Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. What is Counselling and Psychotherapy? 

These two names are used alternately and have the same value. Counselling and Psychotherapy is a legal name implemented under the Minister of Health, although its status varies between countries. However, the code of ethics stays the same.

Counselling and Psychotherapy is a therapeutic relationship between a psychotherapist and a client. Counselling and Psychotherapy aim to help the client achieve their own goals and get rid of bothersome behaviours and reactions that cause mental deterioration.

  1. What happens during the first counselling session?

During the first meeting, the psychotherapist introduces himself and completes the application form with the client, with personal data, information about the GP and who should be notified in the event of danger or emergency. All information is given with the consent of the client who has access to his documentation on request. Customer information is protected by law under the GDPR procedure Also, during the first appointment which is free of charge, the counsellor will discuss a contract which will be signed between the client and the psychotherapist. 

  1. How long does psychotherapy last?

The first appointment is usually up to 30 mins where the psychotherapist will discuss the counselling contract and clients expectations. Regular psychotherapy sessions last 50 mins. 

  1. How long is the treatment?

Therapy should last at least six weeks but can last much longer, depending on the treatment being used. The therapeutic relationship can be terminated at any time and does not oblige the parties to further cooperation if such a will is for one of the parties. The client is not obliged to attend the therapy if he doesn’t want it, and the therapist may be forced to discontinue the therapy due to personal reasons or code of ethics. Both parties are obliged to inform in advance about the will.

  1. Is counselling and psychotherapy free? 

The first appointment is usually free, and next will be a cost of €60.00

  1. Which language I can use in my counselling session?

I speak both Polish and English languages and it is your choice which one you like to use. 

  1. Are the counselling and psychotherapy confidential?

Yes it is but it has limitations according to code of ethics and restriction of law. For instance, if you or someone who you know is in danger, the counsellor is obligated to inform the Gardai or adequate governance about your disclosure. Same obligations are related in cases of child abuse and any vulnerable person. 

  1. Can I cancel a session if I need to? 

Yes, always you can cancel or postpone a session. The general rule is 24hrs before booking appointments. In other situations, non-attendance will be charged at 50% of the full price. 

9. Where can I book an appointment?

You can book appointment here https://boguckipsychotherapypractice.com/i-need-to-talk/

10. How can I pay for the appointment.

The appointment can be paid on front with many other option here https://boguckipsychotherapypractice.com/payment-option/

11. Is it any forms and documentation that I need fill it before my appointment?

Yes, all documents you can download here https://boguckipsychotherapypractice.com/download-doc/

12. Where is the headquarters?

All counselling & psychotherapy is provide from Republic of Ireland and in Irish time. Time zone in Ireland is (GMT+1) ( Same as UK)

13. What does it mean that the service is open 24/7?

This means you can register 24 hours a day, but therapy can take place during the day between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. Irish time. Time zone in Ireland is (GMT+1) ( Same as UK)

14. Can I call in case of an emergency?

No, is not an emergency service, in case you need help right now call for emergence service in your area.

15. Is psychotherapy safe to do?

Yes, psychotherapy is generally considered safe when conducted by trained and licensed professionals. It is a widely used and well-established form of treatment for various mental health conditions and emotional difficulties. Psychotherapy provides individuals with a supportive and confidential environment to explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to work towards positive change and personal growth.

However, it is important to note that like any form of treatment, psychotherapy may have some potential risks or side effects. These can include temporary feelings of emotional discomfort or distress as one engages in the therapeutic process, especially when addressing challenging or traumatic experiences. Additionally, therapy may bring up intense emotions that require careful management and processing.

To ensure safety and effectiveness, it is crucial to choose a qualified therapist who is licensed and trained in the specific approach or modality of psychotherapy that suits your needs. It’s also important to establish good communication with your therapist and inform them of any concerns or difficulties that arise during the therapy process. Overall, psychotherapy is generally regarded as safe and beneficial for many individuals seeking support for mental health concerns.

16. Can I booking counselling and psychotherapy for somebody else?

Yes, it is possible to book counselling and psychotherapy sessions for someone else. Many therapy providers allow individuals to make appointments on behalf of someone they know or care about. However, before proceeding, it’s important to consider a few factors:

  1. Consent: Ensure that you have the person’s explicit consent before booking sessions on their behalf. It is crucial to respect their autonomy and involve them in the decision-making process regarding their mental health.
  2. Privacy and Confidentiality: Understand the therapy provider’s policies regarding privacy and confidentiality. Ensure that the person you are booking for is comfortable with sharing their personal information and discussing their concerns with the therapist.
  3. Compatibility: While you may have good intentions, it’s important to choose a therapist who is a good fit for the individual’s needs. Consider factors such as therapeutic approach, expertise, and specialization to find a therapist who can best address their specific concerns.
  4. Communication: Maintain open and honest communication with the person you are booking for throughout the process. Keep them informed about the appointments, provide any necessary information, and encourage them to voice any concerns or preferences they may have.

Remember that therapy is a personal journey, and the individual seeking support should ideally be involved in the decision-making process to ensure they receive the most appropriate care.

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