Welcome to Online Counselling Ireland, the website of Donagh Ward, a fully qualified, accredited online counselling psychotherapist and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) practitioner.
The purpose of this site is to allow you to find out about counselling and psychotherapy, the services that I offer and how to book an online counselling session.
Please see some links here to evidence-based academic literature regarding the efficacy of cognitive behavioural therapy: Article 1; Article 2; Article 3; Article 4
I offer online psychotherapy services to individuals who perhaps feel that talk therapy would be of benefit to them. I meet with people who may have encountered distressing or stressful experiences or situations which they'd like to talk about in a confidential online setting. There are many different reasons why someone might engage in therapy. These might include present circumstances such as bullying, grief, sexuality issues, workplace difficulties, self-esteem problems, dysfunctional relationships or major life transitions. Somebody else might talk to a therapist to discuss and explore past issues like childhood and family experiences.
Others may seek help in dealing with specific psychological or behavioural characteristics which they'd like to do something about, such as addictions to alcohol or drugs, compulsive thoughts or difficulties relating to people and some seek therapy to help them explore uneasy sentiments that their lives are not quite right, or to cope with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
More come to therapy as part of their effort to create or discover meaning in their lives. Many people are attracted to counselling as an opportunity to embark upon personal development in a safe and supportive environment: it isn't necessary to have an 'issue' or a 'problem' to find counselling and psychotherapy useful.
If this sounds like something you'd be interested in, you can book a session here.
My style of therapy combines Person Centred Therapy with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT). I abide by the code of ethics as laid out by the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and all counselling is confidential within the law.
You can browse through the information menu at the top of the screen and hopefully, it will provide you with some useful information on who I am and what I do. If you need further information and can't find it here then please feel free to email me in confidence at firstname.lastname@example.org