Counselling in V14

Photo of Trish Carroll, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Trish Carroll
Psychotherapist, MA, APCP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
Therapy is food for the soul ! You can disclose what you feel comfortable talking about at your own pace in a confidential, safe, private space. Many people come to therapy to help with current struggles or past experiences, but many also attend just to maintain a good mindset. Each person’s life experience is different and as we know sometimes it can be challenging, therefore talking can help to clear our minds, uncover our struggles, and understand our emotions. Therapy can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. Everyone deserves to be heard and supported. Looking forward to meeting you :)
Therapy is food for the soul ! You can disclose what you feel comfortable talking about at your own pace in a confidential, safe, private space. Many people come to therapy to help with current struggles or past experiences, but many also attend just to maintain a good mindset. Each person’s life experience is different and as we know sometimes it can be challenging, therefore talking can help to clear our minds, uncover our struggles, and understand our emotions. Therapy can be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. Everyone deserves to be heard and supported. Looking forward to meeting you :)
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Robert Rackley Counselling And Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Specialist therapist in Anxiety, Autism and ADHD in Limerick and online. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. My practice is for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties and I specialise in anxiety reduction using CBT. I fully support all sexual orientation and gender diversity, and all individual rights are respected. I work with Neurodivergent individuals including Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s, my practice is accredited as Autism Friendly by ASIAM.Professionalism and standards are essential to my practise. Currently studying a masters in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. IACP fully accredited member.
Specialist therapist in Anxiety, Autism and ADHD in Limerick and online. I was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult. My practice is for anyone experiencing mental health difficulties and I specialise in anxiety reduction using CBT. I fully support all sexual orientation and gender diversity, and all individual rights are respected. I work with Neurodivergent individuals including Autism, ADHD and Asperger’s, my practice is accredited as Autism Friendly by ASIAM.Professionalism and standards are essential to my practise. Currently studying a masters in autism and related neurodevelopmental conditions. IACP fully accredited member.
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Rose Cottage Holistic Therapy
Counsellor, ACI
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Well done! If your looking here, consider you have made a brave move towards reaching out for guidance and support. Whatever it is that's troubling you or leaving you stuck in life, always remember there is a solution for everything. Only you have the answers to be explored with my help. Life presents us with many challenges, more for some than others, the trick is to move through these and come out the other side. We learn from the lessons received through hardship and how we cope through them makes us stronger people. Fear, loss, depression, anxiety keep us stuck, life's too short not to do something about it and move on...
Well done! If your looking here, consider you have made a brave move towards reaching out for guidance and support. Whatever it is that's troubling you or leaving you stuck in life, always remember there is a solution for everything. Only you have the answers to be explored with my help. Life presents us with many challenges, more for some than others, the trick is to move through these and come out the other side. We learn from the lessons received through hardship and how we cope through them makes us stronger people. Fear, loss, depression, anxiety keep us stuck, life's too short not to do something about it and move on...
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Dr. Sarah Thompson
PsychD
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
Sometimes you might find yourself being really sensitive and feeling overwhelmed with emotions that are coming out of nowhere, often flying off the handle, or being tearful and upset. You might not be feeling yourself, like you are carrying a huge weight and you don’t know what it is or why. It might be that you feel really tense, and ‘on-edge’ and it’s difficult to relax. It can also be that you feel totally shut-off from others, detached and disconnected, feeling empty and numb. Life has lost its colour. Others constantly feel guilty, find it really hard to say no to others, and live in a constant state of never being good enough.
Sometimes you might find yourself being really sensitive and feeling overwhelmed with emotions that are coming out of nowhere, often flying off the handle, or being tearful and upset. You might not be feeling yourself, like you are carrying a huge weight and you don’t know what it is or why. It might be that you feel really tense, and ‘on-edge’ and it’s difficult to relax. It can also be that you feel totally shut-off from others, detached and disconnected, feeling empty and numb. Life has lost its colour. Others constantly feel guilty, find it really hard to say no to others, and live in a constant state of never being good enough.
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Photo of Paola Loiudice, Psychologist in V14, County Limerick
