Information for Doctors
In November 2017 the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP) met with a representative from the Irish College of General Practitioners (ICGP) with a view to developing closer working relationships. The ICP was able to assure the ICGP that it requires members to attain the highest level of academic and clinical qualification. All ICP members must have completed a recognised post-graduate clinical and academic training programme of four years duration, commensurate with the requirements of ICP and the European Association for Psychotherapy (EAP), bringing the total training requirement to 7 years.
The ICP were also asked to provide a Psychotherapy FAQ sheet for GPs. Click for PDF.
All Lumina therapists are members of the ICP and meet the standards as detailed by the ICGP Guidance Document on the Provision of Counselling in a Primary Care Setting. Please see our THERAPISTS section for brief biographies and contact details. Lumina Psychotherapy is located at 97 Lower George’s Street, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. You are welcome to call, text or email us / READ MORE ABOUT US HERE.
Who are our clients?
The patients you can refer to us typically suffer from psychological difficulties that require more time: anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, self harm, suicidal thoughts, eating disorders/problems, panic disorders, bereavement, relationship difficulties.
Patient-therapist sessions are confidential, but we understand that you as a GP have a responsibility for the overall care of patients and would welcome feedback on the progress of the treatment. In addition, it may be important to liaise more closely with you in certain cases, as when there is psychiatric illness, where self-harm or suicide becomes a feature, or in certain cases of eating disorders in which medical management is important. Where necessary, we will put in place appropriate lines of communication to ensure the safety and well-being of the patient.
If in doubt…
We are available to discuss any potential client with you or your colleagues, confidentially, prior to referral, to ensure the optimum course of treatment.
Code of ethics
Our therapists are members of APPI (Association for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in Ireland) and ICP (Irish Council for Psychotherapy) and comply with their codes of ethics.