Anna Fewer-Hamilton

Chartered Counselling Psychologist (C. Psychol. PSI)


Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a Counselling Psychologist?

    A Counselling Psychologist is a specialist psychologist who works in partnership with people who are experiencing personal difficulties in some aspect of their life, for example relationship, emotional, behavioural or practical issues. Counselling Psychologists have completed lengthy postgraduate training and supervised clinical practice. They are equipped to work with a broad range of therapeutic methods and mental health issues.

  • Are you a Chartered Psychologist?

    Yes, I am a Chartered Member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI); the professional body that regulates psychologists in Ireland. The title Chartered Counselling Psychologist is an indication of a psychologist's qualifications, experience and professional status and of their area of expertise, in my case Counselling.

  • What type of psychological services do you offer?

    I provide one to one counselling and psychotherapy for adults. I am not available for psychological assessments or reports and I do not see children or teens.

  • Why do people go to counselling or psychotherapy?

    Some clients know when they begin that the issue they want to deal with relates to something specific such as anxiety, depression, bereavement, illness, relationship issues, etc. But it is not unusual to come with a more general feeling of unhappiness, pressure or stress and to use the therapy to figure out what the root cause of this distress might be, as well as to develop ways of coping better.

  • What happens in a counselling or psychotherapy session?

    Because of the personal nature of therapy, sessions tend to vary in their content from person to person. However there are some typical features. My role is to listen very carefully to what a client is saying, helping them to clarify their concerns and to express their feelings. I also work to support them in coming up with new ways of dealing with difficult situations in their life.

    We often meet for several sessions at regular times to do this. At the outset we discuss and agree how we will work together. Because I am not involved directly in a client’s life, I can take an objective perspective on the situation. Also, because I am experienced in working with emotional and psychological issues, I am familiar with possible solutions and strategies for dealing with problems.

  • How long is a counselling or psychotherapy appointment?

    Each session is fifty minutes long.

  • How many sessions will I need?

    The number of sessions varies from person to person and will depend on the type of therapy that they require. This is something that we spend time looking at together when we first meet.

  • What does it cost?

    There is a set fee which is payable at each session. Please call me for more details.

  • I have more questions...

    You can contact me by phone on 086 2453 683 with your queries.