Indicators that you could use the help of a psychotherapist


Mental Health Blog

Counselling and Psychotherapy are the most effective treatments that support people to function better in their life and improve their well-being. Unfortunately, all too often, people don’t seek therapy until their problems have nearly destroyed them. This is often because they didn’t know how bad they should allow things to become before they ask for […]

June 6, 2019

Dealing with Romantic Burnout During Parenthood


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Most couples walk into parenthood with the expectation that having children will strengthen the love between them. It can but not in the way they expect. Providing they can work in harmony to raise their child, their love for one another has the potential to grow through shared experiences. What couples are seldom prepared for […]

June 5, 2019

Dealing with Cultural Issues


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With approximately 160 different nationalities now living in Ireland, cultural diversity and its implications play a key part in everyday life.  Social situations, work, and school brings people of various cultures together. Because every culture has unique aspects, this coming together can often cause friction between individuals, resulting in negative stereotypes and discrimination for minority […]

June 4, 2019

Healing Your Relationship After an Affair


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Hurt is synonymous with affairs, whether emotional or physical. Most people don’t start affairs because their partners are lacking something; but rather because they experience fundamental unhappiness. This may be an unconscious expression of an unhealthy relationship with love. Often partners who cheat experience some unresolved hurt.  Sometimes an affair provides an adequate distraction and […]

June 1, 2019

How to Know if You’re an Addict


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Before you can get help, you’ve got to recognise that you’ve got an addiction. In addition, the pain your addiction inflicts on you must be more painful than any perceived benefits. Does it feel like your life has become unmanageable? Unfortunately, you may not be able to determine this easily because, according to brain imaging […]

May 31, 2019

Coping With Anger Issues


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What is anger? Raw, powerful, and frequently problematic, anger is one of the basic human emotions. The purpose of this emotion is to prepare us to fight. Although fighting can include throwing punches on rare occasions; more often it’s about combating personal struggles or problems we have with our surroundings. Whether it’s the people around […]

May 30, 2019

Boundaries


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Personal boundaries are a key to living a healthy and prosperous life. While we all understand that establishing, communicating and enforcing personal boundaries is vital for happiness, it can be challenging keeping boundaries in place. What are boundaries?  Based on your beliefs, opinions and past experiences, personal boundaries are limits you put in place to […]

December 29, 2018

Work conflicts


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Opposing ideas can take businesses to new heights – if they are managed properly.  However, as a result of being poorly managed, most work related conflicts do the exact opposite.  Unless they are addressed and resolved quickly, conflicts can cause a range of problems including low morale, open hostilities, a lack of productivity and customer […]

December 28, 2018

Surviving childhood sexual abuse


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Any sexual activity in which a person takes advantage of another in any way shape or form is sexual abuse. Sexual activities are only acceptable when they take place with lucid, consenting adults. There are no exceptions to this. None. Although all forms of abuse are reprehensible, a child’s involvement makes them infinitely more so. […]

December 27, 2018

Relationship conflicts


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Everyone experiences upsets and disagreements in relationships from time to time.  Relationship conflicts occur when people clash over differing opinions. Conflicts in themselves are neither good or bad but the way in which they’re handled can make or break a relationship. If you find yourself in a relationship conflict, it’s important to step up and […]

December 26, 2018