field of mental health and wellness for 13 years. She has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. She is passionate about people and her mission is to provide a safe space for all to come and find healing.
(061) 572 524 x49 View (061) 572 524 x49
Photo of The DMC Clinic, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
The DMC Clinic
Psychotherapist, MA
Waterford, County Waterford X91
We are a team of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who provide counselling to children, teenagers and adults in Wexford. We also offer online counselling nationwide.
We are a team of Counsellors and Psychotherapists who provide counselling to children, teenagers and adults in Wexford. We also offer online counselling nationwide.
(01) 267 6536 x37 View (01) 267 6536 x37
Photo of Dr. Aine Lombard, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Dr. Aine Lombard
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified
Tramore, County Waterford X91
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
Photo of Maggie Lynch, Counsellor in Portlaw, County Waterford
Maggie Lynch
Counsellor, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Life is not always straightforward, at times we can feel overwhelmed, stuck or alone. Relationships with others can be complicated and can cause stress, confusion and pain. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. My name is Maggie and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and work with individuals. My aim is to walk alongside you for part of your journey, support you and help identify goals and solutions to issues while seeking to improve communication and coping skills. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore feelings, beliefs and behaviours and to identify aspects that individuals would like to change.
Life is not always straightforward, at times we can feel overwhelmed, stuck or alone. Relationships with others can be complicated and can cause stress, confusion and pain. You don’t have to figure it all out on your own. My name is Maggie and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and work with individuals. My aim is to walk alongside you for part of your journey, support you and help identify goals and solutions to issues while seeking to improve communication and coping skills. Counselling provides an opportunity to explore feelings, beliefs and behaviours and to identify aspects that individuals would like to change.
(01) 267 6595 x31 View (01) 267 6595 x31
Photo of Marion Mensing, Counsellor in Portlaw, County Waterford
Marion Mensing
Counsellor, PhD, MIACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91  (Online Only)
You feel stressed or anxious? You feel sad or depressed? Maybe you were bullied or you have been affected by abuse? Your 'flying off the handle' is creating problems? You experienced loss or bereavement? You go through life changes? You have issues with relationships? You think that your sexual behaviour might have become problematic? You have issues around addiction? Maybe you just want to talk through an issue? You want to make sense of a problematic event that sticks in your mind? You want to change your behaviour? You want to abolish self-criticism and enhance self-esteem? You want to find meaning and purpose?
You feel stressed or anxious? You feel sad or depressed? Maybe you were bullied or you have been affected by abuse? Your 'flying off the handle' is creating problems? You experienced loss or bereavement? You go through life changes? You have issues with relationships? You think that your sexual behaviour might have become problematic? You have issues around addiction? Maybe you just want to talk through an issue? You want to make sense of a problematic event that sticks in your mind? You want to change your behaviour? You want to abolish self-criticism and enhance self-esteem? You want to find meaning and purpose?
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Photo of Audrey Barlow, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Audrey Barlow
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
No man is an island! Yet connection with others is not always easy. I work with Adult & Adolescent clients with relationship issues, low self-esteem, social anxiety or depression, stresses of everyday living, may have suffered abuse, bereavement and loss, or had a difficult childhood where their needs were not met. Are you feeling unsettled, overwhelmed or in distress? I help the client explore within to gain clarity, perspective and understanding about themselves and their lives, enabling them to move forward through the blocks in their path to embody a more positive future for themselves.
No man is an island! Yet connection with others is not always easy. I work with Adult & Adolescent clients with relationship issues, low self-esteem, social anxiety or depression, stresses of everyday living, may have suffered abuse, bereavement and loss, or had a difficult childhood where their needs were not met. Are you feeling unsettled, overwhelmed or in distress? I help the client explore within to gain clarity, perspective and understanding about themselves and their lives, enabling them to move forward through the blocks in their path to embody a more positive future for themselves.
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Photo of Judy Ferguson, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Judy Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
We can all feel a bit stuck sometimes... I offer a safe space to help make meaning and process what we are thinking and why. I work with adults mainly 40s-60s negotiating lifes changing dynamics as their parents age, or own children grow up. I work with adults moving into midlife, issues around self-esteem and finding purpose following covid with a new work/life balance. I also work with clients with difficulties in relationships parenting, anxiety and overwhelm, low mood, loss and bereavement and generally how to do life again, process trauma and pts and learning to feel safe.
