How I can help

Are you are experiencing difficulty in your life and want things to change?

The Trust Counselling & Psychotherapy Service is an Online Counselling and Face to Face private practice offering you a safe, comfortable and confidential setting to explore personal difficulties with a professionally trained psychotherapist.

• Stress and Anxiety
• Anger Management
• Self-Esteem
• Confidence Issues
• Personal Relationships
• Loss and Bereavement
• Financial Difficulties
• Work-Related Matters
• Addiction

• Sexuality
• Lgbtq
• Life Changes
• Suicidal Ideation
• Unemployment
• Panic Attacks
• Social Acceptance issues
• Bullying
• Depression

• Co-dependency
• Employee Assistance
• Issues arising from Physical
• Emotional or Sexual Abuse
• Meaning of Life issues
• Single Parent issues
• Coping with illness
• Family Matters
• Self-Harm

How I work

A straightforward and down to earth style is used which is thoughtful and respectful to all clients. My role is to facilitate you and support you through your journey of exploration and any changes you wish to make in your life.

Therapy offers an opportunity for a different kind of relationship and a different type of communication which may be difficult to find elsewhere in other personal relationships.

As your therapist, I will listen to you and help you to explore situations and feelings in a non-judgmental way and in a safe and confidential setting. For me, Trust is the most important element in the therapeutic relationship. Without Trust we would be unable to work together as a team in resolving your issues.

Concepts and techniques from different therapeutic approaches are used. Some of these include:

• Person-Centered Psychotherapy
• CBT/REBT Psychotherapy
• Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
• Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
• Solution Focused Psychotherapy

About Psychotherapist

Joe Donohue
Integrative Psychotherapist

MSc.(Psych. Hon) S.IACP M.IAHIP

Membership with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP), and the Irish Association of Humanistic & Integrative Psychotherapy (IAHIP) and a clinical supervisor with the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).

Qualified as a Psychotherapist with Turning Point Training Institute and subsequently earned a Master’s of Science in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy awarded by Dublin City University.

Established Trust Counselling in Inchicore in January 2014.  

My approach to Psychotherapy would be described as Humanistic and Integrative using a Person-Centred Approach and other modalities such as Psychodynamic, Psychosynthesis, Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your fees?

The price per psychotherapy session is  €60.

The price per IACP psychotherapy clinical supervision is €70.

Online Skype, Zoom or Phone counselling sessions are available.

What about the sessions?

Psychotherapy sessions are generally 50-60  minutes long and are regular weekly appointments. Appointments are usually made once weekly until therapeutic goals are met. Sometimes clients opt for bi-monthly sessions anything less would not be considered counselling or psychotherapy. 

Online Counselling is available via skype as an alternative to coming into the office.  When skype sessions are conducted clients are expected to be in a confidential and appropriate setting e.g. not in a public space. Payment for skype counselling is made in advance of the session.

 

What if I need to cancel a session?

If you have to cancel your appointment it is very important that you give at least 24 hours notice. An arrangement can be made to reschedule your cancelled appointment if there is availability during the week. Unless an emergency arises that may cause you to miss your booked appointment the full cost of the missed session will be charged if insufficient notice is given.

How long will therapy last?

Therapy can last a few weeks or several years depending on your needs and the therapeutic approach used to address your identified needs. Much depends on the depth and nature of the issues that you wish to work on. This will be discussed in the initial assessment session.  It can be helpful to have an identified therapeutic goal when coming into therapy, for example,’ I don’t want to be disturbed by anger, or anxiety anymore’. In this way when the goal is set – we have something to work towards and will know when to end therapy once the goal has been met.

Ending Therapy

It is recommended that if a client feels they would like to end therapy that they attend a final closure session. A proper ending can create a sense of closure for both therapist and client and permit the foundation for a new beginning. Some clients like to take a ‘break’ from therapy for a time or return for a few ‘refresher’ sessions after we have formally ended therapy. I am always open to this and we can always discuss when it is relevant.

Is therapy confidential?

Apart from professional requirements and exceptions concerning safety everything that I am told by clients is completely confidential. If in my professional judgement you become a serious risk to yourself or to others I reserve the right to confer with your next of kin GP or other professionals but only after making every effort to discuss this with you first.

What about medication?

Medication is often suggested by Doctors as the solution to all kinds of psychological issues and problems. My view is that whilst medication can sometimes enhance the effectiveness of psychotherapy and at other times is a necessary component of psychotherapy it is rarely sufficient in itself to achieve lasting change. Many problems which bring people into therapy – difficulties with relationships, loss of a loved one, problems with anger, or lack of meaning and purpose in life – may not be significantly helped by medication.