Counselling in Dublin 5, Dublin

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Laureen Taylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Counselling and Psychotherapy supports you in changing what is uncomfortable or not working in your life. Change starts with you and counselling supports that you are the most valuable gift on this planet.
Counselling and Psychotherapy supports you in changing what is uncomfortable or not working in your life. Change starts with you and counselling supports that you are the most valuable gift on this planet.
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Samantha Judge
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Welcome , my name is Samantha Judge . I have an honours degree in integrative psychotherapy and counselling, a diploma in applied social science and certificates in behavioural analysis and suicide intervention. I offer an integrative therapy and counselling service located on the Howth road Raheny with off street parking. I offer the highest standard in individual and couples therapy, with tailored multidisciplinary approaches for all my clients. We are all very different and unique. Individual, non judgemental and genuine client care is always at the heart of my service .
Welcome , my name is Samantha Judge . I have an honours degree in integrative psychotherapy and counselling, a diploma in applied social science and certificates in behavioural analysis and suicide intervention. I offer an integrative therapy and counselling service located on the Howth road Raheny with off street parking. I offer the highest standard in individual and couples therapy, with tailored multidisciplinary approaches for all my clients. We are all very different and unique. Individual, non judgemental and genuine client care is always at the heart of my service .
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Grainne Deeter
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Waitlist for new clients
Despite our best efforts, there are particular times when life can become difficult and situations can become overwhelming. It is in this place one often starts to consider the support found in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As Kubler-Ross wrote: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Despite our best efforts, there are particular times when life can become difficult and situations can become overwhelming. It is in this place one often starts to consider the support found in Counselling and Psychotherapy. As Kubler-Ross wrote: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
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Adeline Roche
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
I treat adults (18+) with common mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Stress, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At the moment, therapy sessions are offered by telephone, video or in-person in Dublin. I appreciate that finding the 'right' therapist is hard. If you choose me as your therapist, I'll be supportive, compassionate and non-judgemental. If you're unsure, you may like to read some testimonials on my website or get in touch and we'll arrange an initial phone call to check suitability, free of charge.
I treat adults (18+) with common mental health problems including Depression, Anxiety, Phobias, Stress, Panic Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). At the moment, therapy sessions are offered by telephone, video or in-person in Dublin. I appreciate that finding the 'right' therapist is hard. If you choose me as your therapist, I'll be supportive, compassionate and non-judgemental. If you're unsure, you may like to read some testimonials on my website or get in touch and we'll arrange an initial phone call to check suitability, free of charge.
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Sarah MacClancy
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Not accepting new clients
If you are going through a time of personal difficulty, therapy can be beneficial and helpful. Whatever problem you are experiencing, whether it is anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sadness, grief, loss, trauma, or difficulty in your relationships with others or yourself, I am here to help. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I can offer you a space to explore what has happened to you, or what you are experiencing, and can help guide you through changes and personal growth in order for you to move forward in your life.
If you are going through a time of personal difficulty, therapy can be beneficial and helpful. Whatever problem you are experiencing, whether it is anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, sadness, grief, loss, trauma, or difficulty in your relationships with others or yourself, I am here to help. As a counsellor and psychotherapist, I can offer you a space to explore what has happened to you, or what you are experiencing, and can help guide you through changes and personal growth in order for you to move forward in your life.
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Siobhan Elizabeth Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am an IACP accredited therapist who works with adults, couples and children. I work with a diverse range of issues, from depression and anxiety, grief and loss, to relationship problems. I will help you to explore and find a new acceptance of experiences in your life that caused - or are causing - difficulties or anguish. When appropriate, I will incorporate creative approaches into the therapeutic space. I am also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and will work with you to identify your negative thought patterns, and to empower you to change them.
