Counselling can mean different things to different people but in general, it is a process that people seek when they want to change something in their lives or explore thoughts and feelings in more depth.
It is a form of talk therapy between two people and it should always be carried out in a safe and secure environment with a professional Counsellor. Counselling will not advise you what to do but encourage you in a way to explore whatever issue or feeling you are experiencing.
Psychotherapy usually involves a deeper and more long term process and can include exploration of the past and present. This work aims to improve the awareness of the client as to where their emotional difficulties may be arising. Once awareness is deepened changes can be made to improve our lives. Awareness process clarity and clarity procedes change.
In order to be more mindful in our day to day lives there are many ways to learn and practice being mindful. Meditation allows us to focus on one thing at a time and teaches us to slow down and focus on the important aspects of our lives. This self awareness can lead to a happier and more fulfilling way of living.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Counselling and psychotherapy are two terms that are often used the describe the same process of speaking with someone who is trained to help with difficulties you may be having in life, and who will offer a safe and non-judgemental space for you to talk about anything that is troubling you. Counselling and psychotherapy can help you to explore the issues you bring and help you to identify for yourself changes you might wish to make in your life and relationships.
Counselling tends to involve a focus on specific issues and crises and is shorter term work. Psychotherapy is longer-term, focusing on issues that are often harder to access and understand without help. Psychotherapy involves a desire to make more fundamental changes.
In terms of training, it generally takes four years to gain the necessary qualification to become a psychotherapist. A counsellor can become so in under two years.
Each session lasts fifty minutes and typically takes place weekly.
Grove Therapy is located in the town of Navan, Co. Meath. The therapy centre is located in Clonard House, Market Square, Navan.
The full cost per session is 60 euro, with a discounted rate available for low-waged, unemployed, students and retirees
This varies considerably for the individual, depending on the issues you are working on. Together we can agree a time frame that feels right for you and this will be reviewed regularly.
Yes. Confidentiality is maintained within the ethical guidelines of The Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy.
If you wish to get in contact to make an appointment or to discuss any other questions, please feel free to get in contact by any of the means listed on the Contact Page.