Suaimhneas CBT Therapy Cork and Mindfulness

Frequently Asked Questions

Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy is known to be a relatively short-term in comparison to some other forms of psychotherapy. This is because it focusses on addressing specific problems with established treatment approaches. That said, this will depend on your own individual circumstances and what you are currently struggling with in your life. Each person will differ in terms of length of time for recovery, generally treatment will last anything from two to six months.

It is strongly recommended that you attend weekly at the beginning in order to get the most out of the sessions. CBT therapy is an active approach which requires practicing newly learned skills between sessions. Bringing CBT skills into your own daily life is where you will see the changes take place. It is especially important at the beginning of therapy to have as much support with this as possible. As the treatment progresses and you become more confident with the approach you can reduce the frequency of sessions as best suits your circumstances.

At present, one to one CBT sessions are delivered remotely and online via zoom.

CBT Psychotherapy costs €70 per session. Each session is one hour in duration. 

When you first start searching for a therapist, it can be difficult to know what to expect. You might have questions about how online therapy works, whether it’s effective, and what the process is like.

Online therapy allows you to connect with your therapist from the comfort and safety of your own home. It allows you the flexibility and convenience to see your therapist at a time that suits you in your day. Online CBT therapy is as effective as meeting face to face.

The sessions take place via zoom which has end-to-end encryption for your privacy. It is compliant with GDPR requirements.

I abide by the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct as outlined by the Association of Professional Counsellors and Psychotherapists (APCP). 

In general, what we talk about together remains confidential. If you wish for me to speak with your GP or another health professional, then I will do so only with your expressed consent. I receive monthly supervision to ensure I am working to the highest ethical standards. This process is confidential, and I refer to clients only by their initials when discussing casework. On rare occasions, if I believe that you or someone else is at risk of harm then I am ethically bound to break confidentiality. 

Your data is protected under GDPR policy. Details of how I protect your personal data is outlined in your therapy contract.

If you wish to make a claim on your health insurance policy please check with your provider beforehand. Each individual insurance provider makes payments for psychotherapy/counselling services at their own discretion.

CBT Psychotherapy is proven to be extremely effective for a range of mental health difficulties. If you wish to learn more about how Suaimhneas Cork CBT Therapy and Mindfulness feel free to click on the links below:

What is CBT Therapy?

CBT for Anxiety 

CBT for Generalized Anxiety (GAD)

CBT for Social Anxiety

CBT for Health Anxiety


CBT for Panic Attacks

CBT for Depression


CBT for Low Self-Esteem

CBT for ADHD Adults

Autism Counselling and Psychotherapy for Adults

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

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