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Health Anxiety

  There are many different types of anxiety presentations, panic, generalised anxiety, social anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder to name a few. However health anxiety is a common anxiety presentation that is too often missed.  No doubt you know some person who has a beaten path to their GP’s door. Every little pain or ache [...]

By |June 3rd, 2015|Anxiety, Panic Attacks|Comments Off on Health Anxiety

FAULTY PIPS AND HIPS: Psychological Damage After Implant Surgery

  In recent years Irish patients have been harmed with Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP) implants contain industrial grade silicone and by faulty DePuy ASR hip implants. Approximately 3,500 patients in Ireland have been thrown into massive turmoil as a result of defective hips such as the DePuy hip. These metal-on-metal hips were put into patients as it was [...]

By |May 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on FAULTY PIPS AND HIPS: Psychological Damage After Implant Surgery

Letter from Client – James 2015

Many psychologists and counsellors around the county in the intimacy of therapy are exposed to the hurts people have over their life.  About a year ago I recently met James, a former client, who is in his mid-teens. He had suffered from depression but is now doing very well. I told him about writing my [...]

By |May 18th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Letter from Client – James 2015

It’s Time to You To Develop Mental Fitness

  I am very passionate about the area of mental fitness. It’s a critical life skill and I think it needs to be taught in primary and secondary schools as much as reading, writing and arithmetic! The type of mental fitness I am talking about is not related to brain fitness to ward off Alzheimer’s [...]

By |April 29th, 2015|Mental Fitness|Comments Off on It’s Time to You To Develop Mental Fitness

Its OK not to be OK and its absolutely OK to ask for help

The Importance of Hope Two great events are about to happen that promote the whole area of our emotional life and our mental health.  Cycle Against Suicide & Darkness into Light are incredible positive events bringing communities together in a common cause to open up much needed conversations about our emotional life. Darkness into Light [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Life, Mental Fitness, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Its OK not to be OK and its absolutely OK to ask for help

A Father’s Search for meaning – Coping with Loss through Suicide

Experiencing the suicide death of a loved one, or someone to whom you are connected, is always a shattering and life-changing event. For every death by suicide, we know that many, many people are left behind to grieve.        In some families, often where significant mental illness has been experienced by the deceased, the suicide death [...]

By |April 27th, 2015|Life Meaning, Suicide|Comments Off on A Father’s Search for meaning – Coping with Loss through Suicide

Depression

  Everyone experiences sadness during their lives, and it is important to distinguish between this sadness and depression. Too many professionals are too quick to medicalise sadnesss and reactions to major life events such as redundancy, bereavement, marital breakdown etc.   Nevertheless when you are finding it difficult to escape from this low mood and sad [...]

By |March 26th, 2015|Depression, Mindfulness|Comments Off on Depression

I love her but I don’t like her.

She walks into the room, with a nervous warm smile. First session, always the hardest. Recently, I was thinking about Anne a remarkable woman who came to see me with panic attacks. I look forward to Anne coming to sessions because she works extremely hard to tackle her fears.  She comes in and takes me [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|Comments Off on I love her but I don’t like her.

From Panic Attacks to Freedom

Panic attacks are light ‘straight jackets’, as they restrict the you and the fear is so overpowering.  The two most important facts about Panic Attacks are   They are terrifying They are not dangerous   One in ten people will get a panic attack.  There are the panic attacks that we can predict for example [...]

By |March 10th, 2015|Panic Attacks|Comments Off on From Panic Attacks to Freedom