Frequently Asked Questions

What is Counselling?

Counselling is a process designed to give you a safe, confidential, non-judgmental space where you can explore difficulties and gain a better understanding of yourself. Counselling can help you to focus on and understand more clearly issues that concern you.

Counselling and psychotherapy can be very beneficial for many people in a wide variety of situations including helping people to cope with depression and anxiety, grief and loss, phobias, trauma, relationship difficulties, abuse, low self-esteem as well as many other personal problems.

Counselling provides a safe, confidential space to talk about your issues and problems that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. Counselling encourages self-exploration, self-awareness and taking control and responsibility of your choices. Through the development of insight and increased self-awareness clients gain a better understanding of their own behaviour and issues and can then start bringing about effective changes they wish to make.

What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling tends to be relatively short-term, dealing with a specific problem or situation. Psychotherapy is more long-term for those wishing to deepen their understanding of themselves and their relationship with others.

Is this service Confidential?

All personal information and sessions are treated in the strictest of confidence. It is of paramount importance that you feel safe and for this reason during your first session I will explain about the various safeguards in place to protect your privacy. I will also explain about the rare occasions when confidentiality might be broken.

What is the cost of sessions?

A session costs €70. If you are struggling financially please talk to me and I can discuss various options that may be available to you.

What is the duration of a session?

Sessions are one hour in duration and occur on a weekly basis, usually at the same time each week. The length of time people attend counselling will vary from person to person. Counselling is short-term while Psychotherapy is more long term.

How do I make an appointment?

You can call 0868059726 or email me at  – you can also request an introduction meeting to discuss initial questions you may have, in person at no cost.

How do I re-schedule/ cancel an appointment?

If you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment I ask that you give as much notice as possible so another time may be arranged. For cancellations a minimum of 24 hours' notice is required otherwise a fee will apply.

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Seol Counselling
Ciara Mc Griskin
Naduir, Saoirsinn
Furbo, Co Galway, Ireland

Seol Counselling
Ross House,
Merchants Road,
Galway, Ireland.


Phone: 0868059726
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