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Photo of Eileen Devaney, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Eileen Devaney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
My goal is to help the client to achieve their own personal goals, via individual or couple's therapy. This includes recovery from trauma e.g. adverse childhood events, sexual abuse, violence, bereavement, PTSD, abandonment or any issues that affects ongoing functioning. It also addresses self-esteem, depression, addiction or anxiety/panic attacks that may arise as a result of stress. Indeed stress is the root of much anxiety and physical ailments. As a foundation I offer a sincere and authentic relationship to assist the client with all relationships and future aspirations in their lives. I also offer clinical supervision.
(061) 572 524 x46 View (061) 572 524 x46
Photo of Francesca Iorio, Psychotherapist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Francesca Iorio
Psychotherapist, MSc
1 Endorsed
Waterford, County Waterford X91
I am a fully trained pre-accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based in Wexford Town. I work with adults presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, compulsions, relationship issues, trauma, emotional dysregulation, life transitions, eating disorders, self-defeating behaviours. Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, I will offer a safe, confidencial, and non-judgemental space where to gain a deep understanding of yourself and your psychical life. Through this exploration we will look at the roots of your current struggles and increase your ability to find new ways of dealing with your difficulty.
I am a fully trained pre-accredited Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist based in Wexford Town. I work with adults presenting a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, compulsions, relationship issues, trauma, emotional dysregulation, life transitions, eating disorders, self-defeating behaviours. Whatever difficulty you are experiencing, I will offer a safe, confidencial, and non-judgemental space where to gain a deep understanding of yourself and your psychical life. Through this exploration we will look at the roots of your current struggles and increase your ability to find new ways of dealing with your difficulty.
(01) 267 6570 x65 View (01) 267 6570 x65
Photo of Kaylene Petersen, Counsellor in Portlaw, County Waterford
Kaylene Petersen
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
I am a qualified IACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist based in Kilkenny city. I use an integrative approach with clients, incorporating person-centred therapy, attachment-based therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). This approach brings together different elements of specific therapies and ensures counselling techniques are tailored to individual needs and personal circumstances. My areas of speciality include relationship issues, self-esteem, narcissistic abuse, adults presenting with childhood emotional neglect, bereavement, depression and anxiety.
(01) 267 6552 x45 View (01) 267 6552 x45
Photo of Mind Healing Counselling, Counsellor in Portlaw, County Waterford
Mind Healing Counselling
Counsellor, APCP
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
Hi. I’m Liam Farrell. I’m a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist based in Limerick. More specifically I am someone who helps to spark change in people’s lives. I help individuals who want to feel satisfied with their lives but feel like no matter what they do it just leads to stress and frustration. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your future again.
Hi. I’m Liam Farrell. I’m a Counsellor and a Psychotherapist based in Limerick. More specifically I am someone who helps to spark change in people’s lives. I help individuals who want to feel satisfied with their lives but feel like no matter what they do it just leads to stress and frustration. I will support you in exploring your history and uncovering patterns you may not even be aware of so that you can begin to have more control of your emotions and be excited about your future again.
(01) 568 2872 x56 View (01) 568 2872 x56
Photo of Seamus Power, Psychologist in Portlaw, County Waterford
Seamus Power
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified
Waterford, County Waterford X91
I promote improved awareness of benefits of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mental fitness and connection to self. BEING as connected and as aligned with our own true essence is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being HUMAN. For most of my life, I allowed my self-care and attention to be shifted and conditioned to serve others over my own core and essential needs. I now help you, through my experience and through the tools and techniques I have developed, to (re)discover, better appreciate and nurture unconditional self-love and care for the beautiful person you are (at your core).
I promote improved awareness of benefits of a healthy lifestyle with an emphasis on mental fitness and connection to self. BEING as connected and as aligned with our own true essence is probably one of the most challenging aspects of being HUMAN. For most of my life, I allowed my self-care and attention to be shifted and conditioned to serve others over my own core and essential needs. I now help you, through my experience and through the tools and techniques I have developed, to (re)discover, better appreciate and nurture unconditional self-love and care for the beautiful person you are (at your core).
(01) 267 6692 x15 View (01) 267 6692 x15

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Portlaw

< 10

Counsellors in Portlaw who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% School Issues
100% Family Conflict
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

1 Year

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Portlaw see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Portlaw?

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.