Christmas Holidays

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Time off beckons! Counselling service is offline. Office closed from 20th December until January 3rd. Wishing you all a peaceful and restorative Christmas and New Year. May you get all the feet up time you need! Words of wisdom from Aesop which I love, ‘A crust of bread eaten in peace is far superior […]

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Counselling for Self-Esteem why does it matter?

Eleanor Roosevelt put it well when she said ‘that no one can make you feel inferior without your consent’. We are all born with open minds and hearts, with a boundless sense of potential but life experiences can knock some of that out of us. How do you recognise someone with a strong sense […]

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Counselling Support for Teenagers

Counselling for teenagers can be a powerful learning process and useful for many young people who may be struggling. You may be reading this as a teenager or you may be an adult worried about someone you know. You may be judging yourself harshly for feelings of being overwhelmed or not being able to […]

By |November 1st, 2018|Anxiety, Counselling, Counsellor, Teenagers|Comments Off on Counselling Support for Teenagers

CBT Counselling for Anxiety and Depression

If you are struggling with anxiety or depression it can feel very isolating. CBT counselling for anxiety and depression can be a transformative process if we are willing to commit to a process of change. When we are depressed we can get trapped in a negative thinking loop which creates a downward spiral in […]

By |October 28th, 2018|Anxiety, CBT, Counselling|Comments Off on CBT Counselling for Anxiety and Depression

Bereavement Counselling in Arklow

Bereavement comes to all of us at some stage of our lives. Although a natural part of the cycle of life, it is not 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 […]

By |October 9th, 2018|Counselling, Counsellor, Dealing With Bereavement|Comments Off on Bereavement Counselling in Arklow

Suicide Prevention is our collective responsibility

Suicide is always a tragic event for any family and community. The shockwaves spread wide. Suicide is usually unexpected and sudden and leaves many unanswered questions for those left behind. It is a myth that any one event will cause suicide. The reasons are always complex and multi-dimensional. There is never one single cause. […]

By |September 11th, 2018|Counselling|Comments Off on Suicide Prevention is our collective responsibility

Anxiety and Depression Get the Support You Deserve

Anxiety and depression will affect most of us at different times in our lives. Sometimes we can see reasons; we are reacting to a life event like bereavement, redundancy or relationship-break up. Sometimes it does not make sense; there are no obvious reasons. Feelings of guilt and shame can compound the problem if we […]

By |July 27th, 2018|Anxiety, Counselling|Comments Off on Anxiety and Depression Get the Support You Deserve

What is counselling and how does a counsellor work?

What is counselling and how does a counsellor work are common questions to ask if you are thinking about personal change. A counsellor’s role is very different to that of friends or family. Talking to family can be difficult as we may feel obligated to protect them from our anxiety and worries. We may […]

By |July 1st, 2018|Anxiety, Counselling, Counsellor|Comments Off on What is counselling and how does a counsellor work?

Self Care Matters

Self Care matters. Practicing Self-Care is an essential not a luxury. Anxiety is a normal response to some life events like doing exams or a job interview. Learning some positive coping skills and practicing self-care in positive ways on a daily and weekly basis will keep anxiety in a manageable way. It is easy when […]

By |June 1st, 2016|Anxiety, news, Self Care, Uncategorized|1 Comment

Tips For Being Assertive

Tips for being assertive is something that is often asked for by our clients at Talking Solutions. Do you find it difficult to speak up at a teacher-parent meeting?
Do you find it difficult to prioritise your own needs in your relationships? Do you find yourself going along with others to avoid rocking the boat? […]

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