If you are over the age of 18 and unsure about whether counselling and psychotherapy is right for you, you may arrange an initial consultation to discuss things before making your decision. For more information on this initial consultation or our subsequent work together see the sections below.
First Consultation – €25
If you wish to contact the service (see contact page for phone or email options), we can arrange an initial consultation. In this initial meeting we will outline your issues and/or concerns, and discuss how the service works. You will be given the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the process. At the end of this first meeting, you may decide whether you wish to proceed with this service or seek an alternative.
Continuing Our Work Together – €65 per session
Therapy involves a weekly, one-hour session whereby we talk about your issues and concerns. These sessions take place in a secure and confidential space at a regular time each week. In terms of timeframe, there is no limit to how many sessions we may have. Typically, I will suggest we meet six times so we can explore your issues in more detail and you can make an informed decision about whether this service is helping you. After our sixth session, we will review. At this point you may feel the issue is resolved, and our work will finish. Alternatively, you may wish to continue beyond the initial six sessions and our work together will continue until our next review. Always remember, this process is about what works best for you!
In terms of what happens in the sessions, we will sit and talk about your issues, concerns, thoughts and feelings. It is a collaborative process of trying to help you gain more self-awareness. I will listen to you, encourage you and empathise with you – but I will also challenge you to broaden your perspective and look at life in a healthier way. Together, we work towards an optimal outcome for you.
Some typical mental health concerns that therapy may help with include:
- Impaired self-esteem or self-confidence
- Relationship problems
- Sexuality questions
- Childhood issues
- Loss of direction in life
- Search for meaning or purpose
- Getting to know your true self
Do not worry if you feel your issue is not named here, because this list is not exhaustive. Please do get in touch and we can discuss your concerns in person. No issue is ever too big or small! If, for any reason, either of us feel that I am not the right person to help you, then I will do my utmost to point you to another service that may better serve your needs.
For more information about fees for either our initial consultation or subsequent work together, please see the ‘Fees and Cancellation Policy Page’.