Psychology Services are provided by Clinical, Educational and Counselling psychologists who are members of the Psychological Society of Ireland and abide by the Society’s code of ethics.
Assessment and therapy are provided for a broad range of emotional and behavioural difficulties within different care programs.
Psychology services are provided across many care groups and services may include:
- Assessment, therapy and counseling service for children, and families in areas such as child psychological health, child welfare and protection, confirmed child abuse, childhood bereavement and loss, separation and divorce, chronic childhood illness, older adults special needs, intellectual disability, autism, physical & sensory disability etc.
- Assessment and treatment of children with childhood mental health difficulties.
- Assessment and treatment of adults with severe and enduring mental health problems.
- Education and training work with health professionals, parents and children, voluntary and community groups.
- Consultation and advisory work within specialist teams, working parties, etc
Patients can be referred from any PCT member, Health Care professional or educationalist, using the primary care Referral Form. Clients can also self refer.
Bereavement Counselling Service
We also offer a bereavement counselling service to those adults over the age of 18 years living in County Donegal who have complex grief issues or have suffered a traumatic loss, for example those bereaved by suicide or other traumatic losses such as road traffic accidents, homicide, cancer, the death of a child, or those who have suffered a series of losses over a short period of time.
We also provide:
- Counselling input to palliative care and hospice services; that is to those who are terminally ill and/or their families
- Individual counselling to HSE staff who experience stress arising from bereavement issues.
- Information and consultation services in bereavement and the grief process to GP’s, community groups, and the public.
- Training on bereavement issues and in bereavement support to staff and community groups
Clients can be referred, provided client consent has been obtained, by any PCT member, Health Care professional, using the primary care Referral Form. Clients can also self refer.