Frequently Asked Questions

What can therapy do for me?

The process of psychotherapy offers you the opportunity to examine and reflect on areas of your life that you may want to change. It allows you to examine your relationships with other people and also to situations, substances, life events and most importantly with yourself. My role is to support you in a safe and professional manner and help you to look at things from a fresh perspective. You can allow yourself to say anything that you may feel uncomfortable discussing with the other people in your life.

What can I expect on the first appointment?

During our first meeting, I will take some time to explain how the process of counselling works and fully explain the importance of safety and confidentiality in that process. We will also take some time to explore what it is that has prompted you to consider counselling at this time and what you hope to achieve by engaging in this process. I am very much aware that making the decision to come for counselling can be a difficult one for many people. I do everything I can to make meeting me and getting used to this new environment as comfortable and as easy as possible for you. I will answer any questions you have honestly and openly.

How long does each session last?

Each session lasts one hour.

What is the cost?

The fee per session is €70, and payments can be made in cash, via electronic bank transfer, or via Revolut at the end of each session. Additionally, please note that there are sessions available at a reduced rate, which can be discussed on a case-by-case basis.

What happens if I need to cancel an appointment?

The time we agree on is reserved especially for you. In the event that you need to cancel an appointment, I would respectfully ask that you give me 48 hours advance notice. A late cancellation fee of €35 will be charged for less than 48 hours’ notice.

How many sessions will I need?

There is really no single answer to this as it depends on what issues you are experiencing. We can discuss this at your first session. Very often I agree with clients to working together for 6 sessions and then reviewing how you are finding working with me and whether you wish to continue. The time spent working with me is YOUR time and so the pace and duration of the work is whatever works best for you.

How often will I attend?

Generally, sessions are held on a weekly basis. This allows the relationship between myself and the client to develop effectively. Regular and consistent attendance allows you to get a faster and deeper understanding of your experience.

Is there a difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

These two terms can seem confusing as they often appear to be describing the same thing. Broadly speaking, counselling can be used to describe when a client is working on a particular issue that is currently happening in their life and maybe for a shorter time.

Psychotherapy is often used to describe where clients are working on deeper issues that have their origins in the past but that are affecting them in the present.