Louth Counselling & Psychology Services

Face-to-Face or Online Counselling Options Available

Please contact Dr. Francis McGivern (0879736417) or Ms. Ger Minogue (0866090273) via mobile or using the contact form above for further information.

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New Publication

Life after a partner's suicide attemptFrancis’ new book ‘Life After a Partner’s Suicide Attempt’ is available Sep. 16th 2021

Click on the Title Image to Pre-Order.

“When a person attempts suicide the world often falls in around their partners and families. Surprisingly this book is the first scholarly attempt to let partners speak about how that traumatic event impacted them. The stories told here reveal an often life-altering maelstrom of relief, grief, disbelief, doubt, care, exhaustion, exasperation, worry, loneliness, ongoing fear and roller-coaster love that requires huge resilience to navigate. Yet there is hope and help as Dr. McGivern’s seminal work convincingly charts – opening up a neglected landscape for recognition and discussion.” – Dr. Mary McAleese, President of Ireland 1997-2011; Professor of Children, Law & Religion, University of Glasgow; Chancellor, Trinity College Dublin.


Health Insurance

We are very conscious of the financial implications that come with investing in psychotherapy support. If you have private health insurance you may be able to claim back some of the costs incurred, depending on your health plan. If you have private health insurance, contact your insurer to find out if and how much counselling psychology/ psychotherapy/ mental health they cover for you. Receipts for therapy sessions attended are available upon request for the purposes of tax returns/medical expenses.

Legal Work

We are first and foremost a psychotherapeutic practice providing psychological counselling on a one to one basis. As our focus is on non-diagnostic therapeutic work, it is the policy of the practice that we do not engage in legal work including drafting letters, court reports or attending as professional witnesses. To that end, we would suggest as an alternative that individuals access a service which has expertise in this area through their General Practitioner and/or the Psychiatry profession, who can provide ‘Medico-legal’ reports that cover diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis.

Should it arise during the course of our work with clients that this is warranted, we shall endeavour to, with his/her consent, refer the client to a specialist in the medico-legal area.