Appointments

appointmentsWhat I offer
I provide weekly psychotherapy and counselling for individuals aged over 18 at Oakwood Psychology & Psychotherapy, Castletroy, Limerick. If you have any questions about the service, and/or you would like to make an appointment for your first session, you can phone me on 086-8956595 or send an e-mail to alice.mceleney@gmail.com. If I am unable to answer the phone, please leave a message and I will get back to you promptly. I understand the courage it can take to make that first call, and I will treat your enquiry with the respect it deserves. 

Your first session
The first session is an opportunity to get a better sense of whether therapy is right for you at this time, and whether we can work together. We will explore what is bringing you to therapy, possible directions our work might take, and any questions you might have about the process. You are under no obligation to continue if you decide that therapy is not what you need, or if you feel you would prefer to work with a different therapist. If necessary, I may be able to provide a referral to a therapist who could be a better fit for you. If we both agree to start working together, we will find a day and time that suits us both for ongoing appointments. Thereafter you would attend weekly at that time. Sessions are 50 minutes long.

Duration of therapy
The duration of therapy that is needed varies from person to person, depending on your goals, the nature of the issues being addressed, and the pace at which you are willing or able to work through them. If you decide after the first appointment that you want to start therapy, we will agree to work together for a set number of sessions initially. After the agreed number of sessions, we will review your progress, needs and goals, and discuss whether it would be useful for you to continue for a longer period of time. How long you continue is always up to you.

Fees
The fee is 60 Euro per session, which is paid each week.

Cancellations
If you can’t attend a particular session, I ask that you let me know as soon as possible and at least 24 hours in advance. I will try to reschedule the session for a different time during the same week if this works for both of us. If you cancel a session with less than 24 hours’ notice, then you will need to pay the fee for the session as it would be too late for me to offer the time to another client.