Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?
Both counselling and psychotherapy assist a person in exploring issues, increasing self awareness and facilitating change. The terms are often used interchangeably, which can cause confusion, particularly as the processes are apparently so similar.
Generally, counselling examines issues in an immediate sense, for example where a client is exploring a particular crisis that is causing emotional pain and difficulty. Psychotherapy explores issues in the present also, but with a further examination of how present issues might be linked to a person’s past experiences. At Evermind each client is met on an individual basis, and the process evolves according to what the client needs and wants.
How long are the sessions?
Sessions are 50 minutes long.
How often will I attend?
Sessions take place at a set time (agreed between therapist and client) on a weekly basis. This consistency allows for a strong relationship to develop between therapist and client, which is essential for the process.
Is there a minimum amount of sessions that I have to attend?
The duration of the therapy process is at the discretion of the client, and depends on a number of factors. We would recommend that a client attends for 6 – 10 sessions before reviewing with their therapist if / how they would like to continue.
How much will it cost?
The standard cost is €50 per session. However, rates are negotiable depending on a client’s personal circumstances and can be discussed during the initial consultation. The fee is due at the end of each session and is paid directly to the therapist.
What happens if I have to cancel an appointment?
In the event of cancellation we require 48 hours notice – otherwise the session fee will be payable.
How can I make an appointment?
Appointments can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 083 1707072.
Retention & Deletion of Data
Evermind Ireland will retain and use your Personal Data only to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations. Personal information is stored digitally via password protected files. Session notes, where applicable, are brief, captured in long hand, and not identifiable to any client. They are stored in a locked filing cabinet. After 7 years digital files are deleted and manual files are destroyed.