The Relationship

A relationship with a therapist is a unique experience in which the therapist and the client meet in a space which is confidential and non-judgmental, where the client is fully accepted and acknowledged as a unique human being.

What to expect?

Many people enter therapy expecting to feel better immediately. They are dismayed when they discovered that usually have to feel worse before they can feel better. This is emotional surgery, and as with any surgery, the wounds must be cleaned out before they heal, and it takes time for the pain to go away. But the pain is a sign that the healing process has started.

What is Therapy?

Therapy is not about giving advice; it is a safe place where feelings which may have been buried can be explored and acknowledged. This can result in an ability to identify inner resources and develop skills to cope with problems and crises in a way which can lead to greater self acceptance and feelings of self worth.

Psychotherapy seeks to look in depth at issues. Usually the issue has its origins in childhood. Problems caused by childhood experiences or the way a person sees and thinks about themselves are the main reasons why a person looks to psychotherapy as these issues can cause problems in the present. The purpose of psychotherapy is to get to the root of the problem thus enabling the individual to make positive lasting changes.

Why people come to therapy?

There are many reasons why people decide to seek the help of a therapist. Sometimes issues from a hurt childhood can result in feeling of low self esteem and lack of confidence. These latter feelings can impact on life in the present including relationship difficulties and confusion in making decisions.

Dealing with the many losses, including bereavement, as we negotiate our way through life can seem too much to cope with and lead to feelings of despair, hopelessness, meaningless, depression and anxiety.


First Session...

This introductory session is a chance for us to meet each other and explore whether therapy may be helpful for you. It is not uncommon to feel hesitant or unsure about seeking therapeutic help. 

If you think that your problems aren’t important enough to warrant therapy, or if you feel that you being ‘self-indulgent’,  I would particularly encourage you to come for an initial session to discuss your concerns.

Further Sessions...

If we decide to work together, we will meet on a weekly basis. This will be on the same day and time when possible..

How much do sessions cost?

I charge €60 per session which usually last a little over an hour. You can pay cash or card through my website ‘pay online’  Please give at least 24 hour notice of cancellations otherwise you will be charged a fee.

contact us

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38 Carrick Hill, Portlaoise

Phone: 086 8186524


Working Hours

Monday- Thursday: 11:00AM to 7:00PM