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Can Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Help Me?

Extensive research on Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapies has been carried out.
It has been shown to be an effective form of treatment, particularly for the following:

Obsessional OCD

Obsessional OCD

Here Jackie describes this distressing problem. Obsessional OCD is a form of OCD that people are often very frightened of or are too embarrassed to talk about.

Appointment Information.

Appointment information is split into 3 sections:

Part One - General Information

Part Two - Life History Questionnaire

Part Three - Map/Directions


Part One - General Information

Currently all appointments are online via Zoom (Healthcare)

Fees and Charges

Charge per appointment payable on the day - €120

Appointments cancelled with more than 48 hours notice – no charge

Occasionally missed/cancelled appointments - no charge

For appointments regularly missed or cancelled with 24 hours notice or less, the full appointment fee may be charged.

Appointments are usually 55 minutes but first appointments can be longer.

Payment is requested by cash or cheque only. (Credit or debit cards cannot be accepted)

It may be possible to get a tax rebate in relation to your treatment fees. Please ask about this at your first appointment. If you have private health insurance, please check with your insurer to clarify if CBT is covered.

On arrival

My office is a separate building at the rear of the house and parking is available. The green sign on the door means that I am free so please come in. The red sign means that I am with somebody so please remain in your car. There is no waiting area inside the office.

Your appointment time has been specifically allocated to you and it is important that you attend punctually in order to avoid delays. If you are more than 15 minutes late, there is insufficient time for you to be seen/assessed and the appointment cannot proceed. An alternative appointment will be offered and the missed appointment fee charged.


Please turn your devices to silent or off during your appointments. I do not take phone calls during your appointment.


Although my postal address is “Rathangan”, if locating my clinic on a map, it is actually much closer to “Allenwood”. Enter “Jackie O’Kelly CBT” on Google maps for an exact location.


Clinical information is confidential. The only exceptions to this are:

1/ If it is considered that an individual is an actual risk to themselves or to others;
2/ In the case of disclosure regarding abuse of children, mandatory reporting may apply;
3/ If you are involved with legal proceedings, your file may be subject to subpoena. If you have any concerns or queries, please discuss this with me prior to or at your first appointment.

In the case of self-referrals, verbal or written liaison with an involved health professional is available at your request and with your written consent.

In the case of referrals via a doctor (e.g. G.P, Consultant Physician, Psychiatrist etc.) or other health professional, a brief report/treatment plan is usually issued after assessment, at discharge and when appropriate at interim periods. Referrers are also usually offered the option of a full assessment report. This is considered good practice but such liaison is not compulsory even in the case of medical referrals and you can decline this option if you wish. Details of your case will not be disclosed or discussed without your written consent apart from the exceptions detailed above. You are welcome to receive copies of these letters if you wish.

Data storage

Your individual file is stored in a locked office, inside a locked filing cabinet when not in use and will be stored for a minimum of 7 years/maximum of 10 years after your last appointment. This is to comply with governing body and insurance requirements and to enable appropriate follow-up at a later date, at your request, if required. Jackie is the only person with access to the keys/code.

All information and data is stored according to GDPR recommendations including data stored on digital devices. Jackie’s digital devices are all password protected/encrypted. In addition, Jackie has a secure Healthcare email account with Hushmail  and requests that all email correspondence with her be encrypted or conducted through this account or via her SSL certified website. Contact Jackie direct for further details regarding access to this email account.

If the recording (audio/video) of a therapy session is required for your own use or for Jackie for clinical or continuing professional development reasons, this will be requested and discussed in advance and written consent obtained.

Part Two - Life History Questionnaire (Optional)

You have the option of completing or even partially completing this questionnaire and sending to Jackie prior to your appointment. This may enable more progress in the initial session than if starting from scratch. HISTORY QUESTIONNAIRE.doc

Part Three - Map/Directions

Alternative map/Directions

Contact Information

If you want any further information or would like to arrange an appointment, please contact me.

Jackie O’Kelly,
Heather Edge,

Phone: 086 0530445