I am an IACP accredited therapist who works with adults, couples and children. I work with a diverse range of issues, from depression and anxiety, grief and loss, to relationship problems. I will help you to explore and find a new acceptance of experiences in your life that caused - or are causing - difficulties or anguish. When appropriate, I will incorporate creative approaches into the therapeutic space. I am also a trained Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and will work with you to identify your negative thought patterns, and to empower you to change them.
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Willow Tree
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05  (Online Only)
Sarah Mc Auley is a Chartered Psychologist PSI and Psychotherapist who has been in Clinical practice in Dublin 3 for over 25 yrs. She is a workaday Psychologist providing Counselling and Psychotherapy services for Adults Children Teenagers Couples and Families and Clinical Supervision for professionals please view her website www.willowtree.ie
Sarah Mc Auley is a Chartered Psychologist PSI and Psychotherapist who has been in Clinical practice in Dublin 3 for over 25 yrs. She is a workaday Psychologist providing Counselling and Psychotherapy services for Adults Children Teenagers Couples and Families and Clinical Supervision for professionals please view her website www.willowtree.ie
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Vincent Foley
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a strong focus on Client Centred Therapy. I support, help and encourage people with a range of issues such as Abuse, Anxiety, Addiction(s), Adoption, Anger Management, Bereavement ,Brief Therapy,Child Related Issues,C.B.T,Confidence,Cultural Issues, Depression, Dreams,Disability, Eating Disorders,Emotional Abuse,Fear,Family of Addicts,Gender Issues,General Counselling,Grief,Health Related Issues, Identity Problems, LGBT,Mental Abuse,Panic Attacks,Phobias, PTSD, Physical abuse,Psychotherapy,Recovery from suicide attempt, Restorative practice,Shame, Sexual abuse,Sexuality issues.
I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a strong focus on Client Centred Therapy. I support, help and encourage people with a range of issues such as Abuse, Anxiety, Addiction(s), Adoption, Anger Management, Bereavement ,Brief Therapy,Child Related Issues,C.B.T,Confidence,Cultural Issues, Depression, Dreams,Disability, Eating Disorders,Emotional Abuse,Fear,Family of Addicts,Gender Issues,General Counselling,Grief,Health Related Issues, Identity Problems, LGBT,Mental Abuse,Panic Attacks,Phobias, PTSD, Physical abuse,Psychotherapy,Recovery from suicide attempt, Restorative practice,Shame, Sexual abuse,Sexuality issues.
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Jurata Grzymalowska Miacp
Psychologist, MA, MPSI
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
From my perspective, psychotherapy means healing. It is the opening, where individuals begin to experience a more full contact with themselves and the outside world. I help them understand their emotions that signpost their needs. I help them to discover their unfulfilled needs and, together, we look for obstacles and barriers that could prevent people from fully enjoying their lives. One step at a time, they become increasingly ready to lead their lives consciously. They begin to authentically live, rather than continue, their lives.
From my perspective, psychotherapy means healing. It is the opening, where individuals begin to experience a more full contact with themselves and the outside world. I help them understand their emotions that signpost their needs. I help them to discover their unfulfilled needs and, together, we look for obstacles and barriers that could prevent people from fully enjoying their lives. One step at a time, they become increasingly ready to lead their lives consciously. They begin to authentically live, rather than continue, their lives.
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Photo of Vicky Jones, Counsellor in Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin
Vicky Jones
Counsellor, MA, APCP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
If you find it difficult to cope, suffer from stress, panic, fear, anxiety, depression or emotional difficulties. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help. Are you your own harshest critic, feeling not good enough, feeling stuck, lost or comparing yourself to others? Does this impact your mood or behavior? Counselling can help you to feel better about yourself and feel more connected, by making changes to uncover your strengths. It can be a space to talk about distressing experiences, to help you deal constructively with your difficulties and overcome obstacles to help you heal and grow on a journey to self discovery.
If you find it difficult to cope, suffer from stress, panic, fear, anxiety, depression or emotional difficulties. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help. Are you your own harshest critic, feeling not good enough, feeling stuck, lost or comparing yourself to others? Does this impact your mood or behavior? Counselling can help you to feel better about yourself and feel more connected, by making changes to uncover your strengths. It can be a space to talk about distressing experiences, to help you deal constructively with your difficulties and overcome obstacles to help you heal and grow on a journey to self discovery.
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Teresa Sexton
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Making the decision to attend psychotherapy can be a positive step. It can help to gain a greater understanding to find the resources to make changes. It can also lead to self-discovery and self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life and to have more meaningful interpersonal relationships. I believe people can be the editors of their own lives, active agents of change, especially when the situations or others around us cannot. This doesn’t mean all things can be changed by us in the way we would like. It simply means sometimes that having more understanding around something, helps things to change or allows us to cope better.
