Sue Swan is a highly experienced and fully registered counselling psychotherapist working in Rathgar, Dublin 6. Sue works with individuals, including teenagers, as well as couples and families. Issues Sue can help you with include:
Anxiety & Stress
Family & relationship issues
Autism related issues
Bereavement & loss
I provide a confidential space for you to explore and work through present
Our aim is for you to live your life with
greater ease in the present.
Adolescence can be a challenging time for many teenagers. I work with teenagers to identify challenges, develop self-awareness, uncover strengths, develop resilience and identify supports and resources.
Therapy helps families resolve issues and conflicts which can arise within a family.
My aim is to help families talk through problems
and find new ways of communicating and living together.
Relationships are an important part of our lives and, when they are not going well, it can be very difficult for both parties. Making an appointment for couples therapy is the first step toward creating a new way forward together.
Working with Autism
I work with individuals, couples and families to develop a shared understanding of the experience of living on the autism spectrum. Identifying resources and supports and developing potential and possibilities.
Why do people attend counselling?
People attend counselling for all sorts of reasons, some may want to focus on a single issue while others may want to broadly explore their life and life patterns.
How long do sessions last?
Sessions are 50 minutes for individuals and 60 minutes for couples and families.
How long will I attend therapy?
The number of sessions varies and are dependent on the needs of the individual. For some short term therapy ( approximately 6 sessions) may be all they need. Some issues may take longer to resolve and long term therapy provides the space and time in which to work through these issues.
How often should I attend?
Most people attend therapy on a weekly or fortnightly basis. It all depends on the individual needs of each person who comes for therapy.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you need to re-schedule or cancel an appointment I ask for 24 hours notice and no fee will be charged. If you fail to turn up for the appointment or don't give 24 hours notice I will charge the full fee.
Is what I talk about confidential?
Yes, confidentiality is an important part of the therapeutic alliance. However, there are limits to this confidentiality. What that means is that there are circumstances, based on legal and ethical obligations, in which I would need to bring certain conversations out of the room. These circumstances relate to
Mandatory reporting in regard to present or historical child sexual abuse.