Why would I want to talk to a Counsellor/Psychotherapist ?

It is often a difficult decision to make and usually a person decides to talk to a therapist when the pain of what they are trying to cope with becomes too big for them to handle on their own and they recognise they need help. Most people, at some point in their lives, wonder if the thoughts, feelings and behaviours they are experiencing are normal. Because of the wide variety of people and their situations that we as professional therapists have encountered, we can provide a sense of perspective about your experience. If there is some concern about what is happening, a therapist can support you as you move in the right direction.

What can I expect when I see a therapist?

The first thing to know is that counselling/psychotherapy sessions are guided by you the client , so you have no obligation to be anything but yourself , and counsellors will not have expectations of you. This means that it’s up to you when it ends or whether your appointments change in frequency.
• You won’t be judged
• You can be yourself
• You will be listened to
• You will learn new ways of dealing with difficult thoughts or feelings

Is My Counsellor or Psychotherapist Properly Qualified ?

All of our counsellors and psychotherapists have completed a full professional training and are associates or accredited members of the main professional associations, mainly here in Midlands Mental Health Clinic The Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) .

How does Confidentiality work?

Basically, whatever you say in therapy, stays in therapy. However, there are times when a therapist is legally obligated to break confidentiality:
•    Harm to self or others. If a therapist believes that you are in imminent danger of hurting yourself or someone else, a family member.
•    A child under the age of 18 or older adult in care is in danger under Children First Guidelines.
•    Your files are subpoenaed by the court .
•    A client experienced a health emergency during a session.In this case, medical staff would be provided only with necessary information.No information about why a client is in therapy will be shared.
Some therapists (myself included) carry confidentiality into the community. I inform clients that if I see them in the community I will not say hello.I don’t want to put anyone is a situation where they have to explain how they know me. I am always open to speaking to clients outside of the office, but they get to make first contact.

What Happens If I Need to Cancel a Session ?

In the event of the need to cancel a session our therapists require 48 hours notice. If you are unable to cancel with less than the agreed period of notice you will be asked to pay a cancellation fee for the missed session which will be agreed upon at your first session with your counsellor or psychotherapist.

Why might I come to counselling or psychotherapy ?

You can see a counsellor for a variety of 
reasons including:
• Anxiety / Depression
• Addiction 
• Isolation Issues
• Bereavement
• Relationship Issues
• Trauma
• Bullying
• Or just feel your life is off balance. 

Is Online Therapy Effective?

The ease and convenience of Online therapy appointment and talking with a therapist from the privacy of one's own home—or wherever one may be—is a huge plus for clients many of whom are seeking therapy for the first time in their lives, It just eliminates so many barriers for you as the client and many studies have show that online therapy can be just as effective and acceptable as in-person therapy in many cases 

Is Couples Counselling Available Online ?

Yes we  specifically provide couples therapy online , 
If both of you want to find your way back to a normality and discover a better connection in your relationship, it is possible if you are willing to invest the time and effort to work online and resolve your issues. 

What Types of Issues Can Be Treated Online?

Most mental health issues can be treated online. As mentioned already Relationships issues can be dealt with. Also Depression, anxiety, stress-related issues, panic disorder, and even substance abuse problems are usually appropriate for online therapy.