I invite you to read the following section before you contact me as this will be helpful for our work together.
This is where we look at some of the issues that have brought you to therapy and if we will discuss if therapy can help you. Your psychological welfare is of utmost concern to the way I practice and if I feel unsure that psychotherapy can benefit you, I will suggest alternative routes for you and we will work together on getting you the help you need.
You are not obliged to commit to starting therapy at the end of the session. I invite you to reflect on how the consultation went for you and if you feel that it is right for you ,we can arrange to meet again. You may want a few days to consider it so you are welcome to contact me and we can organise a suitable time and day for your session.
*Please note that I do not provide assessments,reports or other material to any third persons in insurance claims,mediation or legal disputes.
Therapy Fee and Cancellation Policy
I would appreciate it you could read the following piece carefully before our consultation to familiarise yourself with the limitations of confidentiality.
They are as follows;
1.If you speak of ending your own life or that of another.
2.Under the Children's First Act 2015, Psychotherapists/Counsellors are classed as mandated persons so therefore I am legally obliged to contact the child protection services if I have reasonable grounds for concern that a person under 17 is being abused. Abuse is defined as neglect,emotional,physical and sexual.
In the case of historical abuse (when the abuse occurred when younger ) if the perpetrator is alive and has contact with persons under 17, I am also legally obliged to report. To make a report, I will need the name of the person, I cannot and will not force you to give me a name until you are ready to do so.
Please be assured that on those two occasions, nothing will be done behind your back. I hope both of us can collaborate together in working through the situation.
Sessions are 70 euro per hour.(Therapy hour is 50 mins).
Receipts are available on request and are provided monthly.
There is a cancellation fee of 30 euro if a session is cancelled under 24 hours and I am unable to accommodate an alternative slot.
If I am not contacted regarding a cancellation you will be charged for the full session.
Student Personal Therapy hours
There is a reduced rate of 50 euro for student counsellors/ psychotherapists who are attending for personal therapy hours as part of their course/accreditation requirement.