Couple & Individual
Couple & Individual Counselling
Children and Family Law AIM
2. Civil Nullity
4. Divorce SERVICES
5. Domestic Violence
6. Family Home COUPLE & INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING
7. Judical Separation FAMILY LAW INFORMATION
8. Legal Marriage Tel: 01 6708363
Fax: 01 6708365
9. Maintenace e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Separation Agreements www.aimfamilyservices.ie
AIM Family Services has been in existence since judgemental. These skills of listening, attending IS COUNSELLING CONFIDENTIAL?
1972 and is a registered charity. It provides a and reﬂecting are the loom on which the AIM Counselling Service is conﬁdential. There may
comprehensive Counselling and Mediation Service. counsellor/client relationship is woven. be some rare exceptions to this assurance, for
AIM also offers a free drop-in and telephone instance, where it is deemed that someone poses
helpline, Mon-Fri 10.00am-1.00pm, providing legal a threat to themselves or others or when a child
information on separation and family law issues. WILL THE COUNSELLOR TELL ME WHAT TO could be at risk.
Ofﬁces at 64 Dame Street, Dublin 2. DO?
Phone 016708363. The role of the counsellor is not to “sort out”,
email; email@example.com or decide for the client what is best for them. HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL IT TAKE?
Website; www.aimfamilyservices.ie The counsellor is trained in the areas of human This is up to the individual or couple as they
personality, motivation, growth and in the practice ultimately determine how many sessions they
of counselling skills. S/he uses these professional want, but the general consensus is that six to ten
WHAT IS COUNSELLING? skills and appropriate theoretical models to sessions is deemed beneﬁcial for change to occur.
Counselling is the nurturing, trusting relationship facilitate clients in the process of ﬁnding answers
between client(s) and facilitator (counsellor). The for themselves.
chief aim of this counselling relationship is to HOW LONG IS A SESSION?
facilitate the client(s) in structuring his/her thinking, Each counselling session is an hour long and
evaluating objectives, identifying goals and WHO COMES LOOKING FOR COUNSELLING? takes place in our premises at 64 Dame St, by
assisting attainment of those goals. Counselling Individuals of all age groups and relationship appointment only.
takes place in direct response to an individuals types. Couples whether married, cohabiting or
need to deal with problem areas in their lives. It same sex and the children affected by relationship
promotes the examining of options open to them breakdown. In fact, all those who are seeking WHAT COUNSELLING APPROACH DOES AIM
and in ﬁnding new ways of coping with life’s help with signiﬁcant life issues and are looking for USE?
challenges. change in their lives. AIM Counselling Service uses an integrative
approach with emphasis on CBT (cognitive
behavioural therapy) and client centred values.
HOW CAN COUNSELLING HELP? WHAT REASONS DO PEOPLE HAVE FOR
Counselling offers other ways of looking at COMING TO AIM FOR COUNSELLING?
situations. It facilitates clients in examining their Individuals and couples come to counselling for a HOW CAN I AVAIL OF AIM’S COUNSELLING
options by making available another perspective, number of reasons. There can be issues in coping SERVICE?
which may result in different options or actions with relationship difﬁculties or trauma coping with AIM Family Services provide a conﬁdential
being considered. The process of counselling relationship breakdown. Other matters can include Counselling service that can be accessed by
should foster a sense of self-awareness. families in transition, anger management, anxiety, contacting our Administrator for an appointment,
Facilitation, through counselling, aids the client in addiction, depression, bereavement and loss of all by phone at 01 6708363 or by email at
ﬁnding answers for themselves, because only s/he kinds, past abuse, bullying or life cycle issues. firstname.lastname@example.org.
knows what will work.
DO I NEED MY SPOUSE/PARTNER FOR HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE COUNSELLOR? RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING? The fee structure will be discussed at
The counsellor’s role is to facilitate clients in Ideally yes. In most cases it is more effective time of enquiry but please note that AIM
developing their own resources and help them for both partners to participate in relationship Counselling operates a sliding scale and has
work towards personal growth. The counsellor counselling, but individuals can derive personal an accommodation in place for the unwaged or
facilitates through active listening, empathising, strength, direction and support from counselling. student.
interventions and being completely non