Paola Loiudice
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, MPSI
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Hola, soy Paola, psicóloga Argentina. Durante mi formación y mi práctica profesional he estado involucrada en las necesidades de mi comunidad trabajando con los mejores profesionales de mi campo. Además de ser profesora adjunta de Neuropsicología y Psicología del Desarrollo, me he involucrado en las trayectorias educativas de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad, trabajé en un equipo de atención a pacientes oncológicos y participé activamente en los movimientos de mujeres mayores en defensa de sus derechos. En 2022 mi familia se trasladó a Irlanda. La experiencia de emigrar ha sido de gran crecimiento personal y profesional.
Hola, soy Paola, psicóloga Argentina. Durante mi formación y mi práctica profesional he estado involucrada en las necesidades de mi comunidad trabajando con los mejores profesionales de mi campo. Además de ser profesora adjunta de Neuropsicología y Psicología del Desarrollo, me he involucrado en las trayectorias educativas de estudiantes universitarios con discapacidad, trabajé en un equipo de atención a pacientes oncológicos y participé activamente en los movimientos de mujeres mayores en defensa de sus derechos. En 2022 mi familia se trasladó a Irlanda. La experiencia de emigrar ha sido de gran crecimiento personal y profesional.
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Online Psychologists
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
Richard is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works with people who have a deep desire to change the patterns within their relationships, either with themselves or with others. Richard has worked with clients from 4 to 94, in a variety of different setting, from primary care public health services, to the hospice service. He has worked with people with present with a number of different issues, from addiction to trauma, which are often interlinked.
Richard is a Counselling Psychologist and a Chartered member of the Psychological Society of Ireland. He works with people who have a deep desire to change the patterns within their relationships, either with themselves or with others. Richard has worked with clients from 4 to 94, in a variety of different setting, from primary care public health services, to the hospice service. He has worked with people with present with a number of different issues, from addiction to trauma, which are often interlinked.
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Photo of Mike O'Halloran, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Mike O'Halloran
Psychotherapist, MA, IAHIP Supervisor
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
I have 33 years experience working with a wide range of clients, coming to see me with many different issues, including anxiety, loss, and stress. In addition hundreds of professionals in the area of psychotherapy, counselling and coaching have attended workshops which I have led. My orientation is humanistic. What this means is that my work with you is non-judgemental and non-prescriptive. Our work together aims to help you to gain greater self-awareness, and with this comes release from internal conflict, less anxiety, a greater sense of freedom, and greater ability to make choices that suit you.
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Gosia Malgorzata Over
Counsellor, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
I offer integrative or holistic therapy. I blend elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to individual needs. That includes: Gestalt therapy - (the importance of being aware of the here and now), Psychodynamic therapy - (changing problematic behaviours, feelings, and thoughts), Cognitive therapy - (changing our thoughts, to change how we feel and what we do) and Existential therapy - (exploring free will, self-determination and the search for meaning).
I offer integrative or holistic therapy. I blend elements from different approaches and tailor treatment according to individual needs. That includes: Gestalt therapy - (the importance of being aware of the here and now), Psychodynamic therapy - (changing problematic behaviours, feelings, and thoughts), Cognitive therapy - (changing our thoughts, to change how we feel and what we do) and Existential therapy - (exploring free will, self-determination and the search for meaning).
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Mindhealing
Psychotherapist, PhD, MIACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Dr Cóilín Ó Braonáin Reg.Psychol., Ps.S.I. has been practising psychotherapy and psychology in Limerick and the Mid-West of Ireland for 15 years. He works with adults, adolescents and children using a variety of psychological therapies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum lauda) in Psychology and Philosophy from Marquette University in Wisconsin, USA. A Master’s degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (1st) was awarded by the University of Limerick. More recently Cóilín earned a doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Other courses completed include a Certificate in Play Therapy fr
Dr Cóilín Ó Braonáin Reg.Psychol., Ps.S.I. has been practising psychotherapy and psychology in Limerick and the Mid-West of Ireland for 15 years. He works with adults, adolescents and children using a variety of psychological therapies. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree (magna cum lauda) in Psychology and Philosophy from Marquette University in Wisconsin, USA. A Master’s degree in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy (1st) was awarded by the University of Limerick. More recently Cóilín earned a doctorate in Developmental Psychology at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Other courses completed include a Certificate in Play Therapy fr
