By , On 12th February 2019 , Comments Off on Restrictive eating, or over-eating, and Emotion Focused Therapy

Restrictive eating, or over-eating, and Emotion Focused Therapy

Restrictive eating or over-eating Sometimes we might feel like what is best for us is monitoring our diet and eating habits. This can help us be the strongest and healthiest version of ourself. Other times limiting our food consumption or digestion can become a version of self-harm. For example...

By , On 22nd January 2019 , Comments Off on The Partnership of Trust and Patience

The Partnership of Trust and Patience

Trust is fuelled by patience. This decision to be patient and trust in the self capacitates follow-through. Follow through increases the possibilities of success. Trust can have many different meanings. For example, • Trust can be the belief in the reliability, truth, or ability of someone or something; or...

By , On 4th November 2018 , Comments Off on The interaction of culture, diagnosis and treatment

The interaction of culture, diagnosis and treatment

What does my culture mean about my therapy? Sometimes, we might not realize how our social system directly influences our sense of identity and, subsequently, our own internal dialogue. Ethan Watters wrote a book called Crazy Like Us: The Globalization of the American Psyche. We will reference it throughout...

By , On 17th October 2018 , Comments Off on Emotion Focussed Therapy EFT

Emotion Focussed Therapy EFT

After your initial consultation, we might suggest that Emotion Focussed Therapy is the best fit for you. If that is the case, here is some information on EFT EFT is a unique, empirically-based approach born out of humanistic, attachment-based and Gestalt therapies. The method is designed to help increase...

By , On 22nd September 2018 , Comments Off on Telemedicine in Counselling Psychology

Telemedicine in Counselling Psychology

Stigma surrounds the use of telemedicine and modern technology, such as video therapy, to provide psychological therapy treatment. Even practitioners can allow their own preconceptions to influence their beliefs surrounding the effectiveness of therapy online. However, research since the 1980s demonstrates that video, or “distance”, therapy is as effective...

By , On 31st August 2018 , Comments Off on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT

After your initial consultation, we might suggest that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is the best fit for you. If that is the case, here is some information on CBT. CBT is a form of therapy which focuses on raising our awareness of current behaviours and thinking patterns, and how these...

By , On 3rd August 2018 , Comments Off on Low Mood or Depression

Low Mood or Depression

Depression is an experience which is utterly exhausting and energy draining. Sometimes referred to as “the black dog”, depression can be overwhelming and debilitating. Every person’s particular experience will be unique. However, there are some common themes present for those who experience this incapacitating condition of protracted low mood....

By , On 19th July 2018 , Comments Off on Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety  is usually an unspecified sense of unease. You may be anxious about losing control of yourself or a situation or there may be a sense that something bad is going to occur and you cannot do anything about it. Anxiety effects the entire person, it is psychological, physiological...

By , On 30th June 2018 , Comments Off on Identity Pride

Identity Pride

How can I feel pride in my identity? Due to the historic social and religious taboos in Ireland, individuals who are gay may tend to experience negative self-image or criticism (even today). Because individuals who are homosexual do not feel that they fit with “expectations” and experience unequal power...

By , On 20th June 2018 , Comments Off on Gender Spectrum

Gender Spectrum

Gender falls on a spectrum. An interesting article on the phenomenology of being gender-non conforming was published recently. This means, this piece of investigative research consolidated themes of the struggle. They report the following:   questioning, being true, social concerns, visibility, support, prejudice, connection, body, care, vulnerable, denial, confusion,...

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