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Psychotherapy & Support Services

Glosna House is committed to offering affordable support & psychotherapy options to everyone. Our team of over 25 professional therapists offer their unique approach in supporting clients to access their full potential. Glosna House is committed to suicide prevention and child protection and all team members adhere to our policies regarding same. 


We offer CBT, Addiction Counselling, Grief Therapy, Child Play Therapy, Teen Therapy, Integrative & Humanistic Psychotherapy, Art Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Counselling, General Psychotherapy, EFT, DBT, Psychoanalysis, Trauma Therapy, Child Art Therapy, Couples Counselling Pre/Post Natal Coaching, Relationship Coaching & Life Coaching & Professional Supervision. 


Marie Byrne M.I.A.H.I.P., Reg ICP & Glosna House Founder heads up the Psychotherapy Team. To chat to Marie about what service & therapist may suit you, please get in touch by phone or email. Marie hopes to support you in making a decision that feels right for you or your loved one. 


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Our Aim

Our aim is to provide you with a supportive and safe environment. By nurturing and valuing your strengths and resources, our goal is to support you in exploring your individual experiences, challenges, concerns, road blocks, stepping stones and personal goals. We hope to facilitate insight into your patterns of thought and behaviour that may be preventing you from leading a fulfilling and satisfying life so you can bring about positive change. We have a range of price options to choose from all of which are clearly outlined below and determined by the therapists. 


For questions on what scheme or therapist might suit you best just call us on 087-7693966.

Psychotherapy is a confidential & professional service for people who are looking for support & treatment for a wide range of issues. It provides a regular time for those in distress to explore their feelings and talk about their problems, challenges and fears. A therapist can support a client to develop better ways of coping, facilitate healing and can provide a structured support in assisting a client bring about positive change in their lives. Sometimes just talking to someone confidentially who is not a friend or family member can make all the difference.

Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy emphasizes a hopeful view of human beings and of their ability to be self-determining. It believes that individuals are fundamentally responsible for themselves and, whilst recognising the tragic dimensions of human existence, it emphasises the ability of persons to go beyond themselves and realise their true nature. It seeks to assist people who are in crisis and/or are searching for meaning and purpose in life. Humanistic and integrative psychotherapy acknowledges the validity of a variety of therapeutic approaches to the individual. It seeks to integrate the use of two or more approaches in the practice of psychotherapy. Practitioners in this field embrace an attitude towards the practice of psychotherapy that affirms the inherent value of each individual. It is a unifying psychotherapy that responds appropriately and effectively to the person at the emotional, behavioural, cognitive and physiological levels of functioning.

The aim of integrative psychotherapy is to facilitate wholeness so that the quality of the person’s being and functioning in life is maximised with due regard for each individual’s own personal limited and external constraints. Humanistic and Integrative psychotherapies have many broad and creative approaches to working with clients. The therapeutic relationship is seen as a meaningful contract between equals, and the aims of therapy may include encouraging the self-healing capacities of the client, exploring the client’s concrete individual experience of anxiety and distress rooted in earlier relationships, or enabling insight into repeating patterns of behaviour which might be preventing clients from leading fulfilling and satisfying lives

Some experts claim that counselling tends to tackle problems at the time of the crises, whereas psychotherapy focuses on long-term, deeply embedded problems. Whether you choose a counsellor or psychotherapist, the main thing is to choose the right individual for you.

From our own experiences we believe that we all need support and a non-judgemental ear to listen and to help support us in life. There are no mysteries around therapy, it is a weekly one-to-one meeting between two people with the aim of improving overall well being. Integrative psychotherapy means drawing on and blending specific types of therapies. This approach is not linked to one particular type of therapy as those practising integrative psychotherapy do not believe that only one approach works for each client in all situations.

What is Psychotherapy

Frequently Asked Q's

Active Participation:

Therapy is a team effort. If you don’t take an active part in your sessions, you won’t find the experience valuable. Participation in therapy can result in a number of benefits to you, including improving interpersonal relationships and resolution of the specific concerns that led you to seek therapy. Working towards these benefits, however, requires effort on your part. Psychotherapy requires your very active involvement, honesty, and openness to change your thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviours. Good therapy should feel safe and enable you to take risks with the issues you are prepared to work on. You can get the best results by being open, saying how you are really feeling and by giving your therapist honest feedback on how you experience the therapy.