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Photo of Ashbury Coaching and Counselling, Counsellor in V14, County Limerick
Ashbury Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (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 Patrick Cyril Fitzgerald, Counsellor in V14, County Limerick
Patrick Cyril Fitzgerald
Counsellor, MBBS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Having worked as a CBT therapist for the last number of years, Patrick is equipped and knowledgeable in delivering CBT focused psychotherapeutic support. Patrick holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently completing his masters in CBT.
Having worked as a CBT therapist for the last number of years, Patrick is equipped and knowledgeable in delivering CBT focused psychotherapeutic support. Patrick holds a BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy and is currently completing his masters in CBT.
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Photo of Samantha Mair, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Samantha Mair
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionist traits). Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and find meaning and satisfaction in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what it is that’s causing you difficulty, and an evidence-based approach to help you to finally move forward.
I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges (e.g. mood and anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, relationships issues, stress, low self-esteem, perfectionist traits). Some people aren’t quite sure what’s going on for them, but something just doesn’t feel right. Whatever your struggle is, I want to help you to get your life on track, break out of unhelpful patterns of behaviour, and find meaning and satisfaction in life. I can offer you a safe and non-judgmental space to explore what it is that’s causing you difficulty, and an evidence-based approach to help you to finally move forward.
087 342 6130 View 087 342 6130
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Claire Devereux
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
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 Maria Lawton-Murray, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Maria Lawton-Murray
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? Feeling worried, struggling with the world today. I use Trauma Informed Care, EMDR and Internal Family Systems (IFS) - I specialise in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and Unresolved Childhood Issues. When I first meet with a client, we discuss what has brought them to therapy. With this information we discuss how we will work with together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if the client feels comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. In person or online via Zoom
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed and unable to focus? Feeling worried, struggling with the world today. I use Trauma Informed Care, EMDR and Internal Family Systems (IFS) - I specialise in working with clients struggling with Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Trauma and Unresolved Childhood Issues. When I first meet with a client, we discuss what has brought them to therapy. With this information we discuss how we will work with together. The first session with any new client is to assess if we can work together and if the client feels comfortable with continuing the therapeutic process. In person or online via Zoom
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Photo of Conor Doyle, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Conor Doyle
Psychotherapist, MSc, MIAHIP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
Hello and welcome. Are you stressed, lost, anxious? Life brings many experiences our way, some good and some bad. The emotional impact of these experiences can be frightening or confusing. Our family have a lot of influence on us, how we behave, how we talk, and how we communicate. Loss, grief, and anxiety are challenging. Processing our emotions is an essential part of living a healthy life.
Hello and welcome. Are you stressed, lost, anxious? Life brings many experiences our way, some good and some bad. The emotional impact of these experiences can be frightening or confusing. Our family have a lot of influence on us, how we behave, how we talk, and how we communicate. Loss, grief, and anxiety are challenging. Processing our emotions is an essential part of living a healthy life.
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Photo of Dareth Newton, Psychologist in V14, County Limerick
Dareth Newton
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol PSI
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
I am originally from the States but have lived in Dublin, Ireland, with my husband and three children for many years. I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with clients to explore their behaviour patterns, heal from past traumas and learn to manage their inner critic in a safe, accepting space. I have experience working with clients who need support to heal and recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, disordered eating and grief. I'm passionate about helping clients learn tools and techniques to develop a happy and healthy sense of self.
