What to expect in therapy

Initially, one or two introductory sessions are arrange we can meet and make a decision if there is a good enough fit to embark on the journey of therapy together.

Once it has been agreed to continue with the work, we will meet once a week, at an agreed time each week. The sessions last one hour. At the beginning of therapy, there may be many questions, on both sides.

You will be asked about your family history and background and you are encouraged to ask any questions you may have.

Depending on whether you are attending psychotherapy or counselling the pitch of the sessions may differ slightly.

The pace of the sessions will be directed by you.

You can expect a non judgmental, safe and confidential environment where together we will explore the issues that may be holding you back from fully engaging with life.

Frequently asked questions

How long are sessions
Usually sessions last 60 minutes. Sessions for adolescents are shorter in duration, lasting 50 - 60 minutes.
Confidentiality
It is imperative that sessions are strictly confidential so that trust and safety can grow in sessions. What is shared in the session will always be respected. Short case notes may be kept, these are only used as a memory aid and are never shared. Saor Psychotherapy does not provide Court Reports, Assessments, letters for work etc.
How much will it cost?
Each session costs €70 for adults and adolescents, €110 for couples . I do operate a sliding scale and have limited spaces available for reduced cost sessions.
How many sessions will I need?
The duration of therapy depends on the issues you are experiencing. A discussion around this will take place at the beginning of therapy.

 

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy allows individuals to deeply explore their past experiences and childhood relationships.

The psychotherapeutic relationship enables the client to gain deep insights into unproductive behavioral and relational patterns that might be preventing them from enjoying fulfilling relationships and satisfying lives.

It can be difficult to truly begin to know oneself, a key tenant of therapy is that the client must begin to accept responsibility for their lives and choices. Psychotherapy will assist in this process and support the individual.

Counselling

In counselling clients are helped to overcome current issues which may be preventing them enjoying or engaging with life.

The counselling process is at times more specifically goal focused than psychotherapy and can help find better ways of self expression and coping strategies. The counselling relationship is a safe place for support to navigate times of turbulence and change.