Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist?

Psychology is the scientific study of thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experiences. While psychological knowledge is often applied to the assessment and treatment of mental health problems, it is also directed towards understanding and solving problems in many different spheres of human activity in everyday life. The majority of psychologists are involved in some kind of therapeutic role, practicing in clinical, counselling, organisational or educational settings. Many do scientific research on a wide range of topics related to mental processes and behaviour. Some are employed in industrial settings, or in other areas such as sports, health, and the media, as well as in forensic investigation.

Counselling Psychology involves the specialist application of scientific understanding to the treatment of health and mental health difficulties. Counselling Psychologists facilitate people across the lifespan to address their emotional, psychological, behavioural and physical needs. The aim is to improve well-being, resolve crisis and alleviate distress to live more fulfilling lives. Counselling Psychologists are fully trained in assessment, formulation, intervention, diagnostic work, report writing and research. They provide therapeutic interventions using a variety of evidence-based approaches to meet the needs of the individual. The approaches they use include cognitive behavioural therapy, humanistic, psychodynamic and/or analytic approaches.

Chartered Counselling Psychologists are Psychologists that are registered with their professional body, The Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). They sign up to abide by ethical practices and standards in the way they work.





Who is Smart Psychology suitable for?
Smart Psychology provide services to work with a variety of presenting issues. Their One-to-One Psychological Therapies, Taster Talks & Skills Workshops are suitable for individuals who are experiencing;

  • Depression, anxiety, panic and/or post-traumatic stress
  • Lack motivation and/or experiencing low mood
  • Experiencing stress and brain overload
  • Struggling to manage anger
  • Struggling with life events such as relationship difficulties, bereavement, work-stress, family stress, life changes and transitions
  • Substance misuse difficulties
  • Experiencing psychosomatic symptoms such as headaches, tension, physical pains, sleep difficulties, over-eating or under-eating.

If you would like to discuss whether Smart Psychology is the right service for you please contact us.


What can Smart Psychology help you to do?
Smart Psychology offers a fresh, energetic and practical approach to help you make sense of how you think, how you feel and what you do. Our ethos is about understanding and teaching practical skills to help people Think Smarter; Live Smarter.

Life can be like a puzzle, sometimes it’s difficult to find the solutions. Smart Psychology psychological and well-being services provide Skills Workshops and One-to-One Psychological Therapy and Counselling. We aim to help you tap into your resilience and strengths, explore a new way of thinking and expressing yourself and find a smarter way of overcoming the challenges in your life.

Develop skills to…

  • Overcome difficult life events such as relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement, work and/or family stress, life changes and transitions
  • Outsmart your stress and anxiety
  • Overcome feelings of depression
  • Conquer panic attacks
  • Move on from traumatic events
  • Develop strategies to promote smarter sleeping
  • Outsmart emotional eating
  • Make smarter choices
  • Become more productive
  • Feel happier & more confident

If you are simply interested in a smarter way of overcoming the challenges in your life or learning how to take charge of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours, we would love to hear from you. Contact Us


What about Confidentiality?
Discretion and Confidentiality are critically important element of Smart Psychology.

Confidentiality is maintained throughout our services which is a one of our core values.  Of course confidentiality has limits and if their is any information given that indicates that someone is at serious risk of harming themselves or others than we have an obligation to inform the appropriate services.

If you wish to discuss confidentiality further, please contact us. Contact Us


What is Smart Psychology's Cancellation Policy?
Smart Psychology’s Cancellation Policy 

Deposits are non-refundable.

We require 48 hours notice to cancel any appointments or services. If you cancel with less than 48 hours notice 50% of the fee will be charged.

If you would like to discuss our cancellation policy please contact us


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