The Therapist:

A therapist will be assigned to you based on your presenting needs. However, it is your right to determine if the therapist assigned to you meets your needs. Your therapist is either fully accredited with IAHIP, APCP, IACP or ICP or working towards their accreditation with either governing body. You do not have to stay with a therapist with whom you cannot relate or feel safe. The relationship between you and your therapist is fundamental to the therapeutic process. If one therapist does not feel right for you, you can ask to be referred back to Glosna and we will assign an alternative therapist to you. If this arises please call us on 087 7693966.

Weekly Appointments:

Sessions last 50-60 minutes, your therapist will confirm this with you at the first session. You will be offered weekly standing appointments with your therapist. An important part of the therapeutic process is providing consistency, predictability and security for therapy sessions. Your therapist will confirm your next appointment in person at the end of each session and these appointments are committed to by both parties weekly in advance. In general you will be offered the same time and same place on a regular basis, unless otherwise agreed with you in particular circumstances (i.e. shift workers etc) Note: There may come a time when you feel the need to reduce the regularity of appointments to every second week. This will be looked into in terms of availability for said appointments by the therapist if and when it occurs.


You have a right to expect professional confidentiality from your therapist. They may not release information to medical providers, schools, solicitors or other professionals unless you personally request it and you sign a Release Of Information (ROI) form. The duty of a therapist to keep confidential any information given by a client is required by law- except in very specific circumstances. Therapists are required to report to the appropriate authorities/parties information that leads them to believe that:

The client presents a danger to him/herself

The client presents a danger to the life, health and/or property of another

When there is reasonable suspicion of child, dependent or elder abuse or neglect, current or historical

The client is gravely disabled and is judged to be incapable of making self-care decisions

Duration of Therapy & Reviews:

We are often asked how long therapy will or should last. The answer to this question relies heavily on your involvement and commitment to the therapeutic process alongside your therapist. Time frames vary depending on the presenting issues. Keep in mind that psychotherapy is a medium to long-term process so don't expect any instant solutions to your concerns. However it is important to firstly establish a relationship with your therapist. In our experience a minimum commitment to 6 sessions allows for this therapeutic relationship to form and it is from this foundation that therapy can then move to a deeper level. You will agree regular reviews with your therapist to assess what is working and what is not. Also your personal goals may change and evolve and it is important you explore these with your therapist as therapy progresses.

Giving feedback

You should give regular feedback during sessions about what aspects of the therapy have been helpful and what have not. A good therapist will invite you to do this and will allow time for it. This should help issues to be dealt with when they arise.


To provide the best quality care, our therapists are in active supervision. Supervision is a formal arrangement for Psychotherapists to discuss their work regularly with a qualified & experienced professional who mentors their work. Supervision is done with the full anonymity of the client preserved- no names or identifying circumstances are used.

What to expect from your first session?

During the first session, you will be asked about what brings you to therapy. You will be asked what your concerns, challenges & fears and details of any symptoms you are experiencing. You therapist will gather a brief history from you (as the sessions progress the therapist will gather more information). History-taking may cover such things as your childhood, education, relationships (family, romantic and friends), your current living situation and your career. The therapist may ask you to fill out forms about your current and past physical and emotional health. It might take a few sessions for your therapist to fully understand your situation and concerns and to determine the best approach or course of action. The first session is also an opportunity for you to interview your therapist to see if his or her approach and personality are going to work for you. Don't hesitate to ask questions anytime during your appointment. If you don't feel comfortable with the first psychotherapist you see, try someone else. The more you understand the psychotherapy process experience or how it all works, the more comfortable you’ll be. Ask questions about the therapy process, and ask the therapist to repeat anything you don’t understand.


Your therapist will confirm their weekly fee with you. Payment is taken by the therapist either in advance or at the end of each session. There is no general facility to take credit/debit cards.


We realise from time to time you may need to cancel or reschedule a weekly session. In the event that you need to cancel a session, you are required to give a certain period of notice as laid out by your therapist in the first session; otherwise the full fee is incurred. If you fail to keep an appointment you will be charged for that missed session. You are required to contact your therapist directly for any changes in appointments.

Contacting your Therapist:

In your first session your therapist will agree how you will contact each other outside of the therapy space and set boundaries around this. As this is a professional relationship, contact outside of therapy is not encouraged. All concerns, issues and questions are best dealt with in the therapeutic space. In the case of emergencies, your therapist will agree a safe and supportive method of contact with you.

Parents of under 18s:

As a parent of a client under 18 you are required to sign a consent form for your child to access therapy. There may be times when you wish to speak with your child’s therapist around the work; this will be arranged in the form of a face to face session for you through the therapist, and not a telephone conversation.

Concluding Therapy:

As you are approaching the end of therapy, you and your therapist will discuss a plan to conclude your therapy. These sessions are known as the “closing sessions”.

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