What is Individual/ Personal Therapy?


At various stages in life, there are times when we need help addressing problems and issues that cause us emotional distress and make us feel overwhelmed. When experiencing these types of difficulties, we may benefit from the experience of an experienced, trained professional.

Professional therapists offer caring, expert assistance that can help you to identify your problems and assist you to find the best way to cope with them. This may involve changing behaviours or thought processes that contribute to the problem or by finding constructive ways to deal with a situation that feels beyond your personal control.

Personal therapy is a way in which an individual can address any issue in their lives that is causing them distress.

Each person, in their own unique way, has the potential to overcome their present difficulties. Working regularly with a trained therapist in a safe and non judgmental environment can provide a setting in which someone  can engage constructively with their struggle and discover a more creative way of living with less emotional baggage to hold them back.

What happens in Therapy?

With your therapist you can explore personal difficulties, hidden feelings and insecurities. In this way you can achieve personal goals, develop coping skills and self acceptance, work out ways of managing different behaviours and build a new way to live your life. Every therapist has their own way of working but the basic framework is the same, complete confidentiality in a safe place. Each session takes between 50 minutes and 1 hour, usually weekly sessions with a review after 6 weeks to assess how the work is going and to agree to continue the work if that is appropriate. The fees are negotiated during the first session with the individual therapist.

If you would like to speak to one of our therapists in complete confidence click here to arrange an appointment.


Elmwood Centre
32 Lombard Street East
D02 EH24
(Located opposite Pearse Street Dart Station and the Trinity Science Gallery)
T: 01 667 6928
E: info@elmwoodcentre.com

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