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Depression Counselling in a Post-Lockdown Ireland

Depression Counselling in a Post-Lockdown Ireland

In April 2020, soon after the lockdown started, articles and research were pointing to the fact mental health problems are on the rise. Independent said more than four in ten Irish adults are feeling lonely.  That was after a few weeks of lockdown. Now imagine the...

We Can Use CBT for Alcoholism

We Can Use CBT for Alcoholism

Alcohol consumption in Ireland in 2019 showed persons aged 15+ drink around 10.78 litres of pure alcohol. The Health Research Board mentioned this is equal to around 40 litres of gin or vodka, 116 bottles of wine, or 445 pints of beer per person. Now consider two more...

Can We Use CBT for Addiction?

Can We Use CBT for Addiction?

Addiction is not only a substance use disorder, you can be addicted to sex, porn, social media, gambling, and gaming. But when we do talk about substance addiction, the field is again broad. Are you addicted to medication, alcohol, or cannabis?   The problem with...

Borderline Personality Disorder, Symptoms and Treatment

Borderline Personality Disorder, Symptoms and Treatment

BPD has long been an undefined disorder. It was often used to describe an atypical form of another mental health disorder like depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety. It carried many negative stigmas and it was even considered untreatable.   But Borderline...

What is Humanistic Psychotherapy?

What is Humanistic Psychotherapy?

Humanistic psychotherapy or human-centred counselling is an approach to counselling based on the idea that everyone, given the right conditions, has the ability to change. It is a way of thinking for the therapist, and also a way of life.    It is a part of my...

How DBT Counselling Works, And Do You Need it?

How DBT Counselling Works, And Do You Need it?

Dialectical behavioural therapy or DBT was first introduced in 1978 by Marsha Linehan. Linehan created the treatment specifically for treating individuals with borderline personality disorder.   However, because of its effectiveness in treating a wide range of...

What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

What is Psychodynamic Therapy?

Your mind is designed to live and survive, it will protect you from anything it deems harmful, physically and psychologically. This is one of the wonders of our brains, but there are some situations where it creates more harm than good. There Is An Unconscious Part of...

Can We Use CBT For Anxiety

Can We Use CBT For Anxiety

Sometimes Anxiety is this manageable feeling appearing before a job interview or an important exam. However, if you are feeling mentally paralysed, and you cannot manage your worries and fears, then anxiety means something else. Luckily, with some help, you can free...

Family Systems Therapy and what to expect from it?

Family Systems Therapy and what to expect from it?

Have you ever felt like there are unhelpful patterns to your behaviour? Do you have difficulty in intimate relationships, getting along with coworkers or communicating effectively with family members? Did you know that our actions are largely influenced by behaviours...