Due to the current Covid 19 social distancing rules it is not possible to engage in face to face counselling at this time. However, I offer an online counselling service which means to you can still attend counselling from the comfort of your own home.
I have been working with clients online for the past couple of years and clients share with me they feel it is just as beneficial as coming into my counselling room.
There are positives for online counselling. Having a counselling session from the comfort of your own home surrounding may help you feel more relaxed. And of course the convenience of not having to travel to get to your session could also be a bonus for you. There is also more flexibility around the scheduling and session time for your appointment.
You will need a good internet connection, a private place where you are not disturbed or overheard for the duration of the session.
If you are uncertain if online counselling would work for you please feel free to give me a call and we can explore together how this approach may or may not work for you.
I use Whereby for our counselling sessions. I chose this service because it is GDPR compliant, encrypted and secure. It is also very easy and straightforward to use.
Please read the information below as this sets out the boundary to our online therapy work together. This is an informed consent form and you are asked to read and confirm acceptance via email before we can begin working together.
I charge €50 per individual session.
Payment is made in advance of the session via PayPal, bank transfer or Revolut.
The duration of each therapy session is 60 minutes
If you need to cancel your appointment, please let me know as soon as possible. I request that clients give 24hrs notice or the full fee for the session is payable. In the unlikely event that I need to reschedule a session, the client will be notified at least 24 hours in advance where possible and an alternative appointment will be offered. If you do decide to stop coming for therapy, I would appreciate it if you would let me know.
All counselling is confidential as laid down by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Ethics. There are however some limits to confidentiality.
In the case where I deem it necessary to breach confidentiality, I will contact your GP or family member/friend. All child protection concerns must be discussed with my supervisor. Whenever possible, this will be done with your knowledge and is aimed at making sure that you are cared for and safe at all times. It is an extension of care rather than a breach of confidentiality.
I abide by the IACP Code of Ethics and Professional Practice (copy available at https://iacp.ie/iacp-code-of-ethics).
By accepting the client agreement, you agree to comply with the following:
If technical difficulties are experiences, for example computer or internet breakdown, we will undertake to contact each other via text message to see if the issue can be resolved and, if not, to reschedule the session.
“One can peacefully accompany clients to a deeper level where the steps of change and healing come”.