Why babies are welcome at my therapy sessions for Mums.

There is a plethora of psychological study around being a new parent. However, while most parents read the books and blogs focused on the health and wellbeing of their new child and how “best” to raise them, many new parents often don’t give themselves the same consideration to how best to take care of themselves…

2018 commitment to self development – My book recommendations

Self-help books get a bad rap, but there are so many resources, be they guidebooks or memoirs, out there that can be absolutely life-changing.  Below, in no particular order, are some of the books that I recommend for those of us who are experiencing that New Year push to focus on self-care and personal development….

Take the 2 week Gratitude Journal Challenge

    A Gratitude Journal is a great way to implement mindfulness and positive psychology into our daily life.  We are so overwhelmed with negative messages every day. Everything we are told to consume and to buy is marketed as a way to make our lives better – that we will not have enough to…

Irish Organisations andHelplines

A list of helplines and contact details for Irish organisations via http://www.mentalhealthireland.ie   Aware HELPLINE PHONE: 1890 303302 Supports those who are directly affected by depression. Aware operates a helpline from 10am to 10pm Monday to Wednesday and 10am to 1am Thursday to Sunday. The Aware Helpline is a non directive listening service for people…

Skype Therapy – Can it work?

While mostly working in 50 minute face-to-face sessions, I also offer therapy sessions over Skype. This is generally for clients who are unable to meet in person, or for existing clients who are travelling but wish to continue with therapeutic work.  While face-to-face sessions are the ideal, psychotherapy is all about the spoken word and…