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FREQUENTLY ASKED COUNSELLING & PSYCHOTHERAPY QUESTIONS

We understand the questions that are frequently asked about Counselling, Psychotherapy and everything in between. If you can’t find the answer you are looking for here Contact Us and we’ll get back you to soon.

What does counselling/psychotherapy look like?2017-10-14T15:04:26+00:00

Counselling / Psychotherapy will occur on a weekly basis. You will meet your therapist for an initial consultation where you can work together to set out a plan that can best meet your individual needs.  Each subsequent session will last 50 minutes and will always occur with the same psychotherapist and in the same room. Counselling and Psychotherapy provide a space where you can be confident in expressing yourself freely, and begin to speak about and work through the issues that you need help and support with.

How long does counselling & psychotherapy last?2017-10-14T15:00:51+00:00

This very much depends on the individual needs of each of our clients. It can be as little as a few weeks, or span months or even longer. However, the client is always at the centre of any decision in this regard. Your therapist will work closely with you to identify the change you wish to see and then check in regularly to ensure that your needs are being met on a week by week basis.

How do I know if I need counselling?2017-10-14T14:59:53+00:00

Our clients often believe that only those with extreme psychological issues see a therapist, but this is not the case. Everyone at one stage or another will experience a difficult period in their lives. Circumstances sometimes allow us to navigate these challenges with relative ease, but just as often we are left struggling to adapt. However, if you are struggling to understand or adapt to life’s challenges, then counselling and or psychotherapy can help.

Is counselling and psychotherapy completely confidential?2017-10-14T15:00:15+00:00

Counselling and Psychotherapy provides a safe and confidential environment in which to express yourself. All therapists in Marino Counselling and Psychotherapy work under strict code of ethics that safe guard everything you say within your session. There are a limited number of exceptions to confidentiality that centre on child protection laws and a threat to the safety of client or someone they know. All this will be covered by your therapist and you may ask as many questions about this as you need to feel completely safe. At the heart of everything we do as therapists is the safety of our clients.

What if I need to cancel my appointment?2017-10-14T15:01:27+00:00

From time to time we understand that appointments need to be cancelled. We would ask that 24 hours’ notice be provided to your therapist for any cancellation. We will always try to reschedule an appointment, but this may not always be possible. Please speak to your therapist regarding any queries you may have in this regard.

I am anxious about speaking to a psychotherapist!2017-10-14T15:01:43+00:00

This is very common, especially for those clients who are speaking to a psychotherapist for the first time. All our therapists are keenly aware of how difficult it can be to seek help for the first time, or for that matter to return to therapy. Please know that this anxiety is completely natural and we will aim to make your experience as easy as possible.

Are you in Crisis?2017-10-14T15:02:36+00:00

We will always aim to see new clients as quickly as possible. You may however be in a position where you need more immediate support.

If you are feeling suicidal, or need to talk to someone immediately there are services who can help.

  • Please call Samaritans Free 24 hour Support Line on 116 123 – Call are Free of charge from any phone
  • Call or Attend your nearest Accident & Emergency Department and tell a nurse or member of staff how you are feeling
  • Make an immediate appointment with your GP if during opening hours
How do I contact Marino Counselling and Psychotherapy?2017-10-14T15:02:51+00:00

Our location is on the Marino/Fairview border, a ten minute drive from the city centre. Ideally located close to the city centre while also giving a more relaxed location with beautiful views from each room of the park and surrounding area.

If you have any questions further questions please do not hesitate to call us on 01 9610100 or our mobiles at 0864076331 (insert Kevin’s)

You can also email us at info@marinocounselling.ie

You can message us directly and securely by clicking here and we will respond to you as soon as possible

How long does counselling & psychotherapy last?2017-10-14T15:02:58+00:00

This very much depends on the individual needs of each of our clients. It can be as little as a few weeks, or span months or even longer. However, the client is always at the centre of any decision in this regard. Your therapist will work closely with you to identify the change you wish to see and then check in regularly to ensure that your needs are being met on a week by week basis.

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