LegalMind

Psychotherapy for solicitors.

LegalMind Logo-2024.jpgLegalMind is an independent and subsidised therapeutic service that is designed to support the specific needs of solicitors. A psychologically well-resourced solicitor enjoys professional success that benefits themselves, their clients, and their legal workplaces, without compromising personal wellbeing. Law Society Psychological Services announces our latest member benefit, a newly enhanced LegalMind.

About LegalMind

As of 15 January 2024, Law Society Psychological Services will partner with Clanwilliam Institute for the provision of this service. Clanwilliam Institute is a registered charity dedicated to providing safe and confidential psychotherapy services for individuals, couples, and families. It is also a recognised leader in the training of Systemic Psychotherapists in Ireland.

The overall quality of this new service will be closely overseen and developed in consultation with Law Society Psychological Services. See answers to some common questions about the service below.


LegalMind is available to:

  • Law Society members and practising certificate holders; and

  • trainees who have returned to the office having completed the Professional Practice Course.


  • Would you like to acquire skills and insights to support you personally as you progress professionally?

  • Are you curious about psychotherapy?

  • Does a series of heavily-subsidised therapy sessions appeal to you?

  • Are you navigating a painful situation, relationship or behaviour that is impacting on your wellbeing?

No one needs to wait until they are experiencing burn-out or in a crisis to engage with LegalMind. Curiosity is a great starting point.


LegalMind aims to assign you swiftly to a member of the clinical team.

  • LegalMind is committed to responding to everyone within two working days of initial contact.

  • LegalMind will confirm the start date for your sessions within two weeks of that initial contact.


LegalMind connects members swiftly with suitably qualified and experienced psychotherapists:

  • LegalMind therapists have completed postgraduate professional training up to a minimum of Master's degree level.

  • Therapists are accredited/registered with the Family Therapy Association of Ireland (FTAI) and with the Irish Council for Psychotherapy (ICP).


  • The first psychotherapy/counselling appointment with LegalMind is free.

  • Subsequent appointments are available for a reduced fee of €30 + VAT per appointment.

  • The Law Society pays the balance of €100 plus VAT per session for the LegalMind client.

  • Eight subsidised therapeutic sessions may be availed of per calendar year (with the potential for two additional sessions, where clinically appropriate).

  • Should additional support be desired upon conclusion of subsidised LegalMind sessions, clients are welcome to continue with our LegalMind partners (Clanwilliam Institute), as private, fee-paying clients.


Solicitors may, in certain geographic locations, avail of enhanced offerings such as couples and/or family therapy.


Solicitors may, if they wish, gift their allocation of LegalMind sessions to a family member who is living with them.


  • LegalMind therapeutic support can be delivered face-to-face or online depending on availability within the Clanwilliam Institute and on the concerning issue.

  • Couple and family work is offered in-person only.


  • Any information shared in LegalMind counselling/psychotherapy appointments will be kept confidential (within statutory limits) and cannot be shared with anyone or any other organisation outside of our service delivery partners Clanwilliam Institute.

Confidentiality

All enquiries to LegalMind are fully confidential to our partner providers, Clanwilliam Institute. All therapy sessions are conducted by highly trained professionals in a confidential forum.

Contact LegalMind

  • Email: legalmind@clanwilliam.ie

  • Telephone: 01 2055010 (normal rates apply)

  • Office hours for contacting LegalMind: 9am - 5pm

Give your feedback on LegalMind

Tell us what you think and help us to improve LegalMind.

Do you have feedback on the LegalMind service? As the service is developing, we would love to hear what you have to say. Here are some ways to provide feedback:

  1. Use the confidential feedback form
  2. If you have feedback that may require the Law Society contacting LegalMind about a particular issue, please contact Psychological Services about this confidentially at ps@lawsociety.ie
  3. If you would prefer to speak by phone, please email us at ps@lawsociety.ie and we can arrange a call.

We look forward to making this the best possible service for you.

Crisis Supports

If you need immediate help, a range of supports are available.

  • Contact your GP, or an “out of hours” GP

  • Contact Samaritans 24/7 on Freephone 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.ie

  • Contact Pieta House 24/7 on Freephone 1800 247 247 or text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply)

  • Crisis Text Line Ireland: Text 50808 for free anytime day or night for confidential messaging support

  • If you, or someone you know, is at immediate risk of harm, visit the emergency department of your local general hospital. You can also contact emergency services on 112 or 999 anytime, day or night. View HSE services including hospitals

Other Supports