Damien McCaul MIACP - Counselling
As Counselling and Psychotherapy is categorised as an essential service, my private practice remains open during the pandemic. As well as the use of face masks, surfaces are regularly sanitised, and hand sanitiser is provided. There is always the option to conduct sessions via Zoom or phone.
I am an accredited member of the IACP (Irish association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and professionally qualified with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Honours) in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I am well aware that life can be a struggle when trying to deal with matters such as anxiety, depression, profound sadness, grief, relationship issues, emotional upheavals, stress, bullying, long standing hurt or deeply embedded trauma. Sometimes it’s about self exploration. If you are finding it difficult to cope or would like to talk to someone, I can help.
Providing a safe, confidential and welcoming space for you to be heard without judgement, and adhering to the IACP Code of Ethics, I aim to ensure that your therapeutic experience is comfortable, meets your needs, and facilitates healing and personal exploration and growth all within established guidelines. Please feel free to call or email me if you have any questions or would like to arrange an appointment.
Professionally qualified with a BA Degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and an accredited member of the IACP (Irish association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).
I provide support to help you manage anxiety, stress, low mood or other mental health issues.
I am located in Santry at the Omnipark Medical Centre. Usual session fee is €60.
Daytime, evening and weekend sessions available.
Areas which can be covered in therapy include, but are not limited to, anxiety, bereavement, loss, bullying, work related issues, depression, suicidal ideation, feeling lost and hopeless, family issues, stress, loneliness, self harm, low self esteem, abuse, and relationship difficulties.
My primary goal is that you feel listened to and supported whilst being able to explore matters that may be affecting your mental wellbeing. Therapy provides a safe space to talk about and explore personal difficulties, with a view to helping you to resolve those difficulties over time.
Being human and naturally having my own personal challenges in life, I realised that dealing with emotional and psychological issues required self exploration, increased awareness, understanding, and compassion. Addressing matters that had repeatedly demanded my attention improved my ability to manage emotional responses in difficult situations and began to facilitate personal growth. Wanting to learn more about the therapeutic process, I began my journey in Counselling studies in IICP College in Dublin in 2013. I completed my Honours Bachelor Degree in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy in 2017 and as part of my professional development have spent several hundred hours working with adult clients who have been struggling with a wide range of mental health concerns.
Areas which can be covered in therapy include, but are not limited to, bereavement, loss, work related issues, anxiety, bullying, depression, suicidal ideation, feeling lost and hopeless, family issues, stress, loneliness, self harm, low self esteem, abuse, and relationship difficulties. My primary goal is that you feel listened to and supported whilst being able to explore matters that may be affecting your mental wellbeing. Therapy provides a safe space to talk about and explore personal difficulties, with a view to helping you to resolve those difficulties over time.
How do I get in touch?
You can contact me using the number, email or enquiry form provided on this website. If you leave a message or text I will endeavour to respond as soon as I can.
Where are you located and what times are available?
I am located in Santry at the Omnipark Medical Centre. I am available during the week including evenings and at weekends. Please get in touch for more details. Remote sessions are also available via Zoom or phone.
What happens when I attend for the first session?
Initially I'll ask for some basic information regarding your background, psychological history and your reason for attending counselling. Then I'll invite you to talk further around any difficulties you may be having.
What about fees and session duration?
Sessions cost €60 and have a duration of approximately 50 minutes. However I am happy to discuss the cost, if that is a concern.
Is it confidential?
What is said in the counselling room is entirely confidential, the only limitation being where it transpires that there is immediate risk to yourself or to others, as per the IACP Code of Ethics and the Children First Guidelines. All of my clinical notes are anonymised and you are not identifiable in any of my records.
How many sessions?
Six consecutive weekly sessions to begin with will give the therapy process a real chance . We can then review the progress after six weeks.
Am I really "messed up"? I'm embarrassed about attending counselling...
No. Strong feelings that may be experienced can be natural human reactions to a variety of difficult circumstances. Often it can be about finding a way to understand and manage those feelings. There is nothing to be ashamed about if you are going for therapy. Most of us have no issue at all with attending medical appointments to look after our bodies and our physical wellbeing. Meanwhile our brain and mind is working tirelessly 24/7 and invariably the demands of living can place considerable strain on this essential part of our being. Attending for counselling means taking care of your mental health too.
I need to be "fixed" right away. I want results now.
Sometimes difficulties that might be happening can have their origins in many different experiences in a person's lifetime, and part of the work is addressing this. It may take some time to unravel these difficulties, as they have built up over a considerable period of time. Having said that the number of therapy sessions that may be required depends on each individual.
Fully Accredited Therapist with the Irish Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP).
Bachelor of Arts Degree (First Class Honours) in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
IACP accredited Professional Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
ASIST Suicide Intervention Training.
Supervised regularly by IACP accredited supervisor as per guidelines.