Counselling Matters - Counselling and Psychotherapy

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

What is counselling?

Counselling is a process that involves a trained counsellor helping a person find ways to understand and work through their problems.

Counselling is usually more short-term than psychotherapy.

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is more long-term and focusses on a broader range of issues.

Psychotherapy is a process that involves a trained therapist working with a person to help them understand patterns of behaviour and look at how unconscious issues and conflicts impact on a persons life.

Both counselling and psychotherapy support people to build their resources and resilience and discover new ways of living.

Mary offers brief (3 - 6 sessions), short-term counselling (6 - 12 sessions) or long-term, open-ended psychotherapy.

Mary will work with you to choose the right form of therapy during an initial assessment.

Useful Links

HSE - Your mental health

Mental health Ireland - promoting positive mental health

AWARE - your supporting light through depression

The Irish Hospice Foundation - bereavement

Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy logo