Photo of Mari Gallagher, Psychotherapist in W12, County Kildare
Mari Gallagher
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
I am an accredited (IACP) psychotherapist who works with adults and couples in a person-centred, empathic, facilitative way on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, work-related stress, suicide ideation and post-traumatic stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed and Person Centred approaches to explore and help reach a fresh perspective on painful life experiences while developing coping strategies to deal with life’s ongoing challenges.
I am an accredited (IACP) psychotherapist who works with adults and couples in a person-centred, empathic, facilitative way on a broad range of issues, including depression, anxiety, chronic illness, bereavement, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, gender identity, work-related stress, suicide ideation and post-traumatic stress. I incorporate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed and Person Centred approaches to explore and help reach a fresh perspective on painful life experiences while developing coping strategies to deal with life’s ongoing challenges.
(01) 263 0697 x67 View (01) 263 0697 x67
Photo of Geraldine Wade, Psychologist in W12, County Kildare
Geraldine Wade
Psychologist, MSc, MPSI
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12  (Online Only)
To me, therapy isn’t just about looking at the problems but also finding the solutions. It’s about learning to take back control of your life so you find your unique road towards self-acceptance, contentment and success. I have a great passion for my profession and I believe that my knowledge and expertise could be useful to those who crave the desire to change but are unsure of the steps to take to achieve this. And while you must walk this path of change on your own, I will support you every step of the way until you will manage it independently.
To me, therapy isn’t just about looking at the problems but also finding the solutions. It’s about learning to take back control of your life so you find your unique road towards self-acceptance, contentment and success. I have a great passion for my profession and I believe that my knowledge and expertise could be useful to those who crave the desire to change but are unsure of the steps to take to achieve this. And while you must walk this path of change on your own, I will support you every step of the way until you will manage it independently.
(01) 267 6570 x82 View (01) 267 6570 x82
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David O'Regan
Psychotherapist, MA, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
David is an accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor working in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. With over fifteen years experience David works from a humanistic perspective and integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients alleviate personal suffering and encourage change. In addition to being an Accredited Member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) David is a Senior Lecturer IICP College.
David is an accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor working in Newbridge, Co. Kildare. With over fifteen years experience David works from a humanistic perspective and integrates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help clients alleviate personal suffering and encourage change. In addition to being an Accredited Member of the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) David is a Senior Lecturer IICP College.
(01) 263 0393 x43 View (01) 263 0393 x43
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Andrea Brady
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
​By looking at the emotional needs and wants I help clients to really understand the complexity of what is underneath the emotions they experience. We can present with a symptom like emotion such as fear, anger or people pleasing. However, when we fully understand where this comes from we become more aware, and with awareness, we then have the ability to make choices on how we want to proceed.
​By looking at the emotional needs and wants I help clients to really understand the complexity of what is underneath the emotions they experience. We can present with a symptom like emotion such as fear, anger or people pleasing. However, when we fully understand where this comes from we become more aware, and with awareness, we then have the ability to make choices on how we want to proceed.
(01) 267 6692 x79 View (01) 267 6692 x79
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Adrianna Mannix
MSc
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
I am a cognitive behavioural therapist/health coach with over 15 years of experience in health and well-being. I've worked in rehabilitation for more than ten years, helping people become the best version of themselves. I achieve this by understanding my own challenges and victories. I engage in an open, trusting environment with a connection that encourages others to grow. My passion is helping others challenge their own limiting self-beliefs, thus bringing them to a space of self-acceptance and positive change.
I am a cognitive behavioural therapist/health coach with over 15 years of experience in health and well-being. I've worked in rehabilitation for more than ten years, helping people become the best version of themselves. I achieve this by understanding my own challenges and victories. I engage in an open, trusting environment with a connection that encourages others to grow. My passion is helping others challenge their own limiting self-beliefs, thus bringing them to a space of self-acceptance and positive change.
(01) 267 6634 x22 View (01) 267 6634 x22
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Helen May
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
