Frequently Asked Questions

What issues can counselling or psychotherapy help with?

Counselling and psychotherapy can help with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, and life changes. It provides a safe space to explore and work through these challenges.

What is the difference between counselling and psychotherapy?

Counselling is for acute crisis situations or short-term focused engagement, while psychotherapy is a longer-term approach to explore underlying psychological make-up. Both aim to provide support and facilitate healing and growth.

What qualifications and experience does Ulrike have?

Ulrike holds a BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Certificate in Analytical Psychology with Art Therapy, and Diploma in Coaching and Change Management. She is an accredited member of the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). With experience working with cancer patients, bereavement, and trauma, she offers high-quality, compassionate care.

Is counselling available in languages other than English?

Yes, Ulrike offers sessions in both English and German, either online or in her office in Galway. This ensures that clients can communicate comfortably and effectively during their sessions.

Why is it good to talk to someone outside of my circle of friends and family?

There are times when life can become overwhelming, or you may feel depressed or anxious, have a sense of being stuck or lost. There may be particular events which are troubling for you, such as bereavement, or a divorce, redundancy or illness. Each of those can challenge our ability to cope with our lives.

Talking can help! But who to talk to? Colleagues, family members and friends can be a great source or support but it’s not always easy to confide in those closest to you. And sometimes they can even be part of the things that are troublesome for you. At times like these talking to someone who is not personally involved can make a difference. You may want to speak to someone who will not judge you; someone who will offer understanding and provide a safe and confidential space. You may want to speak with someone who helps you open the door to a happy and more meaningul life.

To benefit most from engaging in a change process, it is important that you find a person you think you can connect with and built up a trustful working relationship. This is one of the major factors to make counselling, psychotherapy or coaching effective. I invite you for a first meeting where we can explore your concerns and where I will explain to you the way we may work together. It also gives us the opportunity to get a sense of each other. The initial session lasts 50 minutes. Afterwards you can decide whether you wish to proceed.

Ready to take the next step?

Contact me today to schedule a session and start your journey towards healing and growth.