FAQ for New Clients

What is counselling psychotherapy?

Counselling psychotherapy is a safe, therapeutic space to explore thoughts, beliefs, feelings or behaviours that affect your life negatively.  Through counselling sessions, you gain a greater awareness and work towards healthy change.

What happens in my first session?

In your first counselling session, we get a sense of each other by asking questions, talking and listening.  I gather an understanding of your current and past experiences as well as identifying the areas that are negatively affecting you.  During this initial time together, we set goals for your future sessions.

Are our sessions confidential?

Yes, counselling psychotherapy sessions are confidential.

However, there are certain circumstances where I reserve the right to consult with your next of kin, GP or other professionals.  This is when, in my professional opinion, there is a serious risk to yourself, a risk to others, or you are at risk from someone else.  I will explore all options with you before consulting with others.

How many sessions will I need?

This very much depends on what you would like to achieve from therapy and the support you have outside of the therapy space.  We can discuss this at your initial session.

How regularly will I need to attend?

This depends on your situation and the goals you wish to achieve. Best results happen through regular weekly sessions as this gives you the opportunity to make gradual and steady progress. Weekly sessions build your capacity to work through issues and make the changes needed to live life to your best ability.

What happens when I need to cancel a session?

Please contact me as soon as you know you need to reschedule or cancel a session.

If you make a cancellation with less than 24-hours notice, the full fee is due.

Where are you based?

I am based in Shannon, County Clare.  I am currently only accepting online appointments.

What are your fees?

My fee is 70 Euros per session, including VAT.

How long do sessions last?

Sessions last 60-minutes.