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Worden’s Four Tasks of Mourning

Posted in News on 19th September 2019

William Worden’s Four Tasks of Grief Grief, the universal reaction to loss, affects everyone. Death being inevitable, the loss of significant people in our lives is bound to occur. The grieving process, therefore, is both a normal and natural one. Although painful, it is a necessary process and the intense emotions that accompany grief are […]

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Anger management counselling

Posted in News on 21st May 2019

This article looks at three different types of  anger; anger in its outward expression, in its inward expression, and the constructive use of anger. I then ask if anger management therapy can somehow find a balance between them. Anger, a feeling like any other, is a part of each of us. We’ve all experienced some […]

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The value of depression counselling

Posted in News on 20th May 2019

What is the difference between sadness and depression?  In this article if there are differences between these emotions and I ask if depression counselling can help. We all experience times in our lives when we feel fed up or miserable.  One morning we wake up and discover we feel listless. We find we are unable to […]

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Of Rats, Voles, and Online Pornography Addiction

Posted in News on 15th February 2019

  This article also appeared in Areo Magazine. Rats in a Skinner Box Rats wired up to electrodes, housed in an experimental Skinner box, continually press a button to give themselves powerful, pleasurable sensations. The rats go into a veritable lever-pushing frenzy, even when it means depriving themselves of food. Put the rat in a […]

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What is therapy for?

Posted in News on 31st January 2018

A nice article on what psychotherapy is for, from the Book of Life. This article from Alain de Botton’s Book of Life beautifully illustrates the benefits of and various aspects to psychotherapy. It outlines how therapists might work and how they listen, how the relationship between therapist and client develops, and the accruing benefits such […]

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Every Irish family has a mental health problem

Posted in News on 10th May 2017

A recent article by Prof. Jim Lucey, head of St Patrick’s University Hospital, about the increase in mental health issues in Ireland in recent years. Read the full Irish Times article.

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