Making the decision to attend psychotherapy can be a positive step. It can help to gain a greater understanding to find the resources to make changes. It can also lead to self-discovery and self-awareness to live a more fulfilling life and to have more meaningful interpersonal relationships. I believe people can be the editors of their own lives, active agents of change, especially when the situations or others around us cannot. This doesn’t mean all things can be changed by us in the way we would like. It simply means sometimes that having more understanding around something, helps things to change or allows us to cope better.
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Louise Hammond
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? I specialize in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in a private and comfortable setting in Galway and online zoom sessions at a reduced rate. Life can be a struggle when dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, grief, relationship issues, gender identity, unresolved childhood issues, loneliness, suicidal ideation and long-standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. For specialized treatments I offer hypnotherapy. Together we explore this.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? I specialize in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma & Unresolved Childhood Issues. I offer weekly psychotherapy and counselling in a private and comfortable setting in Galway and online zoom sessions at a reduced rate. Life can be a struggle when dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, post-traumatic stress, grief, relationship issues, gender identity, unresolved childhood issues, loneliness, suicidal ideation and long-standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. For specialized treatments I offer hypnotherapy. Together we explore this.
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Celine Keogh
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Celine holds a love of and curiosity in life and people and belief in the inherent well-being and potential for change and possibilities for people, no matter where they are currently in their life situation or where they have started out from. I work with clients experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives and support them to gain a greater understanding of self and an understanding of what has or is occurring. My hope is to support a client to realise the best possibility for themselves and to become the best version of themselves. Fully Accredited member of Irish Assoc Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy IAHIP.
Celine holds a love of and curiosity in life and people and belief in the inherent well-being and potential for change and possibilities for people, no matter where they are currently in their life situation or where they have started out from. I work with clients experiencing a variety of challenges in their lives and support them to gain a greater understanding of self and an understanding of what has or is occurring. My hope is to support a client to realise the best possibility for themselves and to become the best version of themselves. Fully Accredited member of Irish Assoc Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy IAHIP.
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Genevieve Costello
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
I place emphasis on understanding each persons unique experience and on the Therapeutic experience by exploring awareness, choice and meaning with Clients. I provide a non-judgemental, safe environment for one to explore their innermost feelings and thoughts, bringing about the possibility of reaching your full potential in life.
I place emphasis on understanding each persons unique experience and on the Therapeutic experience by exploring awareness, choice and meaning with Clients. I provide a non-judgemental, safe environment for one to explore their innermost feelings and thoughts, bringing about the possibility of reaching your full potential in life.
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Joyce Ring
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
We all want to feel empowered to live our best life. The problem for most of us is that we don't know how and end up feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or stuck – and we usually turn to food, alcohol, drugs or other behaviours to help us feel better. If this seems familiar, I can help YOU take back control of YOUR life. Working integratively I include all of the elements that make up your whole person including conscious thoughts, unconscious senses, behaviours, somatic sensations and systemic influences. Contacting me is the first step towards YOU becoming empowered to create YOUR best life!
We all want to feel empowered to live our best life. The problem for most of us is that we don't know how and end up feeling depressed, anxious, frustrated or stuck – and we usually turn to food, alcohol, drugs or other behaviours to help us feel better. If this seems familiar, I can help YOU take back control of YOUR life. Working integratively I include all of the elements that make up your whole person including conscious thoughts, unconscious senses, behaviours, somatic sensations and systemic influences. Contacting me is the first step towards YOU becoming empowered to create YOUR best life!
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Dr. Gerard Rodgers
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
