Here are the answers to the questions we’re most often asked. You are welcome to call, text or email us READ MORE ABOUT US HERE.

We see people of all ages.


Parents seek help when they’ve noticed a change in their child. Perhaps they’ve become unmanageable, withdrawn or sad. Children aren’t aware of the causes of their behaviour and physical ailments are often a sign of underlying stress. Through therapy we can help the child express what’s wrong.


Childhood turbulence can re-emerge at adolescence when hormones are kicking in and there is a drive towards independence. It’s also a time when huge demands are being made in school. Coupled with a difficulty with authority and the challenge of managing their sexuality, this can be overwhelming.


Many men present with stress related problems. There is less of a tradition of men talking about themselves and their issues. Our manner of working is confidential. It allows you the time to analyse the underlying cause of your problem. We take referrals from GP’s, but you may ring us directly.


Women tend to be more aware of the role emotion plays in their lives and they understand the benefit of talking. Psychoanalysis offers the opportunity to explore your relationships, your sense of yourself and your place in the world in a structured environment.


As analysts we have no preconceptions about gender identity or sexuality. We welcome any person who wishes to engage in therapy to make an appointment.

Psychoanalysis is useful in addressing most complex and deep seated psychological symptoms such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, sexuality, abuse, bullying, workplace issues, relationships issues, panic attacks, trauma, phobias, OCD, suicidal behaviour, eating disorders, addictions (drink, drugs, sex, gambling…), grief, mourning and loss also some somatic symptoms such as; IBS, alopecia, various skin complaints, tiredness, recurring flus and colds…etc

Individual therapy: €90
Couples and Family therapy: €120
At Lumina we understand that the times we most need to invest in our mental health are often the times when we can least afford to. Knowing this, each therapist will discuss payment with each individual at the first session. This is often referred to as a sliding scale.

We’re all different, so treatment length will vary from person to person. Young children may resolve their problem after a few sessions. With teenagers and adults life is more complex – we are all different and there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ solution. The more deep seated a problem, the longer it may take.

In the first session your therapist will introduce themselves and ask you to tell them what’s on your mind. This can be quite daunting, but we are all experienced and are used to listening in a non judgemental way. What you say in the session is confidential.

Speaking with a professional who is trained to listen allows you to develop a new narrative and experience a different perspective on your life. Talking with a psychotherapist is quite unlike talking to friends or family – it’s a very different sort of conversation.

  • Psychotherapy is a depth psychology which treats and resolves mental (and related physical) distress by considering its underlying, often unknown causes.
  • Counselling is the use of non-judgemental listening and advice to assist a client in to reach their own solutions to their problems, or to achieve their goals.
  • CBT helps you to manage your problems by modifying your perception and behaviour.
  • Life coaching is designed to set and achieve personal goals.