Living through Tough Times

Living through A Pandemic

Our experience of living through a pandemic has meant dealing with a series of losses that few of us could have predicted in January. Collective stress has been extreme over the past six months and it is difficult not to be impacted by this tension in the ether. As […]

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Counselling in time of COVID

Counselling support in confidence

We are not living in ‘normal’ times. None of us could have predicted the challenges we are faced with in a time of pandemic. The situation since January has required us to adapt to different work lives, home lives, much reduced social contacts and a much higher level of fear in […]

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Online Counselling

One of the people I turn to when looking for inspiration is Melodie Beattie and her meditations in the Language of Letting Go. This morning gave me a smile when I saw the theme for 21 April is one called Waiting.
‘We do not have to pressure ourselves by insisting that we do or know […]

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Carl Rogers and Counselling Approaches

One of the most influential psychologists in the 20th century was Carl Rogers, a man who had a profound influence on our understanding of how people evolve and grow. Rogers founded person-centred counselling

following a lifetime of studying what he described as the ‘core conditions’ or values that enabled personal exploration & growth; congruence, unconditional […]

By |March 26th, 2020|Counselling|Comments Off on Carl Rogers and Counselling Approaches

Talking Solutions Holiday Time

Time off calling. The office is closed until January 02 2020. For emergencies contact the Samaritans 116 123 or Pieta House 1800 247 247. For self-care exercises check out www.beaumont.ie/marc and www.getselfhelp.co.uk.
Look forward to meeting you in 2020. Confidential counselling support available in Greystones and Arklow.

May the nourishment of the earth be yours,

may the […]

By |December 21st, 2019|Counsellor|Comments Off on Talking Solutions Holiday Time

What is Counselling?

If I had a tenner for every time, I was told counsellors ‘just listen’, I would not be a wealthy woman, but I would have a decent holiday out of it! Counselling is a collaborative process where a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space is provided to help explore personal struggles.
Research indicates that talk therapy can […]

By |September 26th, 2019|Anxiety, Counselling|Comments Off on What is Counselling?

Counselling for Depression and Anxiety

One in four of us will struggle with our mental health at some stage of our lives. Sometimes, it is reactive, a response to a difficult life event such as bereavement, divorce or redundancy. Sometimes it does not make sense, we may struggle to understand low mood and why it persists. In these situations, […]

By |June 8th, 2019|Anxiety, Counselling|Comments Off on Counselling for Depression and Anxiety

Counselling for Teenagers in Wicklow

Counselling for young people can be a very powerful learning process and useful for many teenagers who may be struggling. You may be reading this as a young person or you may be a parent worried about someone you know. You may be judging yourself harshly for feelings of being overwhelmed or confused. Life […]

By |May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Counselling for Teenagers in Wicklow

Bereavement Counselling in Wicklow

Bereavement comes to all of us at some stage of our lives but this does not mean it is easy. There is no right or wrong way to grieve someone we have lost, whether the death was predictable or sudden. The circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one can make living in the […]

By |April 8th, 2019|Counselling|Comments Off on Bereavement Counselling in Wicklow

Counselling for Anxiety

There are wise words from Aesop which I love ‘a crust of bread eaten in peace is far superior to a banquet eaten in anxiety’.

Although anxiety is around as long as humans are, there is some evidence that personal levels of anxiety are increasing. Neuroscience tells us that humans have an average of 60,00 […]

By |March 29th, 2019|Anxiety, Counselling, Counsellor|Comments Off on Counselling for Anxiety