Frequently Answered Questions
What can I expect?
You can expect a warm, caring and empathic environment where you have the space and time to work through the challenges that you are facing in life at your own pace. Expect also to be challenged where necessary in a supportive and safe way.
What happens during the first session?
The first session is really about meeting each other and exploring how we can work together. It’s also about speaking to the reason you have come for psychotherapy as well as creating an intention or goal of what you would like to achieve during the sessions. A therapeutic agreement or contract is created between us which centres around meeting times, fees, cancelation policy and confidentiality etc.
Why do people come for counselling or psychotherapy?
Clients present with a whole range of challenges. I work with clients who are experiencing challenges with regards to; anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, sexuality, intimacy, eating disorders, self discovery and so on.
What is Body Psychotherapy?
I am in training at the Trácht Psychotherapy Foundation where I study Biodynamic & Integrative Psychotherapy which is a humanistic form of psychotherapy. Humanistic psychotherapy considers the whole person as a psychological, emotional, physical and spiritual being. Body Psychotherapy works in a “wholistic” way, incorporating the use of; talk therapy, movement, bodily awareness, vegeto-therapy, massage as well as energy work to support clients on their journey to wholeness.
What is your hourly fee?
There is no charge for the initial 30 minute consultation session. My hourly fee is €40. I offer this affordable rate as I am a psychotherapist in training. I am a student member of The Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and work in accordance with their Code of Ethics. As part of my training I am in supervision with an IAHIP accredited supervisor.
How many sessions are needed?
A typically therapeutic contract is drawn up initially for between six to ten sessions, after which we conduct a review. Different clients require varying degrees of time to work through challenges. There is no recommended or optimal number of sessions. A therapeutic relationship can last from a relatively short period of time to several months and beyond. As the client, you decide when you are ready to complete the relationship.
How do I make an appointment?
Visit the contact section of this site or e-mail me here or indeed call me on 091 442266. If I am unable to answer the phone, please leave a voice message with your name and phone number. I aim to respond to all e-mail and voice messages within 24 hours. I can usually see a client within a week if my schedule allows.