Frequently Asked Questions

Counselling & Psychotherapy facilitates the creation of a professional relationship between a qualified counsellor and a client, the purpose of which is to provide the client with a safe, confidential place where they can talk safely about losses, stresses, confusion, conflicts and other difficulties in their life. Counselling & Psychotherapy is not about judging, giving advice, making diagnoses or giving evaluation reports.

Counselling looks at the issue presented by the client and the turmoil and hurt which it may have caused in the individual’s life. Counselling empowers the client by helping them gain clarity and awareness. It is particularly useful in helping the client to resolve more short term issues.

Psychotherapy, while looking at the presenting issue, also deals with the root of the problem, delving deeper into the raw emotions to find their cause, e.g. a fear rooted in childhood. Psychotherapy helps the client find a long term resolution of their issue by giving them insight into the origin of the problem. When attending sessions, the client is not obliged to opt for either Counselling or Psychotherapy. Each session may integrate both of these approaches depending on what is called for by the client or the issue.

Some Aviva and Laya Healthcare health insurance plans provide cover towards the cost of counselling – contact Aviva customer care on 1890 717 717 or Laya Healthcare on 021 202 2000 to check what’s covered on your plan.

For more information, or to make your appointment, please call 085 8172016 or email

Each appointment lasts up to one hour.

Each individual has his or her own individual needs, at the initial assessment we would talk about what your own feelings are on this. At the end of that initial session that may or may not have changed. The thing to remember is that time-wise nothing is set in stone. We regularly review and talk about where we are in the therapy, ultimately it is client-led.

The Counselling Lodge has competitive rates. Call Blanaid for more information today.

Yes free car parking is available.

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