As a person centred art therapist, I believe everyone has the potential for personal growth and development and by using the creative process as a therapeutic tool, you can be gently guided on that journey of self realisation, exploration and discovery. To aid and assist your understanding of mental health issues that present, facilitated in a safe non judgemental space as you journey on path of well-being, enabling your goals to be achieved, meeting your needs in the process. You do not need to have an artistic ability or background, just a willingness to allow the creative process to assist .
As a person centred art therapist, I believe everyone has the potential for personal growth and development and by using the creative process as a therapeutic tool, you can be gently guided on that journey of self realisation, exploration and discovery. To aid and assist your understanding of mental health issues that present, facilitated in a safe non judgemental space as you journey on path of well-being, enabling your goals to be achieved, meeting your needs in the process. You do not need to have an artistic ability or background, just a willingness to allow the creative process to assist .
(061) 572 524 x47 View (061) 572 524 x47
Photo of Claire Lambert, Psychotherapist in W12, County Kildare
Claire Lambert
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
I see my work in counselling as helping you as a client connect with yourself at a deeper level – to explore the relationship with yourself so that you can discover your own wisdom and empowerment within. I am experienced helping clients in the areas of Trauma, Bereavement and Grief, Stress management, Personal Growth, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Relationship difficulties, Sexual abuse, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Psychosomatic conditions, Chronic Disease, Self-harm, Identity issues and OCD.
I see my work in counselling as helping you as a client connect with yourself at a deeper level – to explore the relationship with yourself so that you can discover your own wisdom and empowerment within. I am experienced helping clients in the areas of Trauma, Bereavement and Grief, Stress management, Personal Growth, Addiction, Anxiety, Eating disorders, Relationship difficulties, Sexual abuse, Depression, Low Self Esteem, Psychosomatic conditions, Chronic Disease, Self-harm, Identity issues and OCD.
087 997 4590 View 087 997 4590
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Haven Counselling
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
Welcome to Haven Counselling, My name is Frank Ryder and I am deeply committed to providing you with a top quality service. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to work with you to find effective answers that bring relief and healing. When working with couples I bring a wealth of experience going back many years. I can help you especially in areas such as communication, couple conflict, sexual problems, infidelity, domestic violence, pre-marriage doubts, all relationship issues and many others. For individuals I offer a range of therapies and experience dealing with issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Esteem, Self-confidence.
Welcome to Haven Counselling, My name is Frank Ryder and I am deeply committed to providing you with a top quality service. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to work with you to find effective answers that bring relief and healing. When working with couples I bring a wealth of experience going back many years. I can help you especially in areas such as communication, couple conflict, sexual problems, infidelity, domestic violence, pre-marriage doubts, all relationship issues and many others. For individuals I offer a range of therapies and experience dealing with issues such as Anxiety, Stress, Esteem, Self-confidence.
(01) 267 6622 x56 View (01) 267 6622 x56
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Paul Fitzsimons
Psychotherapist, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
My approach to therapy is founded on the belief that every individual possesses the innate capacity for self-discovery and positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where we work together to explore your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations. By fostering a safe, non-judgmental space, I aim to empower you to tap into your inner strengths and resources, leading to profound insight and lasting transformation.
My approach to therapy is founded on the belief that every individual possesses the innate capacity for self-discovery and positive change. I view therapy as a collaborative journey, where we work together to explore your unique experiences, challenges, and aspirations. By fostering a safe, non-judgmental space, I aim to empower you to tap into your inner strengths and resources, leading to profound insight and lasting transformation.
(01) 267 6603 x20 View (01) 267 6603 x20
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The Wellbeing Centre
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
Are you experiencing challenges in your relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to cope with your thoughts and emotions? Maybe you are a parent and you are struggling to connect with your teenager? Psychotherapy will help you tackle troubling emotions, thoughts, feelings, behaviors and life situations. if you feel like you need someone to talk to right now, or if difficulties are greatly interfering with your life — this is probably a good time to start therapy. Feel confident that you can feel better and live happier, and that by reaching out for support, you’ve taken a crucial step forward.
Are you experiencing challenges in your relationship? Do you feel overwhelmed and find it difficult to cope with your thoughts and emotions? Maybe you are a parent and you are struggling to connect with your teenager? Psychotherapy will help you tackle troubling emotions, thoughts, feelings, behaviors and life situations. if you feel like you need someone to talk to right now, or if difficulties are greatly interfering with your life — this is probably a good time to start therapy. Feel confident that you can feel better and live happier, and that by reaching out for support, you’ve taken a crucial step forward.