My work as a counselling psychologist, involved training/education over decades with significant training in key clinical/acad competence. The combination has instilled in me a commitment2help clients frame&recognise experience; how We/You/I acknowledge&critically appraise struggles at varying stages in our lives/what we desire& aspire2/how we recognise/articulate opportunities/hurdles. My job is2transmit2u my transferable skills of knowledge, solely4your benefit-social freedom/equality in your encounters with the everyday world, involving your emotional health/wellbeing. To expand your critical awareness&interpret your life events.
My work as a counselling psychologist, involved training/education over decades with significant training in key clinical/acad competence. The combination has instilled in me a commitment2help clients frame&recognise experience; how We/You/I acknowledge&critically appraise struggles at varying stages in our lives/what we desire& aspire2/how we recognise/articulate opportunities/hurdles. My job is2transmit2u my transferable skills of knowledge, solely4your benefit-social freedom/equality in your encounters with the everyday world, involving your emotional health/wellbeing. To expand your critical awareness&interpret your life events.
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FT Counselling Centre
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Working in Dublin 4 I get people of different ages and with many issues. I find relationship issues appear to make life difficult for lots of people and of course anxiety. Being in the upper age bracket I have a lot of life experience and feel this is my niche area.
Working in Dublin 4 I get people of different ages and with many issues. I find relationship issues appear to make life difficult for lots of people and of course anxiety. Being in the upper age bracket I have a lot of life experience and feel this is my niche area.
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Craig Joseph McCullough
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
I have provided psychotherapy to clients for a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, and family dynamics. I work with those struggling to overcome a situation, past or present, that is causing them to feel stagnate or disillusioned. I help people make new choices in their thinking and behaviour and better choices to improve resilience and health. Together, we explore ways that will help gain insight that leads to making adjustments for living more authentically and having healthier relationships.
I have provided psychotherapy to clients for a variety of challenges including trauma, depression, anxiety, and family dynamics. I work with those struggling to overcome a situation, past or present, that is causing them to feel stagnate or disillusioned. I help people make new choices in their thinking and behaviour and better choices to improve resilience and health. Together, we explore ways that will help gain insight that leads to making adjustments for living more authentically and having healthier relationships.
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Next Step Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Welcome to Next Step Therapy, an experienced and friendly therapy practice in the heart of Dublin. Our clinical services are: counselling and psychotherapy, addiction assessment and treatment, EMDR for PTSD and complex trauma. I see my therapy room as a sacred space where people can explore things they usually don’t talk about. I approach therapy with an attentive reverence and an attitude of kindness and compassion. The process of therapy is to offer a safe place to explore and name and then change, or accept, these thoughts, attitudes, feelings, moods or behaviours and to experience someone who listens and supports.
Welcome to Next Step Therapy, an experienced and friendly therapy practice in the heart of Dublin. Our clinical services are: counselling and psychotherapy, addiction assessment and treatment, EMDR for PTSD and complex trauma. I see my therapy room as a sacred space where people can explore things they usually don’t talk about. I approach therapy with an attentive reverence and an attitude of kindness and compassion. The process of therapy is to offer a safe place to explore and name and then change, or accept, these thoughts, attitudes, feelings, moods or behaviours and to experience someone who listens and supports.
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Margaret Ann Weymes
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Dublin 5, Dublin, County Dublin D05
Working in town I find over the years quite a variety of issues present. Relationships are always an area that interest me and for both men and women they can present problems whether with work colleagues or potential partners. Anxiety raises its ugly heard more and more and my success with helping clients deal with it is quite satisfactory. Family dynamics and sexual abuse sometimes go hand in hand and I have experienced in this area too.
Working in town I find over the years quite a variety of issues present. Relationships are always an area that interest me and for both men and women they can present problems whether with work colleagues or potential partners. Anxiety raises its ugly heard more and more and my success with helping clients deal with it is quite satisfactory. Family dynamics and sexual abuse sometimes go hand in hand and I have experienced in this area too.
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Number of Counsellors in Dublin 5, Dublin

40+

Average cost per session

€75

Counsellors in Dublin 5, Dublin who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Stress
80% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Irish Life
79% Laya
64% VHI

How Counsellors in Dublin 5, Dublin see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dublin 5, Dublin?

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.