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Frequently Asked Questions
What does counselling involve?

Counselling involves sharing thoughts, feelings and problems in a confidential and supportive environment. If you have identified a difficulty and wish to make some changes, then congratulations - you have taken the first step towards resolving any obstacle. After this, all that is required of you is a willingness to explore and reflect on your life's experiences, and to be open to the possibility of learning new skills, thought patterns or behaviours to help you cope with life's ups and downs.

What will happen in my first session?

In order to learn more about you, and to explore what you want to achieve from counselling, you will be asked to bring a Problem List along to your first session. The list can be as long or as short as you like, although we will probably need to prioritise areas that we decide are more urgent.

Can couples or families attend together for counselling if we wish?

Yes. If you think your difficulties stem from problems inside the couple or family relationship, partners and family members are encouraged to attend sessions together. If this is the case, then the couple or the family becomes the "client" rather than any individual, and all members of the couple or family are treated equally.

If I attend counselling alone, can I invite anybody else along?

Yes. At first, you will be asked to attend alone but as counselling progresses, partners or family members are welcome to attend for a session if you feel that this would be supportive for you. However, before anybody else is invited, we thoroughly discuss issues such as confidentiality so that your privacy is respected at all times.

How long does counselling take?

It varies. Although Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a relatively short-term, pragmatic form of therapy, the duration of counselling still depends on factors such as how long you have experienced your difficult(ies), the level of distress you feel, the number of problems you have identified on your Problem List and, of course, your willingness to attend regularly and work with your psychologist on achieving your goals for counselling.

What does it cost?

For counselling, the session cost for adults is €80 and for young people is €90. Young people's fees include brief reports to parents or guardians where appropriate, or communication with education or healthcare facilities. For psychological assessments, costs depend on the type and number of assessments undertaken and whether psychological report(s) are required.

How frequently will I attend for counselling?

Initially, you will be asked to attend at the same time every week. As counselling progresses, however, you may discuss with your psychologist about attending fortnightly if you wish. When you and your psychologist collaboratively agree that it is time for counselling to finish, you will be invited to return one month later for a "relapse prevention" session to see how you have been getting on and to explore your exciting future without the need for regular counselling.

What happens if I need to cancel a session?

Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, a client needs to cancel or reschedule an appointment.  Cancellations of less than 24 hours' notice will incur a €40 charge. This is because your session is booked and held for you alone. Furthermore, the possibility of being charged a fee discourages people from not turning up at the last minute, and let's face it - counselling requires some work and effort that sometimes, being human, we think we're not in the mood for that day. However, regardless of mood, it is very important that you attend for all your scheduled counselling sessions and we make every effort to support you in attending regularly.

Where are you located?

Rewind Counselling is located in Blackrock Village, close to the DART station.  Click here for specific location details.

Dr. Joanne Cooper
Ph.D., PGradDip(CBT), Reg.Psychol.Ps.S.I.

Joanne is a Registered Psychologist specialising in Counselling and CBT in the Dublin area.  She has worked extensively with both adults and teens in healthcare, community and educational settings. 

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