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About Oakwood

about-oakwoodOakwood is a Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Consultancy based at No. 24/34 University Court, Castletroy, Limerick and can now refer to ‘over 30 qualified psychotherapists and psychologists.

Oakwood’s Therapists include Clinical Psychologists and Humanistic & Interpretive Gestalt Psychotherapists. This means that we deliver an Integrative Model of treatment drawing on the best of Cognitvie Behavioural Therapy and Humanistic / Existential treatments as appropriate for each of our clients. Family sessions can also be undertaken as appropriate.

Oakwood are able to provide up to 100 consultations per week ensuring clients don’t have to wait long for an appointment.

Oakwood provides a professional psychotherapy service for adults and older adolescents presenting with a wide range of mental health difficulties including anxiety, panic, depression, eating difficulties, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, adjustment difficulties, behaviour problems, communication difficulties and other stress related issues. Oakwood has been in operation since 2005. Since then over 600 clients have attended our services, referred from over 60 G.P.’s in the mid-west area. Research evaluation of our services shows that we have achieved a very high level of success and satisfaction from our clients during this period.

Clients may be self-referred or referred by their G.P. or others. The practice provides feedback to G.P.s following assessment and treatment, with the clients permission.

All of our staff are bound by the Professional Code of Ethics and Practice of the Irish Council for Psychotherapy and are all professionally indemnified accordingly.

Who will I see?

Great care is taken in ensuring that each client is allocated a therapist suitable to their needs. We aim to do this as efficiently as possible. We have a total of 25 intern and associate staff presently working at Oakwood, including psychotherapists and clinical psychologists. The practice manager, based on current available staff and in consultation with the Directors of the practice, will identify which staff member is best suited to deal with the presenting issues.

What type of Therapy do we provide?

Staff at Oakwood are trained in a wide range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and humanistic and integrative psychotherapies. The specific approach adopted with any one client will be based on an assessment of the clients needs and what we consider the most appropriate and helpful way of working with this person. Our treatment interventions are based on the most up to date evidence for the treatment of psychological problems.

FAQ

  • How long does therapy last?

    The length of treatment will invariably vary from person to person. There are no hard and fast rules. Nonetheless, we do suggest to people at the outset that Rome wasn’t built in a day and that they would be better preparing for a more long term engagement for substantial changes to be brought about.

  • How much does it cost?

    Costs vary from €50 for intern staff up to €80 depending on which associate you are attending.

  • Is there a cancellation fee?

    Clients are expected to give 24 hours notice of a cancelled appointment. If not then they are liable for the full fee for that session.

  • Is there a waiting list?

    Oakwood are able to provide up to 100 consultations per week to ensure that clients don’t have to wait long for an appointment.

  • Are my details and sessions confidential?

    All dealings with clients are dealt with in the strictest confidence and subject to standards laid down by our professional organisations, the Psychological Society of Ireland and The Irish Association of Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapists.

  • Letter to GP’s and clients

    Dear Doctor and Client,

    Please find enclosed the up-to-date brochure for ‘Oakwood’ psychotherapy and counselling services. At ‘Oakwood’ we provide an agency based approach to the delivery of mental health services in the region, with sufficient and competent professionals available to deal with a broad range of referrals. We pride ourselves on our high standard of delivery as well as the competitive rates we offer our clients. We are now in our eleventh year of operating during which time we have dealt successfully with over 10,000 clients. We have continued to expand our team of associates and interns, resulting in a full complement of 24 staff providing up to 250 consultations each week. We thank you for your referrals in the past. We hope that you have been satisfied with our service and we look forward to our renewed contact in the future. Should you have any queries or feedback you might like to give us please do not hesitate to make contact by phone (0863718602) or email (info@oakwoodpsych.com).

    Signed,

    Dr. Declan Aherne

    Note:

    We regularly get requests from G.P.’s for C.B.T. ( cognitive behavioural therapy) for their patients. We would like to reassure you that our staff are trained in a range of therapeutic modalities with proven effectiveness, including C.B.T. In order to provide the best intervention possible and in keeping with best practice, we select the modality appropriate to the needs of the client having carried out a comprehensive assessment over a period of three consultations.

    ‘Oakwood’, No. 24, University Court, Castletroy, Limerick. Tel.: 086 / 3718602;

    www.oakwoodpsych.com

    email: drdeclanaherne@eircom.net

    ‘Oakwood’ Psychotherapy and Counselling

    12 good reasons why you might consider referring to ‘Oakwood’.

    1. Highly trained and qualified staff.

    2. A full range of psychotherapeutic modalities

    provided.

    3. The immediate availability of appointments

    through our practice manager.

    4. Excellent on site clinical supervision.

    5. High level of personal attention and caring given

    to each patient.

    6. Psychometric assessment of all patients before

    and after treatment to assess progress.

    7. Written feedback to G.P. on patients progress.

    8. Low cost treatment.

    9. Confidentiality ensured.

    10. Excellent track record over ten years.

    11. Comfortable and safe environment.

    12. Ease of access and available parking facility.

Notes

We regularly get requests from G.P.s for C.B.T. (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) for their patients. We would like to reassure you that our staff are trained in a range of therapeutic modalities with proven effectiveness, including C.B.T. In order to provide the best intervention possible and in keeping with best practice, we select the modality appropriate to the needs of the client having carried out a comprehensive assessment over a period of three consultations.