I am originally from the States but have lived in Dublin, Ireland, with my husband and three children for many years. I am a Counselling Psychologist and work with clients to explore their behaviour patterns, heal from past traumas and learn to manage their inner critic in a safe, accepting space. I have experience working with clients who need support to heal and recover from depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, disordered eating and grief. I'm passionate about helping clients learn tools and techniques to develop a happy and healthy sense of self.
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Salvus Psychotherapy Clinic
Psychotherapist, MA, APCP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
I believe in the quality of the therapeutic relationship and provide a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment for my clients. I see my role as a therapist is to facilitate and assist clients to make meaning of their experience and discover their inner strengths. I am a dynamic and goal orientated psychotherapist who promotes self-awareness, personal growth and well-being leading to more empowered clients.
I believe in the quality of the therapeutic relationship and provide a confidential, non-judgmental and supportive environment for my clients. I see my role as a therapist is to facilitate and assist clients to make meaning of their experience and discover their inner strengths. I am a dynamic and goal orientated psychotherapist who promotes self-awareness, personal growth and well-being leading to more empowered clients.
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Photo of Alison Cowpar, Counsellor in V14, County Limerick
Alison Cowpar
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14
I work on a one-to-one basis in a non-judgmental, collaborative, emphatic way, encouraging and empowering my clients to develop their self-awareness, self-belief, self-esteem, and self-confidence for my clients to become less anxious, happier, more self-fulfilled, and to reach their full potential. I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges, such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, and much more.
I work on a one-to-one basis in a non-judgmental, collaborative, emphatic way, encouraging and empowering my clients to develop their self-awareness, self-belief, self-esteem, and self-confidence for my clients to become less anxious, happier, more self-fulfilled, and to reach their full potential. I treat a variety of common mental health difficulties and life challenges, such as mood disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, complex trauma, and much more.
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Photo of Laura Eustice, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Laura Eustice
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
Laura holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Galway. She is interested in the intersections of culture and psychology and is currently working on doctoral research in that area. Aside from psychotherapy with individuals, Laura has worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings within community mental health for over 20 years. She has experience treating most issues, as well as working with folks from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She strives to provide a welcoming, supportive, judgement-free environment for all. Laura is interested in culturally-competent, holistic care.
Laura holds graduate degrees from Boston University and the University of Galway. She is interested in the intersections of culture and psychology and is currently working on doctoral research in that area. Aside from psychotherapy with individuals, Laura has worked as a counsellor in a variety of settings within community mental health for over 20 years. She has experience treating most issues, as well as working with folks from a wide range of backgrounds and abilities. She strives to provide a welcoming, supportive, judgement-free environment for all. Laura is interested in culturally-competent, holistic care.
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Photo of Elva McDonagh, Psychotherapist in V14, County Limerick
Elva McDonagh
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Limerick, County Limerick V14  (Online Only)
Are you a professional woman in her 30s? Are you very busy and would like to do therapy in your time and in the comfort of your own home or office. Typically women come to me because they are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. They are working very hard, life is super busy and they are unsure of what they want from life. They know there is more to life but can't figure it out, they often feel stuck. They procrastinate and constantly worry finding it hard to make a decision. Life has not turned out how they may have imagined and managing how they are feeling can be difficult.
Are you a professional woman in her 30s? Are you very busy and would like to do therapy in your time and in the comfort of your own home or office. Typically women come to me because they are feeling exhausted or overwhelmed. They are working very hard, life is super busy and they are unsure of what they want from life. They know there is more to life but can't figure it out, they often feel stuck. They procrastinate and constantly worry finding it hard to make a decision. Life has not turned out how they may have imagined and managing how they are feeling can be difficult.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in V14

40+

Average cost per session

€65

Counsellors in V14 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Stress
65% Coping Skills
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

93% Laya
87% Irish Life
80% VHI

How Counsellors in V14 see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

61% Female
39% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in V14?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.