Accurately predicting the number of therapy sessions you're likely to need is an impossible task, especially before we've had a chance to assess your need.
As a general rule, a large proportion of people, will have gone a fair way to completing the work within 6-12 sessions. If you have more complex or long-standing problems, which is what we specialise in, you are likely to need more time.
If we work together, we will regularly review your progress to ensure that we are working towards an appropriate and progressive ending.
I'm already having therapy, but I'd like to work with you as well. Is that possible?
It is generally not advisable to see more than one psychotherapist or counsellor at the same time, as to do so is generally regarded as being counter-productive. Your orginal therapist will have developed a specific program of therapy for you, and even if both therapists are of the same theoretical orientation, they will necessarily be at a different stage of understanding and relationship with you, which will make for a dis-jointed experience your end.
Given this fact, it is unlikely that we will agree to work with you if you are already seeing someone else on a regular basis. However, if you have only consultative appointments with a mental health professional - for example, periodic appointments with psychiatrist or psychiatric nurse to check your mental health or to monitor medication, we can work with you, subject to clear information about your mental health status, medication and clinical input being provided.
Having had counselling or psychotherapy at any time in the past will provide no bar to our working with you.
You may pay using a debit or credit card, bank transfer or (if attending in person), cash.
Can I have my medical insurance fund my sessions?
We are Recognised or Approved providers of medical treatment for a number of healthcare programs. The following insurers will fund your work with us:
How confidential are our sessions?
Under normal circumstances, both the Data Protection Act, 2018 and psychotherapists' professional Code of Ethics prevent us from sharing the content of your sessions with anyone else without your written permission. All therapists are required to have clinical supervision, but your identity will remain anonymous during these sessions. All information retained about you is in coded form.
Three exceptions exist to the rule about confidentiality. These are:
Where your therapist is required in law as a result of a court order to give evidence or release records.
Where there is a reasonable suspicion of child, dependent or elder abuse or neglect.
When you present as a danger to yourself or to others.
How is information about me stored?
All information we gather and retain about you is done so within the provisions of the Data Protection Act, 2018. This means that is securely held on password protected, encrypted servers and computer disk drives.
How do I arrange to work with you?
Your first step will be to complete our Assessment Form. It may seem a bit long-winded, but doing so, will mean that we won't have to ask you a string of questions during our first meeting.
Once we have your completed form, if think we may be able to work with you and if we have space available, we'll contact you to arrange an initial appointment. You don't pay for this session - it's a meeting to enable us both to establish whether or not we're a good fit.
Please note that we may not have immediate availability to work with you - if that is the case, we may still invite you to an initial consultation. If this goes well, we will invite you to join our waiting list.