Blog – Thoughts on Therapy

Overcoming Anxiety

“What’s wrong with you?” Anxiety – That’s one way to describe it as I stood, stuck to the diving board. “Come on! Don’t overthink it or you’ll talk yourself out of it!” shouted my mate Jamie who had already jumped in ahead of me. Why was I finding this difficult?…

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Managing Stress


Are you stressed at work but haven’t realised it yet? Nowadays, there is overwhelming pressure on working professionals to perform at work. Better yet, there are often cases where one feels a burdening weight to perform tasks that are outside their job description and comfort zones. “If I don’t do…

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World Suicide Prevention Day 2018 (WSPD) I have to be honest that when I woke up this morning I was not in any way aware that I would be writing this blog…I was planning to write on my recent overcoming of a lifelong phobia of wasps…I’m very pleased with myself…but…

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positivity: the other side of the coin

POSITIVITY: THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN In my last blog I referred to loss and grief and the pain of losing someone or something. Today, I want to look at the other side of that same coin, the positive way of looking at life. To give us a scientific…

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Grief and Loss


“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them” (Leo Tolstoy) Personal Experience of Grief and Loss I get this physical pain in my heart. I get it when I know something…

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‘In Session’

Galway City Counselling

“The unexamined life is not worth living”             Socrates I sit here in front of you, a heavy heart I don’t know you, I don’t know where to start But it was suggested I come here Talk things through with a stranger, with you It seems so pointless talking to…

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