(01) 267 6552 x86 View (01) 267 6552 x86
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Clodagh McGrath
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbridge, County Kildare W12  (Online Only)
I work with clients to understand their lives better and help them figure out why they feel the way they feel by providing a compassionate space for people to find solutions that work for them.
I work with clients to understand their lives better and help them figure out why they feel the way they feel by providing a compassionate space for people to find solutions that work for them.
(01) 267 6552 x28 View (01) 267 6552 x28
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Counselling for All
Psychotherapist, NAPCP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12  (Online Only)
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
I am Kelly, a professionally qualified and fully accredited counsellor and psychotherapist based in Co. Kildare. I am well aware that starting therapy can feel daunting. I am here to support and guide you and create a warm and welcoming space to explore your thoughts, feelings, and behaviour. I am devoted to creating a safe space for all, independent of race, culture, sexual orientation, age, or religion. After having lived and worked in three different countries, I have cultural awareness and appreciation of diversity, which are a principle of my practice.
(01) 267 6595 x16 View (01) 267 6595 x16
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Steven O' Riordan
Psychotherapist, MSc, IAHIP Assoc
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
Not accepting new clients
I am a passionate Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Dublin City Centre, Portlaoise, and Online. I use a tailored approach drawing from various techniques to empower clients to make the best decisions for their lives. My therapy space is confidential and kind in the midst of life's difficult and joyful moments. I meet clients where they are, allowing clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and somatic experiences with sensitivity, care and support.
I am a passionate Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist in Dublin City Centre, Portlaoise, and Online. I use a tailored approach drawing from various techniques to empower clients to make the best decisions for their lives. My therapy space is confidential and kind in the midst of life's difficult and joyful moments. I meet clients where they are, allowing clients to explore their thoughts, feelings and somatic experiences with sensitivity, care and support.
(01) 267 6692 x73 View (01) 267 6692 x73
Photo of Marianne Gunnigan, Psychotherapist in W12, County Kildare
Marianne Gunnigan
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
​I am an accredited member of IACP offering help with psychological and emotional difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I have been qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2012 and I established my private practice here in Sallins, Co Kildare in 2016 where I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to individuals over 18 years of age, who are currently experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties in their lives. I hold a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from AIT as well as a Professional Certificate in CBT from PCI college.
​I am an accredited member of IACP offering help with psychological and emotional difficulties in a safe, non-judgemental environment. I have been qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist since 2012 and I established my private practice here in Sallins, Co Kildare in 2016 where I offer one-to-one counselling and psychotherapy to individuals over 18 years of age, who are currently experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties in their lives. I hold a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy from AIT as well as a Professional Certificate in CBT from PCI college.
(01) 267 6622 x29 View (01) 267 6622 x29
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Renata Krolak-Sarnowska
Counsellor, MSc, Pre-Accredited Member IACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
It is impossible to tell you exactly what your therapy process will be like, as you are unique, with your own experience, strengths and difficulties. Good therapy will be tailored to you and your individual situation. That said, in all models of therapeutic work I will work with you to define your goals and to develop the steps you will take to achieve those goals in therapy. Your therapeutic process will not only focus on your current situation and experiences, but also on the internal patterns that may be contributing to how you are feeling.
It is impossible to tell you exactly what your therapy process will be like, as you are unique, with your own experience, strengths and difficulties. Good therapy will be tailored to you and your individual situation. That said, in all models of therapeutic work I will work with you to define your goals and to develop the steps you will take to achieve those goals in therapy. Your therapeutic process will not only focus on your current situation and experiences, but also on the internal patterns that may be contributing to how you are feeling.
(01) 267 6622 x61 View (01) 267 6622 x61
Photo of Alan Farrell, Psychotherapist in W12, County Kildare
Alan Farrell
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
I'm an accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have over 13 years of experience since graduating. I work from an Integrative approach combining several theoretical models such as person-centred, CBT and Minfulness but always keep the therapeutic relationship a priority. I aim to provide a warm, empathic, safe space for clients. I'm also a qualified trainer with a passion for mental health education and reducing stigma. I have delivered over 200 talks, presentations, webinars and media interviews in recent years. To learn more about me please visit https://www.alanfarrellcounselling.ie/
