The thoughts of attending counselling can be really daunting and anxiety provoking. It can take someone a very long time to make the initial contact to make an appointment. With this in mind, at the core of our first session, I aim to ensure that you feel comfortable and create an environment that is comfortable for you.
Within the first 5-10 minutes, I take general information about yourself and go through our contract. The contract gives information about duration of the session, costs, confidentiality and limits of confidentiality etc.
Once this is completed, the rest of the session is about getting to know each other and answering any questions you might have. Some things that I might ask about is have you previously attended therapy, your reasons for attending, any goals/expectations that you may have. However, as with all my sessions, if you are not comfortable in sharing some of this information, that is totally ok. My style is encouraging at pace that feels right for you.
In our first meeting, I always advise clients that you are under no obligation to proceed therapy with myself if you feel that I am not a good fit for you. Sometimes, knowing if we are a good fit is clear in the first session. Other times, it may take a few more sessions before establishing this. I inform clients that they do not have to decide straight away if they wish to return. However, if you are happy to proceed with me, we can further discuss scheduling in further sessions.
How long is a piece of string? Some people attend to have some improvements in their lives, others want to explore much more. It depends on the person, their needs and what they hope to get out of sessions. I generally check in with my clients at the end of each session but I also do reviews every 6-10 weeks to check in how you are finding the overall process.
Each session is approximately 50 minutes.
Each session costs between €60 – €70. Occasionally, I have some slots available at a lower rate. This can be discussed at our first session. All fees can be paid by cash, card or bank transfer at the end of each session.
If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, 48 hours notice (i.e. 2 working days/exclude weekends) is required or the full session fee is charged. If you give more than 48 hours notice, no fee is charged.
Monday 8am – 8pm
Tuesday 8am – 8pm
Wednesday 8am – 8pm
Thursday 8am – 4pm
I divide my work between two centres where my availability will vary depending on room availability in the centre. Generally, my evening availability is limited due to demand for evening sessions. For more information on my availability, please feel free to message me or email me.
* Please note that I am unable to respond to emails or phonecalls outside of my working hours but I will reply back as soon as possible *
If you or someone you know are in crisis and need immediate support, please be aware that the following services can be of use:
– Your nearest A&E. If you are unsure, please feel free to contact 999 or 112.
– Pieta House 1800 247 247 Pieta House’s helpline is open 24/7. To make an appointment at one of their centres needs to be pre-arranged. For further information on this, to find out where your nearest centre is, or for further general information; please visit www.pieta.ie
– Out of Hours Doc
– Your local GP
I am located in two centres in Dublin City Centre;
- Pearse Street, Dublin 2.
- Talk Therapy, Argus House, Greemount Office Park, Harold’s Cross, Dublin 6.
Public transport: There is a Dublin Bus stop outside of Greenmount Office Park and can be accessed easily by Bus Numbers 16, 49, 9 & 54A.
Parking: On street paid parking.
Yes. I work in person (face to face), online (with or without video) and by telephone. There are benefits to each form of therapy but whatever you feel most comfortable with, will more than likely benefit you most. If interested in online/telephone sessions, I’ve created a video on what might be useful (see below). I can also send you an email with things to consider for online/telephone sessions such as privacy, environment etc.
I work with people aged from 18 years old and upwards.
You do not need a GP/doctor referral to organise a session. You can contact me at either:
- 085 8437906
Before having a session, we will have a brief phone call to take some details from you, discuss availability and to answer any questions that you might have.