Psychotherapy and Counselling should always be individualised to your problem(s), personality, needs, values, interests and expectations.
What is your approach?
I have been trained in the two major schools of psychotherapy, psychodynamic (psychoanalytic) therapy and CBT. To this I am adding various other approaches from various other recognised schools of therapy, systemic, Gestalt, integrative and imaginative.
I will adapt the mix of approaches to your needs and problems and discuss this with you.
What happens in the first session?
We get to know each other, you tell me about your current problem(s) and I explain to you the therapy options available. Usually, I will do my best to get you started on your therapy in the first session.
How long is a session?
Most therapists spend 50 minutes in a session, which leaves them 10 minutes to make notes before the next client arrives. Most clients find 50 minutes just the right time for a session.
If an issue comes up between sessions, you can always give me a call on 087 434 3347.
How often are sessions?
This is up to you. Most clients see me weekly.
If you want results faster, we can also meet twice a week. If you just need some support and feedback once in a while, biweekly or even monthly sessions might be sufficient.
How long will therapy take?
It depends on the problem(s) you are seeing me for. You should always have a sense that you are benefiting from your therapy.
In narrowly defined problem areas a few sessions may be enough, for wider issues like self-improvement and confidence it can take a couple of months or longer.
How much is your fee?
€90 per session for psychotherapy and counselling (50 minutes)
€90 for medical consultations (30 minutes)
€120 for medical consultations (50 minutes)
Given my experience, education and training, this is very competitive.
Can you prescribe medication?
Yes, I can. I am a fully licensed medical practitioner.
Where is your practice located?
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 15 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 (in the city centre)
Thursday: 10 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin 4 (across from the Donnybrook Fire Station)
What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
Many of my clients have busy and changing schedules. I try to keep as flexible as possible. Some clients prefer fixed time slots, others like to schedule from one week to the next.
Like most therapists I have a '36 hour policy'. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment, please do so 36 hours before the scheduled time to avoid being billed the normal fee for the missed appointment. Medical reasons and personal emergencies are, of course, excepted from this rule.
Can I reach you outside scheduled sessions?
You can always call me on my mobile phone 087 434 3347. I will call you back if I am currently in a session.