It takes a lot of courage to start psychotherapy and counselling. The first phone call is a gigantic step on the road to recovery. I offer an initial consultation which lasts about thirty minutes for 20 euros. It’s a chance for you to ask any questions you might have and also to meet and see if you would feel comfortable working with me. I put no pressure on you after the consultation to start therapy, as I believe it is crucial to find a therapist you feel comfortable with.
Counselling is an opportunity for you to explore thoughts, worries and anxieties that are preventing you from having a happy and fulfilled life. The sessions are 55mins long and tend to be once a week or once a fortnight, depending on your needs and situation. What happens in the sessions is completely private and confidential.
The purpose of Counselling is to explore and resolve your issues in a safe and supported way. With my skills and experience and using the safe and confiding relationship that will develop between us, we will discover together healthier ways in which to manage these issues. This will enable you to lead a fuller, healthier life, resolving problems and promoting emotional well being, improved mental health and increased self awareness and self confidence.
I will encourage you to self care for all aspects of yourself: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual as all of these combined effect your well being.
We are living in difficult economic times, so I offer a “sliding scale”. This means that each client will pay a fee depending on their financial circumstances. The initial consultation is 20Euros and if you decide to start Counselling with me then we will discuss the fee and the frequency of your sessions and try to come up with a plan that suits you financially. My desire is that all people have access to affordable counselling and that no individual would need to suffer unnecessarily just because of lack of funds. This can be negotiated in the initial contract or consultation.
I provide individual Counselling, Couple Counseling, CBT , Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Christian Guidance/Counselling.
Some of the issues I have successfully worked with include:
Depression, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Abuse, Trauma, Abortion, Childhood issues, Self-harm, Recovery from addiction, Bereavement and Loss, Suicide Prevention, Anger Management, Family Issues, Addiction, Eating Disorders, Relationship/sexual issues, Separation/Divorce, Low self esteem, Confidence building, Work based problems, Dream Interpretation, and more.
I am registered with Towards Healing a Catholic based charity to fund survivors of child clerical abuse.
I am also registered with EAP Consultants and Carecall Consultants, IACP(Irish Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, the William Glasser Institute Ireland, and the Irish Association of Christian Counsellors.