Welcome to HORIZON
Mental Health Clinic
We are here to help you on your unique journey to personal growth. Every day we see how human connection and increased self-knowledge can change lives for the better. We will help you address habits and emotions that are inhibiting your personal freedom and preventing you from living life as your fullest self.
We believe everyone deserves access to the best mental health care, and we translate this belief into action every day.
We are a psychotherapy private practice based in Limerick City. We help clients make authentic, meaningful, and mindful choices about how to live. We believe that psychotherapy can provide a significant ground to nurture growth.
In a comfortable and serene atmosphere, our psychotherapists provide a highly personalized approach adapted to your individual needs. We provide a safe and supportive environment for you, where you can feel welcomed, understood, non-judged and listened to.
Our mental health therapists are well-trained in effective techniques, passionate about their work and share a commitment to empathy and authenticity. Our psychotherapists provide high-quality, professional and compassionate care.
Horizon Mental Health Clinic recognizes that each human being is unique and so are the concerns that bring them to therapy. We adapt our therapy to individuals needs. Because we are aware that what might work for one person does not necessarily need to work for another.
Every emotion and feeling are important. How you feel matters a lot because it defines your happiness and your own perception of who you are.
Our lives are guided by the stories we tell ourselves. It is time to begin a second draft.
Horizon Mental Health Clinic exists to provide you with fresh perspectives, personalized guidance, and solutions to help you overcome the unhealthy habits and patterns that are inhibiting you from living your fullest life.
Take steps to get the most out of your therapy and help make it a success.
The number of psychotherapy sessions you need — as well as how frequently you need to see your therapist — depends on many factors
For most types of psychotherapy, your therapist encourages you to talk about your thoughts and feelings.
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some answers to questions you might have regarding starting your psychotherapeutic process.
We are aware that entering a therapeutic journey can be doubting and scary at times.
We at Horizon Mental Health Clinic want to make this journey as easy as possible for you.
Don’t worry if you don’t fully know the answers or can’t find the words to talk about things – therapy is a journey so part of the aim is to help you understand things and gain more perspective. It is often at this point that therapists may want to check if you are facing any risks in your life, so be prepared to answer some difficult questions around any thoughts you might have of self-harm or suicide – these are standard questions which are designed to keep you safe. Sometimes there will also be time to talk a little about you background, so you might expect questions about what life was like for you growing up, and any particularly significant life events or relationships that occurred. Some therapists might choose to focus on your back story less than others – it will in part depend on what your problem is and whether or not it feels helpful to talk about the past at this stage in the process. Bear in mind that you are under no obligation to talk about anything that you don’t feel comfortable
sharing, and most people find that it takes time to build up a trusting relationship with their therapist in which they feel able to share information of a personal or distressing nature.
Each professional therapist and client have their unique personality, which creates a dynamic. It’s important to Horizon Mental Health Clinic that you’re comfortable and get along well with your therapist. A good relationship with your therapist is crucial to the success of your treatment. If you’re not comfortable or satisfied with your therapist, please let us know. We’ll be happy to provide you a different therapist. However, sometimes therapy can be a difficult and uncomfortable process – it’s very common to have weeks where you just don’t want to go or to have periods where you feel angry or upset with your therapist. Often this is when the best ‘work’ gets done, so try and stick with it and work through your feelings with your therapist – it is all part of the process. Whatever your story, we strongly believe psychotherapy sessions at Horizon Mental Health Clinic will put you on a path to the best version of your life and health.
The short answer is: yes – anything you choose to share with your therapist is considered private and confidential; however, there are situations in which your therapist may be legally obliged to break this bond of confidentiality. Generally, this is when you share something that leads your therapist to believe you might be at risk of harming yourself or others around you. In these instances they will explain to you why they are breaking confidentiality with you before doing so, if this is at all possible. Also note that many therapists work within teams, and it is possible that information you share may be discussed within that team or with a senior colleague. This information sharing process is part of the checks and balances that exist in the profession to ensure that your therapist is offering you the best service possible, and rest assured that everyone is bound by the same code of confidentiality. Each service is a little different, so your therapist should explain this during your first session to enable you to make an informed choice about what you might want to share. If not, ask.
At Horizon Mental Health Clinic you will be assigned to the therapist on our team who is the best fit for your needs. Generally, the aim is to get to know each other, to start to understand what has been causing you difficulties, and to reach a joint understanding of how to move forward.
Usually, the session lasts 50 minutes. Therapy methods will vary depending on the problem and treatment goals you wish to address. Your therapist will discuss with you treatment suggestions, therapy methods, and techniques. The benefits and possible risks of treatment, the probability of success, the prognosis without the treatment, and possible alternative approaches will also be explained. However, every situation is unique. Some people may want to explore deeper issues and choose to continue therapy on an ongoing basis.
You’ll likely get more benefits if you see your therapist every week, at least in the beginning. That
way, you and your therapist can get to know each other and build a deeper bond and trust. It also
keeps things fresh from one session to the next. As your situation improves, some clients choose to
continue seeing their therapist on a less frequent basis. This provides clients a safety net in case they
backtrack. However, our professional psychotherapists also recognize weekly sessions don’t work for
everyone. If this is a problem, talk with your therapist.
Generally, there’s little risk in having psychotherapy. But because it can explore painful feelings and experiences, you may feel emotionally uncomfortable at times. However, any risks are minimized by working with a skilled therapist who can match the type and intensity of therapy with your needs. The coping skills that you learn can help you manage and conquer negative feelings and fears.