Q. I never had therapy before and I know it is quite expensive. How many sessions would I need to get better?
A. Even though there may be a common denominator to many issues, each individual is different. Therefore it is difficult to estimate how long therapy will last, In our very first sessions together we will identify the issues you feel are more pressing, discuss your expectations about coming to therapy and identify some goals for the work together which may give you a sense of what getting better really means to you. You may also get a sense of progress after each session.
Irish Health Insurers usually offer refunds for a certain number of sessions of psychotherapy and counselling per year, if the therapist is accredited with IAHIP or IACP. Always check with your health insurer to make sure they cover therapy. Income tax relief may also be available.