Hi, I'm Elaine. Along with being a Galway native, I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist with further education in the area of the Existential Psychotherapy. I am also a fully accredited member of the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP).
My areas of interest are relational in nature. Human beings are complex and fascinating and the way we are interconnected to those around us and to the world as a whole is what brings me to this discipline.
A place to talk through concerns at your own pace and at a level you are comfortable with.
A safe, non-judgemental and caring environment where you can be truly seen and heard.
An opportunity for you to learn about yourself, to discover your values and to get to know who you are.
To enable you to learn to consider yourself and your innate and unique potential
The therapeutic relationship assists with a renewed relationship to yourself, to others and to the world around you
When our true self is witnessed and acknowledged and warmly accepted it confirms our worth in the world
We are a small, intimate counselling practice based in Co. Galway. We provide a safe space where people can feel comfortable knowing that they will be listened to. This is a place where you will be heard.
This is a common question. Counselling is generally viewed more of a supportive relationship for a short-term immediate emotional concern that you may experiencing. Psychotherapy is generally viewed as a more in depth exploration of a client's inner world and curiousity about what has gone into the process of making them who they are. Counselling and Psychotherapy do not tend to be mutually exclusive and most Counsellors and Psychotherapists are trained to provide a mixture of both depending on the needs/desires of the client.
Sessions cost 60 euro per hour. There is a sliding scale available depending on an individual's circumstance and this can be discussed during the initial session.
There is never a set amount of sessions that a therapist has in mind as each individual is unique. As the process is client-led this will apply to the determination of the number of sessions among other things. It is of utmost importance that you feel your needs are being met and that there are neither too few nor too many sessions. There is an opportunity for regular reviews after an initial number of sessions to allow for choice around continuation.
A counselling session lasts one hour.
The therapy room is a confidential space and the therapist will act in accordance to the Ethical Framework laid down by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP). There are exceptions to confidentiality that clients should be aware of. These are occasions when a therapist may not be able to hold the information shared within the confidentiality agreement. These are:
If a client is deemed to be at risk of harming themselves.
If a client is deemed to be at risk of harming others.
If a child is deemed to be at risk and this has not been reported
Limits of confidentiality also operate within the law. This means that a therapist is mandated to report: Unreported child sex abuse where the abuser is still alive and identifying details have been disclosedInvolvement in criminal activity
It is possible to pay for a session using either cash or debit/credit card.
Book a session or if you need more information just send us a message