Counselling & Psychotherapy are an essential service through any level of restrictions
Counselling and Psychotherapy services are considered by NPHET and the Government as an essential service under Social Care. This was confirmed to the Irish Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (IACP) in May 2020.
Unless recommendations change, face-to-face therapy sessions can continue throughout ANY Level of the Government’s ‘Living with Covid Plan’, provided recommended protocols and social distancing guidelines are strictly followed. Online therapy sessions via Skype are always available along with face-to-face sessions.
The practice at Justine Wilson Psychotherapy has the fortunate benefit of being a large office, that offers a minimum of 3.5 metres social distancing space at all times. The building is discreetly located in a spacious business park, with free parking available directly outside the door, providing minimal/zero contact with other persons when entering or leaving the building.
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