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…

Helping a loved one through a broken heart

This is just one story of how to help a friend through heartbreak. This particular blogpost is not supported by proven psychological studies, it is anecdotal and about a friend’s story I heard recently that filled me with joy. Siobhan was supposed to get married last Christmas. After 8 years together, a wedding dress paid…