What is a Clinical Psychologist?

A clinical psychologist works with individuals who experience a range of mental illness, behavioural, emotional or physical health problems. They aim to reduce psychological distress and enhance the promotion of psychological well-being. Clinical Psychology helps individuals to make sense of ‘their story’ and supports them to develop coping skills to move forward.

Clinical Psychologists have completed specialised training at doctoral level in the assessment, diagnosis, formulation and psychological treatment of mental illness and psychological difficulties.  Clinical psychologists are also trained in research methods and work in accordance with guidelines set out by professional bodies (such as the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence), which means that treatment is evidence based and individually tailored. Clinical psychologist are bound by the Professional Code of Ethics, as laid down by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).  This protects an individual’s right to confidential and unbiased treatment.

How long does Psychological therapy take?

Treatment length will vary from person to person depending on the individuals needs. Treatment duration may be better estimated following the initial consultation.

How long is each session?

Each session is approximately 60 minutes.

Are the sessions confidential?

Sessions are treated as confidential. However, there are some limits to confidentiality such as risk to your safety or that of another person or where there is a legal requirement. Confidential will be discussed in the initial consultation.

How is my data managed?

A full GDPR statement is available here.

What are your fees?

Initial consultation: €150

Subsequent sessions: €120

Fees are paid on a session-by-session basis. Payment is currently accepted via debit/credit card or online transfer.

It is advised to liaise with your health insurance provider prior to commencing treatment to discuss your policy cover.

You may be able to claim tax relief on health expenses through myAccount or Revenue Online Service (ROS).

What is your cancellation policy?

A minimum of 24 hours notice for cancellation of appointments is required.  Short notice cancellations or non-attendance of a scheduled appointment will be charged the full session fee.

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