Individual Psychotherapy

How it works

We offer a space where you can share your experience of sexual violence with a professional psychotherapist who will help you to face what has happened and to understand and address the impact sexual abuse has had on your life.

What is the process?

When you contact One in Four our receptionist will ask for your name and contact details. A psychotherapist will phone you back within 3 working days for and talk through with you what you need. He or she will then arrange to meet you for a first appointment, or will help you to access other services if they would be better suited to you.

How quickly can I get help?

Since the publication of the Ryan and Murphy Reports we have seen a dramatic increase in demand for our services. We are delighted that people are reaching out for help, but it does mean we have a waiting list.

We aim to meet people for a first meeting within three weeks. After your first
appointment, you will be placed on a waiting list. The length of the waiting time varies but it could be up to three months. During this period, we run a weekly support group facilitated by a psychotherapist.

When a space becomes available, you will normally meet your psychotherapist for one hour per week. Appointments are available for both daytime and evenings during the week.

We do not operate a crisis line. If you need to talk to someone immediately, call Rape Crisis Centre (1800 778888) or the Samaritans (1850 609090).

How long will it take for me to feel better?

Everybody is unique so recovery takes a different amount of time for everybody. Some people attend therapy over a long period and for others it can be a lot less. Your psychotherapist will help you to figure out what you need.

How much does therapy cost?

We understand that sometimes the impact of sexual abuse manifests itself in difficult career or financial status. Our aim is to make our services available to everyone no matter what their financial circumstances. There is a cost for Individual therapy per session. If you cannot afford the cost, please discuss with your therapist at your first meeting.

If it is the case that you are in a position to make a contribution beyond the cost of our professional expert support, all donations are gratefully received.

Child Protection

Child protection is at the heart of what we do. While our services are confidential, if you give us information that children may be at risk, it is our policy to pass that information to the HSE child protection services. Our work respects the principles of the Children’s First Guidelines.

Getting in touch:

Email us using the ‘contact us’ form below or call us on 01 6624070 Mon to Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm. If you call our receptionist will take contact and basic details. A psychotherapist will return your call or email within a minimum of 5 working days to schedule a meeting for you.  Our phone number will always appear as private or blocked when we return your call.

Contact Us

Our online contact form is currently unavailable, but you can still get in contact with us by calling 016624070, or email

Client comments

‘My partner is now drug free and learning to cope with what happened in a different way. For me and our children, we would be lost without One in Four.’

‘Without a place like One in Four there wouldn’t be somewhere for me to go. I am now living my life rather than suffering it. The memories are becoming just that….memories. Instead of the chains and shackles they were.’

‘Having a sense of safety here in One in Four….I can honestly say that I have many many moments of happiness now.’

‘One in Four has given me life after an emotional death…I have found new confidence, a new belief in myself. I have discovered that the abuse I suffered was not my fault.’

‘Understanding…has taken away some of the self-blame for not seeing what was really going on’

The Psychotherapy team

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