Yes I do. The platform I use is Zoom. If you would like to review the security features of Zoom please click on https://zoom.us/feature. I invite my clients via email to attend a Zoom meeting.
The client simply clicks on the meeting requested and is directly brought to the online appointment. If Zoom is not already downloaded the link will requested the app to be downloaded. I find it a very easy app to use for online therapy for both therapist and client. I send the link a few days before the actual appointment.
I send a paypal link to the client to pay for the appointment given.
Firstly, I salute you for making the call to seek help regarding your Mental Health. I recognise the bravery of taking that first step. The first session will be very informal. It will be an opportunity to get to know each other. I believe that the most important aspect of therapy, is the therapeutic relationship between client and therapist. It will last 50 minutes, and the next date for the next session will then be decided.
I normally encourage clients to attend six sessions. I feel this is when clients obtain the most from therapy. After the six sessions, it will be decided between therapist and client, if the therapy should continue. An ongoing review of the therapy will then be in place.
Each session will cost 80 euro; however, I am registered for tax purposes. I can provide a receipt if needed for clients to obtain tax relief on their counselling sessions. Note: I do have a student rate and for those between jobs, the rate is 50 euro per appointment. Payment can be made by card or cash at the end of the appointment. For Online appointments I use Revolut or Paypal, and as it is an online appointmemt I would appreciate paymemt before the appointment date.
Yes, I provide a safe space where the client will be listened to, heard and not judged. My role as therapist is to provide a safe and secure space for my clients. My approach is very much a personal centred approach to therapy. That is, I convey immense empathy towards the client, I fully respect what is being said to me. Finally, I am fully present in the room with my clients. I fully endorse the practice of Self Care in my work as a therapist.
Yes it is, however, there are only a few exceptions to the area of confidentiality. I work to the highest standard and fully adhere to the ethics of the IACP, which I am member of.
Exceptions include the following:
Should a third party need to be informed in such situations, where possible this will first be discussed with the client. I state that breaking confidentiality is a rare occasion in therapy.
Yes. I am fully compliant to GDPR policies. A Working Agreement will be created by me and sent to the client to review and sign after the first appointment.
I am based at 5 Capel Street as part of a new company I formed with two others entitled Under the Rainbow. I will send out directions to you once the first appointment has been confirmed.