At Solas


At Solas Counselling Services we believe that every client has different needs and so deserve a different and tailored approach. Traditional therapy may focus on a single therapy approach but this does not always suit every client. At Solas we offer a varied and integrated approach.  These approaches can include a mixture of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Psychoanalytic, Gestalt etc.


Sessions can last for 50 to 60 minutes or slightly less for clients under 18 years of age. The number of sessions each client attends can vary but generally sessions are on weekly basis for six to eight weeks and after can be every second week to once a month depending on each client’s own specific needs. Clients can attend therapy for as long as they feel the need.


Waiting time is minimal and the initial session is arranged within seven days of making first contact. The initial session consists of a summary like explanation of why the client feels they would like to attend counselling and working through a contract which involves standard questions and answers, an explanation of what to expect from attending counselling and the client and counsellor signing a contract.

This contract is standard and just between the client and counsellor. It essentially emphasises the importance of confidentiality and the therapy process. In the case of a client under 18 years of age, a parent or guardian must be present at the beginning of the initial session to sign consent for therapy to take place and acknowledge the necessary confidentiality between client and counsellor.