Welcome to Introspect Counselling. People typically come to see a counsellor because they have problems or difficulties they would like to discuss with someone who is unbiased and impartial, someone who is not going to judge them. Going to a therapist means that you acknowledge that you have a difficulty in your life & that you would like to deal with, rather than letting it get worse or pretending that it does not exist. It takes great courage to arrange a visit to a therapist/counsellor, and indeed to take the first steps through the door. Remember; counsellors are people, trained with skills which can be helpful in dealing with a wide variety of difficulties and so it does not matter if a counsellor has not themselves experienced these same difficulties in order to be of assistance.
Respect, understanding, empathy, acceptance and a willingness to being truly ourselves in the counselling relationship are the cornerstones of our service.
Talking can help
Changes happen in everyone's lives at some point, but some of us are better at coping with the difficult circumstances which arise from time-to-time like a separation/divorce, a break-up, the loss of a loved one, or perhaps a job. Many things can affect us and we are here to help you through this period in your life.
We all need support and often this comes in the form of family or friends, however, sometimes, it may not be appropriate to discuss our present difficulties with our nearest and dearest, and the help of a professional listener is needed. Our service focusses on you, no matter what your circumstances.
Lower Cost Option
Sometimes life circumstances can leave us with little money to spend on our own wellbeing including counselling. So, we can provide a lower-cost counselling service based on your present circumstances e.g. if you are unemployed, a student or in part-time employment. We would be happy to discuss this option.
We operate on the basis of total discretion and believe that both your life circumstances and your story deserve the greatest respect. Therefore, we operate to strict confidentiality principles and conform to the code of ethics for the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
When times are tough, talking can really help. If you need to make some changes in your life and would like a safe space to explore those potential changes, talking can really help. And sometimes, to deal with the day-to-day challenges of modern living (workplace stress, relationship difficulties, the demands of caring for family, maintaining friendships and trying to find meaning in life), talking can really help.
If you've never been to a counsellor before, no problem. We take our time to listen and understand what brings you to consider counselling at this time and what you would like to get from our work together. If you have been to counselling before, no problem, we would love to welcome you back to perhaps a slightly different experience this time. We will be delighted to talk you through our service, connect you with the right therapist and support you at whatever stage or set of circumstances you find yourself coping with in life at this time.
If you wish to talk to us further about our services or maybe make an initial no-commitment appointment, you can contact us by email, phone, or via our Contact Us page by clicking here or, using the menu at the top of this page.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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Therapist Changes: We are delighted to announce that Clodagh Monaghan is now able to see Northside clients from the Healing House (just beside the Mater Hospital) in Dublin. For an appointment, please Click here for our Contact Page to get in touch.
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