Is counselling & therapy only for those who can afford it?

A challenging article to read from the guardian which articulates an often expressed concern emanating from US research –  is therapy only for those who can afford it?

Talk Therapy Dublin  aims to provide access to low cost affordable counselling when applicable and pricing is contracted for taking into account the client’s situation.

Finding the right option for the client is the main focus not the fee.

 

Bereavement – The pain of loss

Bereavement is something that will affect the vast majority of us at some stage in our lives.  It can be a crippling experience and does not have to be endured alone,  support is available.

Talking therapy is one of these supports as discussed in the below article from the Irish Independent.

http://www.independent.ie/life/family/family-features/dealing-with-bereavement-sometimes-at-night-i-would-creep-out-of-bed-down-to-the-kitchen-to-wail-out-loud-where-i-wouldnt-wake-anyone-30990073.html

How do I find the right therapist?

Client often report having difficulty finding the right services and indeed the right therapist when in a state of distress.  Often GP’s and many other services are just as confused.

Here is an informative article for those considering starting Psychotherapy from the Irish Times

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/health-family/therapy-unlocked-a-guide-to-finding-the-right-therapist-for-you-1.2055346