Often Asked Questions

Link Counselling Path 
Why seek Counselling and Psychotherapy?

We have achieved genuine success in working with people struggling with depression, panic attacks, anxiety disorders and relationship difficulties of many kinds. We have helped people with other difficulties including:  
 

  • Stress
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Conflict resolution
  • Eating distress
  • Sexual problems
  • Suicide ideation
  • Self-harm
  • History of abuse or trauma

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How long does counselling take?

 
The duration of any counselling term depends on many factors; some clients attend for a short period while other clients benefit from longer term counselling. The duration is discussed on an on-going basis.

 Sessions usually take place once per week with a typical counselling session generally lasting 50 minutes. The time is arranged to make it convenient in order to suit your personal or work schedule with morning, afternoon or evening hours available.

 

Is counselling confidential?

Yes, certainly. However at the start of counselling we discuss potential situations where there may be a concern or risk of harming yourself or someone else. In specific circumstances, confidentiality may be breached in accordance with the IACP Code of Ethics that applies to accredited practitioners. Additionally, counsellors undergo continuing professional supervision.

The Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy regards supervision as vital to the process and ongoing maintenance of a therapist’s competency and continued accreditation. As an accredited IACP member working as a counsellor/psychotherapist, I am bound by the IACP Code of Ethics and Practice. This ensures that counsellors obtain regular supervision, to ensure that the standard of counselling is competent and continues to develop.

 

How much does counselling cost?

One to one, individual counselling typically costs €60 per session. However this is negotiable as lower rates may be available depending upon your personal circumstances.

A sliding scale of low cost sessions is available for unemployed or low waged individuals who can attend during day-time hours, this is subject to availability- so please phone to discuss.

 

What are the first steps?

A client’s first contact with a counsellor/psychotherapist will usually be by telephone to arrange an appointment or alternatively by using the contact form.

At the initial appointment the following is usually discussed:

  • The client’s situation/issues
  • The frequency of therapy
  • The duration of therapy
  • Confidentiality