Counselling Services Limerick

About Paul Murphy

Counselling and Psychotherapy Practitioner

A professional, confidential service offering you support in a non-judgmental friendly atmosphere.

Creating a space where you can safely explore any anxieties or issues you are experiencing.

Allowing the opportunity to discover options, develop coping skills and enhance personal growth.

My practice is in Hartstonge St. Limerick City and is available to adults, adolescents and couples. Experienced in Support Groups and Group Facilitation.
I am a Fully Accredited Member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and as such my professional work is carried out in accordance with the IACP code of ethics and practice emphasising Respect, Competence, Responsibility and Integrity.

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Areas of Counselling can include:

Addictions, Self Esteem, Anxiety and Stress, Bereavement, Grief & Loss, Depression, Communication Problems, Bullying, Conflict, Coping Difficulties, Parenting, Couples Counselling, Family Issues, Marriage Issues, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Eating disorders, Employment Issues, Gay / Lesbian Issues, Health Related Issues, Panic Disorder, Personal Development, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Post Traumatic Stress, Post Natal Depression, Relationship Issues, Separation / Divorce, Sexual Abuse, Sexuality, Self Harm, Suicide Intervention, Trauma, Violence

Extra Information

Definition of Counselling and Psychotherapy

"Counselling and Psychotherapy are activities involving a practitioner, who offers a professional service as a helper, and a client, who seeks the service. The term "client" may include individuals, couples or groups of people. In what follows, the term practitioner is used to denote a counsellor or psychotherapist who is a Member of the Association.

The practitioner offers an impartial relationship in which the client can explore specific issues and develop more satisfying and resourceful ways of living. Confidentiality is recognised as a vital basis for such a relationship.

The practitioner respects the client's values, personal resources and capacity for self-determination. Counselling and Psychotherapy are formal activities where Both parties explicitly agree a contract about participation and procedure

To ensure that their practice remains effective and appropriate, practitioners are obliged to meet regularly with a supervisor, who is an experienced colleague with whom they review their work. Information discussed during supervision is regarded as confidential."

(IACP Code of Ethics and Practice for Counsellors / Psychotherapists. 2005)

Professional Accreditation IACP

- Paul Murphy


Hartstonge St.
Limerick City

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