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Online Counselling and Covid

By Mike Read more about Mike   In spite of the concerns around online/cyber counselling, an increasing number of analysts have found proof supporting the viability of online/cyber counselling for an assortment of mental issues,…
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April 12, 2021
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February 2021

By Miriam Read more about Miriam   When we think of February, it’s possible that Saint Bridget's Day heralding in the spring and Valentine’s Day, known rightly or wrongly as the day of love come…
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March 4, 2021
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Lockdown 3: Here we go again

By Mike Read more about Mike   Lockdown 3: Here we go again! Will it be over by the summer? Can we handle one Christmas without seeing friends and family? I can’t wait to see the…
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January 21, 2021
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Resilience

‘Success is not final, failure is not fatal, it is the courage to continue that counts’ - Winston Churchill By Miriam Read more about Miriam Our journey through life does not come with a map. The…
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January 21, 2021
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Loving Kindness Meditation

A Day At The Lake   May I be happy. May I be well. May I find peace… These are the words I am saying Over and over I offer them, Every day I’m giving…
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January 21, 2021
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Working From Home: Make It Work For You

By Mike Read more about Mike   In March many of us had to begin working from home due to the Covid restrictions. It was great, right? No commute, no overpriced lunches, roll out of bed…
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January 21, 2021
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Lockdown 2: Another new normal

By Mike Read more about Mike   OK so here go again! As we reach the halfway point of the new lockdown I’ve already seen many people’s mental health being affected. The long days and change…
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January 21, 2021
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Dealing with Guilt

By Laura Read more about Laura   Over the past few months of working with clients, I’ve noticed that guilt has become a common theme in sessions. At some stage throughout the pandemic, we have all…
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January 21, 2021
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Sex in the time of Covid

By Sarah Read more about Sarah   The current global pandemic has significantly impacted all our lives in various ways. Alongside the obvious physical health concerns that Covid poses, we are faced with the negative…
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January 21, 2021
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Christmas Self Care 2020

By Mary Read more about Mary   12 Self Care Tips for Christmas 2020 We are just coming to the end of an exceptional year.  In our wildest dreams as we approached Christmas last year did…
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January 21, 2021
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Turbulence of Anxiety

Sometimes I wish a tornado would blow the roof off this house of anxiety and clear it down to the foundation when the clouds clear and the sun shines again I can rebuild a stronger…
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January 21, 2021
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A Christmas Friendship Reflection

By Josephine Read more about Josephine   A CHRISTMAS FRIENDSHIP REFLECTION   I can still hear her say ‘agapi mou’ (my dear). Christmas was her favourite time of the year. As she struggled to roll her…
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January 21, 2021
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In This Together While Staying Apart

Photo by Sean Calvey We are unprecedented times. Asking my parents if they remember anything remotely like this and they don’t. To see, not only fear in their faces but dismay and confusion is unsettling…
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January 21, 2021
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Achill Crisis

Photo by Sean Calvey Generational Healing on a Global Scale. Are we repeating the patterns of dis-ease over and over again? What is happening within the global brain? In 1894, thirty-two Achill people lost their…
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January 21, 2021
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Our Expats and Loneliness

Don’t be fooled by the mask I wear, that is the first line of a great poem by Charles Finn. We, as humans are great at masking what is really going on for us. We…
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January 21, 2021