Where is Affinity Psychology based?

Affinity Psychology is based in Ashcourt House, Mooncoin, south Kilkenny. Many appointments are carried out remotely where appropriate (e.g., parent consultations, parent interviews, outcomes sessions). We are an appointment only service.  

Are your reports accepted by the HSE and Department of Education?

Yes, our reports are accepted by both the HSE and the Department of Education, and other relevant service providers. All our assessments and reports are in line with best practice procedures and therefore meet the requirements of the HSE, Department of Education and other relevant services.  

What are the clinician’s qualifications?

All our psychologists are registered members of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and hold recognised qualifications in professional psychology. 

Our non-psychology clinicians (e.g. speech and language therapists) are CORU registered. CORU is Ireland’s health and social care professionals’ regulator.  

What is your cancellation policy?

We understand that sometimes appointments will need to be cancelled or rescheduled. If you are late for an appointment, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to fit you in. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, your appointment may have to be rescheduled for a later date.

Since the scheduling of an appointment involves the reservation of times set aside especially for you/your child, we respectfully request a minimum of 48 hours’ notice for rescheduling or cancellation of appointments. Please be aware that we schedule appointments approximately four to six weeks in advance and therefore there may be a waiting time before a rescheduled appointment can be offered. 

If for any reason an appointment is cancelled less than 48 hours prior, the full fee for that appointment will be charged. Emergency cancellations/absences will be considered on an individual basis. 

Please understand that when an appointment is forgotten, cancelled, or rescheduled without enough notice, we miss the opportunity to fill that appointment time, and children and families on our waiting list miss the opportunity to receive support.  

Do you have a cancellation list?

No, we do not operate a cancellation list. When an appointment is cancelled, this appointment is offered to the next child/family on the waitlist (in date order).  

Are there financial supports available?

Unfortunately, we do not offer reduced fees or a sliding scale of fees currently. 

You may be eligible to claim tax back for appointments offered by our service (e.g., psychoeducational assessments). 

Benefits and/or entitlements such as the Domiciliary Care Allowance and Disability Benefit may apply to your child/family. Please visit the Citizen’s Information and/or Revenue websites to check your eligibility and how to avail of such supports. 

If you have private health insurance, it may be possible to claim a portion of appointment/service fees from your insurance provider. This will be dependent on your insurance provider and policy. We recommend that you check with your insurance provider for more information and to see what may be covered. 

How do I make a booking?

To add your child’s name to our waitlist, or send us an enquiry, please click on the ‘Contact’ page, and complete the short form. Alternatively, you can email us directly at info@affinitypsychology.ie including your child’s age and the specific service you are interested in, if known. 

We will then forward you the required forms (i.e., consent form and relevant intake forms). Your child’s name will be added to the relevant waitlist when the required forms have been fully completed and returned to our service. 

I’m not sure which specific service I need for my child.

If you are unsure about what service you and/or your child need at this time, it may be helpful to first book a Parent Consultation advice session. During this appointment with one of our psychologists, we will explore and discuss what differences or concerns have led to you seeking support for your child. The psychologist will then provide initial guidance along with advice about what the next steps might be best for you and/or your child