I'm an accredited therapist with the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and have over 13 years of experience since graduating. I work from an Integrative approach combining several theoretical models such as person-centred, CBT and Minfulness but always keep the therapeutic relationship a priority. I aim to provide a warm, empathic, safe space for clients. I'm also a qualified trainer with a passion for mental health education and reducing stigma. I have delivered over 200 talks, presentations, webinars and media interviews in recent years. To learn more about me please visit https://www.alanfarrellcounselling.ie/
(01) 267 6675 x34 View (01) 267 6675 x34
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William Dunlea
Counsellor, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
I am a fully accredited, Garda vetted counsellor working in Caragh, Naas and online. The client is always at the centre of the counselling process and their holistic psychological welfare is of utmost importance. Our counselling space is a safe environment where the beliefs and values of the client are respected and their sense of independence and growth are nurtured.Initially, I see my role as one of facilitating the individual’s exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. My integrative training then allows me to be fluid in my approach and draw on other schools of psychotherapy as our counselling journey progresses.
I am a fully accredited, Garda vetted counsellor working in Caragh, Naas and online. The client is always at the centre of the counselling process and their holistic psychological welfare is of utmost importance. Our counselling space is a safe environment where the beliefs and values of the client are respected and their sense of independence and growth are nurtured.Initially, I see my role as one of facilitating the individual’s exploration of their thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. My integrative training then allows me to be fluid in my approach and draw on other schools of psychotherapy as our counselling journey progresses.
086 391 7699 View 086 391 7699
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Samantha Yap
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
Hello, my name is Samantha Yap. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist/supervisor and work with both adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the work I do and am committed to providing a safe, respectful and confidential space for each and every client I meet. My theoretical orientation is an integrative approach which means I use a combination of both traditional talk therapy while also incorporating interventions from modalities such as humanistic, psychodynamic and somatic (body) therapy. I am also trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy.
Hello, my name is Samantha Yap. I am a fully qualified and accredited psychotherapist/supervisor and work with both adults and adolescents. I am passionate about the work I do and am committed to providing a safe, respectful and confidential space for each and every client I meet. My theoretical orientation is an integrative approach which means I use a combination of both traditional talk therapy while also incorporating interventions from modalities such as humanistic, psychodynamic and somatic (body) therapy. I am also trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) therapy.
(01) 267 6622 x37 View (01) 267 6622 x37
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Maeve Kavanagh
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
Is life getting you down? Maybe you are experiencing challenges that feel relentless? Are you stressed, anxious, sad or depressed? Have you suffered a loss of some kind that you are struggling to cope with? Get the support you need to help you navigate any issues that keep you from enjoying life.
Is life getting you down? Maybe you are experiencing challenges that feel relentless? Are you stressed, anxious, sad or depressed? Have you suffered a loss of some kind that you are struggling to cope with? Get the support you need to help you navigate any issues that keep you from enjoying life.
086 838 9978 View 086 838 9978
Photo of Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in W12, County Kildare
Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MIACP
Verified Verified
Newbridge, County Kildare W12
At Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy I understand that sitting down and looking for counsellors in your area (whether it is for yourself or a friend or family member) can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. I would like to make that process easier for you. At Blue Sky the aim is to make our service easily accessible so that you feel free to call, email, text or drop in to see how the process of counselling might work for you. You don’t need a referral to come to counselling, all you need to do is contact Blue Sky by your preferred method.
At Blue Sky Counselling and Psychotherapy I understand that sitting down and looking for counsellors in your area (whether it is for yourself or a friend or family member) can be a daunting and sometimes lonely experience. I would like to make that process easier for you. At Blue Sky the aim is to make our service easily accessible so that you feel free to call, email, text or drop in to see how the process of counselling might work for you. You don’t need a referral to come to counselling, all you need to do is contact Blue Sky by your preferred method.
(01) 267 6692 x84 View (01) 267 6692 x84

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W12

30+

Average cost per session

€70

Counsellors in W12 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
76% Stress
74% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Laya
100% VHI
71% Irish Life

How Counsellors in W12 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W12?

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.