Counselling is a type of talk therapy where a client works with a counsellor in a private and confidential setting. I will work closely with you to develop a relationship in which you can explore issues in your life and gain clarity so as they can move towards positive change. Many people use the terms “Counselling” and Psychotherapy in the same context however Counselling is usually a brief treatment that targets a specific symptom or situation, while “Psychotherapy” is a longer-term treatment that attempts to gain more insight into someone's problems.
Online Counselling, also known as teletherapy, e-therapy, e-counseling, or cyber-counseling, involves providing mental health services and support over the internet. Services can be offered through email, text messaging, video conferencing, online chat, messaging, or internet phone.
Teletherapy can occur in real-time, such as in phone conversations and text messaging, or in a time-delayed format, such as through email messages. The type of online counselling that we provide at Here4you Therapy is through Zoom (video chat) and phone.
The first session is a 'getting to know each other ' session. It is important that you find a Counsellor that you can work with and is right for you. It will include some paperwork and we will form an agreement around how we will work together, what we can expect from each other, fees and confidentiality. If you require help reading and writing that is no problem we can do it together.
Each person is different and so some client require more sessions than others to work through their issues. There is no set time period for everyone. Sessions are weekly until agreed otherwise.
It is important to note that at the start of therapy, or after difficult sessions, you may experience an increase in your symptoms. This is common and can be worked through in therapy.
Each individual session is usually 50 minutes.
Confidentiality is maintained within the ethical and practice guidelines of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and GDPR.
Private Counselling and Psychotherapy is currently not covered by medical cards. If you have a medical card ask your GP for more details.
You may be able to claim some or all of your counselling sessions through your health insurance however it is best to check this out directly with your provider before commencing counselling.
€80 per individual session
I offer a free 15minute phone consultation to see if we are a good fit and then if you would like to go ahead we can book in you for an initial session. To book a 15minute free phone consultation just fill out the contact form and request a phone consultation and I will be in touch.
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