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Counselling and Clinical Psychology

Adult clinical psychology services offer a range of psychological services, aiming to work with clients to empower them to manage their mental health and to promote psychological wellbeing. 

Often, many of the difficulties that people come to see a psychologist about are simply more intense versions of troubles most people experience to some degree at certain times in their lives. These may be feelings of anxiety, depression or relationship troubles. These difficulties can develop after particularly stressful, traumatic or otherwise difficult experiences such as bereavements, illness, relationship break-ups or loss of a job. Often however there may not be any obvious cause or the causes are difficult to understand. The following are some examples of the difficulties a psychologist may help with:

  • Depression
  • Stress and tension
  • Anger
  • Anxiety, panic attacks, phobias and obsessions
  • Memory and attention problems

This service is for people with mild to moderate psychological difficulties. It is a short-term counselling service that provides up to 8 counselling sessions with a professionally qualified and accredited Counsellor/Therapist.

It is a service for medical card holders, who are 18 years of age or over, and who want help with psychological problems that are appropriate for time limited counselling in primary care.

The service is suitable for people who are experiencing certain difficulties such as:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • panic reactions
  • relationship problems
  • loss issues
  • stress

Standardised CIPC Information leaflets and referral forms about Counselling in Primary Care are being distributed to GP practices and primary care teams around the country.

To download the information leaflets click the links on the right of this page.

Contact details for CIPC Counselling Co-Ordinators