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Q. What’s the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

A. The terms counselling and psychotherapy are often used interchangeably.  However, although there are many similarities, there are also some differences. 

Counselling is usually conducted over a relatively brief period of time and focuses on resolving a specific, present day problem or situation. Counselling aims to provide the client with increased insight and to support the client in finding ways to effectively overcome problems and challenges. 

Psychotherapy is generally a longer process that identifies and explores deeper emotional and psychological issues that may be rooted in the past but continue to cause difficulty in the present day.  Psychotherapy attempts to examine and address the underlying root causes of the presenting issue with a view to healing and learning more constructive ways to deal with problems or issues.


Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: This is difficult to answer and very much depends on the individual, the issues they are experiencing, the severity of the problem and their personal goals.  It may take only weeks to help you deal with a short-term situation.  Where longer term work is appropriate, it is a good idea to work together for 6 sessions and then review whether to continue further.  This allows time to ensure you have a good fit with your therapist which is critical for psychotherapy to be effective.

Q: How often do people attend?

A: In general, clients attend weekly, but this may vary according to circumstances.


Q: How do I book an appointment?

A: You can book an appointment by contacting Marie directly by phone or email or by clicking on the link at the top of this page. 

Q: How long is a session?

A: Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Q: How much does a session cost?

A: The fee for a session is €80.  Payment can be made by cash or debit/credit card and receipts will be issued.

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