Psychotherapy and Counselling should always be individualised to your problem(s), personality, needs, values, interests and expectations.
What is your approach?
I have trained in the two major schools of psychotherapy used and empirically tested worldwide, 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.
Understanding your needs, listening with empathy, and actively finding ways to help and support you in regaining your life are all important to me.
I will adapt the mix of approaches to your individual 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. However, I am also happy to provide an hour.
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 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.
Can you prescribe medication?
Yes, I can prescribe medication. I am a fully licensed medical practitioner.
I have broad experience in psychiatric medication and keep myself constantly up to date on new developments in the United States and Europe.
Where is your practice located?
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 15 Wicklow Street, Dublin 2 (in the city centre)
Thursday: 10 Main Street, Donnybrook, Dublin
What is your fee?
€100 per session
Given my experience, education and training, this is very competitive.
There is an additional fee of €20 for prescriptions, if any, to partially cover the costs of the medical registration. The fee for reports and certificates is €25 per ¼ hour needed, if done outside the appointment. The fee for a missed appointment or one cancelled less than 24 hours before the agreed time is half the regular fee. Thank you for your understanding.
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.
Where do you keep up to date?
The Psychiatry Academy of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, the American Psychiatric Association, Harvard Medical School Continuing Education, conferences and meetings on psychotherapy, counselling and psychiatry, peer groups, books, professional journals and my own research.