**DUE TO INCREASED STAFFING, WE HAVE IMMEDIATE AVAILABILITY FOR MDT AUTISM ASSESSMENTS FOR BOTH CHILDREN AND ADULTS. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION**
A specialist child psychology
service for children,
young people, and families.
Solas Psychology offers psychological services to children, young people, and families in the West of Ireland. We offer select services of a high quality which include multidisciplinary diagnostic autism assessments for autism, trauma-informed assessments, intervention and bespoke training.
We keep up to date with cutting edge developments and research to ensure that assessments and intervention are as effective as possible.
See below for the range of assessments we offer.
Face-to-face and online sessions available.
*Please note: We are experiencing a very high number of inquiries for our services at present. We aim to respond to all queries within 2-3 business days. We are currently accepting referrals for ASD assessments for children and young people up to 18 years of age, but we are not currently accepting referrals for individual assessments or individual therapy. Please submit your inquiries by email or using our contact form*
How we can help
1. Multidisciplinary Autism Assessments
Providing high quality multidisciplinary team autism assessments for children and young people
2. Trauma Assessments and Intervention
Providing MIM assessments and Theraplay® intervention for children and families
Start your journey today and contact one of our team
Make an inquiry online using this form and a member of our team will be in touch. We aim to respond to all queries within 2-3 business days.
By using this form you agree with the storage and handling of your data by our team.
*Please note: the waitlist for individual assessments and therapy is now closed. We are still accepting inquiries for autism assessments for children and young people up to 18 years of age.*
What our clients say
"I was incredibly nervous and anxious about the process leading up to my adult autism assessment with Solas Psychology, however my initial fears were quickly put to rest once I spoke to Dr. Gately. I felt at ease and comfortable speaking with her. It was the same with Rachel O'Mahony for her part of the process. Never felt weird or overly uncomfortable. Which is usually a good sign with me.. Really can't thank them enough for the help and support..."
Mike O'B, Autistic Adult
"My son attended Rachel for an educational and psychological assessment because of concerns that he wasn’t keeping up at school, he was feeling upset and I wanted to try and figure out how I could help him. I was blown away by how quickly Rachel built a rapport with him, he is typically shy and nervous but Rachel put him at ease. Although the assessment was long for him, he enjoyed the process and left feeling confident and happy. Rachel then met with his school and outlined a programme for him at school which has been really helpful. I strongly recommend Rachel’s service, she has made herself available for my questions and spent time explaining the results to me. Rachel has helped identify what is difficult for him and how we can move forward, he is much happier now. Thanks Rachel."
Deirdre F., Parent
"Thank you so much for the comprehensive report for Jack. There was such a gap knowing his strengths and difficulties as we were no longer under a paediatrician and this was really beneficial for adulthood and understanding his needs. Rachel was extremely calm, friendly and patient and was able to build up a great rapport with Jack. She explained everything in an easy and understandable way which made the process easy. The report was written promptly and was very thorough in detail. The recommendations were also great and used in his EHCP and for his transition to adulthood and very relevant to his needs and difficulties. Thank you so much this has really helped inform us and the professionals supporting him. Very professional approach and value for money"
Liz V., Parent
"There was a lot of varied questions, some were easy and some were hard. Rachel was very friendly and helpful and I recommend her if anyone needs help and advice"
Jack, autistic young person (16)
"Rachel was a pleasure to deal with. Very professional but in a caring, sensitive and approachable way. As parents we were anxious to get assessments and reports done. Rachel ensured they were all done when promised. I would have no hesitation recommending her to anyone else"
Shelley O'B, Parent
''I would highly recommend Rachel for a helpful, friendly and professional service. She put my son at ease straight away and gave us a detailed assessment which we have used to change his school programme, and this in turn has completely transformed his previous problems with anxiety and low self-esteem. Rachel has also gone above and beyond what was expected in her follow up appointments, and my son really looks forward to seeing her. I would not hesitate in saying to any parent to trust her completely with your child's care: the difference that one good professional can make is phenomenal''
Clare B, Parent
''It has been a great experience to work with Rachel Gately as my child's therapist for the past two years. Rachel is an extremely skilled and compassionate individual who has helped my son greatly. Rachel is always professional and has a great ability to connect with people and with children. I would recommend Rachel without hesitation to anyone in need of her services''