I work with a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues providing services that span from therapy for depression to parenting support.
Situated in comfortable and supportive environments,
offering a highly personalised approach, tailored to each
of my clients individual needs to help attain the personal growth and balance they’re endeavouring to reach.
I work with individuals, including adults and adolescents
and I am based in a number of locations.
Online video counselling also available.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy ?
Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy (CBT) is an evidence-based therapy -
that is, it is firmly grounded in research and has been shown to be effective
in the sorts of disorders mentioned below. The orientation of therapy is behavioural and cognitive. This is a holistic approach which works simultaneously on autonomic, cognitive and behavioural symptoms -
in other words; how you feel, think and act. It is especially suitable for
anxiety and depression based conditions such as the following:
• Generalised anxiety
• Panic attacks
• Stress and its symptoms
such as insomnia
• Social anxiety
• Phobias (flying, heights, spiders, etc)
• Social phobia (shyness, fear of blushing, etc)
• Agoraphobia and other complex phobias
• Lack of motivation
• Low self-esteem
• Low mood
• Explosive outbursts
• Social withdrawal
• Verbal abuse
• Sleep difficulties
How long does therapy last ?
The session usually lasts 50-60 minutes and there is no minimum or maximum number of sessions.
Clients are generally seen for about an hour; weekly, fortnightly or monthly, as appropriate. The aim of therapy is to make the therapist redundant; to help the client become their own therapist.
The average length of therapy is about 6 sessions, although it varies from person to person.
What is involved in therapy ?
You will be fully involved in therapy and given feedback about the results
of psychological questionnaires etc.
You may also be asked to keep records of your progress and to carry out ‘homework’ assignments. This is because it is important to practice the techniques in real life, and it is in this way that your progress can be monitored rapidly.
Relaxation training is often an integral part of therapy and individualised
CDs are given.
John Faherty Counselling Psychologist T: 087 604 6211 Skype: johnfaherty1