Individual Therapy is aimed at increasing the general sense of well-being of a person through gaining a better understanding of one’s emotional functioning, addressing specific problems, and developing new and more effective coping strategies.
Our psychotherapists and psychologists are trained in a variety of therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psycho-dynamic and Psychoanalytic Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, and Psychodrama. Usually, our therapists will use an integrated approach which is tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Therapy is often recommended following an assessment, but clients can also avail of our therapeutic services independent of a previous assessment. Clients are also seen on an individual basis to prepare them to join one of our group therapy programmes.
In some cases, e.g. when an organisation (e.g. HSE or the Department of Justice) is concerned about a person’s level of risk of future offending and therapy is recommended as a means to reduce same, funding or part-funding may be available from this organisation. However, in these cases we may have to report back to the organisation about the client’s therapeutic progress, and confidentiality of sessions will thus be limited.
Psychotherapy is generally not covered by medical card or private health insurance. For those who are concerned about the costs of therapy, we offer a sliding-scale model where the fee depends on the person’s income. In these cases, clients will usually attend one of our psychologists in training, who will be fully supervised by a senior psychologist.
Generally, psychotherapeutic sessions take place on a weekly or fortnightly basis. However, the frequency of sessions can be adjusted depending on a client’s needs. One session usually lasts for approximately 50 minutes.