Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Psychotherapy and Counselling should always be individualised to your problem(s), personality, needs, values, interests and expectations.

What is your approach?

I have trained in the two major schools of psychotherapy used and empirically tested worldwide, psychodynamic (psychoanalytic) therapy and CBT. To this, I am adding elements from various other recognised schools of therapy, such as systemic, Gestalt, integrative, and imaginative approaches.

Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT), which I have developed, is described in several books and a large number of articles. You will find links to them on this website or on

Understanding your needs, listening with empathy, and actively finding ways to help and support you in regaining your life are all important to me.

I will adapt the mix of approaches to your individual needs and problems and discuss this with you.

What happens in the first session?

We get to know each other, you tell me about your current problem(s) and I explain to you the therapy options available. Usually, I will do my best to get you started on your therapy in the first session.

How long is a session?

Most therapists spend 50 minutes in a session, which leaves them 10 minutes to make notes before the next client arrives. However, I am also happy to provide an hour.

How often are sessions?

This is up to you. Most clients see me weekly or every other week.

If you just need some support and feedback once in a while, monthly sessions might be sufficient.

How long will therapy take?

It depends on the problem(s) you are seeing me for. You should always have a sense that you are benefiting from your therapy.

In narrowly-defined problem areas, a few sessions may be enough, for wider issues like self-improvement and confidence it can take a couple of months or longer.

Where is your practice located?

29/30 Dame Street
Dublin 2

I also offer appointments over Zoom or Skype.

What is your fee?

Please see the fees schedule at Fees

There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. Since all appointments are exclusively reserved for the patient who made the booking, the full fee will be charged if the appointment is not cancelled at least 24 hours in advance.

Where do you keep up to date?

The Psychiatry Academy of the Massachusetts General Hospital, the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, the American Psychiatric Association, Harvard Medical School Continuing Education, conferences and meetings on psychotherapy, counselling and psychiatry, peer groups, books, professional journals and my own research.

Email me at if you have any questions.

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